More of the Spam?

Nominations for the Board of Directors of The Weave are now closed, and the Worker-Owner Director contest is a two-person race – between ‘more of the same’ and ‘something completely different.’

Jacob Myers is Kitchen Specialist in Carrboro, has been the Board Chair for the past three years, and is the newly-announced, second Worker-Owner Candidate.

I served with Jacob earlier this year on the WSM Elections Task Force. I’ll be honest. I like Jacob.

But I’ve got to admit, I kind of feel like we’re in a Monty Python skit – bless us all. I mean why on earth would we want ‘more of the same’?

This would be the same ‘same’ that just took away our dividend; mortgaged our future with a $6 million debt; and left us wondering if our money was spent the best way, and why we were never asked, in the first place, if we wanted it to be spent at all, or how. Right?

Then I’m thinking, why am I asking these questions of thin air – that really would be a Monty Python sketch, wouldn’t it? Why not ask Jacob himself?

So, I’m writing to Jacob to ask him to take part in Candidate Forums around the units, to give all of you the opportunity to ask him why he defends where we are. And to be fair, to ask me how I believe things could be different.

Or we could just compare silly walks…

Make sense?


Now, we all know that Spam is a form of processed meat. Which is kind of appropriate to us, at the moment, if you think about it. And, of course, it’s also the subject of a fabled song from Monty Python.

In addition, the dictionary defines ‘spam’ as being something received which was unsolicited and for which permission was not given. Hmm. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

So, yes, I’m probably going to be cute over the next few months, and do the Monty Python theme to death, and go on talking about ‘more of the spam,’ and ‘something completely different.’

I mean, if you can’t ‘always look on the bright side of life,’ then what’s it all for…?

So. Good luck to us all. And with that thought…now for something completely different…!!

Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 8:13 am  Leave a Comment  

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