Hello sp4rtan and welcome to Seven Forums.
Are you sure you're getting "spammed" with updates? Microsoft traditionally follows a set schedule for releasing updates. Patch Tuesday (the 2nd Tuesday of every month) is the usual patch release date. Sometimes there is an extraordinary Patch Tuesday, 14 days after the regular Patch Tuesday which was the case on June 28, 2011. And finally, Microsft can release patches, hotfixes, etc at any time they deem necessary which are called out-of-band updates.
As a side note, back in September 2007, and supposedly continuing to this day, Microsoft began what many have called "stealth updates"; patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users’ knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates. Source
It doesn't sound like you're getting spammed. It sounds like you're getting the updates Microsoft deems necessary. You're free to install them, or not. And I would echo JMH's advice to update only a few at a time. Less likely to break your computer, and easier to figure out which update was the problem if something does break.