Frontier Former Editor

September 2, 2007

The joys of re-enacting, or designer SPAM and potted meat

Sometimes I go wandering through my IE favorites to see what stuff I bookmarked for a particular project.

I’ve got a lot of projects. Too many projects.

Being an inveterate modeler, I’ve always found the Internet to be a treasure trove of quick research for all those kits I’ll never build or will partially build. But after last week’s essay on school lunches and canned food at Teeny Manolo, I remembered the time last year when I was working on a figure of a German infantryman and started looking for info on helmet covers (yep, the hobby can get strange . . . .)

And as I scrolled down the faves list, there it was, a website devoted to reproduction field rations.

While I’m a historian by education and often interested in minutae as well as broad strokes, I’m not sure I’d pay the equivalent price of a steak dinner for this:

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June 12, 2007

I’m reconsidering all those times I said I’d never live in Hawaii . . .

Filed under: Book em Dano, food, Hawaii, Spam Spam Spam — Frontier Former Editor @ 2:01 am

Hey, with my mp3 of the Ventures’ Hawaii Five-O theme and this, I damn well may move to the H.I. . . . .

Burger King ignites Spam war with rival

By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer

Mon Jun 11, 2:46 AM ET

For many Americans, spam is a four-letter word for unwanted e-mail. In Hawaii, Spam is a beloved comfort food, with cans of the gelatinous pork bricks found in virtually every cupboard.

Hoping to cash in on Hawaii’s love affair with the pinkish meat product, Burger King Corp. last month began offering Spam for breakfast — going head-to-head with rival McDonald’s Corp., which has been featuring Spam in the islands for years.

Burger King is offering the Spam Platter — two slices of Spam nestled between white rice and scrambled eggs. The fast-food giant also offers the Croissanwich or Biscuit Sandwich with Spam.

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