This comic almost started a fight between the artist and I. He wanted Mr. Baconpants to be reading a Bible, but I am an Atheist. I thought it would be funnier if I was reading Ayn Rand.
Well, in the end it worked. People sent me emails saying how funny the comic was. A lot of them were wondering when Rand would make an appearance in it. This was my Ditko moment, if you want to know what that means go to talkObjectivism.com and listen to shows 71 and 72.
Cooking bacon is an easy task when you know how to do it the right way. A video by Chow.com shows you a lot of the common mistakes people make when cooking it. If your bacon is burnt and fatty you’re doing it wrong. You have to cook it slow and flip it often. If you don’t believe me, just watch the video and see for yourself.
My buddy Ryan sent me the recipe of all recipes, the Doug. The Doug is a breakfast sandwich thats named after its creator. Supposedly, it took many years to perfect and the recipe was kept secret for many years. Ryan being a lover of bacon wanted to share it with the masses, so with out any more rambling here are the steps.
A large frying pan is key.
Flatten a palm sized portion of Bob Evan’s Maple sausage into a patty and fry it, turning it over when necessary (until it’s cooked all the way through).
Next to the patty crack an egg and let it fry.
If the pan is big enough you can also throw a couple pieces of bacon in the mix. If not then throw them on and cook them whenever you have room on the pan.
Once the egg is cooked fairly well (but not burnt) break open the yolk and flip it over to cook the other side. Continue to rotate it as needed, until it is cooked to your desire.
Put an onion flavored Lenders bagel in the toaster and toast it while you finish up the egg, sausage and bacon.
As the egg finishes cooking put a slice of pepper-jack cheese on top of it.
Once the bagel is done toasting put the egg (with now melted cheese) sausage and bacon on it (in that order).
Chop up some onions and sautee them in the leftover grease.
Throw a slice of maple ham on the frying pan and flip it over until it is cooked on both sides.
Top the sandwich with the cooked ham and sautéed onions.
A bit of hot sauce or barbeque sauce or ranch dressing is optional.
When Ryan was in college he used to eat these all the time. Then once he graduated and got a real job with benefits he went to the doctors to get checked out. They check his cholesterol the doctor was like “Whoa this is high”! The doctor then asked him if he know why(Note: He’s a skinny guy like me). Ryan knew why but played dumb and said, “I don’t know, thats strange”?
The morel of this story is, the Doug is a powerful sandwich and should be eaten in moderation.
When you live with roommates you will find that they have this ability to get the stupidest songs stuck in your head. In fact even when you don’t live with them anymore they still have this power of you.
Last week because of the holiday we didn’t have a show, so this week we had a lot to cover. Also, after work I didn’t have time to make dinner, so all I had before the show was a PB and J and some cookies. Long story short, about halfway through the show the sugar high kicked in. It made for an interesting conversation about commercials and “real radio”.
On the show we talked about:
Hot Coco, Roadie walks in, peanut butter and jelly with bacon, bacon in a bag, Father Spoon’s comments, cheap beer, Arizona watermelon drink, wrong hole, Outback Steakhouse, bacon chocolate bar, Which is it women?, if we were real radio, gas is cheap, bacon doughnut, Sean’s idea, Bob Evans, sugar high, bacon shirt, beads get your drunk, drunks in Pittsburgh, space beer, bacon loves all.
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This is the new and improved bacon lovers gift guide. I did this last year and it was a big hit. Since this year there has been an explosion of new bacon products to chose from, I am here to help you find the best.
Apparel: Butcher Diagram T-Shirt – I always have to explain to people where bacon comes from (some people don’t know) and this shirt makes it simple. I heart Bacon T-Shirt – Every time I wear this shirt I make a new friend. So if you or your bacon lover has trouble making new friends this is a must have. Enjoy Bacon T-Shirt – Tell the world how you feel about bacon. Think about it…if everyone enjoyed bacon we would have world peace. Bacon T-Shirt – This is a basic bacon shirt, because sometimes all your need is five strips of bacon on your chest.
Accessories: Bacon Strip Necklace – Show your bacon pride by wearing a bacon strip around your neck. It’s a known fact that wearing this necklace raises your charisma. Bacon Strip Earrings – If you or your bacon lover is looking for a man these will do the trick. If I saw a women wearing these I would buy her a drink without thinking twice about it. Bacon Pin – We all know that the flag pin is popular with politicians, but in time the one that wears the bacon pin, wins the election. Bacon Key-ring – You will never lose your keys again if you had a strip of bacon attached to them. All you would have to do is follow your taste buds.
Art and Home Decor: Bacon Pillows – This pillow will make any area in your living or bedroom look warm and inviting. Baconfish – A million years ago there were fish made of bacon. Just before they were fished to extinction they evolved in to what we now call pigs. Saint Anthony – No kitchen can be complete without a plastic Saint Anthony watching over your bacon. I Love Bacon – If you get dark humor then you’re going to love this painting. It’s cute and sad all at the same time. I love it!
Cooking: The Bacon Cookbook – This book features 150 recipes from around the world that involve bacon. One review says, “Vegetarians beware; these dishes could prove too tempting”. Seduced by Bacon – This book is a celebration of bacon, filled with gorgeous photographs and seductive new recipes both savory and sweet. Bacon Salt – I own some of this stuff and its amazing. My cooking has improved ever since I started experimenting with this. Baconnaise – Everyone loves mayonnaise and bacon so it’s a no brainer to combine them. I have not tried this yet but the reviews of it are good.
I hope this gift guide makes shopping for the bacon lover in your life a little easier. If you think I should add something to this list let me know via a comment.