Then I got my wings, and I never even knew it
When I was a worm, thought I wouldn’t get through it.
– Marilyn Manson, “Wormboy”
What do Marilyn Manson songs, the Catholic Church, and potted meat have in common?
Yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on a priest who opened – literally – a can of worms. One of the attendants in the San Carlos Seminary opened a can of Spam Lite Meatloaf and found that the potted meat was full of vermin. Today, the reports mention that Hormel, makers of the potted meat, consider the unfortunate incident “rare.” Not lightly fried and made into a sandwich ingredient – or whatever they do with the stuff at the Spam restaurant at SM Megamall (if it’s still open) – but rare. Au jus, au naturale, straight off the can.
I kind of wonder if the priests and brothers in the seminary were thinking having Lobster Thermidor au crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots or aubergines garnished with truffle paté, brandy, and with a fried egg on top and Spam. Certainly not worms.