''[[http://www.spamusement.com/ Spamusement]]'' is a WebComic whose strips (usually of the single-panel variety) are all based on the subject lines of spam received by its creator Steven Frank. Given that he picks out the weirder and more incomprehensible examples of these, there is a tendency towards [[AbsurdityAscendant extreme surrealism.]] The members of [[http://www.spamusers.com/ Spamusers]], formerly the Spamusement Forums, have followed this trend. (It's a good thing they have, too; the main comic hasn't updated since mid-2007.)
!!''Spamusement'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* BearsAreBadNews: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/102 "Good morning, campers :)"]]
* BlackComedy: Plenty of it.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Subject lines referencing sexual topics are often deliberately misinterpreted, but [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/94 this panel]] could stand up ([[HehHehYouSaidX heh]]) on its own, without any context needed.
* DysfunctionalFamily: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/93 If you die tonight, what happens to your family tomorrow]]
* AGoodNameForARockBand: "House and the Sheds", [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/171 apparently.]]
* TheFunInFuneral: "[[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/316 HELLO ME NOT DEAD]]" features an annoyed [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]] waking up in his coffin at his (premature) funeral.
* GoneHorriblyRight: "[[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/34 Isn't science wonderful?]]"
* GroinAttack: A RunningGag involves spam of the "use your penis as a tool" variety, showing something associated with that tool in the foreground and an ambulance in the background.
* HandInTheHole: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/66 You never know what could happen!]]
* HulkSpeak: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/104 Football not good.]]
* LampshadeHanging (on the deliberately crude art style)
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/11 How spammers find "horny women", apparently.]]
* OurProductSucks: The [[http://spamusement.com/saying/ "What they're saying about spamusement"]] section... Though it does end with a small note reading "Don't worry, I also get happy emails".
* ProductPlacement: Some strips directly and openly plugged TheMerch back when it was available.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/157 "MARRY CHRISTMAS"]]
* RunningGag: In addition to the tool gags above, about four comics have had a shelf of terrible software and a number of others have had a pile of cellulite or an eggplant. Cupcakes and pterodactyls are also popular.
* ScheduleSlip: New works by Steven Frank himself are rare (the most recent comic is from 2007), so his fans, or at least fans of the concept, have provided content via the Guest Strip forum.
* SexyWhateverOutfit: Subverted [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/113 here]].
* TakeThat: Someone who continually spouts Creator/MontyPython quotes is beaten up and thrown out of the ambulance.
** He doesn't have a very high opinion of [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/119 the news media]] and ''[[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/156 Showgirls]]''.
* TestosteronePoisoning: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/225 Are you man enough for this]]
* UnusualEuphemism: The Spamusement forum's swear filter has some very strange euphemisms for "fuck" ("fork"), "shit" ("poopcakes"), "cunt" ("tuna sandwich"), and "bullshit" ("bullhonkey").
* VisualPun: Pretty much the whole point.
* WorthIt: [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/160 Who cares if it hurts]]