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rrrhre2s



Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: What's up here ? Reply with quote

This forum sure seems awfully quiet...

CQ... CQ... CQ...

Is anybody home ?

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Mike Hobart



Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Posts: 293
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right -- maybe it was the time of year.

Still getting over Christmas and New Year (not to mention the Australia Day barbecue)
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arkie44



Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 23
Location: Central Arkansas

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks,
It is quiet, too quiet. Let's make some noise! Twisted Evil
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johnraym



Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been slow everywhere- Multiply too. Maybe after tax time.
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arkie44



Joined: 28 Nov 2007
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Location: Central Arkansas

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brad and everyone.
Just a post to let you know I'm a real people and not just some old spam bot. Very Happy
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hangman3364



Joined: 06 Dec 2007
Posts: 74

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spambot?
I hope not. Maybe I'm one of those alien sleeper cells like on Torchwood and I don't reazlie I'm not human? I hope not.

Anyway, I'm real...or as real as can get, I supopse.
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solarpons



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish more people would post. Because of school and work I don't get to post as much as I would like. I graduate college this year, hopefully this summer I can do more. Right now I get on, read posts, and get off.

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Brad
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Joined: 06 Oct 2007
Posts: 1030
Location: Channahon, IL, USA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkie44 wrote:
Hi Brad and everyone.
Just a post to let you know I'm a real people and not just some old spam bot. Very Happy


I know you're real arkie. Same for hangman and solar. It's just the people with 0 posts I'm wondering about Shocked

Thanks for posting though. I'm always glad to hear from you guys. Very Happy

Brad
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catfreak



Joined: 10 Nov 2007
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Location: 42 miles east of Hell

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Spamming with Spam

    Hormel developed America's first canned ham (''Hormel Flavor-Sealed Ham'') in 1926, and eleven years later developed the first canned meat product that did not require refrigeration. It was a ''distinctive chopped pork shoulder and ham mixture'' developed by Jay C. Hormel, son of Hormel founder George A. Hormel, and marketed as ''Hormel Spiced Ham'' - not a terribly inspiring name for an innovative product fated to save lives, win wars, and balance diets of people world wide.

    Hormel Spiced Ham got off to a slightly rocky start. Other meatpackers began to introduce their own canned luncheon meats, and Hormel lost its controlling share of the market. Soon, however, they came up with a cunning plan to rectify this situation - they would give Hormel's luncheon meat a truly catchy name. Toward this end, they offered $100 for a suitable appellation. The winning name was, of course, ''SPAM'', and a legend was born.

    SPAM was launched with much high-profile advertising in mid-1937. It was called ''the Miracle Meat'', and promoted as an anytime meat. In 1940, SPAM was the subject of quite possibly the first singing commercial. The jingle was to the tune of the chorus of ''My Bonny Lies Over The Ocean'', and the lyrics were ''SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM/ Hormel's new miracle meat in a can/ Tastes fine, saves time./ If you want something grand,/ Ask for SPAM!''. Hormel also sponsored George Burns' and Gracie Allen's network radio show, which included ''Spammy the Pig''. During World War II, sales boomed. Not only was SPAM great for the military, as it required no refrigeration, it wasn't rationed as beef was, so it became a prime staple in American meals. SPAM supported the war effort more directly, too. Nikita Kruschev credits SPAM with the survival of the Russian Army during WWII. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Hormel Girls performing troupe advertised SPAM as they performed throughout the country, distributed SPAM door-to-door, and even had a national weekly radio show. Ads proclaimed, ''Cold or hot, SPAM hits the spot!''

    In 1960, SPAM began to be sold in 7 oz cans alonside the original 12 oz ones. SPAM began to spawn variations in 1971, when smoke-flavored SPAM was introduced. Next came less salt/sodium SPAM, in 1986, and with it the honour of being considered ''state of the art in its industry'' by the Minnesota Association of Commerce and Industry." In the early 1990s, SPAM Breakfast Strips were introduced, as was SPAM lite.

    What now awaits us on the SPAM front? Only time (and possibly Hormel) will tell.

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