Month: June 2008

Kevin Bacon: Side Note

My husband was so mad that I didn’t include Tremors in Kevin Bacon’s list of hits. I was all, “I think it can be lumped in with his late-eighties slump.” And he’s like, “Nuh-uh. Tremors was made in the nineties.” And it turns out that it was, indeed, made in 1990. And while we will forever disagree on the awesomeness of this movie, we can both agree that it starred Kevin Bacon. I think my friend Christine would like a copy of this DVD for her...

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Bacon Feather

Well it’s Monday again, and once again I’m overwhelmed and under prepared. The good news is that we had an awesome weekend celebrating Naseem’s birthday with much wine and bacon-wrapped filet. (Delicious steak photos to follow soon.) In the meantime, here’s a video of a (drunk?) guy improvising with bacon. Notice how he eats it after it’s been touching his hair? I’m not sure what bothers me more, that he got bacon grease in his hair, or that he got hair on his...

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Kevin Bacon 1958 – Eternity

Born in Philadelphia, Kevin Bacon is the youngest of six children. His prolific film career began in 1982 with the critically acclaimed Diner. It was with 1984’s Footloose, however, that Kevin became a Hollywood icon. Although he experienced an artistic slump in the late eighties, he made a strong return in the early nineties with films like JFK, A Few Good Men, Murder in the First and Apollo 13. He has continued to make smart and often controversial role choices, keeping him at the top of his field. Bacon tidBits Kevin has been married since 1988 to actress Kyra...

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It’s Time for Bacon!

See this crazy kid? See how he’s dancing for the sheer love of bacon? That song he’s jamming to is written by one of the Society’s favorite rock stars and product reviewers, Parry Gripp. You may know Parry as a lovable Nerfherder, or perhaps you’re familiar with one of his many brilliant jingles written for those of us about to shop. You can also find about a jillion YouTube videos of cartoon characters and teenaged kids dancing their brains out to Do You Like Waffles? But for the moment, let’s forget all that. It’s time for...

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Wake & Bake Redefined

I used to have a roommate who religiously did the wake & bake, something I found pretty irritating most days, since he had to walk through my bedroom to get to the bathroom for his morning shower. (Worst house design EVER.) And he had to be at work by 7:00 a.m. every day. (Worst job EVER.) And so at 6:30 every morning my room would fill with the smell of morning bong hits and I would roll over and cover my head with a pillow. If only my roommate was a Mathlete and had come up with this awesome...

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The Eternal Struggle Rages On

It’s a question as old as time: to meat, or not to meat. I know lots of vegetarians, and just as many former vegetarians who fell off the old meat-wagon. If you were struggling to control your carnivorous instincts, can you think of any smell that would ruin you as quickly as bacon? I can’t. And that’s why Bacon must always be the arch-enemy of Tofu, the champion of Soy, the mother of all bean products. Now we can all have a reminder of this eternal struggle on our knick knack shelves, thanks to the good folks at Archie...

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Bacon Pizza…Hallelujah!

Could there be two more heavenly words than bacon and pizza? And I don’t mean that Canadian variety so popular with the pineapples. I’m talking fat-marbled, skillet-fried, greasy, delicious bacon. According to Serious Eats’ Slice report, Famous Original Ray’s in NYC has made my pizza dreams come true. Don’t axe me about the broccoli? spinach? something green and white pizza next to it. I couldn’t be less interested. Let’s hear more about a giant thin-crust pizza with nothing but cheese and bacon to keep it warm in my belly. This image is going to cause my salivary glands to...

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Menage a Bacon

Wow! It’s been a hectic weekend, and its going to be one heck of a Monday. Let’s just say it involves major deadlines and multi-paged proposals. And so I will simply start the week with this beautiful photo of a pile of bacon, and wishes that your week may be more bacon than...

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Francis Bacon (the painter, not the Sir) – 1909-1992

Born in Ireland to English parents, Francis Bacon was a sickly child. He spent much of his unhappy childhood sedated on morphine to battle illness and allergic attacks. As a young adult, Bacon drifted from city to city, relationship to relationship, picking up a number of useful and artistic skills. He worked as both an interior and furniture designer before beginning his life as a painter. His works are noted for their dark and grotesque qualities. Bacon tidBits Francis was yet another Bacon of the homosexual persuasion. While living in poverty in Monte Carlo, Bacon found that the reverse...

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Bacon Toilet Paper

Do you love the Grateful Palate? I love the Grateful Palate. Those guys are just genius, overflowing with an abundance of bacon gifts and bacon-of-the-month clubs and delicious goodies. Grateful Palate, I want to be your friend. This may be my favorite gift item this week. It’s Bacon Toilet Paper, and I would feel like the coolest person alive if this adorned my bathroom the next time I had guests in my home. Just imagine, caring for your tender hiney in this kind of luxury. The cost alone makes it a precious commodity. At $10 a roll, this isn’t the toilet paper you want your toddler or puppy pulling from room to room, making a Hansel & Gretel-style TP trail. It’s the kind of thing you hoard and break out only for special occasions. Too rich for your buns? Take a look around the Under $30 sections. You can find gifts and nibbles starting at just $3. Although I’m still going to push the toilet paper. Buy a four-pack and it bring the cost down to about $6 a roll. And really, isn’t the cheekiness worth it? Fairly Odd Novelties Greasy Bacon Toilet Paper with Strong Man Holder Novelty Gift Set...

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Bacon Baklava

As you may have guessed by, oh I don’t know, maybe my bacon blog, I am a salty person. I like the occasional sweet, but I’m really more about a good cut of meat, a rich pasta sauce or a buttery baked potato. (I must make an exception for ice cream…i could eat chocolate flake ice cream ’til it runs out my ears.) Anyway, I’ve never liked things that were over-sweet, and baklava has certainly never appealed to me. Gives me a toothache just thinking about it. Amazingly, the genius blogger behind Holy Shitake has found a way to...

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Just in time for Father’s Day

I don’t know about your dad, but mine has some typical father-like qualities. Things like a penchant for shop tools and barbecues and red meat. Although Dad and I don’t agree on how we like our bacon cooked, we both agree that breakfast isn’t breakfast without it. (One of many issues on which we agree on the answer, but not the method.) So if you’ve got one of those heroic, he-man dads who runs the grill like a pro, get on over to BaconShirts.com and make your dad the bacon apron of your choice. Too tough for an apron?...

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