As I was perusing the myriad of choices I had to pick from, my curious little brain started wondering where the word spam originated, so I did some digging. From The Good Word Blog and several others, I found that the term comes from the 1970 Spam sketch of the BBC television comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus". The sketch is set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes Spam of the canned meat variety. As the waiter recites the Spam-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam... lovely Spam! wonderful Spam!", hence "Spamming" the dialogue.
In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs, who would repeat "Spam" a huge number of times to scroll other users' text off the screen.
And if Spam wasn't enough, we now have to contend with SPIT (SPam over Internet Telephony), which can be just as annoying and much harder to clean up.
These were some of my favorites from the last few weeks:
Check out these fat people's before and after pics - Well, I'll give them points for bluntness.
Secrets To Slimming Your Saddlebags - Okay, this one I'll look at, but only if it involves no physical exercise whatsoever.
View pics of 50+ singles in your area - could you BE any more confusing? Are we talking quantity or age here? (This is the consequence of clicking that check box next to single or divorced or widowed on ANY SITE YOU MAY HAVE EVER VISITED.) I get a lot of these, all worded slightly different. I also get wooed by HOT SINGLES IN YOUR AREA on my Facebook sidebar and wonder where are these guys? Cause I sure haven't seen 'em. Their blinding white teeth alone would have drawn my attention.
Last, from my blog comments spam folder...and I quote...
Is Bigfoot Actual Or Bogus? For over 4 hundred a long time, there have already been reporting's of a guy like monster that may be completely coated in hair.
First, the small part of my brain that houses my grammar snob had an aneurysm.
And I think all the females of the species just got
really pissed off.
I hope you'll join me for Jeremy and Ellie's Top 10 Horror/Scifi Movie Quotes Blogfest on Sunday. It's going to be a scream.