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Title: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: AvestheFox on November 11, 2006, 05:26:18 PM
And now for something completely diferent!

Click the following link before scrolling down: http://www.mailmsg.com/sounds/spam-song.wav

sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://images.wikia.com/spam/hu/images/d/d2/Spamkonzerv.jpg)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.antispam.br/images/ilust-vikings.png)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.wrestlingbin.com/REALNAMES/Marc_Mero_pic/Sultan_pic/Val_Venis_pic/Hulk_Hogan_pic/berserker.jpg)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.foundationnews.org/files/1technology.jpg)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.pythonsite.de/differ/viking.jpg)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/sillymolecules/spamtin.gif)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

(http://www.spamterminator.it/images/MontySpam3.jpg)

Spam sPam spAm spaM Spam sPam spAm spaM

Well...... I did warn ya!

-The Forum (Spammer) Foxy
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Cap'n UKRiffer on November 11, 2006, 05:36:13 PM
Truly... the food of the Gods
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: AvestheFox on November 11, 2006, 05:37:26 PM
Indeed.. atleast the Vikings seemed to've thought so
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Cibernético II on November 11, 2006, 06:23:04 PM
woah, I never thought I'd see the Berzerker on this board, sweet



HUSS, HUSS, HUSS, HUSS, HUSS, HUSS
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 12, 2006, 12:17:00 AM
This was my favorite webpage waaay back in the mid-'90s. Back when you could search for things like, "ALF" or "MST3K" and only turn up 10-20 pages. (Hence the reference to text only browsers. Ahh lynx... :^))
http://www.smalltime.com/findthespam/
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: WouTar on November 12, 2006, 02:53:21 AM
I love Pythons... Monty Pythons that is.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 12, 2006, 04:40:13 PM
The Pythons operated on a level we puny humans could only fantasize about.

Vikings singing about Spam.

Doesn't that blow your mind?????



Their greatness knows no bounds.

**Bows humbly
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: JonnyFrag on November 13, 2006, 01:03:05 PM
I have to relate this spam story.

Way way back, when the Internet was a baby and AOL was fancy with BRAND NEW VERSION 2.0!
I used to 'spam' the chat rooms. I would go into a room, the most bizzarre named ones I could find, and then procede to go:
spam spam spam spam spam spam spam  etc...  until the room would shut down (or someone else with AOHell installed would come along and boot me off.) I went 'spamming' as I called it one almost a daily basis. It was fun!

Does anyone remember when spam began to be used primarily as a computer term instead of a food one? I think that I may have been , in some small part, an inventor of modern day spam. Not trying to toot or anything, but I have actually wondered if I somehow helped name the scourge of today's email servers.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: AvestheFox on November 16, 2006, 09:02:01 AM
JonnyFrag, I have talked to the high Viking Lord (Sir. Spams-a-Lott) about your thoughts here...

he recalls stumbling upon some puny 'Chat Spammer' years back.. to even the time that you have so mentioned... he wishes to know more of your story before officially crowning you King Spammerson IV

until then, he and his Viking clan have decided to invade some local Cafe in Germany somewhere where spam and eggs are served on a daily bases 
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Grillslinger on November 29, 2006, 10:30:52 AM
I believe Spam (the internet kind) is specifically named named after that Python sketch....
that is because of how the same emails show up again and again....and again...and again...the same way the word "Spam" is repeated over and over in that sketch.

Oh yeah...and that viking lord wants to know why you haven't gotten in touch yet.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: BathTub on November 29, 2006, 11:35:48 AM
Just a note, the 16 DVD Python set is 55 bucks at the moment on Amazon, I couldn't resist that price. I am weak.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: starfighter on November 29, 2006, 09:20:08 PM
     This seems like a good place to mention that you should all go to see "Spamalot" if you're near New York, London or wherever the touring company is at.  I saw it in Chicago a few months ago and had a great time.  Eric Idle is doing a great job at keeping the Python legacy strong.
     Hormel did special cans for Spam for New York and London, featuring "stinky French garlic" in the London version, but still needs to do something national with their packaging.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Variety of Cells on November 29, 2006, 09:55:03 PM
I have one of those cans, but mainly because my dad is Hormel's main packaging supplier.  And I did see Spamalot in New York, which was great.  I missed Tim Curry, but it was really fun.  I don't like musicals, at all, but it was poking fun at musicals the whole time so I enjoyed it.

I loved Mike's comparison of MST3K to Python in one of his interviews.  He said that when he watched the Flying Circus as a kid, a lot of the jokes would go over his head because they were references to famous British people he knew nothing of, but he still laughed because he knew it was probably funny.  All of the obscure references in MST3K are the same way.  You laugh because you know it's probably funny.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: PsypherPunk on November 30, 2006, 06:15:27 AM
I believe Spam (the internet kind) is specifically named named after that Python sketch....

According to Wikipedia (Hail, Wikipedia!):

"The application of the name "Spam" to unwanted communication originates in Chat-room spam. Specifically, it was developed in the chat-rooms of People-Link in the early 1980’s as a technique for getting rid of unwelcome newcomers. When some jerk would enter a chat-room full of friends who were in mid-conversation, and the newcomer tried to turn the conversation in an unwelcome direction (usually trolling for cybersex), two veteran members of the room would begin typing in the Monty Python “Spam” routine at high speed. They would fill the screen with “Spam Spam Spam eggs Spam Spam and Spam” etc, and make all other communication impossible. The other members of the room would just wait quietly until the newcomer got disgusted and moved on to a different room."
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: AvestheFox on November 30, 2006, 06:31:35 AM
ya know, I think I'll try that sometimes...
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: MSTJedi on November 30, 2006, 07:08:53 AM
I wish I'd known about that technique back when I was participating in chatrooms. Now it seems that all chatrooms are anymore is people trolling for cybersex.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: JonnyFrag on December 06, 2006, 09:44:49 AM
I was specifically trying to make all the cybersex folks log out. I would go into the worst possibly named rooms (like DadsLooking4Sons and such)  and spam away.

Yes, I was one of those tools that did that. It was mean and jerkish, but a load of fun! And yes, I was already an adult (well in my early 20s) then so I can't really blame it on that.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: Shinigami on December 06, 2006, 09:54:51 AM
I have to relate this spam story.

Way way back, when the Internet was a baby and AOL was fancy with BRAND NEW VERSION 2.0!
I used to 'spam' the chat rooms. I would go into a room, the most bizzarre named ones I could find, and then procede to go:
spam spam spam spam spam spam spam  etc...  until the room would shut down (or someone else with AOHell installed would come along and boot me off.) I went 'spamming' as I called it one almost a daily basis. It was fun!

Does anyone remember when spam began to be used primarily as a computer term instead of a food one? I think that I may have been , in some small part, an inventor of modern day spam. Not trying to toot or anything, but I have actually wondered if I somehow helped name the scourge of today's email servers.

oh yeah, my brother was involved with AOHell.  He got questioned by the FBI because he was helping a friend with credit card scamming.  He'd be the package boy.  Luckily the had stuff sent to the abandoned house next to us, so he just played stupid when they asked about people picking up packages.
Title: Re: Warning: This Post Contains SpaM!
Post by: JonnyFrag on December 06, 2006, 11:15:50 AM
I never did the credit card stuff with it. I only used it for flooding and booting folks that needed it. But I had heard that it truely worked.