November 13, 1995

Issue 553, page 10

Section: Front End

A Web Site For Poetic Hams

The Spam Haiku Archive is a Web site created to 'allow anyone who comes under the influence of this enigmatic porcine muse to share their poetic epiphany with the world.'

Created by John Cho, an atmospheric scientist at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the archive is a mother lode of Spam wit and wisdom. Cho says he didn't invent the art form--he merely gave it a home.

Here are two samples:

Vienna Sausage
Was a product of the times
Spam de siecle

Spam And The Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance
By Robert Pigsrig

Try your hand at:

All eyes on Spam:

An observatory serves as Spam central.

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