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Batman, Smurfs, and Spam: Nostalgia Makes a Comeback
PAjamas Media ^ | February 9 | Katherine Berry

Posted on 02/09/2009 3:17:20 PM PST by AJKauf

Most of us as children had objects from which we derived great comfort in childhood’s scarier moments, a trait embodied in the Peanuts character, Linus, who is seldom seen without his security blanket. Of course, few of us still carry — or admit to carrying — such comfort objects into our adulthood, but that does not stop us from turning to childhood mementos in uncertain times. Consider, for instance, how the decline of our economy has precipitated a resurgence in nostalgia.....

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nostalgia

1 posted on 02/09/2009 3:17:20 PM PST by AJKauf
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2 posted on 02/09/2009 3:20:14 PM PST by squidly
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Kitchens throughout America are serving up Spam, that gelatinous pink pre-cooked meat product that has been a symbol of economic hard times since it first hit store shelves during the Great Depression.

SPAM rocks. Turkey SPAM is pretty good, too.

I don't really fry it up...just slice off a hunk and put it on a cracker.

Good stuff.

3 posted on 02/09/2009 3:59:49 PM PST by Recovering Hermit ("A liberal feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.")
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Tis the bread of life (when out of scrapple).
4 posted on 02/09/2009 4:01:55 PM PST by domeika
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"SPAM rocks. Turkey SPAM is pretty good, too."

I used to love Spam (we would use it to make our own "egg McMuffin" sandwiches instead of Canadian Bacon). Unfortunately, it is a Hormel product and we do not allow anything made by Hormel in our house (Mr. Hormel chooses to use large amounts of his company's profits to support anti-family causes).

I've been able to find alternate products to replace Spam, but sadly, about the only company that still makes pickled pig's feet (yeah, I'm weird, but I learned to like them at an early age) is Hormel, so I've had to do without them. It's not always easy to boycott some things, but oh well.

As an aside, I don't get on peoples cases if they still want to buy Hormel products (this is kind of my own little personal boycott). Sometimes, it's hard to find any other alternative brand, so please don't take my comments the wrong way. If you like Spam keep right on eating it.

5 posted on 02/09/2009 4:26:22 PM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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