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Month: April 2009

Bacon Sacrilege!


They started with a good idea:  Gummy Bacon.  Delicious, who doesn’t want bacon-flavoured candy!  But wait, what’s this?? It’s STRAWBERRY FLAVOURED?!?!?!

Gummy Bacon is a great way to scare folks. Here’s how: take some out of the package when no one is looking, cover them in plastic wrap, and wait in your office kitchen. Then, when folks come in, take a strip out, lament how you just don’t have time to cook it, and then eat it anyways! They will be shocked, and you’ll enjoy the nice gummy taste of strawberry – it’s a win/win situation.

How is that win/win??  It’s more like LOSE/LOSE/LOSE/LOSE!

Ron Eade: Have we all lost our minds?

Ron Eade’s weekly Supermarket Specials post has him ranting a bit, and I love him for it:

No, the real harbinger of warm weather, I say, are grocery stores beating their chests about convenience foods for the barbecue that are both overpriced and salty.

Really, how difficult is it to cut meat into cubes and impale them on a bamboo stick?

How challenged are we that we can no longer chop cabbage to make our own cole slaw?

(In one flyer, I see the claim that a chain store’s magical pork is “moisture enhanced to ensure you get a juicy and flavourful roast or rib every time.”

(My translation: We’ve added salt and bumped up the weight so you can pay meat prices for water.)

Even more galling, I notice in the fine print on flyers this week that some super-duper beef barbecue specials with oh-so-catchy brand names are “cut from Canada AAA grade beef or USDA Choice.”

Say what? American beef while our own Canadian farmers are struggling to stay in business?

Have we all lost our minds?

Hangovers: Bacon is the CURE!

Eat a bacon sandwich to take care of that morning-after-the-night-before feeling:

“Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.”

Ms Roberts told The Mirror: “Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head.”

I definitely could have contributed to this research study.  I don’t feel normal on a hangover day until I’ve had some bacon.

Bluesfest 2009: Lineup announced!

See the whole lineup here.  Oh, it’s gonna be a good year!  I got my tickets today on presale!  Sorry about all the Twitter-aggregation posts recently… I know that’s fucking lame, I should actually write here more often.  In celebration of the Bluesfest announcement today, here’s a video of one guy I’m really looking forward to seeing:  Girl Talk!

Over the next couple of months, I’ve decided that I’m going to try to sample as much of the music from bands that will be appearing at Bluesfest as humanly possible, so watch for some of that to bleed over here.

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