If you are looking for a mobile home or trailer, then have we got something totally different for you. This little beauty folds up nice and compact for transport but is plenty roomy once you open it up.
The unique design of the trailer means that it can fan out to a 252° radius creating ample room for a bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom and even an office. The mobile walls and floors are on rails so that they can slide open easily. And if you aren’t into open-air camping, there is a sliding screen that covers the house to keep the elements outside.
Designers: Stephanie Bellanger, Amaury Watine, François Gustin & David Dethoor
Via: Yanko Design
It’s simple, it’s quick, and it’s the perfect compliment to a bacon and eggs breakfast. That’s right, I’m talking about toast. With just the push of a button and a few minutes of your time, you can transform regular, old bread into golden, toasted goodness.
Look inside any kitchen and you’re bound to find a traditional toaster sitting on the counter, but just as major appliances evolve over time, the toaster has had a few updates too.
We’ve talked about some awesome toaster combinations before, but here are two unique toasters that will take your breakfast to the next level.
The VHS Toaster
This geeked-out VHS Toaster is certainly one of a kind and adds an old school touch to your toast. Insert your preferred choice of white or whole wheat bread, push play and in just a few short minutes, your VHS toast pops out the cassette slot.
While you can’t buy this baby in the store, a toast-loving mastermind has offered up instructions on how to make your own.
The Portable Toaster
The Portable Toaster is more practical but equally as cool. This device is hand held, made of reinforced ceramic and is shaped much like a cake knife. By using CarboNano technology, the ceramic knife is capable of generating enough heat to toast your bread, in about the same time it would take a conventional toaster.
The butterfly design lets you know how toasted your bread will be so you’ll never have to worry about burnt toast again. The Portable Toaster does need to be charged in between uses but it’s perfect for work, camping, or anyone who just really loves toast.
This toaster should be available sometime in 2009.
If you love ping pong and you love eating, then you’ll adore this Ping-Pong Dining Table by Hunn Wai.
Hunn Wai has crafted a beautiful, official-sized game table using hi-tech marble-like Corian with gorgeous gold lacquer patterns. The long, rectangular vase filled with delicate flowers serves as both a floral arrangement and the game-net.
Hunn Wai’s inspiration came from the origins of ping pong.
Ping pong started as a fun, after-dinner game for upper-class Victorians in the 1880s. It was a smaller, indoor version of tennis that used everyday objects as the equipment. The game would be played on the dining table with a row of books as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a racket made from a cigar box lid.
It is the most revered, the most loved, the most desired and most delicious of all the meats.
In honor of this smoked gift from heaven, we have painstakingly compiled everything bacon into this Compendium of Cured Meat, this Handbook of Hog, this Pandect of Porkbellies. It doesn’t matter how you slice it, thick or thin. This is the one, the only, the absolute, Baconcyclopedia: The Ultimate Bacon Reference of Baconic Proportions.
Bacon Days of Yore
The phrase “bring home the bacon” comes from the 12th century when a church in Dunmow, England offered a side of bacon to any man who could swear before God and the congregation that he had not fought or quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. Any man that could bring home the bacon was highly respected in his community.
Prior to the 17th century, bacon or bacoun was a Middle English term referring to all types of pork. The word bacon comes from the French word bako, German bakkon and Old Teutonic backe, which all mean “back”.
- Bacon is one of the oldest meats in history dating back to 1500 BC.
- The earliest reference of bacon was in 1560 by a London Cheesemonger.
- In the 16th Century, European peasants would proudly display the small amount of bacon they could afford.
- The Yorkshire and Tamworth pigs are bred specifically for bacon.
- 70% of all bacon in the US is eaten at breakfast time.
- More than 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced each year in the US.
Bacon – The Fifth Food Group
Bacon Snack Attack
There is an overwhelming selection of bacon-flavored snacks that any bacon worshipper can stock their cupboards with.
There are bacon chips and sticks, bacon and cheddar crackers, bacon squares, and Baconzitos - just to name a few. Every brand, every crisp, chip, stick, fry, ring, puff and cracker is available in bacon flavor at your local grocery store to help curb your bacon craving. And for those of you who have an adventurous lust for bacon, you can now broaden your cultural horizons with Bacon & Cheese Crickets. *chirp chirp*
You can even buy Gourmet Bacon Popcorn.
Everyone knows that pig is the new cow and with Bacon Jerky you can enjoy your favorite dried-meat snack with a punch of smoked pork.
Its not just for humans, either - puppies even get to join the fun with these Bacon Pet Treats.
Bacon is Meat Candy
The good folks at Udder Delight have added Bacon to their bold and creative list of ice cream flavors and for a more complete breakfast, you can try Bacon and Eggs Ice Cream at the Fat Duck restaurant.
HHere’s more meat candy for you to salivate over:
- Vosges Mo’s Bacon Bar with applewood smoked bacon, alder wood smoked salt all covered in deep milk chocolate.
- Of course, Vosges could have called it quits right there and returned back to dark chocolate and nuts, but they decided to create another pork and cocoa masterpiece, the Flying Chocolate Pig. Yes, it is exactly what you are imagining – a pig-shaped milk chocolate confection filled with applewood smoked bacon and alder wood smoked salt.
- Chocolate-Covered Bacon is another favorite for any bacon lover. You can purchase it at specialty stores or simply make your own using your choice of chocolate.
- For a light, airy, melt-in-your-mouth bacon sensation, try Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy, available at McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston.
- Scientific study after scientific study has conclusively proved that maple bacon is downright delicious and with this in mind, Lolliphile decided to take it one step further with their Maple-Bacon Lollipop.
- Most of you are probably familiar with the bizarre line of jelly beans that let you enjoy such culinary delights as rotten egg, vomit, grass, and moldy cheese. Thank god they’ve finally redeemed themselves and their product line by introducing Bacon-Flavored Jelly Beans.
- Smack on a juicy piece of Bacon-Flavored Gum Balls.
- And for those of you who are not true baconnoisseurs but want to jump on the wagon, you can try Uncle Oinker’s Strawberry-Flavored Gummy Bacon.
Check out our Bakin’ with Bacon section to find out how to make your own Candied or Chocolate-Covered Bacon and Bacon-Flavored Ice Cream.
