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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

"Fliers for the first annual "Spamarama" flooded Austin's streets in the spring of 1978. Though the event, a Spam-themed cook-off, was set for April 1, it was anything but an April Fool's joke. Instead its creator, musician David Arnsberger, had devised it as an absurd retort to the saturation of chili cook-offs and barbecue contests around town.

Held at the now-defunct Soap Creek Saloon, Spamarama had one golden rule: All dishes had to include the pre-cooked tinned meat (the flier made sure to stipulate that dog food wasn't permitted). Other than that, everything was fair game—a culinary autonomy that its 300-plus attendees happily embraced…"


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T Corret Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2020 9:52 a.m. PST

The Spam catapult competition was always a highlight for me.

Legion 404 Sep 2020 10:02 a.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2020 12:31 p.m. PST



skipper John Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 10:53 a.m. PST

Me and the dog love the stuff!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 11:38 a.m. PST



von Schwartz05 Sep 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

Gonna get Legion some tickets for next years event!

SPAMARAMA!!!!! Woohoo!!!

Legion 407 Sep 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

I'm old … I could be dead by then[with any luck !] … 😁

von Schwartz07 Sep 2020 3:47 p.m. PST

No such luck!

Legion 409 Sep 2020 9:44 a.m. PST


von Schwartz12 Sep 2020 3:53 p.m. PST

Very cryptic!

So….just what the hell does it mean?

Legion 413 Sep 2020 10:31 a.m. PST

It's classified … But for all you know I could already be dead … ☠👻

von Schwartz13 Sep 2020 5:57 p.m. PST

Now you're making me think, and with thinking comes the inevitable headache, so STOP IT!

I'm gonna go make a SPAM sandwich!!

Legion 414 Sep 2020 9:16 a.m. PST


von Schwartz15 Sep 2020 9:46 a.m. PST

Quiet you! or I'll post a picture of it!

Legion 416 Sep 2020 10:00 a.m. PST

huh? huh?

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