The following public service announcement comes to you from Blog Well Done and good, God fearing Americans everywhere.
There’s a threat out there, lurking in the grocery store and hiding in the hearts, refrigerators and arteries of American citizens. It’s more disruptive to American values than even health care reform, which can only cause all of us to be happier and healthier. Read my lips, no good will come of it.
But back to the matter at hand. Some call this threat I speak of a silent killer. Some find it thoroughly addictive. Some call it delicious, delicious pork fat. Everyone calls it: bacon.
That’s right bacon.
The music selection is awesome and if you can't tell from the still shot above, the video is NOT safe for work.(direct link in case the embed does not work for you)
I am tempted to give this a newvoices tag and I'm going to claim an exception to my promise to myself not to drag this blog off-topic because TV is covering blogs and he just said something about blogs, but if you aren't watching The Colbert Report, you are missing some truly good stuff. If you hate what he's lampooning, you'll fall over laughing; if you love what he's lampooning, you'll still laugh out loud at his dead-on over-the-top delivery.
I now return you to your normal food blogging, already in progress.
This has little to do with food, but I figure there must be one or two of you who are also word geeks, political geeks (oh yeah, everyone is a political geek this week!), or just plain curious. Besides, since breaking my arm, I have been mostly banished from the kitchen because, well, let's just say that when I cut an onion and cry, it's not about the Syn-propanethial-S-oxide.
So I have been reading a lot, watching endless political TV and playing on twitter just a bit. In the process, I have discovered all sorts of time-sucks, er, I mean cool and useful web tools, One of my favorites is Wordle,
Wordle, in case you have missed it, is this marvelous tool that lets you create custom word clouds using a piece of text, an RSS feed, or even someone's del.icio.us tags. It's a great way to get a quick impression of someone's writing, giving you a quick visual of the topics they address and an idea of their style.
A number of websites have started to use them to illustrate various things. One of my favorites is cookthink, which attaches one to its cookthink questionnaires, which uses a wordle of each person's RSS feed to give you a snapshot of the person being interviewed. Some of the wordles there have one or two clear favored topics, like Julie Biuso's champagne, or Carol Fenster's chocolate.(Note to self: bookmark their sites...)
One word that everyone uses a lot? "Favorite." That's good because it means people are writing about food they truly love. The interviews are interesting, too. Check them out if you haven't yet.
But that's not why we're here...
Smell the molecular odorlessness, taste the atomic tastelessness!
from Do the Green Thing, an online community for people who want to mock wasteful drinking be more ecologically aware.
The tubes of the interwebs have many strange and wonderful things in them. Facebook is both strange and wonderful, largely because people can use it to their own ends and it is always fun to see what they come up with. Case in point: Operation Make Neal Eat Vegetables, which endeavors to get Neal to, well, eat his vegetables.
What is the deal with Neal and his vegetables?
You can tell it is getting into the political silly season here in the states when groups come out against all sorts of absurd things, usually "for the children..." Because, who will think of the children, if not the likes of the American Family Association.
Today's target: McDonald's
Specifically the fact that McDonald's has donated money to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and also has a company representative on the NGLCC board - a list I will have to make note of when I do my shopping. (see also: corporate advisory group)
This is McDonald's and I know that they also do lots of bad things, but this is not one of them. So I interrupt my usual anti-McKentuckyFriedBurgerRoyalty (et al) hate for a moment...