Tomorrow: Our 10 Best SPAM Haikus


The Fork in the Road staff has gone nearly blind looking over thousands of SPAM haikus. You remember SPAM haikus–those three-line enigmatic poems invented early in the 90’s that drew a Zen line between popular philosophy and a certain pink speckled meat. It was also probably the first art form to be created and enjoyed exclusively on the internet, where the best examples still dwell.

We’ve chosen our 10 best out of almost 3000 that we’ve drawn from internet archives, some frankly confidential. So plesae join us bright and early tomorrow morning, and have your own favorites ready to contribute to the page.

Here’s one that didn’t quite make it, as a tease:

Raw flesh in a can
Pigs, dogs, and a human hand
Can of Hormel SPAM