Everything Tastes Better With Bacon
Chef David Burke has a line of naturally-flavored cooking sprays that come in 35 sweet and savory flavors. The best flavor, of course, is his Bacon Spray. A few sprays from this little pump bottle will allow you to literally taste everything with bacon. The best part? It has zero calories and zero fat! Indulge in the irresistible flavor of bacon without any of the guilt.
Currently available in Original, Hickory, and Peppered as well as Limited Edition Flavors such as Applewood, Jalapeno, Mesquite, Cheddar, and Maple Redux, BaconSalt is perfect for any food that you like salty and full of bacon flavor. There’s even an entire site called IHeartBaconSalt that explores all the possibilities of this holy product, including snorting it up your nose.
And from those same bacontrepeneurs, the ultimate bacon-flavored spread, Baconnaise, lets you make every sandwich, every sauce and every dip deliciously bacon-y. Available in regular and lite.
Finally, for all those spam loves out there that believe it’s perfectly acceptable for meat to come in can form – Canned Bacon. Yum!
Bacon Not Stirred
Bacon Beer. This German ale called Rauchbier literally translates to ‘smoked beer’, but beer critics can’t help but notice the distinct bacon flavor this German ale has.
For a more authentic cured taste, there is also a real Bacon Beer made from American Pale Ale infused with lean bacon that’s so far only available at the Front Street Ale House in Washington.
Even some vineyards prefer their bubbly to have a hint of bacon essence. You can sample wines perfumed with smoked bacon with loam and chocolate, with earth and black plum, with black pepper, coffee and wild blueberry, and with black cherry.
Unfortunately the rumors of a bacon soda, Diet Coke with Bacon, seem to be too good to be true, but you can get the lifeblood of Mother Nature flavored in bacon. Molli Brands INC has a non-carbonated, filtered, vitamin-enhanced water that comes in several meaty flavors including our favorite smoked pork belly.
(Technically, this water is for your pets, but if you dream of living entirely on bacon products, your dream can now be realized.)
Check out the Bakin’ With Bacon Drink section to learn how you can make your own bacon booze.
As unfathomable as it is, there are those who voluntarily choose to not eat meat. Yes, it’s practically an abomination that they willingly deny themselves this succulent food group but it’s certainly no surprise to fellow carnivores that even the strictest of vegans still crave a rasher of bacon.
Smart Bacon by LightLife is a popular bacon substitute that still packs a bacon punch. However, supporters don’t deny that it doesn’t even remotely look like the real thing.
MorningStar Farms has a line a veggie meat including Veggie Bacon Strips made from tofu. It’s low in fat and cooks as fast as regular bacon but has a very play-doh-esque look.
Also, Yves Veggie Cuisine has Canadian Veggie Bacon that’s fat free and made from soy. It’s still recommended to not actually look at it while you eat it.
There’s also a wide variety of sauces you can purchase at local health food stores that will give any dish that salty, smoky taste reminiscent of bacon like Marmite, Bragg’s Liquid Amino, Tamari (soy sauce), and Torula.
Of course, even the most dedicated vegans find bacon difficult to resist, like Mandydale who recently gave up her vegetarian ways and embarked on 30 days of Pork .
If Bacon Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right
Bacon is often toted as an ‘unhealthy’ food and it leaves many wondering how something so undeniably good could ever be bad?
Sure, there are studies that say children who eat cured meat may have a higher risk of leukemia, and nutritionists have linked bacon to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type II diabetes and high blood pressure, but Bacon Lover Mike Nelson vowed to eat bacon for the entire month of February and much to the naysayer’s surprise, he didn’t die. Actually, Mike felt great during the 28 days of nothing but bacon. He had no cravings, his blood pressure went down, and he even lost some weight.
Then there’s Gertrude Baines, the world’s oldest woman who at 114 believes that a diet including bacon is the key to a long, healthy life.
And an amazing trio of Canadians set a new record for fastest trek across Antarctica, thanking a steady diet of deep fried bacon and butter.
Furthermore, there have been studies in the last few years that have suggested cured meats are actually healthy! They have shown to have a protective effect on damaged heart tissues post-heart attack.
The Reese brothers have seen the future and they say it tastes great! For the past decade and a half, they’ve been working on creating ‘super bacon’ that would taste the same but be even better for our bodies.
This is the ultimate how-to guide for makin’ everything bacon. In this section, fellow citizens of baconation can learn the finer points of how to prepare, smoke, cook, weave, cure and store bacon so that it is at it’s culinary finest.
- Dave from BSBrewing ordered a 12 pound slab of ‘proto-bacon’ from his local meat market and went about cutting, flavoring, and smoking his own bacon in his backyard.
- If you don’t have a smoker, here’s an easy way to smoke your own bacon using your BBQ. Just pick the kind of hardwood chips you want to use, like maple, apple, oak, cherry, or hickory to flavor your bacon.
- When craving a few slices of fried bacon, there’s nothing worse than trying to thaw the frozen slab before your stomach eats itself. Using some baking sheets, you can freeze your bacon in singles or smaller sections for easy access when that craving hits you. Tip: You should freeze bacon within a week of purchasing it and you can keep it frozen for up to two months.
- It’s the latest bacon cooking trend to intricately weave bacon slices upon bacon slices to make a masterpiece fit for a king. Use these steps or watch this video to learn how to weave your own bacon.
- If your grandma ever made you learn how to knit a scarf, you can put those skills to good by knitting bacon. It serves no real purpose other than another awesome way to enjoy unnecessary amounts of bacon.
- There’s curly fries, why not curly bacon?
- And, if you cut your bacon just right, you can compete with this guy for the World’s Longest Bacon.
For those bacon purists who prefer to get hands on, you can even learn how to raise your own pig to enjoy homegrown bacon.
So you want to raise your own bacon? It makes sense. Everyone wants the freshest, juiciest, most succulent bacon at their disposal and what better way than to raise your own swine?
First off, you need a pig. A baby pig can cost you anywhere from $20 - $65 and they take about 5 - 6 months to reach their most edible weight of 200 – 225 lbs. Now 200 lbs sounds like a lot of pig but think about it like this.
