The Usenet Clam

Subject: Re: The Clam
From: Steve Mueller
Date: 1996/08/19
Message-ID: <>
Brad Templeton wrote:
> From what I recall, it's a hoax STD that some guy has invented and is
> trying to turn into an urban legend.   The alleged disease has no
> symptoms other than increasing your sex drive (ie. to help itself spread)
> and part of the hoax is that some people actually want to catch it.

   Actually, there is another symptom claimed -- small, clam-like bumps
that appear occasionally.  In one post made by this woman, she cited a
Web page for the Chowder Club.  (I'm assuming for this discussion
that this person is a woman since she posted as a SWF even though the
E-mail address at the Web site lists David K. Colroom -- more than one
person *could* share an E-mail address.)

   Thinking it was about Clam Chowder, I checked it out.  It was about
the clam.  There were many links to other references, and I read a
"paper" on it.  It seemed real, but I wasn't looking to expose it as a
scam, just trying to find out more about it.

   I have attached a post from that includes the Web site I saw
(thanks to Deja News).

   At first, I assumed "the clam" was short for chlamydia, too.


>>> Posting from <<<

: The City Chowder Club is holding a joing benefit for the
: CCC and the Mollusca Information Center (for more info:
:  Come to
: Scooters, August 24 from 9PM to 4AM for a pro-sex, safe-
: sex extravaganza of clam diggin', education, and support.
: Safe sex supplies will be provided; a $7.50 donation is
: requested.  Non-alcoholic drinks will be available.