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Old November 9th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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The poor folks on the Carnival Splendor . . .stranded in the Pacific Ocean. Ship lost all refrigeration, all food in the fig, A/C and now they are flying in food from the Ronald Regan Aircraft Carrier to the the CCL Splendor. I had to laugh when I saw the NBC Nightly News tonight -not at or because of the passengers sad plight, but. . .they are flying in hundreds of cases of Spam. . not the email but the real deal. Spam in the can. OMG. . .two weeks ago Linda and I were on Carnival Ecstasy out of Galveston, TX for a five day cruise. . .had lobster, tiger shrimp, prime rib, steak, fresh mahi mahi fish. . .now these folks get Spam in a can. Bet there will be some guys on board with military backgrounds that can remember Spam. Passengers will recall in later times the MDR. . ."Yes, we had Spam with rice, eggs or such." Bless their hearts. . .it is going to be a LONG trip from Ensenada is Tijuana then US buses to Long Beach.

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Spam is not bad.

When I was in Vietnam we had been fire for a couple of days, then they brought us Spam and crackers and it sure tasted good.

I just hope that no one on the Splendor gets hurt.

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Carnival just announced that they are going to try to tow to San Deigo. Gues there have been some problems with the buses to go across the boarder. To go to San Deigo they say it won't be until Thurs evening to arrive there.
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Hey! Spam is fine quality product of Hormel Foods of Austin, Minnesota. It is also one of the favorite foods in the state of Hawaii. I personally don't care for it but if it's all I had it would be a gourmet meal.

I hope everyone on board does well and Carnival does right by everyone.

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I hope they can tow to San Diego - I have heard the bus trip over the border can be nightmare under the best of circumstances!
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Span is a Hawaiian delicacy
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Spam is a Hawaiian delicacy
I like Spam, and I do eat it once in a while.

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I haven't heard any kind of time frame as to when they expect to reach land? I sure hope it is soon..No thanks to spam..
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The most important thing is that everyone's safe. I'm sure they will be happy to go home. This will be the first time people will be happy to get of the ship!
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The latest reports say they are making way to San Diego, but they are keeping the option open to make port in Ensenada. Estimated arrival will be Thursday evening.

Spam is ok, but think about the fact that the fire was Monday morning. No A/C or refrigeration since then. How quickly would they consume the fresh vegetables, provided that they have a means to cook. Ingredients for a salad usually require refrigeration. At what point would they decide the food not safe to eat. Also, how would you operate a galley of this size without power? Dishwashing? I'm guessing pretty quickly you would be down to only canned goods. Sooooo, give me Spam!
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I love Spam. My mom always cooked it when we were kids. Turkey Spam is really good too. Of course my mom was born on the Big island of Hawaii and Spam is king of the Hawaiian islands. In fact there is a Hawaiian dish called musubi it's sushi with spam.
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Spam sucks.... Why do you think email calls junk mail spam?
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Spam sucks.... Why do you think email calls junk mail spam?
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Funny!!
No air conditioning and only Spam and pop tarts to eat. I just hope that it doesn't permanently turn many off of cruising. This is a very rare occurrence.
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I wonder what kind of pop tarts? I love my blueberry pop tarts.
I would want them toasted with butter so maybe not!
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Quote from Homer Simpson..."MMMM Pop Tarts!!!!"
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Carnival Splendor Update. I just heard on TV from a guest who spoke by cell phone the greatest tragedy of all. . . .NO COFFEE. OMG. . .no hot water to make coffee.

Passengers are sleeping out at night on the Lido Deck and the top deck because no A/C on the pool deck lounge chairs.

Might be a good idea to buy stock i...n Spam company. . . I bet CCL Splendor has come up with some great new recipes to cook Spam. No coffee. . .don't think I could make it. Splendor is serving limited free booze though!
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I feel for those on board the Splendor, truth is it could have been a lot worse. This is one time my statement " A day on the ship beets a day at work " would be severly tested. I also do like spam, not three meals a day, for days but once in a while is ok.
remember what spam really means.
S stuff P posing A as M meat
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