One 200 lb pig will produce approximately:
- 24 lbs of ham
- 20 lbs of bacon
- 17 lbs of pork roast
- 18 lbs of picnic shoulder
- 7 lbs of pork chops
- 8 lbs of sausage
- 7 lbs of “miscellaneous” cuts
- 6 lbs of salt pork
- 31 lbs of lard
Mmmmm… porky goodness. I can hear you salivating already. But if 200 lbs is good then 400 lbs must be better right? Well, not really. Once a pig reaches approximately 225lbs, they start “making pigs of themselves” by eating more food and putting on less weight. Plus they start to get fatty, and since you are going to the trouble of growing yourself some healthy bacon, you might as well do it right.
Tips on buying your piglet:
- Purchase your baby pig in the spring when it is about 6 – 8 weeks old.
- Get your piglet inoculated and wormed before purchase. (You may need to continue to de-worm your pig every 4 – 6 wks.)
- Buy your pig from a reputable breeder or a farmer with clean, disease-free stock.
- Do NOT buy a cute, little runt.
- Choose a long pig – fat pigs produce lots of fat (there’s a big surprise).
- Pick a young sow or a castrated male pig (a barrow).
- The breed doesn’t matter – all breeds have been developed to produce yummy, meaty deliciousness.
How to feed your pig:
- Your pig is not a picky eater. It will be happy eating grain, wheat, grass, corn-on-the-cob, table scraps, leftover garden veggies and even garbage. But, do NOT feed old garbage to your pig, pigs like fresh garbage.
- Pigs reared on fresh greens and plenty of exercise will produce lean, healthy and, (most importantly) juicy pork. Your pig should gain about 1 pound/ day.
- You can use a trough for your pig’s food. However, make sure that you secure the trough so your pig does not tip it over.
- Observe your pig’s eating habits so that you can make sure your pig is getting enough food and still keep waste to a minimum.
- Use a wall-mounted water bucket. This will keep your pigs dirty hooves out of the water and reduce spillage. A growing pig can guzzle 3 gallons of water a day so make sure your pig has a fresh supply at all times.
Your pig is a simple creature and only needs a simple house. But make sure it’s sturdy because pigs like to push and prod and could knock their home down. (And don’t forget about the big, bad wolf, his huffing and puffing is sure to knock down any shoddily built house.)
All your pig needs is a 3-sided shed, approximately 8 x 6 feet, 5 feet high in front, 3 feet high in the rear, with a tar-paper roof. Leave the front open (to let the smell out) and build it in a shaded area to keep your piggy cool in the summer.
Pigs love to roam and forage and keep their snout to the ground. They are also known to be expert escape artists. This means that any fence will need to be well-constructed at ground level to keep your sneaky pig in otherwise your neighbor may be the one dining on free-range pork.
Once your pig is big enough to eat, it is probably easiest to get a professional to slaughter your pig for you. Your feed dealer will know someone who can dress your pigs, smoke the hams, bacon, make sausage, hog’s head cheese, liverwurst, mmmm…. Or if you are feeling adventurous you can do your own curing and smoking once the pig has been slaughtered and dressed. (Refer back to Makin’ Bacon)
It is also an option to slaughter your own pig but make sure to do it when the weather is cool. You don’t want the pig to freeze so 40 – 50 degrees is the perfect temperature for pig killing. Then hang the carcass for at least 24 hours to ensure all of the pig’s body heat has dissipated.
The final thing to remember is that your pig is not your pet; you are raising it for food. Pigs can be fun and entertaining but don’t get too attached to it or you’ll never be able to enjoy the fresh bacon that you worked so hard to raise.
Most people prefer to cook bacon in a cast iron skillet (or at least a frying pan) on low heat. But people have also been known to bake bacon, grill bacon and microwave bacon. And since there are so many ways to cook bacon, guess what? There are also all kinds of special bacon-cooking equipment available for your bacon-cooking needs.
The 2 most important things to remember when cooking bacon in a frying pan are to use a cold skillet and to keep the temperature on low to medium while cooking. Starting with a cold skillet will keep the bacon curling to a minimum and the low temperature will prevent burning, both of which are pretty important when you are trying to show off your bacon prowess. Here’s some tips on how to keep your bacon from shrinking when cooking it in the frying pan.
Of course there are some gadgets to help out when you need that extra flat bacon like the Bacon Press.
This pig-shaped cast-iron press flattens your bacon strips for fast, even cooking with minimal shrinkage. Fits most 10″ skillets. Can also be used on an open grill.
Grilling your bacon doesn’t take any special skill. Simply preheat your grill. Place your slab o’ bacon on the grill (you don’t even have to separate the slices), grill for 3 - 4 minutes then open the grill and turn the bacon. Close the grill and continue cooking until desired bacon-y crispness.
Bacon is yummy when baked in the oven and the oven produces flat slices (perfect for bacon-o-licious BLTs).
To bake your bacon:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place a rack inside a baking sheet.
- Lay out your bacon-y slices of goodness and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
- You can also use a broiler, but the splatters make a huge mess and can also cause fires!
However, if you are a risk taker and would prefer to use a broiler, watch Rachel Ray and she’ll tell you how.
Some people actually prefer their bacon cooked in the microwave. (I’m not sure who these people are but apparently they have reasons). The #1 reason for cooking bacon in the microwave is that it cooks the bacon with out making a huge, greasy mess and still produces nice crispy strips. People also say that their bacon is healthier this way, but come on, it’s bacon…
There are several fancy contraptions to help you cook your bacon in the microwave but as long as you have a glass dish and some paper towel you are ready to get cooking.
Follow these simple steps from StartCooking.com to make perfect microwave bacon every time.
Lay 2 paper towels on the plate. Spread the bacon out in a single layer not overlapping on the dish.
Now lay another paper towel over the top.
Depending on your microwave, this amount of bacon should take about 4-6 minutes to get nice and crispy.
Using pot holders, very carefully remove the dish from the microwave.
Be careful! The dish itself will be very hot.
The paper towels will have absorbed all the bacon fat. With some tongs, put the bacon on a serving dish.
Now just throw away the paper towels and enjoy.
However, if you are interested in some special microwave bacon cooking equipment – we have some for your perusal.
Bacon Cooking Equipment
Sales Pitch: Use the Wow Bacon to make as much freshly-broiled bacon as you want without the usual mess. Your bacon will be healthier and you will never have any unsightly, burnt-tasting dark spots on your bacon. Dishwasher-safe.
