Posts Tagged ‘bacon’

Friday Foolery #120: Bacon as a Way of Life (and Death)

Friday, March 30th, 2012

As a junk food chaos treat (we haven’t had an evening where we weren’t racing off somewhere for a week now), we ended up enjoying the yummy goodness of last night.

News also hit yesterday about Seattle-based J&D Foods launching a bacon… coffin.

To complete the bacon trifecta consider that somewhere between marriage and death comes the pitter-patter of little feet, and something about a new addition to the family leads parents to want the best for their offspring – preferably organic.

That’s right.

Be sure not to miss where you can look for your own Fresh Step® Organic Bacon Litter.

Friday Foolery #107: Buttery Math Goodness?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Unbelievable! by Wm Jas

When I saw this in Berci’s post on Wednesday I just knew it was destined for Friday.

Are you seeking to increase your math test speed by milliseconds, and not afraid of consuming a half stick of butter a day?

Do I ever have the study for you: Will Butter Make You Smarter? It runs between October 23rd – November 12th so act fast to participate.

There is no daily 4 pieces of bacon option so I’m out.

On a serious note, I’m marinating a bunch of stuff about scientific research that I’ll write about next week.

Friday Foolery #103: Night of the Curriculum

Friday, September 24th, 2010

It’s been a long week of teaching and learning and webcasting like crazy at work in addition to life in general.

Our son’s school Open House was Thursday night and I suddenly realized this was the last one he’d ever have. From 4th grade on they have Curriculum Night. What is a Curriculum Night? I have never liked the word ‘curriculum’ and dedicating an entire evening to it sounds painfully boring, yet we’re responsible parents so we’ll go anyway.

The principal scared me during his presentation with something along the lines of ‘Most of your students will receive the majority of their education here and we take this seriously.’ A K-8 school means nine school years at the same place. Logically I already knew this but I’d never thought of it that way before.

Five of those years will involve Curriculum Nights. I think that realization made my own brain snap a little.

I’m envisioning a graphic novel entitled Night of the Curriculum with Bacon & Zombies.

Cover art includes a properly remix-licensed Creative Commons blend of Armless Zombies? by felix42

holding a BCN trying to escape by DiggzDE (WARNING: crass language including an f-bomb bacon chicken narwhal!! I must try the recipe)

and one of the Open source textbooks a “threat” to Texas education? by opensourceway

This will earn me the One Of Those Parents award for certain, right?

Friday Foolery #102: Bacony fun with PubMed

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Thursday’s post research inspired me and I’m not sure why I haven’t tried this before.

Alas, there is no bacon[MeSH].

Life is so unfair.

I did the next best thing, winnowing the list as I scanned the results and ended up with a relatively accurate Bacon[ti] NOT (Francis OR Roger OR Kevin OR Selden OR Chow OR Harry OR Cyrus OR Josiah OR George OR Governor)

That still includes some mentions of Bacon As Person but not many. Swine flu update: bringing home the bacon was the only one that had anything to do with H1N1, about a dozen articles had variations of ‘bringing home the bacon’ as the title.

Perplexing international translations I’d love to have someone check for accuracy include

  • [Instruments, books and other objects memorable to (almost) forgotten opinions, therapies, buildings, etc. Bacon fatness meter in live pigs] (Dutch)
  • [One catches not only mice with bacon. An atraumatic treatment for cutaneous myiasis] (German & nasty, don’t click if you’re eating)
  • [“Worry bacon” in children and adolescents. A contribution from child-guidance and forensic-psychological practice] (German)
  • [Bacon as therapeutic substance in pediatrics.] (Undetermined language (!!))

Speaking of eating, how about Characteristics of a cream of cheese with bacon frozen soup concentrate? Mmm tasty!

The Bacon pull-through procedure is… probably something I don’t want to think  about. What appeared to be related (an article in J Assoc Off Anal Chem about uncooked bacon) is actually not since that’s the Journal-Association of Official Analytic Chemists. Maybe that abbreviation is why they went out of print in 1991?

Bacon therapy sounds inviting but in reality is also nasty and related to the German article above. You’ve been warned if you click to find out.

My favorite title is just a little older than I am:

While this appears to be my personal manifest destiny, it was a letter to the editor about prohibiting carcinogens in food that took things a little bit too far.

I still plan on having coffee & bacon for breakfast today though!

Friday Foolery #100: Going Whole Hog

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

We’ve been on a whirlwind road trip of California, which would not be complete without stopping by the biggest bacon sculpture I’m aware of.

Towering into the sky between two buildings on Sonoma State University‘s campus is Bacon & Eggs. The eggs, which our son is standing on, are blue and the back side of the bacon is black but this side looks good. Not pictured nearby is a Starbucks kiosk named Toast.

Next time we’ll tour the library (all new since I was there) since our 8 year old has been great and very patient throughout many miles, but it would seriously test his limits to put up with the amount of time his librarian mom wants to spend in there.

Friday Foolery #68: 2010 – a Vision of Bacon, Distance Education & Libraries

Friday, January 15th, 2010

It’s 1972.

The world involves ABBA, bell bottoms, PONG, avocado green refrigerators, and both fashion & home decor shades consisting of burnt orange & chicken poop yellow.

I’m not sure how I survived being born the next year either.

Enter 2010: Living In the Future, a children’s book published in 1972 written by Geoffrey Hoyle. The first priority of a very complex kitchen system is bacon:well done, online grocery shopping is a given, distance learning via vision phones the norm, there are no rush hours because everyone telecommutes, and everyone has a perfect work/life balance because we only work three days a week and the rest of the time we can “play football, learn a new language or train for a new job.” Libraries are popular too with their online collections and access.

I want this 2010, except the training for a new job part. I’m still tired from the journey I took to get this one.

It is a fascinating worldview. Would you care to join us at Facebook to Get out your vision phones: Let’s Find Geoffrey Hoyle?  Mr. Hoyle contacted the founder of the group on Monday and is currently traveling with limited Internet access but open to answering his questions via email soon.

I seriously cannot wait.

(Thanks to Gail and a Montana libraries listserv, I’m so behind on boingboing)