Spam Town USA

Today we went to Austin, MN to visit the new SPAM Museum. From the amazing display of thousands of cans of SPAM in the lobby, to the videos of the July SPAM Fest, to the SPAM gift shop, it is truly an amazing experience. The sight of spam frying reminded me of when I used to eat the stuff, as a kid many years ago. I almost wish they made a vegetarian SPAM, and I must admit if I see little bits of SPAM being served I’ll be tempted to try one just to see if it brings back any memories. (Taste and smell are by far the strongest way to retrieve memories.)

Of course, sara is decidedly less enthusiastic about her home town’s most famous product. Yes, Hormel’s been an evil union-busting layer-off of working class stiffs for many years—but what American corporation hasn’t?