Sales Pitch: The Bacon Wave will produce faster, healthier and crisper bacon with no mess. Enjoy bacon with less fat, less cholesterol and fewer calories. The Bacon Wave cooks 14 yummy slices of bacon at once and is dishwasher safe.
Sales Pitch: The Bacon Genie cooks 12 strips of delicious, crispy bacon in seconds. No more grease or paper towels, Bacon Genie makes great tasting bacon every time and is dishwasher safe.
Sales Pitch: The microwave bacon tray’s ribbed surface allows bacon fat to drain away while cooking. This tray is durable, freezer to oven to table use, and dishwasher safe.
Sales Pitch: The Presto PowerCrisp is the easy and delicious way to make crisp bacon. Bacon cooked in the microwave is leaner than pan fried bacon as the special cooking racks allow the fat to drip down into the base leaving healthier bacon for you to enjoy.
Sales Pitch: This great microwavable duo will let you prepare your breakfast with speed and ease. Keep your microwave free of grease with the bacon grill splatter shield.
For more Bacon Cooking Tips.
The Different Sides of Bacon
Bacon is generally cut from the belly or loin of the pig which produces the most common kinds of bacon: streaky and back. However, certain types of bacon can come from other areas of the pig such as collar bacon (from the shoulder area) and gammon (from the hind legs.)
- Streaky Bacon comes from the belly of the pig and is the most common kind of bacon in the US. It is generally very fatty with long veins.
- Back Bacon comes from the loin in the middle of the back of the pig. It is a much leaner cut of meat with a very ham-like flavor. It is also referred to as Irish or Canadian bacon.
- Jowl Bacon is the cheeks of the pig, cured and smoked.
- Collar Bacon is taken from the back of the pig near the head.
- Middle Bacon is similar to back bacon but is cheaper and fattier.
- Cottage Bacon is from the pig’s shoulder and is thinly sliced and lean.
- Picnic Bacon is from the pig’s shoulder beneath the blade and is fairly lean but a bit tough.
- Gammon is from the hind leg of the pig.
- Canadian Bacon is a thicker cut of bacon from the pork loin and most resembles ham.
- Pancetta is Italian bacon that is a type of dry cured meat. This bacon is made from pork belly that has been spiced and salt cured, then dried for three months.
- Ventreche is French-style pancetta.
- Proscuitto is gourmet Italian bacon that has been dry-cured, aged and spiced.
- Serrano is Spanish bacon very similar to Proscuitto.
- Guanciale is unsmoked Italian jowl bacon that is rubbed with spices and cured for three weeks.
- White Bacon, also known as salt pork, is pork belly that is unsmoked and cured with salt.
- As well as many other Gourmet flavors.
Bakin’ with Bacon
As Dan Phillips of the Grateful Palate so eloquently put it, “Bacon is sex in the skillet. It’s the ultimate aphrodisiac for all living things. Except pigs, of course”.
While there are many wonderful ways to enjoy bacon in your life the best, nay, only way to truly experience this delectable and succulent, smoked meat is to simply eat it.
And not just by sprinkling some bacon bits on your salad, but by excessively adding bacon on top of more bacon to every mouth-watering spoonful that touches your unworthy mouth.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can make sure your three meals a day have the savory, smoky crunch of bacon.
Sandwiches & Burgers
Soups & Chilis
Snacks & Sides
And of course, bacon wrapped anything is always hit, like Bacon Wrapped Bacon Wrapped Bacon Wrapped Bacon. Just pick your favorite food, wrap it in bacon and viola!
Of course, if you don’t have a knack in the kitchen, restaurants and fast food joints are quickly catching on to the bacon mania, like Wendy’s Baconator. Plus, other joints are usually very willing to add as much bacon as you’d like.
There’s no better way to end a bacon-filled meal than with a helping of sugar-drenched bacon.
There are lots of ways to substitute bacon into your favorite dessert recipes.
Wash your meals back with some home brew infused with everyone’s favorite cured meat.
Finally, if you’re ever having troubles deciding what you’re in the mood to eat, let this useful Bacon Flowchart help you decide.
Bacon Best Sellers
For those who are truly passionate about bacon and wish to incorporate its savory goodness into their daily lives as much as possible, here are some ‘must-reads’ in bacon literature.
- Everything Tastes Better With Bacon : 70 delicious bacon recipes, plus storing, buying, handling and cooking advice
- The Bacon Cookbook : More than 150 bacon recipes from around the world
- Seduced By Bacon : Recipes & Lore about American’s Favorite Indulgence
- Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
- Sex And Bacon : Why I Love Things That Are Bad For Me
- Bacon: A Love Story : A Salty Survey of Everybody’s Favorite Meat
- 36 Ways To Serve Bacon
- Eat What You Want and Die Like A Man : The World’s Unhealthiest Cookbook
- Home Curing of Bacon and Hams
- The Best of Bacon Cookbook
- Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design
- Bacon Cookbook on CD
- Bacon Magazine
- Bacon Haikus
- How to Make a Bacon Tiling Image in Photoshop
Bacontarians the world over have united under one common passion: to promote the consumption and unfaltering love for the most blessed of foods, bacon. And so, on this, the holiest of days, The Holy Church of Bacon was born.
The Holy Church of Bacon doth not judge nor discriminate. Anyone who doth seekith the bacon-y truth may join in this, the Holy Quest of Baconage. The Holy Book of Bacon, or the Bacon Bible, is the holiest of bacon texts and serves as a personal guide to Baconlightenment (Baconirvana). This sacred scripture includes the most important works in Baconic history:
To practice Baconism, one must worship and revere this blessed food as the way, the truth, and the life.
Bacontarians must also recite the Pig Prayer:
May bacon be with you.
Patron Saint of Bacon
Saint Anthony, Patron Saint of Bacon is regarded as the intercessor and advocate of the most sacred of foods, bacon.
Sadly, despite how deliciously sacred bacon is, there are those who choose to go against the bacon lords and participate in deviant and sinful behavior. They are called the Bacon Haters.
Their senseless hate may be strong, but their numbers are small. Bacon Lovers Unite!
Get out your calendars and mark these bacon celebration dates down! You won’t want to miss out on hours of fun devoted entirely to nothin’ but bacon. A couple you just missed but there are some coming soon to a city near you.
