The Original Bacon Explosion™

Mmmm...bacon.

It is no secret that I’m a huge fan of bacon. As a stand alone food it is darn good and it is an excellent accompaniment to nearly any dish, with the one possible exception being ice cream (if anyone can refute this, please do). So when I heard about The Original Bacon Explosion™ I just about fell out of my chair with sheer delight.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to get one in time for this Memorial Day’s grilling festivities but you can be certain it will be on the menu in short order.

Below you’ll find a quick excerpt from the good people at BBQ Addicts who make the aforementioned explosion:

As featured on CNN, Good Morning America, in the New York Times, and other major media outlets, The Original Bacon Explosion™, the world famous bacon-stuffed, bacon-wrapped Italian sausage, is enhanced with our classic Kansas City style barbecue sauce and rub, then smoked low and slow in a special blend of oak and hickory wood.

The recipe rapidly gained popularity across the globe and requests for a fully-cooked version poured in. To meet this demand, we are proud to introduce a delicious, fully smoked heat & eat version of The Original Bacon Explosion™.

Talk about letting the air out of the balloon

Talk about letting the air out of the balloon – “Tesla says Toyota deal on e-cars not formal” http://ht.ly/1Rpjf #eco cars #Tesla

NASA – Satellites View Growing Gulf Oil Spill

This is just a wonderful example of how mind-boggling technology has become a part of our everyday lives:

“Two NASA satellites are capturing images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24. The timelapse uses imagery from the MODIS instrument, on board NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the image and changes due to changing weather, currents, and use of oil dispersing chemicals.”

Hello “Minority Report?”

Hello “Minority Report?” – “Darpa’s Beady-Eyed Camera Spots the ‘Non-Cooperative’” http://ht.ly/1Rp0q #surveillance

Beer post XII: Kirin Ichiban by Kirin Brewery Company

Just because it is popular, doesn't mean it has to be good.

I am a big fan of sushi and when I eat it I often find myself choosing between Kirin Ichiban and Sapporo, so when I found myself at a local sushi purveyor I decided to opt for the former.  In retrospect I wonder if it had simply been a while since I had Kirin or if this particular pint was to blame, but I was definitely not a fan.  When I got home and pulled up the RateBeer.com page, I discovered two items that I found equally disturbing:

  • Anheuser-Busch began brewing Kirin Lager, Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light at its Los Angeles brewery in 1997.
  • The readers of RateBeer.com gave the brew a whopping 9/100 score (which is probably heavy-handed to a certain degree).

Irrespective of these two points, the beer was not good.  It wasn’t garbage like a warm can of Piel’s but it just wasn’t a delicious pint.  I know Kirin Ichiban is immensely popular but ask yourself, just because a lot of people drink it – does that make it good?

This lays it out well; good advice for some guys I know

This lays it out well; good advice for some guys I know – “The Nice Guy’s Guide to Realizing You’re Not That Nice” http://ht.ly/1Rk8K #humor

Iron Baby – the newest YouTube parody

I have to say this much better done than most of the parody work that’s posted on YouTube:

Now how do I get my kids to do this for me – in real life?