Jolene Ketzenberger from the Indianapolis Star wrote a story about the never heard of before bacon craze that’s sweeping the nation. Besides being about 3 years late, there was one other thing that I disliked about the story, the lack of Mr. Baconpants.
Come on you so called reporters do your homework. This lady refers to bacon blogs but only mentions bacn.com and bacontoday.com (both very new to bacon blogging). Where’s the love? Mr. Baconpants has been thriving for years with a large and loyal fan base, but these “reporters” refuse to acknowledge our presence.
Could it be because they are not really into the whole bacon lifestyle? Could it be that their boss tells them to do a bacon story so they just crap one out? Or could it be that the mainstream media has a boycott against Mr. Baconpants?
Sure you might think I sound a bit crazy with that last one, but think about it. Mr. Baconpants tells it how it is. We’ve slammed Wendy’s, Arby’s, McDonalds, and any other company or person that insults us with their low standard of bacon.
We all know that the majority of companies in this world are owned by the same people. Is it too much of a stretch to think that the owner of Arby’s has connections with NBC, CBS, FOX, or any other media source. And that our reporting style might ruffle a few feathers.
Well, the mainstream media blackout of Mr. Baconpants isn’t going to stop us. The internet is where the revolution is taking place. Our voice will be herd, and as long as restaurants keep trying to take advantage of the average bacon lover, we will be here to let you good people know about it.
Thank you for all your support, and remember bacon loves you.
During this show Sean gives me a bacon Quiz. Luckily I score high enough to not lose my street cred. We will be posting the quiz this week and possibly making it a fun Facebook app. I wonder if anyone got a perfect?
If you happened to follow along with the quiz during the show (its starts near the halfway point), post your score in a comment. I will be give the first three people to comment with a score a free Enjoy Bacon t-shirt.
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Years ago, the public was introduced to something called the SEGA channel. It was a connection that hooked up to the SEGA Genesis and for a monthly fee you could load games to your console through the cable line. It failed hard. It seemed that people didn’t like the idea of paying for games that they didn’t get to own. But now with the digital age, (where people seem perfectly fine with paying money for products they never hold) the concept is coming back.
For the past seven years WebTV founder Steve Perlman and former Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey have been working on what they believe is the future of video games. It’s called OnLive and it’s a way of streaming video games right into your home. Using Windows XP, Vista , or a converter box for your TV, you can play top notch games from Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Atari.
All you need is a broadband connection (1.5 Mbps for normal play 5 Mbps for HD), the willingness to pay an as of yet disclosed monthly fee, and to give up your rights as a consumer to own hard copies of the games you buy.
With the newest video game consoles offering the ability to download content directly to your hard drive, it seems the next logical step is to go all digital. That means cutting out the retail stores like Bestbuy, Walmart, and Target out of the game. One of the problems I have with this is, the developers all claim that this will be good for the consumer. They say, by not having to print boxes or produce DVDs the savings will be passed onto the buyer. If that’s true, then why is it that a digital download of a new movie cost the same as buying it a store?
This is really a way to increase their profit margin by selling you a game without you having the pleasure of actually owning it. I know this is the future, but nobody ever said I have to like it. I still have many major issues with the whole online product thing. What happens when my hard drive crashes and I lose all the music, movies, and games I paid for? What happens when the online game I love gets old and it’s no longer cost affective to run a server for it? And what happens to stores like Gamestop and the Exchange that thrive on the resell of these products?
I guess I’m just old fashion and stuck in the 90’s but I just feel that if I’m going to dish out 60 of my hard earned dollars I should get something for it that I can put on my book shelf.
Everyone knows that bacon makes everything better. Sadly, beer does not have that same quality. Here is my list of 10 situations that you shouldn’t mix with beer (I also added a link to a video for each one). I am not talking about just having one beer here, I am talking about having one to many in these situations.
Kids Sporting Event – Being that drunk parent that beats up a 15 year old for tackling your kid a little “to hard” is not being a good parent. But it sure does make for a great youtube video.
Court – Being a drunk defendant or lawyer never works out in your favor. You should know this if you ever had off work and had to watch one of the 20 court shows on daytime television.
First Dates – I know how this starts. You are all nervous for your big date and you think you will knock the edge of with a few drinks before you meet. Then by the time your date arrives 20 minutes late you’re tanked. The next day your friend (who set you up) will hear about how you passed out at dinner.
Job Interviews – This kind of starts out like the First Date and is equally as damaging. I think the only time this would be appropriate is if you’re going to be a bartender.
Going to the Mall – I hate going to the mall but I know that going drunk is not a good idea. The rent-a-cops at the mall will have a field day with you. Also it never looks good when you pass out in the food court.
Walking – If you’re too drunk to dive you have to do it, but it’s always better to get a cap. When your drink you will think you can walk to your house that is five miles away in just a few minutes. Then two hours later you finally make it home.
Public Speaking – This one is tricky. For the people that have to listen to you it’s great, but for your reputation this is damaging. Also if your speaking at let’s say the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival it’s expected that you will be toasted. So it all depends on location and context for this one.
That was all I could think of, if you have your own please share them with us via a comment.
Last night for dinner I had the McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder with Bacon and Cheese. Since Sean was there to hold the camera we did a video review of it.
I know these have been out for a while and I have talked about them before, but I wanted to put my thoughts on video. If you have tried on of these burgers feel free share your thoughts. I thought it was pretty good for fast food.