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(Des Moines Register)   Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 151
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2012-02-18 11:51:03 PM
"I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California. Only in Iowa will people come together to eat a bunch of bacon-covered bacon."

Let me google that for you (new window)
 
2012-02-18 11:54:05 PM

Lionel Mandrake: "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California. Only in Iowa will people come together to eat a bunch of bacon-covered bacon."

I love bacon as much as the next guy, but when you're trying to one-up that next guy by clogging your arteries, it's time to reevaluate your priorities.


Enjoy your plain undressed bowl of lettuce leaves and tofu, Californian.
 
2012-02-18 11:54:09 PM

howdoibegin: "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California. Only in Iowa will people come together to eat a bunch of bacon-covered bacon."

Let me google that for you (new window)


Heh, burn. And they are having the good apple-bacon from my state. The only thing Iowa is best at is cornholing (with real corn).
 
2012-02-18 11:55:25 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: I don't like bacon.


You know?, I dont really care for it either.

And I sure as hell dont want any on a goddamned doughnut.
 
2012-02-18 11:55:55 PM

AbbeySomeone: Chariset: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.

Grass-fed, locally sourced artisanal bacon on a bed of organic kale.

With a side of cruelty-free tofu baconlike product for the vegetarians.

There is nothing bacon like about tofu and you know it. Either get real or don't bother.
I just ate a pan full of brussels sprouts with Hempler's black pepper bacon. I am full an eyeballing a bacon donut for dessert.
Not to worry, I'm having some red wine to make sure my arteries are clear.

Btw - Who cares about Ca's take on the matter? Those clowns come up here with no skill or knowledge in driving in the rain and clog our freeways and streets.


Do I hear a fellow Oregonian?
 
2012-02-18 11:56:16 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sausage gravy is the new bacon. Yep.


Good God. I'm under doctor's orders to exercise, and cut back on the salt and fat. I can't seem to get the cholesterol under control. Over Christmas break I said, "fark it," and made buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy for the family.

I tried to be good; I made a half white sauce/half pureed cannellini paste flavored with spices you'd find in the typical southern-style sausage. It was edible, but then I saw that one of my kids had left some of their sausage and biscuits. I lapped it up. There's no comparison.

Yeah, I know; once I get to this stage, I'm pretty much screwed. I don't have to like it, though. Us desk dwellers really could stand to cut back on the saturated fat, though. Trust me, it's no fun to be 36, try to do just a few minutes of cardio, and wonder if you should call an ambulance before it's too late.
 
2012-02-18 11:56:17 PM
I know it's not bacon-related, tou'll have to wait a bit, but the relevant part is at 5:20 (new window).
 
2012-02-18 11:57:26 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: theMightyRegeya: skinink: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Pigs sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

Do you eat chicken? How about lobster?

Are you asking him, or the fictional character he was quoting?


Was that some sort of quote? Jeez, I may be on the Internet a lot, but I don't spend all my time drooling in front of a TV.
 
2012-02-18 11:57:37 PM

Ed Finnerty: I'm so burned out from the endless bacon-hype that I have started opting for sausage patties or links now.

Thanks, jerks.


I agree. 90% of the time I order bacon from somewhere it blows. I'm more in love with the idea of bacon than actual bacon. Yeah, smokey, peppered, cooked to perfection bacon seems delicious, but how often do you actually get bacon that good?
 
2012-02-18 11:57:52 PM

theMightyRegeya: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sausage gravy is the new bacon. Yep.

Good God. I'm under doctor's orders to exercise, and cut back on the salt and fat. I can't seem to get the cholesterol under control. Over Christmas break I said, "fark it," and made buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy for the family.

I tried to be good; I made a half white sauce/half pureed cannellini paste flavored with spices you'd find in the typical southern-style sausage. It was edible, but then I saw that one of my kids had left some of their sausage and biscuits. I lapped it up. There's no comparison.

Yeah, I know; once I get to this stage, I'm pretty much screwed. I don't have to like it, though. Us desk dwellers really could stand to cut back on the saturated fat, though. Trust me, it's no fun to be 36, try to do just a few minutes of cardio, and wonder if you should call an ambulance before it's too late.


