Is it possible that Barack Obama is secretly plotting against Mr. Baconpants? As the fans of this site know we do a weekly video podcast called “Bacon Live!” every Wednesday night at 7 pm ET. But we have been having some issues with it lately.
To broadcast our show we use a web site called uStream.tv. This site is supposed to a way for normal people with a low or no budgets to broadcast whatever they want to the world. But here at Mr. Baconpants we have noticed that all the large news channels like CNN, NBC, and FOX have been using it to broadcast their news stories.
The problem with that is, every time something big happens, the news outlets eat up all of the bandwidth on uStream making the rest of the broadcasts crap out. This has happened to us on numerous occasions. Every time our show has been interrupted was because of Barack Obama.
The man loves to give speeches, but particularly he loves to give them on Wednesday nights at 8pm ET. That gives us about 30 to 45 minutes to do our show because the news stations start their coverage around 7:30pm.
I used to think this was all just bad luck on our part but now other things have come to light that make me believe it goes deeper than that. This past Tuesday the 15th we decided to go out and promote the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. It tuned out that is the same day that Obama decided to come to Pittsburgh to give a speech to some union reps. This tied up traffic and made people want to just stay home, that made it hard for us to hand them flyers.
If that’s not enough proof, there is one more thing. The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour stops in Pittsburgh on September 26th, guess what’s going on in Pittsburgh the days leading up to it… the G20 Summit. That’s right; our fair city is going to be bombarded with protesters that more than likely will destroy everything in their path, leaving a shell of a city that no one will want to be in.
Even though the summit ends on the 25th we all know that protesters don’t have anywhere to go in a hurry and will probably continue to march through the weekend.
But I think we can throw a curve ball in to the secret plans of Obama, here’s how. Next week whenever you see a protester, don’t yell at them. Instead of saying something like, “Get out of my way and go get a job you dirty hippie!” Invite them to the Bacon Tour. We would gladly accept anyone. Remember bacon does not discriminate. I believe we could settle all of our differences over a few bacon cup cakes. Let us all enjoy bacon!
King Curtis has just released his new hit single, “Bacon is Good For Me”. You can find a video for it on YouTube right now. No word on when he plans to release a full EP or go on tour, but we will keep you posted.
The hook of this song is so catchy I find myself singing it to myself throughout the day.
I hope King Curtis is not just another one hit wonder. The VH1 “Where are they Now” would be tragic and would feature King Curtis strung out at a pig farm chasing the purple pig that only he can see. Yes, that would be a pure rock n’ roll, but I have bigger dreams for him. I want him to dethrone Justin Timberlake as the prince of pop.
Bacon needs to be at the top of the music charts. Will King Curtis be the one to do it?
At the beginning of the show Sean and I had to sing the intro a cappella since the server the intro music is on was down. That inspired us to search for Rockapella on YouTube and we ended up talking about them for a lot longer then we should have.
This being a show plagued with problems we also ran into a snag near the end of the show when uStream stopped recording. Luckily, Talkshoe kept recording so you don’t have to miss anything. We did record a part two on uStream where we ranted about network news stations eating up all the bandwidth on uStream.
Vince from Slap Chop is at it again, this time he is trying to sell a gadget that turns asparagus into bacon. When asked about this new product he said, “I want to make America fatter again, one crank at a time”. Vince also hopes that you love his strips, just as much as you loved his nuts.
I hope by now you know this is a joke. It seems the gadget blog Gizmodo had a contest where you Photoshop future kitchen gadgets. The Bacon Crank won third place. The first place winner was a Cheese Whiz water filter that turns tap water into delicious cheese.
Some of the other photos are funny so be sure to check them out. I really wish the Bacon Crank was real since asparagus is my least favorite veggie. Even when it’s wrapped with bacon I still have a hard time with it.
What veggie would you want to turn to bacon with the Bacon Crank?
Proving that more than just indie rock and hipsters come out of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Brewery is creating bacon infused beer. The inspiration for the brew is the German beer called Rauchbier or “smoked beer”, which is said to taste a lot like bacon. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster, has come up with what he thinks will create the best bacon beer, combining fat washing and smoked malts.
I couldn’t find any office information about the beer other than this blog post on their website, but the internet meme creators are going crazy over this. They are reporting that Garrett is planning to use malts that are smoked in the same room as bacon, thus creating malts that smell just like bacon. They say he has also infused brown ale with bacon using the fat washing method and is aging it in bourbon barrels. He will then blend the beer and the malts to create the first ever Bacon Beer!
Garrett says, “Either this will be the most amazingly disgusting thing you’ve ever tasted in your life. Or I shall rule the earth.”
I hope for bacon/beer lovers everywhere that this beer will rule the earth. I have had beer from Brooklyn Brewery before and they all have been pretty good, so I think this experiment is in good hands. I hope they invite me to the party when they make this stuff. I really can’t wait to try it, even if they say it’s horrible.
On last weeks show Sean and I talked about King Curtis, the fat kid forced out of his own home for loving bacon. We also hated on Ohio for some reason and I forgot they had a hockey team. Oh and near the end of the show I remembered to talk about the Bacon Tie!
On this weeks show I think Sean and I are going to talk about the new layout. I have a feeling Sean is going to have something to say about it. Also, rumor has it that the Bacon Wings from the Harris Grill will be reviewed on the show LIVE!
For almost five years MrBaconpants.com rocked the same theme. Well all that changed Sunday when I had to update my install of WordPress on the server. Since there was a new security risk where WordPress blogs were getting hacked it had to be done.
I knew this was coming since the theme I was using was one that I heavily modified to my own liking. Some parts of the theme were no longer supported by the mighty WordPress. To save you from all the boring theme and CSS talk I will stop there. Just know that my site was broken by the update and I had to spend Sunday and Monday switching to a new theme that I modified.
I like this layout better because its cleaner and it’s not as cramped. I always thought I out grew the old theme but never wanted to take the time to change.
If you find any bugs or think I need to change something let me know. I want to make this new look something we all enjoy.