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Game Night – Flapjacks and Sasquatches NOW with Side of Bacon Expansion…

Okay, time to explain…

Thanks to Geek Dad I just found out about a cool new card game from independent game makers, Prolific Games.

It’s called Flapjacks and Sasquatches.  I know, cool right?!  It’s name alone should be reason enough to pick it up. Never mind that they received a “Best New Family Card Game” nomination from Games Magazine.

The concept is simple – to chop down the most trees.  Along the way you encounter cards that will help you (titanium axe, apprentice, flapjacks, etc.) or hurt you (Sasquatch mating season) in your task. That is a very simplistic description, but not that far from how easy the game is to play.

They started the game on a shoestring and have had success retailing it through their website and select locations throughout Minnesota, but now it’s time to go BIG!  Thus their “Side of Bacon” expansion!  But to go big and bring the bacon, they needed capital and I am happy to report they got it via Kickstarter*.  Their goal was $10,000 and they’ve knocked it out.

It’s still not too late to help the cause and get yourself an original card deck (soon to be a collector’s item) or on the list to be the first to get the Side of Bacon.  So let’s make it happen for these guys and have some fun with a truly unique game while we are at it!

via GeekDad

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Originally posted 2011-08-25 20:33:12.

September 1, 2014   1 Comment

Nerd Approved Strikes Again…

Seriously, how can you not love / check out Nerd Approved everyday?!? I mean, first this week was the Bacon Skateboards…now some GREAT bacon stickers. Allow me to feature the same one they did…it (coff, coff) caught my eye…bacon-sticker-1KA-POW!!

That’s what I’m talking about.

This and more over at Zazzle! I have added some more of my favorites after the jump…

Thank you again Nerd Approved for your diligence in finding / featuring great bacon related products! [Read more →]

Originally posted 2009-04-17 13:57:46.

August 31, 2014   1 Comment

Better with Bacon – Bacon Cantaloupe Bites

This recipe is what it is…damn tasty….

and simple and easy and quick…

Seriously, if you screw this one up you need to stay the heck away from the kitchen!

Even though it may be elementary in nature, it’s still packs a lot of flavor!

Hit the jump for the “recipe” ;-) [Read more →]

Originally posted 2010-08-17 20:44:27.

August 30, 2014   1 Comment

Wakey, Wakey…

who wants bakey?

This is a oldie but a goody but as this blog is new and the 10′s of my readers may have never seen this..I give you the Bacon Alarm Clock aka “Wake n’ Bacon

wake-bacon-open

It’s your standard, everyday digital alarm clock THAT MAKES BACON!!

Frozen bacon goes in the night before and begins to cook 10 minutes before your alarm goes off. So the gentle aroma of bacon helps great your day.  When the alarm does go off, just reach over and pull out the tray to reveal a tasty strip or two. Is there a better way to start a morning? (yes, there are some, but this is a family blog…so removing all of those…this is the best way to wake up!).

[via Dvice]

Originally posted 2009-03-04 07:16:14.

August 29, 2014   1 Comment

Better with Bacon – Maple Bacon Biscuits

Oh to wake up to the sweet aroma of a maple and bacon baked good…

Get on that Better Half (hint, hint) ;-)

I’m even providing the recipe (after the jump) [Read more →]

Originally posted 2010-01-18 12:54:16.

August 28, 2014   1 Comment

2010 – Year of Bacon?!?

baconpagaent

So J. Walter Thompson, agency of record for Nestle, Kraft and Kellogg, just listed their top 5 food trends for 2010 and guess what tasty meat made the list…

Bacon is no longer just for BLT sandwiches: The pork product is showing up in cocktails made with bacon-infused liquor or the new Bakon Vodka. It’s also in desserts such as bacon-and-egg ice cream and chocolate bars.

Welcome to the party.  As with my post last week about bacon appearing in promotional / ad work for other companies…when agencies get around to “recognizing” the fad, you may already be on the down side of popularity.  Sorry bacon, you’ve become (GASP) mainstream.

But don’t worry baby…I will ALWAYS love you ;-)

The rest of the list: organic fast food, wine cocktails, health-claim backlash and sardines.  Yes, they called sardines the tuna of 2010 (good luck with that).

via LA Times

Originally posted 2009-12-23 13:50:43.

August 27, 2014   No Comments

BTV – John Hamm on SNL…

From last night’s Saturday Night Live

“If you enjoy cozy atmosphere, excellent service and healthy servings of pig meat accompanied by sparkling wines…”

It was a good sketch, but not quite as good as his previous effort…

“Mmmm, that’s good ham!”

All and all not a bad episode last night, a few good spots and a solid “Weekend Update“…but John Hamm is quickly becoming a solid go-to guy for SNL.

Originally posted 2010-01-31 14:06:31.

August 26, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Poems are Hard…

Thanks Stacy (SHOUT OUT) for droppin’ this on my Facespace page today ;-)

Originally posted 2012-06-28 19:36:04.

August 25, 2014   No Comments

Bacon, the “Meat of Life”…

It’s been a long week!  I’ve been so busy that I had no chance to read any of my daily nerd blogs unitil this morning.  I’m so glad I took the time to catch up or I would have missed this…

Click this link to see the chart in all 2000px wide meatness.

Notice bacon is element numero uno!  As the chart points out:

Bacon is the “meat of life”.  Without bacon life on earth as we know it would not exist.

No arguements from me.  I mean come on, the blog’s called “The Daily Bacon“, not “The Daily Pigs Feet“.

via Geekologie

Originally posted 2010-07-17 12:37:01.

August 24, 2014   No Comments

Truth in Advertising…

This is a billboard for Ranfurly Frontier Lager in New Zealand.  The concept is that in the near future real men are close to extinction.  The very last of these men now reside in the Ranfurly Man Park where they are once again free to live the rest of their days “as nature intended”.

I’m not feeling the overall campaign concept and execution, but I must admit that truer words have never appeared on any billboard I have ever seen.

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Originally posted 2011-01-20 21:29:59.

August 23, 2014   No Comments