Oatmeal is good for the heart, AFAIK.
 
2012-02-18 11:59:01 PM

theMightyRegeya: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: theMightyRegeya: skinink: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Pigs sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

Do you eat chicken? How about lobster?

Are you asking him, or the fictional character he was quoting?

Was that some sort of quote? Jeez, I may be on the Internet a lot, but I don't spend all my time drooling in front of a TV.


As an update, I Googled the comment. I came up with page upon page upon page of links to Fark.
 
2012-02-18 11:59:47 PM
This thread needs more bacon.

www.foodandthings.com
 
2012-02-19 12:01:11 AM
Idiots Out Walking Around...

The best four things to come out of Iowa: I-80, I-29, I-35, and I-74...
 
2012-02-19 12:01:35 AM
"I don't want to see bacon for awhile," he said. "I've had so much, I can't hold no more."


Pfft. Weenie.
 
2012-02-19 12:01:53 AM
"Warning: bacon can cause rectal cancer."

Well now I know how I'm dying.
 
2012-02-19 12:04:43 AM
Need MOAR bacon pics
 
2012-02-19 12:07:16 AM

Mad Canadian: Idiots Out Walking Around...

The best four things to come out of Iowa: I-80, I-29, I-35, and I-74...


Very good!

Mr. McNutt: "Warning: bacon can cause rectal cancer."

Well now I know how I'm dying.


And even better.

/FARK
 
2012-02-19 12:08:33 AM
My friend from college Alan lives in Kansas City with a lady he met on a trip to Kentucky where the mayor's daughter has a plumber whose father grew up in Indiana with a skinny kid who moved away in 3rd grade to Iowa.

Can I have my bacon now?
 
2012-02-19 12:08:52 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: I don't like bacon.


You spelled "ironic hipsters" wrong.
 
2012-02-19 12:18:42 AM
The bacon doughnut inventor's jib. I like the cut of it.
 
2012-02-19 12:20:01 AM

jaytkay: Nickster79: Publishing an article like this without pictures is a dick move.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 260x331]

/ High-brow


Didn't he write Shakespeare's plays?

/ higher-brow
 
2012-02-19 12:25:36 AM
I am sorry but even though I do like some sweet-salty tastes like potato chips dipped in cottage cheese bacon wrapped doughnuts is a vile sounding concoction. I expect Fark banninninnation any second.
 
2012-02-19 12:25:43 AM
pro-bacon Physicians Committee for Ridiculous Meat-eating

I'm signing up.
 
2012-02-19 12:25:54 AM
Go 100 miles inland anywhere in California, and you see waddling walmart beasts roaming that would fit in perfectly in Iowa.
 
2012-02-19 12:29:39 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.


The Gilroy Garlic Festival (new window). Garlic wine, garlic ice cream, garlic fudge...
 
2012-02-19 12:32:11 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival (new window). Garlic wine, garlic ice cream, garlic fudge...


Ugh. I love bacon. I love garlic. These people are crazy.
 
2012-02-19 12:37:31 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival (new window). Garlic wine, garlic ice cream, garlic fudge...


Just outside that festival might be a good place for a breath freshener entrepreneur to set up a booth.
 
2012-02-19 12:43:28 AM
I'd like to point out that the last names of the three women interviewed in the articles were "Swalla", "Cummings", and "Andres". That is not a coincidence.
 
2012-02-19 12:44:54 AM
images.wikia.com
SOON
 
2012-02-19 12:44:56 AM

Canton: common sense is an oxymoron: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival (new window). Garlic wine, garlic ice cream, garlic fudge...

Just outside that festival might be a good place for a breath freshener entrepreneur to set up a booth.


Scope is introducing a new mouthwash at this year's festival.
 
2012-02-19 12:45:00 AM
We went out for dinner tonight and saw bacon vodka on the menu.
 
2012-02-19 12:48:40 AM

Gosling: We went out for dinner tonight and saw bacon vodka on the menu.


I knew Fark had too much power when I saw bacon lube.
 
2012-02-19 12:49:07 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.


California is to Iowa like the United States is to Canada.
 
