Don’t be frightened! I’m traveling this week so Spam Resource content will be a little light, but I’ll be back soon with more good stuff, including more details on how to comply with everybody’s favorite new bogeyman, the new sender requirements from Yahoo and Google. Have a good week and a fun Halloween.
For absolutely no good reason at all, here’s the video for the song “Sabotage” from the Beastie Boys. This is a single from their 1994 album, “Ill Communication” with an absolutely bonkers Spike Jonez-directed video. Enjoy.
German Youtuber Matthias Schwarzer takes us on a trip to the birthplace of one of the most famous photos of all time. One we’ve all seen a billion times, but never really thought much about: The photo that became the default desktop background image in Windows XP. Remember that meadow? Of course you do. We all do. Where was it, how did the photo come to be, and what does it look like now? Matthias explains.
Yum! Is it as delicious as it looks? Alas, we likely will never know, as it it is not real. It’s SMEAT, the fake prop meat product originally created for the movie Waterworld and later re-used in many, many other TV shows and movies.Thankfully, there’s a website where you can learn more about SMEAT: smeat.net. And where did I get this glorious screen capture? From this Youtube video: Adam Savage’s Tested: What’s Wrong With These Products? There’s fun to be had here, whether you’re a fan of movies, graphic design, or just spiced ham and pork products. Hopefully all of the above, like me. Please enjoy.Come to think of it, if the cans of SMEAT were originally made as props for a movie released in 1995, that means that they were probably created in 1994, and if they started out life as real cans of SPAM, and if those cans
It’s Friday! Let’s get silly. Here’s musician Dustin Ballard, aka “There I Ruined It” with his best effort to compile a song entirely out of singers saying “Yeah.” Here’s a link, if the embed doesn’t work. Enjoy.
Well, Figgy Pudding Spam is a thing that exists, apparently. Laurel Wamsley for National Public Radio explains that this limited edition concoction is apparently so popular, that you may have already missed your opportunity to purchase it this holiday season. Oh, well.Incidentally, the SPAM brand just turned 85 years old, says Hormel.
Another week is drawing to a close, and I think that means it’s time for another music break. If Katy Perry doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, you might be dead inside. Enjoy!Thank you to Denise Miller for the suggestion!
It’s been a long week. Let’s get weird.The song: “Frontier Psychiatrist” by the Avalanches. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but it’s a fun collage of sound.
As we wind things down for the long holiday weekend here in the USA, please allow me to say thank you, friends, for reading and subscribing!Please enjoy “Thank You Friends” by Big Star, a woefully underrated rock band that more people should know about.
Will tomorrow be another Saturday night? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. In the mean time, please enjoy Sam Cooke singing “Another Saturday Night” from 1963.