The Bacon Rebellion is just around the corner

Chris Stirewalt wrote on the Washingtonexaminer.com a good short article called “ The next Obamacare target: Your Bacon Sandwich.” It talks about the government trying to make salt a controlled substance and how sugar and fat aren’t far behind.

When a company processes food is losses flavor and to make it taste good the flavor must be added back in. This is done with flavor additives that contain large amounts of sodium. Without the salt the products would lack flavor and people wouldn’t want to eat them, causing a drop in sales for large corporations and hopefully raising the sales for small organic farms.

One thing he points out that I never thought about is the fact that the major corporations aren’t about to lose sales and are already looking for a new chemical to replace salt but keep the flavor. This is not a good thing for two reasons. One, every time food companies come up with some new chemical to replace a natural substance it only takes a couple years before people our screaming from the roof tops about how this chemical is going to kill you and we have to stop it. Two, large corporations aren’t going to share this new chemical with the little guy and that means without having access to the new stuff and legally not being able to use salt they will not be able to compete and most likely go out of business.

For some reason the people in control of this country have a real problem with fat people. It might be the fact that in the next ten years everyone will be on the new healthcare system and it’s a way of cutting costs. If that’s a good enough reason to ban salt then it must be good enough reason to ban anything and everything that might someday lead to costly medical bills.

So let’s get rid of anything that could hurt your typical uneducated Neanderthal brained American. I propose we ban: salt, sugar, fat, cigarettes, alcohol, cars, guns, knifes, bows and arrows, bear traps, motorcycles, skate boards, roller blades, ice skates, surfboards, jet skis, snowboards, bicycles, weight benches, Wii controllers, scissors, fire, trampolines, air planes, hang gliders, all sports, electricity, tanning beds, curling irons, sticks and stones, toasters, ladders, trees, fire works, paper, letter openers, staplers, Q-Tips, baby toys, window blinds, wall mounting televisions, over the counter medicine, amusement parks, swimming pools, sling shots, lawn mowers, weed whackers, chain saws, rakes, drills, shovels, hammers, screw drivers, metal, plastic, stairs, elevators, escalators, animals, the Sun, kitchen cabinet doors, tea kettles, insects, rope, teeth, coffee tables with pointy edges, and all free will.

That should make for a safe and healthy America!

By Sean Brett

Bacon LIVE: Intro Difficulties Yet Again

Two weeks in a row Sean and I have had trouble with the beginning of the show. Luckily both times the problem was headphones, so hopefully next week we have it fixed. The moral of the story is don’t buy headphones at a discount store.

We started off the show talking about a post that Sean wrote about a ban on salt in processed foods. You will be able to read the post tomorrow morning. We then moved on to less depressing things like bacon art and novelties.

We also had a special Robot appearance, not sure where he came from but he may be back next week to help us out with the intro. Who knows?

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Bacon and Pig Butcher Diagram Pint Glasses

If you’re an avid reader of my blog you will quickly realize that I love bacon and good beer. This is why I got excited when I saw a blog post on “Theories of Bacon” about a Bacon Pint Glass. When I checked out the Etsy link I also noticed they make a Pig Butcher Diagram Pint Glass!

The glasses are made by Beth B., who loves the act of making things and I guess bacon. She sandblasted the images onto the pint glass, which means it should never fade or wear away. You can buy them from her Etsy store and if you buy more than one she will even give you a better price on shipping (which is kind of high).

Like most bacon related crafts the price is a little high at $10 per glass. But where else are you going to find a bacon pint glass? Also, depending on the quality of the glass the price could be justified.

Next pay I may order a set of these to enjoy my favorite IPA out of this summer. I wonder if I buy 3 of each if I could get a bulk discount?

Bacon LIVE: Sean had no Headphones

On last night’s show Sean brought new headphones but failed to notice that the cord was insanely short. This cause us to be a little off when we sang the opening intro (Sean couldn’t hear it). We hope to have this problem fix before next week.

On the show we talked about a lot of amazing things. To get the full effect you should just start watching it right now and stop reading this. But just in case you’re lazy, and like to buy pre-made pancake mix, I will go on. We talked about having a twitter war, brown sugar bacon, pig stink island, ghost, Applebees, and butter. Sean also recapped his KFC Double Down experience and said the meal was good but not worth the price.

Be sure to tune in next week when Sean reveals the secret topic that we didn’t get to. He told me what it was at the end of the show and it’s crazy! I don’t even know if I could talk about.

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Bacon in Pancakes, sadly not as popular as Chicken and Waffles

Old school advertising was the best. If I could find a full size print of the above ad it would be on my wall in a heartbeat. I love it for a few reasons. First, Iowa is proudly represented in the ad (home of the best bacon). Second, there’s bacon. Lastly, it features pancakes, bacon’s best partner in crime.

I found this gem on Reddit, the site that loves bacon anything, and I noticed that one of the commenters made a profound statement, “%&#@ chicken and waffles, I want bacon and pancakes”.

That guy just hit the nail on the head. Why don’t I see more places serving bacon and pancakes, where the bacon is in the pancake? I understand that chicken and waffles is some kind of breakfast/dinner dish created by the Pennsylvania Dutch, the people the brought us Scrapple. But why is it more popular than what’s featured in the ad above? I have eaten bacon and pancakes for dinner before. Also, why didn’t my mom not make that when I was kid? And why is the Grand Slam at Denny’s missing these?

I have so many questions that will never be answered. Luckily there is a recipe online so you can make them at home. Maybe we can’t fix the wrong that history has giving us and make Bacon in pancakes (yes I just dropped the “and” in favor of “in”) the most popular breakfast/dinner combo ever! Who’s with me?

Makin’ Bacon, this year’s best bacon short film

When Bacon Unwrapped posted this video a few months ago I thought, “Oh hey, I need to watch that”, but somehow I forgot about it till just now. The video is titled “Makin’ Bacon” and it’s about two bros cooking bacon and being insensitive to their roommate’s dietary restriction. I am sure we have all been there before.


Directed by Mike Robertson & Arlen Konopaki | Written by Arlen Konopaki, Mike Robertson & Joe Vanderhelm | Starring Jamie Cavanagh, Arlen Konopaki and Joe Vanderhelm.

The video did make me laugh and I honestly didn’t expect what happened in the video. I don’t want to spoil it for you so just watch it and let us know what you think about it. I really think it’s the best bacon comedy short so for in 2010. The year is still young, but this one could be a tough one to beat.

Bacon LIVE: Live from the Harris Grill

This Wednesday Sean and I recorded the show live from the Harris Grill in front of a live audience. This was the first time we did this and it turned out really well. We were presented with delicious bacon creations created by the HG kitchen. Sean and I even shared with the audience just as promised.

The first two dishes that came out where chocolate covered bacon and bacon brittle. The chocolate covered bacon was the best I have ever had. I don’t know what kind of chocolate they use, but thats what made it so good. Each strip of bacon was covered with a think layer of the stuff. The bacon brittle was met with mixed reviews. Most people thought the flavor was over powered with smoke. Compared to the brittle they made for the Bacon tour last year, this was a better execution. It was crispy and had the right texture. They just need to work on the flavor now.

The last dish to come out was the crowed favorite, bacon wrapped pizza bits. Yes, I am talking about the Totino’s Pizza Bites wrapped in out favorite meat. You know you thought about doing it when you were in college, well the Harris Grill did it. If I could only eat one food these would be it.

Watch the show to see this great food and to hear this summers biggest announcement. I would also like to thank the Harris Grill and everyone that game out. It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to do it again.

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