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Finally, Some Good Taste on This Blog

February 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments · bacon

First, came the one-sentence intro. “Your Web site has been so good lately.” In an e-mail from my daughter. There’s a hook, if ever a blogger saw one.

Then this link.

Have to admit, it does make the site a lot more appealing.

Have you noticed this national fascination with bacon,  lately? Like everyone decided all at once to concede that, yes, we love bacon and would eat more of it we didn’t think it would kill us?

Or would — even if we know it might?

All the fast-food chains now seem to have an item or five that has 2-3 slices of bacon draped over it.

But the biggest single bacon bit I’ve noticed in recent weeks was the Super Bowl-party-timed story the New York Times did on a culinary item known as “the bacon explosion” — which sounds absolutely intriguing but potentially fatal for anyone over the age of 25.

The Times piece was among the “most e-mailed/blogged/searched” item on the Web site for, like, a week.  Apparently, it was the fourth-most-frequently e-mailed story on the site over the past 30 days — a span of time that included a presidential inauguration.

A few days after the Times story, someone posted video of a couple of people actually making the bacon explosion on youtube. It’s disturbingly fascinating.

Anyway, yes. Bacon. Yes, I’ll have some.


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David Lassen // Feb 7, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    OK, so once you open it up, how do you make the bacon go away? I had to close my browser and open it back up before I could read the rest of the piece.

  • 2 Dennis Pope // Feb 8, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    Bacon is delicious. The crispier, the better.

  • 3 Dave Gaytan // Feb 10, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    Yes, but how will this play in Loma Linda?

  • 4 Doug Padilla // Feb 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    The bacon explosion might be the single coolest food item I have ever seen constructed. Forget “Get Fat Weekend.” That’s definitely “Get Fat Week.” Maybe even “Get Fat Month.”

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