For edible Spam, we offer the following recipe that was culled from my Gmail e-mail. Like most e-mail addresses, Gmail has a spam folder, in which all kinds of spam are directed to. However, unlike other e-mail addresses, such as Hotmail (I gots) and Yahoo (I gots), Gmail offers Spam recipe links as a header within the spam folder. So the other day, I saw a link for Spam tortilla sandwiches, and I thought, "Wow, this sounds really, really good." So my friends, I offer up to you, a good outdoorsy Spam recipe, courtesy of Gmail and Recipe Source. Hope you give it a try and find it to your liking.
Spam Imperial Tortilla Sandwiches
1 can of SPAM luncheon meat (12 oz. size)
1 pack of cream cheese, softened (8 oz. size)
1/3 cup of chopped green onion
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
3 flour tortillas (8")
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of alfalfa sprouts
In bowl, combine SPAM and cream cheese. Stir in green onion and dill. Spread 1/3 of SPAM mixture evenly over each tortilla. Top with 1/3 each cucumber, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts. Roll up tortilla jelly roll fashion and wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Refrigerate 2 hours. To serve, cut each roll in half.
And now we come to the non-calorie non-edible but certainly a Maalox moment portion of our post.
Specifically, how it relates to blogs.
If you haven't gotten a chance to peruse this blog's front page before reading this post, please do so for the next several seconds.
See something different?
That's right, I returned the spammer's delight back to this blog's front page: the popular post list. And for a completely tongue-planted-firmly-in-check title, I call it "Your Top 5 Of The Month".
The reason why I call it "the spammer's delight" is that at least 2 posts on the list got there by being spammed to death.
To elaborate, if you take a quick look at your stats link for you blog, one of the items that you see on the screen is "traffic source". And chances are that the top three sources that you see are links to very strange websites. It's those very strange websites that about 85% of the time artificially pump up the amount of pageviews for a given post.
If you recall late last year, I wrote about a two year old post of mine that I had removed because it had about 1,800 pageviews on it, and even though I'd eventually removed all the content, it was still in my top five list. Well, the main reason why it was in my top five list was that spammers were consistently clicking on the link in order to drive up the pageview count and thus attempt to generate traffic to their websites.
Anyways, in spite of the fact that spammers are once again visiting certain posts on my blog with gusto, or because of it, who knows, maybe I'm a closet masochist, I decided to bring back the top five blog post list, so that you could see for yourselves what my resident spammers are finding so incredibly fascinating these days.
And believe it or not, my Valentine's post of 2010 is still generating enough pageviews per month that it is still in my all-time top ten.
And believe it or not, no video to close out the week. Instead, I leave you with this non-movable picture to soothe your tired body and quell your achy breaky head.