Where: El Bait Shop and High Life Lounge, 200 S.W. Second St., Des Moines.
When: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009
Where: 500 3rd Street, Suite 510, San Francisco, CA
When: March 21st, 2009 - 1-5pm
Where: Radegast Hall & Beer Garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 113 N 3rd St
When: Sunday March 29 at 5PM.
Time: September 5, 2009 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Santa Barbara
When a person truly falls in love with bacon, it’s simply not enough to just eat it. You want to adorn yourself with it. You want your entire being surrounded by its smoky flavors. You want your essence soaking in its salty grease. You want I Heart Bacon written across your ass.
If you want to announce your love for bacon, you don’t have to scream it from the highest roof top. Just dress yourself from head to toe in baccoutrement.
Real Bacon Bling for the adventurous type.
You can get a complete, matching Bacon Jewelry Set that includes earrings, bracelet, necklace and ring.
Just For Fun
Bacon Bikini (NSFW)
Zazzle has a whole Bacon Shop full of shirts, shoes, hats, aprons and more. CafePress even has a bacon boutique to get your favorite bacon slogan printed on your shirts, and of course, you can’t forget Baconshirts.
Bringin’ Home The Bacon
As the aroma of crisp bacon saturates the air, bacon itself, is saturating our entire homes. No longer limited to the kitchen frying pan, bacon can now be found in the bathroom, the living room, or even the bedroom, providing us with delicious products to gaze upon and adore.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness and since bacon is God’s meat, it seems a natural choice to want to soak, lather, and moisturize your body with as much bacon as humanly possible.
Tend to your most delicate parts with Bacon Toilet Paper.
Get sudsy with Bacon Soap.
And don’t forget to freshen your breath with Bacon Mints.
Wake up every morning surrounded by total baconess with these bacon home products. From scented candles and placemats to magnets and lamps, let bacon seep its greasy way into every room of your home.
I love Meat Stickers (includes Bacon)
Not that any baconthusiast needs a reason to celebrate with bacon, but you can go all out over the holidays and spread a little bacon cheer with this seasonal bacon items.
Baconians know how much pure joy and pleasure a forkful of moist, salty, just-out-of-the-frying-pan bacon can bring. But now bacon-fun goes beyond just your dinner plate with these toys, games and action figures all made in an ode to bacon.
There is tons of Bacon Play Food like this Felt Breakfast Set, Bacon, Egg and Pancake Set, Breakfast Buddy Playset, Knitted Bacon Strip, Plush Baconman, Baconoki, Plastic Bacon, Bacon & Egg Jellyfish,
Some awesome baconny goodness just doesn’t seem to fall under any other category. So here is a little bacompilation of bacon music, comedy, superheroes and whatever else we could find that was on the odd side of the pig.
The Case of The Missing Bacon
Bacon Boy SuperHero
Austin Winters created Bacon Boy at the age of 10 while he was being treated for leukemia in Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He was inspired by painter Frank Etxaniz who encouraged him to come up with a character to draw.
What started as a simple drawing, morphed into a superhero of Baconic proportions. Bacon Boy was born, along with his friend Sgt Sausage, who together fought off the evil Fry Guy and his minions, Knife and Fork. Fry Guy’s main goal is to cook his enemies but he hasn’t gotten Bacon Boy yet.
Bacon Boy has a hat, cape and multiple delicious superpowers to fight his enemies.
- Being able to shoot bacon bits from one hand and grease from the other.
- “Meat Vision” that lets Bacon Boy propel sausages and corn dogs out of his eye sockets.
- Powerful suction to upload various things, such as, water and grease.
Bacon Boy was entered into a children’s art contest and after winning, became transformed into a glass version for a permanent collection of kids’ art in the Tacoma Museum of Glass.
Austin made drawings of his characters, created iron-on images, t-shirts, did animation and shaped Bacon Boy in clay.
Austin lost his battle with cancer on September 18, 2008. Buying one of Bacon Boy’s t-shirts will support the Austin Winters Fund and the Children’s Healing Art Project.
If there’s Bacon Boy, then there must be Bacon Man!
Make Bacon Not War (NSFW)
Don’t forget your Bacon Rolling Papers
Beyond the delicious fifth food group, there are many famous Bacons that aren’t as tasty, but definitely hold a place in any bacon-loving heart.
Roger Bacon (1214–1294)
An English philosopher and Franciscan friar who was seen as a modern experimental scientist, a man before his time. He is sometimes credited as one of the earliest European advocates of the modern scientific method.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)
An English author, philosopher, scientist, lawyer and statesman. He served both as Lord Chancellor and Attorney General of England. He fell out of political favor when he was found guilty of accepting bribes.
Kevin Bacon (born 1958)
An American actor who has been in many popular films and stage shows. He formed a band called the Bacon Brothers with his brother Michael in 1995.
Canadian Bacon – The Movie (1995)
A comedy about a satirical cold war between Canada and the US, directed by Michael Moore. Canadian Bacon was the last film to be released starring Canadian actor, John Candy after his death in 1994.
The Bacon Bizarre
Bacon Hypnosis : “You are getting hungry. Very, very hungry”
Rotten Bacon : For those who truly love all forms of bacon
Bacon Cat : “And people thought I was kidding”
Bacon Hitler : the Bacon Nazi
Bacon Beats Fries : State Senate Results
Larimer County: State Senate District 14 Results
Bob Bacon vs. Matt Fries
100% reporting ( 69 precincts )
Bob Bacon (Dem) 62% (43,893)
Matt Fries (GOP) 37% (25,893)
“You can make biodiesel out of any triglycerides(fats and vegetable oils) If you eat bacon, save the grease in a jar. After you get a jar or two full, take one out of the fridge and put it in a pan of hot water to melt it.
The water and solids will go to the bottom. Pour off about 500ml of the bacon grease, titrate, heat, and mix with the methoxide as you would with veg oil. I tried this about a year ago and the oil titrated at 3.25 and made the prettiest light yellow biodiesel you ever saw.
And it doesn’t go back solid at room temp like bacon grease would. Biodiesel out of 100% pig fat.”
Is there anything bacon can’t do?
