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Posts from — December 2009

A Pig for You This New Year…

So driving into work today I heard a segment on NPR about foods that are seen as lucky in other cultures and they mentioned the pig.

Really?  Color me intrigued…(and thank you NPR for the blog topic)

To the google machine I went where I found all sorts of stories as well as swine-based good luck totems/charms.  Turns out that the pig symbolizes good luck, prosperity, thrift and savings. As thus, it has come to be a sign of riches and wealth across many cultures.

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Pigs root only forward never backwards. They move swiftly and with determination towards whatever they are rooting for. Dreaming of Pigs usually denotes Good Fortune coming ones way.

The Pig in Chinese mythology is a symbol of honesty, tolerance, initiative and diligence.

In Germany when someone is lucky, it is customary to say “Ich Habe Schwein Gehabt” which means “I have had pig.”  This tradition dates back to hard times, when if you had a pig to feed your family, you were considered fortunate.

So if pigs are lucky and bring wealth and pigs give us bacon and bacon is the BEST cut of pork and given the amount of bacon that I have consumed this year, then I am bound to have a great year and make lots o’ money…right?!?

Dolla’ Dolla’ Billz Ya’ll!!

Content pulled from here and here.

December 30, 2009   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…Week 51

Here are your weekly bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 12/28 – 1/3/09. 

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Kroger- Tyson Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (BOGO w/card)

Meijer- Smithfield Premium Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.29) Meijer Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($1.79) or Meijer Thick Cut Bacon, 24 oz. ($3.79)

Busch’s - Smithfield Premium Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.29)

Hiller’s - Our Family Bacon, Original, Double Smoked or Low Sodium, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Hollywood - Thick Cut Platter Bacon at meat counter ($2.99/lb.)

VG’s - Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.29)

Glen’s Market- Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.29 w/ card)

D&W Fresh Market – Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.29)

Felpausch – Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.29)

SuperValu Foods – Farm Fresh Sliced Bacon, Regular or Thick Sliced, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Target - Hormel Black Label Bacon, 12 oz & 16 oz. ($2.49) or Hormel Natural Choice Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

December 29, 2009   No Comments

Santa’s Serving Up a Can of Whoop-A$$

I have lots of bacon stuff to share with you this week…least of which was my GREAT BACON SUNDAY yesterday, but sometimes you see something that you MUST share with the world (or at least in this case the TDB’s “legion” of readers).

This make Tim Allen look like the ultimate bad ass!  I might watch this Christmas movie.

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I am seriously jealous of guys who come up with stuff like this.  Some great video work here. 

Bravo!

Here’s to a great week everybody.

via Topless Robot

December 28, 2009   No Comments

Twitter Updates for 2009-12-28

  • Happy Bacon Sunday everyone. Makin’ mine as we speak. #

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December 28, 2009   No Comments

Merry Christmas!

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From all of us here (which means just me) at TDB, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Come back later, I’ll have a Fast Food Friday” post featuring Fatburger.  I lied, it’s been a long day.  I’ll have that post next week.

photo via cafepress

December 25, 2009   No Comments

It Was the Night Before Christmas…

and is customary I was out doing all my shopping.  Yes, ALL my shopping!  It’s been a crazy two months and this was the only day that I have had off since Thanksgiving.  So alone I went, mall to mall, doing the daddy Santa thing.

I honestly have to tell you…I like shopping late.  Yes you may miss a thing or two but there is a weird sense of zen-like calm that takes over me in the midst of all the crazies out there today.

The rest of the night will be filled with wrapping presents, making cookies for Santa and putting together Lil’ Baird’s first kitchen set.

A reminder to my 10′s of readers…this Sunday is BACON SUNDAY VI.  Let’s end 2009 on the right note by heading out with friends and family to enjoy a huge breakfast (with bacon of course).

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Michael

December 24, 2009   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…Week 50

Here are your weekly bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 12/21 – 12/27/09. 

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Photo via The Onion

Kroger- Hormel Black Label Bacon, 16 oz. (BOGO w/card)

Meijer- Meijer Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($1.79) or Meijer Thick Cut Bacon, 24 oz. ($3.79)

Busch’s - Spartan Bacon, Regular, Thick or Low Salt, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Hiller’s - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Hollywood - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($3.99) or Thick Cut Platter Bacon at meat counter ($2.99/lb.)

VG’s - Spartan Bacon, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Glen’s Market- Spartan Bacon, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5 w/card or FREE w/ 500 pts.)

D&W Fresh Market – Spartan Bacon, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Felpausch – Spartan Bacon, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

SuperValu Foods – Farmland Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Target - Market Pantry Bacon, 12 oz ($1.79) or 16 oz. ($2.79)

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

December 22, 2009   No Comments

Saturday Afternoon Video Funhouse…

This was the BEST VIDEO I SAW ALL WEEK!

and like Star Trek this last year, this movie comes out on my birthday.

Happy Birthday to me!

That is all.

Have a great weekend. GO Saints!

December 19, 2009   No Comments

Fast Food Friday – Takin’ A Break…

Sorry gang, I didn’t get to any fast food joint this week so I have nothing official to report for “Fast Food Friday“.

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But I would never leave you completely hangin’… [Read more →]

December 18, 2009   No Comments

Advertising with Bacon…

It seems that creative directors are starting to jump on the internet bacon bandwagon…

This last week, I have seen two specific creative campaigns that very predominantly feature everyone’s favorite slice of swine.

The first was this ad I found while perusing the fine editorial content over at Deadspin.com:

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Let me blow this up a bit… [Read more →]

December 17, 2009   No Comments