I Hate Mac Haters

Old AppleA few people I know hate Apple and they always tell me about it every time I mention anything to do with Apple. I always ask them why and I never get a satisfying answer from them. I usually get something along the lines of, “Apples suck and I can more on a PC”. At this point I usually just shake my head and walk away. You can’t reason with these people.

I am still waiting for the day when someone can tell me what you can do with a PC that you can’t do with a Mac. I know games are limited, but I’m talking about real productive work. The best thing about the Mac is that it comes with very useful programs right out of the box. When was the last time you used the software that came with your Dell? If you know of anything that a PC can do that a Mac can’t please tell me.

Another complaint I hear is, “Why do they have a one mouse button, I hate that”. Well if that bothers you can buy a two button mouse. But I find using the keyboard and mouse is faster and easier then right clicking to get a contextual menu.

I think people that hate Macs hate them because they hate change. The reasons these people hate Macs are the same reasons I could hate a PC with Linux installed on it. But I don’t hate Linux; I just understand that it’s a different way of doing things. I personally find my Mac easier to use than my PC and enjoy working on it everyday.

In closing I would just like to say, if you hate Macs ask yourself why. Is it really the fact that they supposedly can do less than a PC or do you hate them because they are popular and/or hip?

Whatever reasons you have, they are fine by me. I really don’t care what computer you use or like. It’s just if you’re going to tell people you hate something, you better back it up.

Bacon, Cheese, and Potato Chowder

Potato ChowderSometimes when you find a recipe you think, “Man why didn’t I ever think of this”? This is one of those times for me. I found a recipe for Bacon, Cheese and Potato Chowder; this is something that I already should have known about. A baked potato with cheese and bacon tastes amazing, so adding cheese and bacon to cream of potato soup would be a no brainer.

I really like this recipe because it’s so simple to make, anyone can handle three steps. Adding more bacon would be the only thing I would change.

Ingredients (Makes 6 servings)
• 3 cups milk
• 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of potato soup
• 2 cups frozen Southern-style hash browns
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 2 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Cooking Instructions
1. Mix milk and soup in large saucepan. Stir in hash browns. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Ladle into 6 soup bowls.
3. Top evenly with the cheese, bacon and onions.
Recipe from tarahsrecipes.wordpress.com

If you make it, let me know how you like it. Also if I live near you, I will expect an invite to dinner. 😉

Bacon Novelties at Merch-Bot.com

Do you smell bacon? If you do that’s my new sponsor Merch-Bot.com. They sell everything from Bacon Band-Aids to Einstein Action Figures. Also, their selections of bacon novelty items are amazing and I will be reviewing a few of them in the future.

Merch-Bot.com

If you live in Washington they have a brick and mortar store in downtown Bellingham. You can go to the website and see a live feed of what’s happening in the store. They even have a few interesting videos they made. These guys look like they have a lot of fun and so I think its going to be bacontastic having them as a sponsor.

Nine Things That Might Be Weird with Bacon

I while back I wrote a post called, “Nine Things That Are Better with Bacon”. Well, I decided that it might be fun to do the opposite. Please note that I had to add “might” to the title because I don’t know for a fact if this stuff would be weird with bacon. I have yet to try any of it. You never know, maybe some of this stuff will have to be added to my Better with Bacon post.

1.) Jell-O – I have had fruit and carrots in Jell-O, but never bacon. I don’t think it would taste all that good, but then again, maybe with the orange flavored Jell-O it would taste like breakfast.
2.) Ice Cream – It may have the same effect nuts have on a sundae, but mixing pig and ice cream kind of freaks me out.
3.) Biking – People eat Clif Bars while riding their bikes, but something tells me that munching on some greasy bacon would not be pleasant.
4.) Work – You would think bacon would make work better, but it depends who you are. If you’re the person eating it, then yes it does make work better. If you’re the person not eating it and just smelling it, then it will be a long day.
5.) Laundry – Doing laundry with greasy hands is a disaster. Trust me when I say grease stains never come out.
6.) Sleeping – I have never been able to sleep with the smell of bacon lingering in the air.
7.) Self Defense – Trying to stop a mugger with a crispy bacon strip usually ends with bacon crumbs and you losing your wallet.
8.) Dressing Up – It never fails when you’re cooking bacon and wearing a nice shirt, the shirt gets ruined. I always cook my bacon wearing a white t-shirt.
9.) Vegetarians – I find that if you bring bacon around these people they get moody and unpleasant. I think it’s because deep down they wish bacon was a vegetable.

If you can think of anything else that is weird with bacon, leave a comment or send me an email.

Bacon on Chicago’s WGN Radio

This Sunday, September 9th, at 11:30 pm(Central Time) I am going to be on the Nick Digilio Show to talk about all things bacon. This is my first official radio appearance for MrBaconpants.com. I am even on their guest schedule.

WGN Radio

If you live in the Chicago area and are up that late on a Sunday tune in. One of two things could happen. I could be so nervous that I don’t say anything, or I could be so excited that I ramble on like a bacon nut. I hope for entertainment value the second happens, rambling is something I do best.

Buttermilk Frescuit With Bacon

Frescuit With Sausage

Wendy’s has now entered the breakfast market with over 650 restaurants serving breakfast. They say by the end of 2008, the whole chain should have the new menu. The one thing that I’m most excited about is the new Buttermilk Frescuit with bacon.

I guess since Wendy’s is the home of square burgers, they figured their breakfast sandwich should be square too. I am not sure if this was a good idea. Just like with the new Dunkin’ Donuts sandwich I am not happy with the breading. What the heck is a Frescuit? I long for the days when English muffins were top dog in the breakfast sandwich market.

Let’s take look at what is inside the Bacon Frescuit: bacon (most likely not crispy), scrambled eggs and American cheese on a biscuit. Other places put a fried egg on there sandwiches, but Wendy’s Frescuits are using scrambled eggs gently folded into a square omelet. Again it seems they can’t get a way from this square thing. I think this looks pretty good and I can’t wait to try one. I just hope they cook the bacon crispy.

If you live and the Pittsburgh area and know of a Wendy’s that is serving breakfast let me know. Thanks!