questionsbacon deals - a rite of passage?

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I've often wondered the same thing. I've seen countless bacon items, here and on other sites, and wondered why. Is bacon really that intriguing?

At any rate, I like your promise never to post another. :)

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@debbiedunlap: too funny.

I was thinking something similar earlier when I went and dug up a bacon product that I thought was actually pretty funny (bacon band-aids).

After seeing your deal-post (but before seeing this AtW post) I decided to go ahead and post a damned bacon deal, just to have done it.

I feel dirty. I might go home for lunch to take a shower and cry....

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@anotherhiggins: "I feel dirty. I might go home for lunch to take a shower and cry...."

I KNOW!! But no matter how hard you scrub, the stench of bacon lingers! Are we tainted forever? Will we ever look in the mirror again with any amount of respect?!

[What's worse ... I've voted for every bacon deal today. In for a penny, in for a pound (of BACON!!!)]

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Archie McPhee (http://www.mcphee.com/) has a slew of bacon items, including but not limited to:

* Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon (strawberry flavored, actually)
* Sizzling Bacon Coin Purse
* Bacon Wallet
* Bacon Bandages
* Bacon Watch
* Bacon Dome Lunchbox
* Bacon Soap (yes, bacon scented)
* What Would Bacon Do? Deluxe Spin Folder
* Mr. Bacon T-Shirt
* Bacon Belt
* Mr. Bacon's Big Adventure Board Game
* Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu
* Bacon Air Freshener
* Bacon Tuxedo Puzzle
* Bacon Flavored Toothpicks

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@debbiedunlap said: Will we ever look in the mirror again with any amount of respect?!"

The pain is fresh, so I know I lack perspective, but right now it doesn't seem likely.

@debbiedunlap said: "...no matter how hard you scrub, the stench of bacon lingers!"

It helps to know that I'm not going through this alone. Maybe we should start a support group?

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* Bacon Mints
* Bacon Gumballs
* Bacon Tuxedo Joke Gift Box
* Bacon Placemat
* Bacon Beans
* Bacon Floss

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or to paraphrase Bubba, "Anyway, like I was sayin', bacon is the fruit of the land."

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@anotherhiggins: "Maybe we should start a support group?"

Great idea. Now to think of a catchy, mildly offensive and/or hilarious, acronymic title for the group! Suggestions anyone?

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@heymo: With the number of votes bacon deals always receives, I'm guessing McPhee does a brisk business.

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@heymo:

I'm having the bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, baked beans, bacon, bacon and bacon!

And if baked beans are off, can I have bacon instead?

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@anotherhiggins: Well, it's just after eight o'clock, and time for the Sus domesticus on top of your television set to explode.

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i was going to say i had never posted a bacon deal either, but then I remembered I did. Once, because it was some crazy website.

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@hobbit: Do you want to join our support group?

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@anotherhiggins: But are we compulsive back deal posters? Now those folks NEED to join the support group.

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@debbiedunlap:
A - Ah,
B - bacon!
y - Yummy
S - strips
M - make
A - anything
L - lovable.

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@hobbit: Your right, none of us are compulsive bacon posters.

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@hobbit: Back deal poster?

Is that reposting an old deal? Cause I just did that. While purchasing a current deal (the mini-screwdriver set), I found the little guy USB hub for $2.99 and added him to my cart. The cuteness factor, great price and free shipping made me think he'd be a great deal. Looked it up and it was an RIP'd deal a month ago at a higher price. Have I failed Deals.Woot Etiquette 101? I really do try to play nice in the sandbox.

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@debbiedunlap: You have not done anything wrong, you only will probably incite nasty comments from some of the more "irritable" users of this site.

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@debbiedunlap: Actually, I was wondering about a similar thing. I read in our local paper that Ben and Jerry's is having its free cone day next week. I did a search, and found that someone posted the deal about a month ago (http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/82478c9a-3437-4dc1-9078-61b54acafd4c/ben-jerrys-ice-cream-free-scoop-day#7). Would it be socially acceptable to repost it the day before the actual event?

Pro: People have probably forgotten, and who checks comments on month-old deals? Plus, free Ben and Jerry's!
Con: It is still a duplicate.

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@catbertthegreat: Nah!!!!!!! @shrdlu likes us.

But she might thwap you with the flounder for your bad grammar. It is You're, not your.

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@hobbit: I'm not irritable, I'm crabby. Different. In addition (which I know that you know, and for that matter, I know that everyone knows), I don't usually post comments on deals complaining about them (unless they're scams, or other evil stuff).

I prefer to abuse my friends, over here, rather than rain on someone's parade, when all they did was post more crazy bacon deals. I still hate daylight savings time. I'll have forgotten all about it in another day or two, though.

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@hobbit: I was going to post a bacon deal once upon a time, but @shrdlu thwacked me just for saying I liked the kosher bacon deals.

Yes, Baconnaise is chof-K kosher! Don't take my word for it? http://www.jdfoods.net/products/kosher.php

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@heymo: baconnaise just sounds gross.

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@hobbit: But if you're putting on a BLT...? I'll bet it doesn't taste much like bacon.

:::sigh::: I still say my Bacon of the Month Club was both unusual AND a better deal than some of the other BOTMCs. Bacon smelling band-aids, however, just sound nasty.

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@hobbit: Did you see the look on Jon Stewart's face when he tried it?

If you think that's gross, you should try salo.