The End of Bacon
Finally, The End of Baconmania. We don’t like to think of bacon as a trend, but rather a way of life. So, if you are a true bacon lover then for you, this ‘baconmania’ will never end. And for those of you who stay true to your bacon beliefs, you shall be rewarded in the after life, when you go to Bacon Heaven.
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We’ve talked about some fun and creative ways to ”recycle” your old appliances, redneck-style. A few grenades, an open field and a couple of beers is an entertaining way to dispose of your old fridge.
But there’s another unique way to get rid of your old appliances that’s equally destructive and equally fun. If you’ve got a knack for killer robots, you could try your hand at building your own Ziggy and declaring an all-out, carnage-filled war on your home appliances like this guy did at Battle Beach 4.
Schemata Architecture has designed a conceptual model home that is a 3×3x3 cube called Paco. This cube was designed to provide the minimal equipment needed to have a certain standard of living and you will see from the photos that it is very minimalistic. Things are so minimalistic in fact, they are bordering on claustrophobic.
Now I know that I live in a society of consumers and that we have so much, but, I could never live in this little, white box. I understand the concept of the minimalist approach; I even think that most of us could stand to down-size our lives. However, if I was forced to live in this cube, I would turn into a raging looney before the week’s end.
The two redeeming features of Paco are that the roof opens up (thank God) and the cube can be installed anywhere that has hookup for water and waste removal. I think the perfect use for Paco would be a great little changing room on the beach – it looks ideal there.
On ebay, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure - literally. Whether you’re lonely, socially incompetent or in need of some slave shackles and a crate of liquid ass, ebay is packed full of weird wonders and freaky finds to suit any of your needs.
No matter how creepy or offensive an item may be, there is someone selling it on ebay. Even sadder, there is someone buying it.
If you fall into the sad category, then lucky for you, these auctions are live right now. But you better act quickly if you want to be the owner of some Succulent Dryer Lint or Squirrel Underpants because these items are going fast!
1. Vaginal Speculum
Description: Graves Large Vaginal Speculum Stainless Steel
Current Price: $6.99
# of Bids: N/A
End Time: April 14 2009, 19:20:30
If you need a unique and interesting conversation piece for your home, consider this large vaginal speculum. Made entirely from stainless steel, this vaginal speculum is the perfect icebreaker for dinner parties, social gatherings and family potlucks.
This speculum comes unused, sterilized and discreetly packaged. Place it on your coffee table for a one-of-a-kind center piece or just keep one on hand for a last minute gift!
2. My Ex’s Drunk Love and Jail Letters
Description: My ex’s drunk letters and jail letters
Current Price: $1.99
# of Bids: 1
End Time: March 20 2009, 08:29:18
If reading about other people’s misery and pain makes you feel better, then this item is definitely for you. This complete collection of drunken love letters is an entertaining and graphic insight into the inner workings of dead beat dad. Read letters from his time in jail, rehab, and during one of his drunk binges.
Here is an excerpt from this gripping and poignant collection: “ok and what if I do still love, I know you still love maybe not as much but I’m not stupid neither are you! It drives me nuts just like it drives you nuts I just wont lie to you about it”.
Once you start reading these, you won’t be able to put them down! Help give his kids the child support their dad is too drunk to provide. Homemade jail and birthday cards included as special bonus!
3. Breast Painting
Description: HUGE! ORIGINAL abstract breasts art paints nude KIRA
Current Price: $1,600.00
# of Bids: N/A
End Time: April 14 2009, 08:35:03
If you like breasts or anything that has to do with them, then you’ll love these one-of-a-kind paintings made using real breasts. Artist Kira Van Vaszegi liberally applies paint directly to her breasts and then presses them onto the canvas over and over again to achieve her desired abstract look.
Unfortunately, you can’t get any photos of the actual painting process, but if you look really hard at her paintings, you’re sure to see a boob print or two.
4. How To Be A Peeping Tom
Description: 5 ways I have seen women nake* without them knowing!
Current Price: $1.99
# of Bids: N/A
End Time: April 07 2009, 19:56:13
Would you like to see women naked? Are you tired of acting like you care about women in order to get them to take their clothes off? What if you could see them naked without even having to buy them dinner? With this innovative guide, any man can find out how to easily see women naked without them even knowing!
This guide includes 5 sure-fire ways of seeing women naked in the bathroom, bedroom or even on the street! You’ll never go back to the old, tiring way of wining and dining women to get what you want. Now you can be the peeping Tom you’ve always dreamed of.
5. Squirrel Underpants
Description: Squirrel Underpants Underwear Fits Hamsters Gerbils
Current Price: $5.49
# of Bids: 0
End Time: March 22 2009. 18:34:02
Are you tired of watching squirrels streaking naked across your lawn? Are you worried about the deviant influence naked squirrels could have on your children? If this sounds like you, then you need Squirrel Underpants.
These tiny underpants have a 3” elastic waistband for a snug fit and are made from 100% breathable cotton. With these squirrel underpants, you can go back to enjoying your backyard without worry about indecent squirrel exposure. One size fits all. Also great for hamsters, frogs and gerbils.
6. Kangaroo Scrotum Pouch
Description: KANGAROO SCROTUM Leather POUCH purse WEIRD hide skin
Current Price: $19.99
# of Bids: N/A
End Time: April 14 2009, 16:39:42
Nothing says I love you like a genuine kangaroo scrotum purse. This little pouch complete with drawstring is 100% Australian, 100% kangaroo and most importantly, 100% scrotum. If you’re looking for only the finest in scrotum wear, the kangaroo pouch is it.
Each pouch comes with a certificate of authenticity so you don’t have to worry about fake scrotum knock offs. Great for jewelry, keys, loose change and more. Grab your scrotum pouch now before time runs out!
7. Succulent Dryer Lint
Description: DRYER LINT sweet and succulent!! HIGH QUALITY must see
Current Price: $0.99
# of Bids: 0
End Time: March 19 2009, 13:06:34
A definite must see to believe, this 11” x 11” ziplock bag is packed full of the highest quality dryer lint you can find. This dryer lint is sweet, succulent, and stolen from the seller’s girlfriend’s dryer. It includes two full months of dryer lint made from the finest fibers of high end clothing, such as Victoria’s Secret, Dolce & Gabanna and Versace.
With so many uses, this dryer lint is a steal at this low, low price. We promise you’ll never go back to your own dryer lint again!
