Nov 18th 2009 9:48PM It was Voodoo Donuts in Portland, and they were serving donuts coated with Pepto-Bismol, not Nyquil...
Nov 11th 2009 11:47PM These kids deserve strict punishment and a lecture on how fortunate they are to be able to have a food fight in the first place. It disgusts me how people fail to recognize the privileges they have. Let some disciplined and talented kids from underprivileged backgrounds come and take these brats' place at school while these troublemakers get to experience what living outside of their protective bubble feels like. And I'll be the one to say that all this wasted food could have been used to feed starving kids in Africa. Don't take anything for granted.
Feb 11th 2008 12:39PM "Mission from God?" It seems to be true that this country is full of religious fanatics and inconsiderate writers parking in handicapped spaces for the sake of an article on a mediocre car...
Shame on you, Autoblog, for your religious zealousness and disdain of people with disabilities.
Dec 18th 2007 2:49PM Wouldn't this thing only work if it was fully filled with peppercorns? How would you grind them down simply by bending this thing when theres only a few kernels left?
Dec 5th 2007 10:31AM What do you serve this with? A bread of some sorts?
Sep 25th 2007 1:28AM Smoking "rubble" not "rumble."
Aug 31st 2007 1:31AM SPAM also inspired the MRE (meal-ready-to-eat) for soldiers!
Aug 31st 2007 1:26AM For Filipinoes (like myself) and Hawaiians, SPAM has a special cultural significance. In the Philippines, where having a refrigerator is still a luxury in some parts of the country, all meals are cooked fresh from ingredients bought that same day. Oftentimes though, people like convenience, and SPAM works well since it is canned and needs not be refrigerated. Since the days of WWII when Filipinoes fought alongside US troops against the Japanese, we've developed a liking for this salty processed meat product because it could be sliced thinly and fried to a crisp, similar to many filipino snack foods (called "pulutan" since you tend to eat them while drinking beer or liquor) including "tapa" (fried beef jerky), "dilis" (seasoned fried anchovies), or chicharrones. SPAM is so popular in Filipino cuisine that it is actually part of many breakfast options in the (suffix) "-silog" family. SPAMsilog is a breakfast of fried spam slices, garlic fried rice, and a sunny side up fried egg with a garnish of sliced tomato and sometimes pineapple chunks along with chili-garlic vinegar for dipping. Other "-silog" breakfasts include: tapsilog (tapa meat), longsilog (longonisa, a Filipino sausage), tocsilog (tocino, a sweet-salty cured meat which is fried), and bangsilog (bangus, or milkfish fillet) to name a few.
Hawaiians also love SPAM because many settlers in Hawaii are of Filipino descent, and of course those Filipinoes who settled there brought their love of SPAM and mixed it with local tastes. The "Hawaiian Plate Lunch" as it is known is comprised of two scoops of steamed white rice, a side of macaroni salad, and your meat of choice, which is either BBQed short ribs, chicken katsu, shrimp, mahi-mahi, or even SPAM slices. Other Hawaiian cuisine which incorporates SPAM is "SPAM musubi" which is basically an overgrown SPAM nigiri sushi that has a sweet sauce replacing where the wasabi would be between the SPAM slice and rice, and also SPAM saimin noodle soup.
I can understand why you may not like SPAM, but to me and several million other Asian and Pacific Islander folks, SPAM is a part of our culture.
Jul 31st 2007 6:41PM Does a remote control for a television have a cord?
Didn't think so.
Jul 22nd 2007 12:35AM Considering that Rod Millen has a lot of experience running this hill climb, and this newcomer did it with a beast of a car, I would say this is a fair and gentlemanly show of skill.