Top 10 List of Bacon in Hollywood

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Adam Wimsatt emailed me to tell me about his post over at Reelz Channel about Bacon Movie Moments. I liked the fact that he stated in the beginning of his post, that there will be no Kevin Bacon movies on the list. I feel that would have been a overly used bad joke.

I am going to list the movies for you, but you will have to check out Adams post to get the full story. He took a lot of time finding clips and transcribing dialog.

  1. Tie Between Bacon Grabbers (1929) and Canadian Bacon (1987)
  2. Giant (1956)
  3. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  4. Kronk’s New Groove (2005)
  5. Signs (2002)
  6. Wayne’s World (1992)
  7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  8. Better Off Dead (1985) – This one is my favorite, I hope I never see bacon cooked like that!
  9. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
  10. Lion King

Again, be sure to check out the full post to get all the great bacon insight. If you know any other movie mentions of bacon feel free to share via a comment.

Aaron McCargo Jr’s Bacon Burger-Style Hot Dog

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On Bacon Live I played a video showing you how to make the Bacon Burger-Style Hot Dog. Just in case you wanted to try and make this yourself, here is the video and recipe again. This part of a campaign to promote Wright’s Brand Bacon, but I am sure you can use any brand of bacon you like.

We will be reviewing Wright’s Bacon in the next few weeks on Bacon Live. It looks like its going to be good from the video, but we will have to wait and see.

Bacon Burger-Style Hot Dog: Recipe serves 4

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Wendy’s Bacon Morning Melt Panini: Bacon Fail

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I heard a commercial on the radio yesterday for the fast food chain Wendy’s. The radio ad went on to say that many fast food bacon is subpar, (Something that we have been saying for years). But that Wendy’s finally had the solution. Wendy’s is now claiming that their new Apple wood Smocked bacon is “crispy, twice as thick as before,” and that this is “the way bacon ought to be.”

The new bacon is available on their breakfast menu in the bacon egg and cheese biscuit and the Bacon Morning Melt Panini. Now I’m that guy that likes fast food breakfast but can never seem to get up before 10:30am, but today I made a sure my alarm was set for 6 am so I would have plenty of time.

I rolled up to the drive thru at about 7 and ordered the number 2. It came with the Bacon Morning Melt Panini (BMMP) a side of tots and a drink choice (I chose a vanilla iced coffee). The bill was a little over 5 bucks; I paid, got my food and was off to work.

During the couple minute commute all I could think about was crispy thick apple wood bacon. I wanted it so bad, I think I was driving at least 80MPH. A small part of my mind was saying “calm down, you’ve been tricked by fast food bacon claims before,” but I pushed that thought out of my head and started to drive even faster.

I ran into work BMMP in hand. When I got to my desk I opened the bag like a kid on Christmas. As I pulled the BMMP out one thing I noticed was the smell or the lack there of. I could smell the cheese, the egg, and even the vanilla from my coffee but not the bacon; this was not a good sign.

I took the BMMP out of its wrapper and could not see any bacon sticking out but I still had high hopes. I slowly lifted the bread and to my horror couldn’t see any bacon. All I saw was yellow egg. Then I realized the sandwich was upside down. I flipped it over and slowly lifted that slice of bread. Under it was a slice of tomato cheese and three slices of bacon. The bacon was longer than most fast food bacon but definitely not thicker. As for the claim of being crispy, that was a bald faced lie. Not one bit of the bacon had any crisp on it. It was all limp and chewy.

I ate one of the slices to see if I could taste the apple wood but unfortunately it wasn’t really there. There was a very faint flavor of it, and tasted like the flavor was added later not smoked into the meat.

Once again Wendy’s has disappointed me with bold claims and poor execution. It’s true that this bacon is a step up from the bacon used on the Baconator, but I still would not call this good bacon. So unfortunately I must continue the boycott of Wendy’s bacon products.

On a side note, I must also start a boycott on Wendy’s iced coffee. My vanilla iced coffee had a strange after taste that made me gag. The best way I can describe the taste is kind of like a rotten burnt vanilla, Wendy’s is starting to become by far the worst fast food chain in the game.

By Sean Brett

Bacon LIVE: Wendy’s New Bacon

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Sean and I talk about the new Wendy’s bacon commercials that have been popping up on TV and radio. Later this week I will post a review Sean did on the new bacon. If you listen to the show you will hear a sneak preview of the post.

Also, continuing our music feature of the show, we listened to Vagabond Opera from Portland Oregon. Sean and I didn’t really like the music, but thought that they would put on a great live show. You can see what we had to say about them here.

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Bacon is only Funny when it Looks Real

If your a bacon lover chances are you know about Archie McPhee’s, the store known around the world for there novelty bacon gifts. Turns out McPhee has an employe working for them that knows when bacon is funny. His name is Nai and he has been working with them for almost 20 years. Check out the video bellow to learn when bacon is funny.

I love the dry humor in this video, I would watch a whole TV show with these guys. Also, even though Nai doesn’t think bacon is funny when it’s drawn, I think he is my new favorite Archie McPhee employe.

The Bacon Tuxedo Box is a Cruel Joke

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Archie McPhee’s new product, the Bacon Tuxedo Box, is a cruel joke. If you fallen victim to their April fool’s joke, the Bacon Tuxedo, you will know why. Let me set up a scenario for you to help illustrate my point.

It’s your bacon loving friend’s birthday and you buy him a gift. You then think he or she would get a kick out of it if you placed it in the Bacon Tuxedo Box wrapped with bacon gift wrap. The big day comes and you give your gift to the bacon lover.

As soon as your give it to them they will know you are a true friend that they can trust, since you obviously know them well. They will slowly unwrap the gift, enjoying the bacon gift wrap you used. They will then start to notice that the package underneath also has something to do with bacon. This would trigger them to tear apart that rest of the wrapping like a hungry wolf on a herd of legless sheep.

When they unveil that box they will stare at it with wide eyes. They will slowly turn the box looking at every side. Then with a deep breath they begin to open the box. Just before they look inside they will look at you and say, “This is the best gift ever”!

As they pull out the gift you really got them they will have a bewilder look on their face. There first thought would not be that you played a joke on them but that the store somehow messed up. Everyone in the room will feel awkward because your bacon love is not laughing.

In the awkward silence you will start to chuckle hoping that it will help them get the joke. Don’t worry, they will get the joke and play along like it did bother them. They might even thank you for funny box along with your gift, but deep inside they are hurting.

If you use the Bacon Tuxedo gift box you’re going to cause your bacon loving friend a roller coaster ride of emotions. They will have extreme happiness followed by shock and then sadness. They may even begin to have trust issues with you.

I hope now you will not use this box for gifts to bacon loving friends. Instead, use it for gifts to your enemies and/or smelly vegans.