8. Killer Baby In Coffin
Description: UGLY BABY IN ITS OWN COFFIN W/CHAIN SAW-10”WIDE-20”LONG
Current Price: $29.99
# of Bids: 0
End Time: March 19 2009, 11:08:05
Lovingly handcrafted and custom made, this doll is the perfect gift for the child who has everything. This little horror comes with fun accessories like its cozy coffin and realistic-looking, bloody chain saw.
Great for your child’s bedside, this miniature monster will keep your child feeling safe and secure all night long. This doll is guaranteed to provide hours of fun and excitement. Don’t be surprised if you find your child is tired in the morning after staying up all night playing with this twisted tot.
9. Fake Turd
Description: Fake Poop Crap Turd Novelty – Fun Gross Prank Pooper
Current Price: $1.99
# of Bids: N/A
End Time: April 08 2009, 21:11:05
Have you turded anyone lately? Everyone loves a good poop joke and with this 4” molded piece of turd you can give your friends, family or even your co-workers a good scare!
Leave it on the toilet seat for your mom to find. Put it in your girlfriend’s dresser drawer and listen to her scream. Leave it in the box of donuts at work and wait for hilarity to ensue. The possibilities are endless but you better act fast because this turd is priced to move! Remember: Nothing says you’re #1 like a piece of #2!
On eBay, the name of the game is fast bidding and no second chances. If you’re too slow on the draw, then you’ll never get to own that raisin bran flake shaped like Illinois or that sexy garden gnome to pimp out your yard. Unfortunately, these auctions are already closed and once you see them you’ll be sorry you missed them. (Scroll down on each ebay page to see product details.)
1. Pickle Willy Warmer
Description: Pickle Willy / Willie Warmer
Winning Bid: $10.99
End Time: March 18 2009, 09:20:28
When outside is chilly, let the pickle warm your willy! Any man knows there’s nothing worse than a cold member, so if you’re feeling a draft down below, slide on the Pickle Willy Warmer for instant warmth and comfort.
The Pickle Willy Warmer is handmade using only the softest yarn and the built in drawstring allows for a snug fit for all your parts. The pickle is hand-washable and guaranteed to keep you warm all night long. (May need to re-glue eye after washing.)
2.Spice Up Your Sex Life
Description: Spice up your sex life!
Winning Bid: $100.00
End Time: March 18 2009, 11:21:40
If you and your partner live near Elkhart, IN and are feeling bored in the bedroom, you can spice up your life with a little voyeurism! This single, white father of two wants to watch and/or photograph you while you engage in the dirty deed.
Experience this erotic exhilaration for only $100.00. This offer is guaranteed to please. Photographer will not direct or join in. He will just sit back and enjoy the show.
3. Succubus Girls
Description: SUCCUBIS SUCCUBI ONE FOR EVERYBODY IT’S RAINING GIRLS
Winning Bid: $9.99
End Time: January 14 2009, 15:00:15
Buying a slave through a human trafficking ring can be risky with those pesky cops always around the corner, but with these authentic Succubus girls, you won’t have to worry about any ‘legal issues’. These gorgeous Succubus girls are mistresses of night time pleasures and extremely eager to please.
Each girl comes housed in her own 3 inch tall hand blown Egyptian vessel (that are a breeze to get through customs) and have specific activation instructions. These girls are healthy, highly charged and ready to be shipped if you’re the winning bidder.
4. The Turd Twister
Description: THE TURD TWISTER KIT (NOW THIS IS WEIRD) START TWISTING
Winning Bid: $15.99
End Time: March 18 2009, 16:20:43
Perfect for the person who has everything, The Turd Twister is a fun and creative game you can play with the whole family. Each kit includes 10 popular, dishwasher-safe Turd Twisters and a ‘How To Twist Your Turds” instruction manual so you can learn all the ins and outs of twisting turd.
Get festive with the Christmas Turd or just have some crazy fun with the Bat Turd. You’ll be surprised how fun Turd Twisting can be!
5. Personal DNA Swab
Description: My Personal DNA Swab
End Time: March 18 2009, 18:57:57
If you like collecting crazy things or have recently become a suspect in a murder charge, this personal DNA swab would be the perfect item for you. This DNA swab is from the seller’s mouth and will be shipped to you on a q-tip preserved in a baggie.
This is a 100% unique piece that you will not be able to find anywhere else. Satisfaction guaranteed!
6. Empty Rolo Wrappers
Description: Empty Rolo wrappers – Approx 2” square.
Winning Bid: $8.75
End Time: March 17 2009, 16:53:41
These exquisite silver and gold Rolo wrappers are a must have for any avid pack rat. The true beauty of these wrappers can only be seen in person, but if you look closely at the wrinkles, you may catch a glimpse of the Virgin Mary.
These wrappers go great on the refrigerator, family bulletin board, and can even be made into a fun game by rolling them into a ball. Let your imagination run wild with these holy wrappers. Only sold as a set.
7. Mother Nature’s Art Work
Description: Unaltered Mother Nature’s Own Art Work, Elegant Piece
Winning Bid: $6.09
End Time: March 16 2009, 13:00:00
Picasso, Schimasso. Don’t settle for boring old watercolors and pictures of dead people, impress your friends and family with this amazing rendition of the Cannon of Life created by Mother Nature herself.
This is a totally original raw tree root that has been appraised by several art museums for $13,000 - $17,000. But the owners have graciously decided to sell it on eBay instead for only a fraction of the price!
8. Cat X-ray
Description: Real Medical Science Original Old Veterinary Cat X-Ray
Winning Bid: $5.00
End Time: March 18 2009, 08:33:34
Ever wondered what your cat’s insides looked like? If so, you don’t have to go all Jeffrey Dahmer on poor Mr. Titters. Instead, check out this perfectly preserved cat x-ray.
In fabulous condition with no scratches or discoloration, this x-ray will let you explore the inner workings of the feline body without scaring any of the neighbor kids or getting the police involved.
St Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone. From kids to grown-ups to pets of all ages. Everyone likes to don a little (or lot) of green to get into the festivities.
After your old, broken-down appliance has cooled its last beer or washed its last nacho plate, there are several ways to get rid of it.
- There’s the lazy way - just dump it on the curb in front of your house and hope the garbage man takes it away.