2012-02-19 12:54:03 AM
assets.marrybacon.com

/approves
 
2012-02-19 01:02:24 AM
I'm surprised Iowa even knows what California is, much less how to spell it.

Does Iowa even have schools? I thought it was just a Monsanto corn territory with a transient workforce.
 
2012-02-19 01:02:48 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.


Chariset: Grass-fed, locally sourced artisanal bacon on a bed of organic kale.

With a side of cruelty-free tofu baconlike product for the vegetarians.



Bullpucky. And tofu bacon is an abomination that should be eradicated from the face of the planet.

I've lived in California my whole life, and I've never been wanting for the company of fellow bacon lovers. Sure, we may have a tiny-but-loud subset of vegan hippies who only eat organic/tofu products, but don't forget that SoCal is also known well for Mexican food, where essentially everything is made with lard and pork. Even in tamales the masa is usually mixed with lard and meat broth. Two of L.A.'s more famous eating establishments, Pink's and Tommy's, are BOTH famous for slathering chili on top of other meat items. California is certainly NOT lacking for meat-lovers.
 
2012-02-19 01:03:59 AM

AcneVulgaris: Go 100 miles inland anywhere in California, and you see waddling walmart beasts roaming that would fit in perfectly in Iowa.


LMAO, that's the solid truth, right there.
 
2012-02-19 01:09:27 AM
Living in Iowa myself, I'm surprised they didn't also deep fry the whole thing.
 
2012-02-19 01:10:55 AM
As someone who lives in the SF Bay Area, let me assure you... we have more than our share of awesome bacon here.
 
2012-02-19 01:12:35 AM

Draq: Living in Iowa myself, I'm surprised they didn't also deep fry the whole thing.


Of course they would end up deep frying it indoors (meaning inside the trailer) and blowing the damned place up. It is a bad idea to deep fry anything in a meth lab.
 
2012-02-19 01:14:52 AM
I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California.

img821.imageshack.us
Call me when dinner's ready.
 
2012-02-19 01:14:55 AM

Ed Finnerty: I'm so burned out from the endless bacon-hype that I have started opting for sausage patties or links now.

Thanks, jerks.


OMG ground bacon made into patties!

/drool
 
2012-02-19 01:16:04 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.


This is Bacon Man, which my wife and I created for a San Francisco Bacon Fest back in 2008.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-19 01:16:39 AM
Hodad's burgers, in Ocean Beach, San Diego:
poshposh.com

The bacon is rendered, slightly chopped, and formed into bacon patties, which are then fried crispy and put on the burger.
They are F**KING AMAZING.
 
2012-02-19 01:16:46 AM
I'm making two bacon explosions on Monday for a food party at work. They last as long as it takes for a line of people to slice off a piece.

I've made a dozen of them but it's rare I get more than a small piece.
 
2012-02-19 01:24:16 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.


I can only say the article writer/attendee has never been to a county fair anywhere in CA. We have more lard-fried bacon dipped chocolate than you can shake a stick at.
 
2012-02-19 01:26:17 AM
I thought people gave up stereotyping California in the '70's and '80's. Get on a plane for Chris'sake, this state is huge...and so are half the people. Don't kid yourself, Foodie is just code for 'always has a mouthful'.
 
2012-02-19 01:26:25 AM

Gyrfalcon: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Iowans celebrate the Bacon Festival by eating giant bacon-infused doughnut balls topped with chocolate and more bacon. "I mean, really, you wouldn't see this baconfest happening in California"

I'm morbidly curious to see how California would respond to this.

I can only say the article writer/attendee has never been to a county fair anywhere in CA. We have more lard-fried bacon dipped chocolate than you can shake a stick at.


I look down on them because I CTRL-F'd and typed beer and I saw nothing. What a backward state.
 
2012-02-19 01:27:01 AM

skantea: I thought people gave up stereotyping California in the '70's and '80's. Get on a plane for Chris'sake, this state is huge...and so are half the people. Don't kid yourself, Foodie is just code for 'always has a mouthful'.


Shut up, hippie.
 
2012-02-19 01:27:46 AM
Pfffff. That's nothing. Their "bacon" is just one step away from grass, which is practically lettuce.

That's why I only eat bacon made from pigs that were raised on a diet of bacon.
 
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