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@heymo: Remember that to do it justice, you should dip a chocolate-chip-pancake-covered-sausage-on-a-stick into your baconnaise.

Dag nabbit, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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I like Mayonnaise ONLY. I don't like Miracle Whip either - blehck!!!

Oh I have heard of Salo, a friend of mine went to the Ukraine and was telling me about it. She didn't care for it much. Not particularly my cup of tea, but I am sure there are folks who wouldn't like fried squid either - I don't mean Calamari try the whole squid.

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@anotherhiggins: We all threw up a little when he did that.

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Yuck to baconnaise. I see your nasty baconnaise, and raise you some vegimite, with a side of haggis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis

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@shrdlu: I see your vegimite with a side of haggis and raise you some head cheese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_cheese

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It's a time like this when being Jewish is tough.

...Baconnaise is no substitute.

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ALERT! Don't keep reading if you're squeamish. You were warned.

@debbiedunlap: I'll bet you've neither smelt nor eaten haggis, and perhaps not vegimite either. Head cheese is nothing. BTDT. I'll try almost anything once, sometimes twice (as long as I think it's relatively sanitary, and not too dangerous). Rattlesnake does NOT taste like chicken. For that matter, rabbit does NOT taste like chicken. Ostrich is very tasty (but way too expensive). I don't much care for buffalo (too dry). Camel is gamey, but okay. Horse is good (that one made some of you shudder; I saw you make faces).

I don't eat ANYTHING that eats meat exclusively. We are at the top of the food chain. Too many heavy metals if you eat dog and etc. No squirrel (too many diseases). Possum's good. Okay, okay, I'll quit.

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@shrdlu I disagree, rabbit tastes like chicken. Buffalo is not dry, you just didn't have it prepared by my father, I actually thought it was a tad greasy. Ostrich eh it is okay I have only had it at a restaurant my dad works at, it tasted like gamey chicken. Alligator tasted like well gamey sausage.

I really like cow tongue and the heart too, I know I am strange but I do. I grew up eating both it was always part of our diet so I thought it was normal to eat it.

You all are making me regret giving up red meat for lent.

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@shrdlu: Damn, you made me hungry. You forgot to include Bambi, Bambi is very tasty, a little dry sometimes but delicious.

@hobbit: I've always wanted to try alligator.

The gross out you folks forgot: http://www.ehow.com/how_109772_buy-rocky-mountain.html

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@catbertthegreat: Don't like rocky mountain oysters. Too chewy. I'd rather have calimari any day (tastes wayyy better). You are dead right on bambi, though. Mule deer is the best. I don't much care for elk. Moose is okay. Reindeer is excellent.

@hobbit: I like cow heart okay, but I really prefer lamb. Actually, I seldom eat beef, proably around once or twice a year, at most. I NEVER eat fast food.

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@shrdlu: Haven't tried horse, but I have had zebra. Felt like I was eating a carousel animal. A delicious, tender carousel animal. Buffalo is good & beefy and if cooked incorrectly, it can be a tad dry, but then so can any lean meat. My odd child loves buffalo burgers done over a charcoal grill.

Cape Buffalo tenderloin butterflied, dusted in seasoned flour & pan fried in butter is out of this world. It's better than any beef tenderloin I've had in my life. Kudu is good. Eland is better. Nice beef taste. Impala is wonderful and not in the very least gamey. Giraffe was not bad either. I surprised my husband that I enjoyed all of these exotics when I REALLY don't like American venison.

@catbertthegreat: Alligator DOESN'T taste like chicken either and is chewy. Ever over cook a lobster tail? Chewy like that.

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@lavikinga: Horse is less gamey than zebra. I'm expecting you mean a zebra shot in the wild, and not raised for eating. While I will not eat farm raised seafood, I prefer farm raised pheasant and quail. Especially the pheasant.

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@shrdlu: Wild, yes and aged for a few weeks. It's my understanding that the aging is what makes most of the meat more palatable.
I've yet to try pheasant, but have had dove and squab -- my husband insists on telling me squab is nothing more than a pigeon with a different name.
Not fond of freshwater fish in the least. More of a snapper, grouper & mullet girl.
One of the biggest differences I've noticed was the taste of grass-fed beef compared to corn-fed. The grass-fed beef tasted more "green," if that makes sense.

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@lavikinga: Aging is important to any red meat. Beef, notably, is nearly indigestible until it's been hung, and acquired a nice patina. Sure, there are neanderthals that eat unaged beef, but as I said earlier, I don't eat fast food.

Your husband is right on the squab. Cockroaches with feathers, that's all pigeons are. Okay, so maybe squab are doves, too.

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@shrdlu: squab, always reminds of an episode of Three and a half men.

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@lavikinga: Grass fed cattle is actually better for us. I forget where I read this, but it has more flavour than grain fed cattle. Considering that grass fed cattle tend to be free range as well, and not hanging out in a barn being force fed until they are ready to be slaughtered. Cows aren't meant to eat grain and the grain has all those growth hormones in them.

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I tried the Baconnaise, it was included with a Bacon Salt offer. It is the worst awful gross tasting thing ever!

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@shrdlu: He refers to them as rats with wings.

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@lavikinga: They can't be rats with wings, because rats are smart, clean, and trainable. Tell him I said so. Pigeons == Cockroaches.

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For your support group, I suggest "Baconanon".

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I personally love all the Bacon deals.. My last name happens to be Bacon... Maybe it is a little conceded but I feel compelled to buy cheap "bacon" shirts. :D