- The green way - have your appliance properly recycled or get creative and use the parts to build something new.
- And then there’s the Redneck way - grab a grenade, a couple of brewskies and duck for cover.
Since the Redneck way produces better videos, check out these 4 explosive methods of disposal.
4.) Watch your tax dollars in action.
3.) Oh shit!
2.) 1 part dishwasher + 1 part Miller Lite = 1 awesome explosion
1.) Smart rednecks use a protective shelter.
Freezers and refrigerators are tools of the trade for cannibals and murderers. As a matter of fact, according to Wikiality, freezers are the appliance of choice for serial killers everywhere.
What better way is there to keep body parts fresh, tasty and readily available for a late-night snack then to tuck them into a crisper bin in the fridge? The tightly sealed fridge and freezer doors keep a lid on any two-week-old-dead-body funk that could spoil a disgusting and perverse secret.
Actually, these 9 notorious and dangerous killers should have gotten a lock for their fridge or freezer when they used these chilling household appliances to store dismembered body parts right next to the rocky road ice cream.
1. Jeffrey Dahmer
Born: May 21, 1960
Number of Killings: 17
Favorite body parts to keep in the fridge: head and torso
The most infamous antagonist of ice box storage is Jeffrey “Milwaukee Cannibal” Dahmer, who was arrested after a near-victim fled the crime scene. The victim luckily escaped what 17 boys and men hadn’t — police found multiple human torsos and heads in Dahmer’s fridge and a heart in his freezer.
Fortunately, Dahmer is no longer a tax burden as he was beaten to death on November 28, 1994, by a fellow inmate with a bar from a weight machine.
2. Ed Gein
Number of Killings: 2 or more
Favorite body part to keep in the fridge: internal organs
Ed Gein, the Wisconsin native, whose violent lifestyle inspired the slasher classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, lived in a rural town where neighbors described him as “quiet”. Ed owned and operated a small grocery, enjoyed babysitting for neighbors, and obsessed over creating household furniture out of his victims. Ed’s hobbies also included grave-robbing, wearing women’s clothing and flesh and keeping a refrigerator full of human organs.
Gein was found guilty of first degree murder but because he was also found to be legally insane, he spent the rest of his life in a mental hospital where he died in 1984.
3. Özgür Dengiz
Number of Killings: 3
Favorite body parts to keep in the fridge: flesh from buttocks and thighs
The youngest maniac to send a victim to an icy grave was Özgür Dengiz of Turkey. At 17 years of age, he was jailed for the murder of a friend. After serving three years, he was released on parole and soon after shot Cafer Er, a 55-year-old garbage collector who was “crowding the area”. Dengiz disposed of the corpse at the local dump but only after he had removed portions of the dead man’s body. He took these portions home, shared some with the neighborhood dogs and stored the rest in his family’s kitchen freezer.
Denzig was captured in 2007 and showed no remorse for his crimes. As a matter of fact, he said he would have kept killing if he had not been caught.
4. Armin Meiwes
Number of Killings: 1
Favorite body part to keep in the fridge: cut up flesh
In 2001, Armin Meiwes (of Germany) took out an online ad looking for a volunteer to be killed and eaten. Burnd Brandes answered the ad and on Christmas day of the same year, was killed and stored in Meiwes’ freezer for the next ten months.
Meiwes was not arrested until the following year, when he put out an advertisement for his next victim. In 2004, Meiwes was sentenced to 8 ½ years in prison for manslaughter but a re-trial found him guilty of murder and his sentence was changed to life in prison.
5. Nikolai Dzhumagaliev
Number of Killings: unknown, but some sources indicate 50 – 100 victims
Favorite body parts to keep in the fridge: head and intestines
Nikolai “Metal Fang” Dzhumagaliev of Russia is the most likable character on the bad boys roster. He was a social person and invited friends for snacks during one of many get-togethers at his house. His friends turned him in though, when they discovered his “snacks” consisted of a human head and intestinal tract that he kept cooling in the fridge.
In 2007, he was found guilty of seven murders but is believed to be responsible for 50-100 deaths. He has since been released from a mental institution and is a free man living in Eastern Europe.
6. Anthony Hopkins
Number of Killings: 1
Favorite body part to keep in the freezer: whole corpse
Even more recently, a travelling preacher named Anthony Hopkins (just like the actor who portrayed famous cinematic cannibals Hannibal Lecter and Titus Andronicus) killed his wife and buried her behind their family home in Mobile, Alabama. Sources speculate that his wife, Aretha, came home to find Hopkins sexually abusing their children and her murder took place shortly thereafter. Perhaps dissatisfied with his choice of burial, he exhumed her body and placed it in the family freezer before being caught by the authorities this past August.
7. Paul Dalton
Number of Killings: 1
Favorite body part to keep in the freezer: chopped up corpse
Paul Dalton was found guilty of manslaughter after unintentionally killing his wife. The unhappy couple had been fighting when Mr. Dalton was “blinded by rage” - a rage that resulted in fatal violence. Realizing what had transpired, he bought a couple of saws and dustsheets before chopping up her body and storing it in their fridge-freezer.
Dalton’s wife’s remains were discovered by his parents after he fled to Japan.
8. Jeremy Hauck
Number of Killings: 1
Favorite body part to keep in the freezer: whole corpse
Jeremy Hauck was found guilty of shooting his mother and stuffing her body in the freezer of her Bountiful, Utah condominium. Police found her body after family members hadn’t heard from her for several days. The police reported that “she was frozen solid” and it took 3 days for her body to thaw.
In January 2008, Hauck, was found not competent to stand trial.
9. Issei Sagawa
Number of Killings: 1
Favorite body part to keep in the fridge: cut up flesh
Renée Hartevelt was the girl of Sagawa’s dreams. They were classmates in a university in France and after befriending Hartevelt, Sagawa invited Hartevelt to his apartment where he shot her in the neck with a rifle. After 2 days, Sagawa was seen dumping most of the mutilated body in a park. The rest of Renée Hartevelt was still in Sagawa’s refrigerator when the police came to arrest him.
Sagawa was found legally insane and deported back to Japan, where he was put in a mental institution. However, as a result of mishandled paperwork, Sagawa was able to check himself out of the mental institution after 15 months and has been a free man ever since.