In defense of SPAM on Scouts-L
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 00:28:24 -0500
Dear Lydia Pourciau sent us all a greeting card, I for one thought it was an
uncommon act of kindness. Sometimes on AOL I have been known to do a
birthday search and Instant Mesage people who are on line a happy birthday
message on their special day.
What concerns me is that Lydia was accused of SPAMMING. A verb form of Spam.
I HATE this description for junk E-Mail. SPAM has a very special place in
Americana, there is an entire catalog devoted to spam offering everything
from Spam aprons & key chains to Spam Flags & door mats. World War II GI's
lived on this stuff during the war. Having faced my own battles with the
scout cooks of Troop 12 where I serve as Scoutmaster, I have learned the
benefits of keeping a can or two of Spam in the troop trailer for those
occasions when the cullinary skills of my scouts is not up to Big Ed
We need to find a new term for all of this junk E-Mail. How about
Energizing, for that Battery Bunny that keeps going and going and going (like
E-Mail), or Shootering for those Salad Shooter Commercials that keep firing
at us every Christmas. Spamming? Please!
The SPAM Anti Defimation League
<< le sunshine and make
people smile, that's it!!! In the everyday world, most of us don't
realize that we need to slow down or even stop, every once in a while.
My family and I had to learn this the hard way, by me almost dying. I
do things like this a lot. To those of you who were reminded to slow
down, I am smiling. I know you felt good by sending a card to your loved >>
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City