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SPISPOPD, part of the cheat code "idspispopd", is an abbreviation for Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris.

Its origin can be traced back to the following Usenet post by Eli S. Bingham in early December, 1993, from the newsgroup:

 Listen up, ID Software!

 Next time you have an impending release of a much anticipated
 game, make sure its name is not so cool-sounding as DOOM and much
 longer to eliminate all of the casual "Where can I get xxx" posts.
 How about "Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris" for
 the next game?

This initial quip was carried on, and a parody of The Doom FAQ was written called the SPISPOPD FAQ. The FAQ described a 3D game that ran on a computer with minimal specifications.

id Software gave a nod to the joke by planting it as a cheat code in the game.

A second reference apparently sponsored by id Software appeared in the first Doom novel, wherein one of the two major characters says, "Smashing pumpkins into small pieces of putrid debris," after killing a Cacodemon (which they dubbed a "pumpkin").

The Smashing Pumpkins also acknowledged the joke by including Doom samples in their song "Where Boys Fear to Tread".

Two computer games were created based on the joke. Smashing Pumpkins into Small Piles of Putrid Debris is a 2D action game from Jamul Software (later Hamumu Software) in which the player collects candles and smashes pumpkins with a red hammer. It was reportedly developed in 48 hours to capitalize on the joke. Hamumu Software later created a similar game called Amazin' SPISPOPD, and several other games based off of its rendition of SPISPOPD that did not share any similarities to the original fictional title.

Simtex's 1994 game Master of Magic included a magical item called Idspispopd.

Idspispopd is the username of Doom fan, artist and Twitter user, Matilda B aka @Bhaal_Spawn.

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