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Bacon and Eggs

Why do we eat bacon and eggs for breakfast? Here’s a look at the propaganda campaign that led to the popularization of bacon and eggs as a “heavier” breakfast in America, and now the countervailing propaganda campaigns to try to convince Americans to try lighter breakfasts. More from James Corbett of The Corbett Report.

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The Great Bacon Shortage Hoax

Rumors of a pending bacon shortage have now been quashed. Prices will rise, owing to the extended drought in the United States and Europe, but supplies will remain stable, says Hank Green in this episode of the SciShow. While bacon will be readily available, diners can expect shortages of fresh tuna in the coming year, he predicts. Overfishing is at fault, and tuna might remain scarce until depleted schools are allowed to rebound.

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Bad News for Bacon Lovers

Great Britain’s National Pig Association says drought and crop failures are contributing to a pork shortage, which portends steeply rising prices for bacon in the year ahead. Call Me Stormy apologizes in advance for having played a role in this looming shortage, through shamelessly promoting the consumption of bacon in our “A Day of Bacon” salute this past Monday. H/T SourceFed

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Republic of Bacon Anthem

A DAY OF BACON

As our sizzling Day of Bacon draws to a close, please rise for our anthem.

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And finally, we sign off with Porky Pig’s original 1938 Looney Tunes farewell. Stay free, stay healthy, stay laughing. Eat bacon, the elixir of the Gods, and all will remain right with the Universe.

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Incredibly Shrinking Bacon

A DAY OF BACON

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan says the only problem with bacon is shrinkage. “You start off with a pound and you end with a bookmark.”

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And, across the Big Pond, British comedian Al Murray says bacon conclusively proves the existence of God. Language alert.

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Bacon and Long Underwear

A DAY OF BACON

Brothers Doug and Bob McKenzie explain the cosmic connection between back-bacon and long underwear on The Great White North. Rick Moranis plays Bob, and Dave Thomas plays Doug, in this recurring sketch on SCTV, airing in both Canada and the United States.

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Out of the Frying Pan

A DAY OF BACON

Walt Disney released the cartoon Out of the Frying Pan into the Firing Line in 1942 to benefit the war effort. The cartoon encouraged housewives not to discard their kitchen grease. It could be converted into glycerin for explosives to use against our enemies in World War II.

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Betcha Bacon

A DAY OF BACON

In the 1970s, you could eat bacon right out of the box. Here’s a 1972 vintage commercial for Betcha Bacon, bacon strip chips featuring a young, red-haired Mason Reese as their pitchman. You might remember Reese because he also appeared in ads for Dunkin’ Donuts, Underwood Deviled Ham and other delicacies. The Betcha Bacon jingle:  “Betcha when you buy a box, you betcha wish you bought a batch.”

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And just to prove bacon is the universal language, Canadians love bacon.

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And so do British nudists!

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Behold His Meaty Wand

A DAY OF BACON

A toon with a tune from Great Britain’s Weebl’s, introducing the mighty Meat Wizard, who elevates bacon as the solution to world hunger. “You’re a vegematarian? Not now!”

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I Smell Bacon

A DAY OF BACON

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, portraying slackers Wayne and Garth, poke some fun at a local police officer in Wayne’s World.

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Meanwhile, Pork Force is on patrol in Great Britain. Awesomely warsome, watch in amazement as this crack unit of porcine warriors battles terrorists and protects your freedoms.

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