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Posts from — February 2011

Bacon Eating – A Contest Where Everyone Wins…

So evidently the “WORLD” Bacon Eating Championships happened this weekend in Soulard, St. Louis.

Unbeknown to me the “WORLD” record is 54 slices of bacon in 5 minutes.

While a record was not broken, a fine young lad by the name of Dave “Coondog Dawg” O’Karma took home this year’s crown with 40 slices consumed.  His prize, outside of the bacon he got to eat, was $100.  I’d say it was worth it.

To be honest, these guys sort of look like me at the sampling counter in Sam’s Club yesterday…

via KSDK in St. Louis

February 28, 2011   No Comments

Baconfest Chicago – TICKET ONSALE NOTICE..

I missed getting tickets to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festivalin Des Moines so I was really looking forward to gettin’ on over to the Windy City for the 2nd Annual Baconfest Chicago.  I popped over to their site and saw that tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 25th an NOON!


But then I looked at my calendar.  Baconfest is Saturday, April 9th.  Nothing on Saturday, could drive over and back in one day if I wanted…feeling good…then I opened the week view in Outlook and…


I can tell you now, I will be in NO shape to travel anywhere but my bed to the couch and back on that Saturday.

Though I may be out, you could still be in.  Get those tickets tomorrow!  $65 bucks gets you samples from 52 restaurants / chefs and a bunch of other fun stuff.  If you do go and want to be TDB’s correspondent, just shoot me a note ;-0

February 24, 2011   1 Comment

Behold The One-Upmanship Cooknie…

Let’s break this down, it starts with Double Stuff Oreos that are dipped in dark chocolate.  Then it’s “wrapped” in chocolate chip cookie dough.  Next is a mixture of peanut butter and…..wait for it…..BACON cookie dough.  You then completely encase in brownie mix and bake.

This from the Mastermind over at CFA - That stands for Cooking for A**H****.  Yes, I “*”ed out some letters, that’s my warning to you that their language (like there site name) may be inappropriate for our tiny FoTDBer’s. (and thanks to That’s Nerdalicious for the heads up)

February 23, 2011   No Comments

Kosher Bacon?

Did I miss something Easy Jet??

From Gadling.com:

In a massive case of cultural insensitivity, London Luton based EasyJet has been forced to issue an apology to its Jewish customers on the London-Tel Aviv route.

On a recent flight,the available dinner options were bacon baguettes and ham melts. Needless to say, this did not go down too well with its passengers.

When EasyJet launched their new Tel Aviv route, they had advertised a full range of kosher meals on their planes, offering dishes like salmon bagels and egg and tomato sandwiches. Their policy prohibits the catering company from loading any pork products on the plane. Obviously, in this specific event, someone messed up.


But hey Easy Jet, don’t fret…you aren’t the first… [Read more →]

February 22, 2011   1 Comment

Holy Meta – Bacon, Top Chef & Target…

Had another “world’s collide” moment last night.

I was watching “Top Chef” on the DVR.  Commercial break came up and I instinctively hit the fast forward button when suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see this…

Bacon? Sea of red? Whoa nelly…Rewind!

On second viewing (at regular speed) I find this…


Absolutely brilliant spot!  Just long enough, nice meta moment with Kevin and Padma, Padma’s reaction at the end (oh and how GREAT does she look?), lettuce and tomato sandwich, the music at the end, it’s placement in the first commercial block of this Target themed episode (which included three other new spots)…everything about this was just perfect execution.

My second favorite TV spot of the year so far!  Bravo to Bravo and Target.

February 17, 2011   1 Comment

Archie McPhee Strikes Again – Bacon Toothpaste…


Yes, it is true…Bacon Toothpaste.

I’ll just copy the product description because there is no way I’m going to be able to top it:

Brushing your teeth with a strip of fried bacon is tricky. If it’s too crisp it will break apart as you brush and if it’s too limp you won’t be able to remove any of the plaque. So when it’s time to brush your teeth, leave the bacon strips for breakfast and try this Bacon Toothpaste. It’s the perfect way to keep your teeth and gums healthy while coating your mouth with the delicious flavor of smoky meat! Each tube contains 2.5 oz of potent paste.

And there you go.  Want a tube? $4.50 over at Archie McPhee.

Now I find this incredibly funny and would be happy to receive it as a gift but I will guarantee you I will never try it (not after my Bacon Soda taste test).  Luckily I don’t have to because the team over at Nerd Approved bit the bullet and not only tried the bacon flavor, but also pickle and cupcake.  Check out their review here.

February 15, 2011   3 Comments

Why Am I Posting So Late?

Because I’m a Girl Scout (Yes, I really am! Proudly I might add.) and…



I’ve got so much work that needs to be done this week…but at least there will be Samoas!

SHAMELESS PLUG – live in Southeastern Michigan / Metro Detroit area and do not have your own Girl Scout connection, just hit me up and I’ll help you find what you need!

February 9, 2011   2 Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Mondo Burger…

What’s wrong with this picture?

Only three layers of bacon…I mean COME ON HARDEE’S!!

Via Hardee’s Facebook page

February 8, 2011   No Comments

Tale of the Tauntaun II – The Aftermath…

Well, it’s been 24 hours…

Looks like we were saved from the worst of “SNOWGASM” (c) 2011.  My little Tauntaun wasn’t even buried up to his belly.  The tale of the tape reads just 5.5″ of the white stuff. I was SOOOO hoping to find him buried this morning.

But there was plenty of snow across the “metro Detroit” region, so it was a SNOW DAY at TDB World Headquarters.  What happens at the world-wide bacon leader on snow days?

And there you go.

Hope everyone is safe and sound!  More bacon goodness tomorrow.

February 2, 2011   No Comments

SNOWGASM (C) 2011! Tale of the Tauntaun…

So I guess we are supposed to get some snow in this neck of the woods tonight…

Just how much? We’ll that has been a source of debate since the weekend. That brings me to…

The Tauntaun

The Tauntaun, if you don’t know, is a fowl smelling (inside and out apparently) species of omnivorous reptomammals that are indigenous to the icy planet of Hoth. Tauntauns were commonly used as pack animals during the Rebel Alliance’s stay at Hoth. Tauntauns were also used as patrol mounts when it was learned that the Rebel Alliance’s own vehicles could not cope with the cold very well. (via wookieepedia)

Who better to help us gauge the “depth” of this storm than he?

Alone he sits, 16 inches in height, awaiting the promise of accumulation.

Stay tuned.

Ed Note: (don’t worry Al, he’s all plastic and I have two)

February 1, 2011   No Comments