The Republic of Bacon can sometimes be seen as a loose collection of ne’er-do-wells. We can barely agreeing on most anything except that bacon is a great condiment, bacon is and always shall be delicious, and that the best way to make bacon is to bake it. But we do have political leanings, as well. For starters, I think we can all agree that we want to ensure that everyone can eat bacon safely inside their own homes. This is an important right, and in all of this hubbub about jobs and such, I think we are losing sight of our fundamental basic rights as citizens of the Republic of Bacon. That’s why I’m pleased to introduce you to today (after the jump), a group that will fight for those rights: the Bacon Party of Canada.
If you aren’t Canadian, you might not know this: there is currently a Stanley Cup™ championship going on. But as most of our readers are Canadian, I have no doubt that when you aren’t refreshing the Republic of Bacon in your browser window, you have planted yourself in front of your TV where you can eat bacon and support the team of your choice. (Not casting any judgements, but it’s probably not that patriotic to support Boston…) So as to help you through those long, boring days between games, I’ve decided to assemble the most bacony hockey Internet information available. Enjoy all of the glorious hockeyness after the break. Oh, and go Canucks!
Bacon, like anything valuable, can stir up emotions. It can make people do things that they might never thought they would do – like commit a crime. We were ahead of the curve on thinking about bacon crime prevention. That’s why we offered this video about protecting your bacon from theft. Today, we are going to continue that ahead-curve-thinking by running down some the greatest bacon crimes ever committed in history. Well, at least in the last few years. Follow the clues after the break:
It’s summer, so you’ve probably been searching for a perfect excuse to escape from your dreary job to your patio or balcony. I mean, this is Canada, right? We only have about five more weeks of summer left. And one of the best ways to enjoy the best season of the year? By relaxing in a Muskoka chair with a tall, cool cocktail. Of course, as we know, everything in this universe could benefit from a sprinkle or dash of bacon, so to make them that much better, I’ve scoured the Internet and jerry-rigged together some bacon-flavoured summer cocktails. So, crack out your jorts, toss on a pair of ray bans, and fire up your mixer: it’s time to get your bacon on.
It’s Friday, so it’s our favourite time again: Bacon Friday Link Love! This is that thing where we gather up the best bacony stuff from across the Internet, roll it up into a delicious treat, and present it to you! This week, we’ve got a crazy range of stories, recipes and just weird things, ranging from frying bacon on your iPad to King Curtis. So, without further ado, here we go:
The kids love animated gifs. They use them in all of those forum postings they do where they talk to complete strangers about all their favourite TV shows or pop stars or whatever it is they talk about these days. I’m not really sure. (Some days, I feel so old.) But I do know that animated gifs are popular, and so is bacon, so it’s no surprise that there is a wide selection of bacon gifs floating around the Interwebs. Because I love y’all so much, I’ve looked through the Internets and found the best ones. Join us after the break for an exciting list!
Father’s Day is coming up. I know! I hate to remind you. I hate to remind me! I’m always terrible at remembering these important dates. So let’s all write it down together: Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 21st. And let’s not beat around the bush. Father’s Day can be a bit of a pain in the butt. Moms, for instance, like pretty much anything you can give them: they’ll like chocolates or flowers or even just a nice brunch out. Moms just want you to spend some time with them. But Dads don’t like presents unless they are the right ones. So, they can be difficult to buy for. Fortunately, we have a secret weapon: bacon! Every Dad loves bacon. So follow us as we run down our favourite bacon presents for Dad’s day.
It’s always nice to start the day off humming along to a catchy tune. For me, sometimes it’s the only way for me to get out of bed and into out of my house! And lately, I’ve been stuck listening to that G6 song on the radio, so it’s great news that I can finally push it out of my head with something bacon-related, and therefore, awesomely awesome. And even without the bacon, it doesn’t suck! In fact, I’ve been humming it as I type this up. Follow us after the break and I’ll deposit the earworm in your head as well.
I told you about that bacon Instructables contest a few weeks ago: it was the one asking people to come up with interesting bacon-related inventions. It’s such a great idea. Anyhoo, it appears that the winners and runners up have been chosen – and they are a wild and crazy bunch! Today, I’ll introduce you to some of the ideas that caught the eyes of the judges, starting off with the amazing invention of bacon caviar. Read all the details after the break.
It’s TGIF again. And that means it’s the day when we spread a little bacon-love all around the Internet. Here are some of my favourite bacon things – recipes, tumblr posts, just plain wackiness – that have popped up in the last week or so. Pick up your bacon-eating fork (I know you have a special one!) and join us in eating our way through this week’s bacony links.
Nom Nom Paleo Bacon T-Shirt
I think the Paleo diet is currently my mostest favourite diet EVAH. Here is a great t-shirt by Nom Nom Paleo: the Deadlift Girl thinking only of steak and bacon. I love it! Clearly, there need to be more bacon-centric diets and related clothing. If Nom Nom Paleo is listening, I just want you to know that I am a size medium, and my favourite colour is blue.
Bacon and Egg Burger
Well, it’s not actually a bacon burger – they are using a strange form of sausage that has been stripped of its casing. But nothing is stopping you from making it a bacon burger, and then putting an egg on top, now is there? Please do so, and then tell us how right I am about everything, but mostly this.
Spicy Bacon Spaghetti
YumSugar gives us this recipe for spicy bacon spaghetti. As the recipe reminds us, “Just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make your own pasta sauce!” It’s why I always keep some canned tomatoes and bacon on hand. A bacon-y pasta sauce will always save a busy cook’s bacon. (Yeah, I said it.)
So. There’s a new bacon video game in town. I’m not quite sure what it does. This is a brief description: “The game starts with DeathSpank in a city called Spanktopia, where he sets out on a quest to find the Fires of Bacon.” Okay! I think we’ll stop there. The Baconing. Hrmmm.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed and Grilled Jalapeno Peppers
When I did my wrap-up of BBQ recipes yesterday for Bacon Rub, I forgot about this one: a recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeno peppers. Holy Hannah, does this look delicious! And the peppers are jammed with various types of cheeses. If you didn’t know, I am thinking of changing my first name to “Various Types of Cheeses And.” You know, so that people will call me “Mr Various Types of Cheeses And Back Bacon.” I think it will roll off the tongue. Or at least sound delicious.
Quick and Easy Sauteed Corn with Bacon and Scallions Recipe
This recipe could easily sit on top of the red and white checkered tablecloth next to those bacon-wrapped stuffed and grilled jalapeno peppers. In fact, I advise you to do this for the next BBQ and report back on all of the happy and satisfied BBQ fans.
Do Not Take Great Grammy Bee’s Bacon
Do not! Does she look like she wants you to take her bacon? I thought not!