Tag Archives: link dump

Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon

  • Do you love a good scented candle but worry that Tropical Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Cinnamon Morning Breeze tea lights scattered all over your living room contradict that macho, manly image you’ve so carefully cultivated? Never fear, because edible bacon fat candles are here.
  • Speaking of delicious pork products: bacon rockets! They also come with their own bacon rocket song: Bacon and rocket-ry/In perfect harmony. Truly, this is the best of all possible worlds.
  • And since we’re on a food kick, check out these “foodscapes.” Guess what… the first one is made of bacon!
  • Bacon: A Love Story has been nominated for the oddest book title of the year. Who cares? It still mentions bacon. (The winner will be announced in a few weeks)
  • Have you ever wondered where camel bacon would come from? Wonder no more. Now you can crawl inside a dead camel without getting camel on your slacks!
  • Bacon shoes? Bacon shoes.
  • This has nothing to do with bacon (sadly), but apparently boys read “simpler” books than girls. I was going to present a rebuttal, but then I remembered the last two books I checked out of the library were The Phantom Tollbooth and Mrs. Pigglewiggle*. Plus, the story comes from the BBC, so you can’t argue with it.
  • This one too, has nothing to do with bacon (again, sadly). There’s a movement to ban babies from bars. I had no idea this was an issue. I do appreciate the “brewhaha” headline.

*Nope, I’m not joking. I heartily recommend them both. To be fair, they were audio books I listened to while I drove home for Christmas. I am fully capable of reading books written above a third grade reading level. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m on page 8 of Curious George at the Aquarium and I can’t wait to see how it ends. If I’m lucky, it’ll end with bacon.


Link Dump: Coolest Thing Ever

(via Gizmodo)


  • I still don’t understand Twitter’s apparent usefulness and/or value, but this Venn Diagram is helping. Sadly, this blog does not have a Twitter Feed, enabling me to keep up with its every move. BTW: For my money, Facebook is the much more effective tool in the stalker’s repertoire.
  • This Old Spice commercial is all kinds of brilliant. It works on several levels. Specifically, it makes men jealous that this good-looking, good-smelling man on a horse is talking to our woman, offering her diamonds and tickets, and asking her to compare us with him. Plus, he’s on a horse. Must. Buy. Old Spice.
  • I need to add this bullet-proof polo shirt to my birthday list. I’ve always wanted to wear the same shirts as a ruthless Venezuelan dictator!
  • What happened to Silent Bob is my secret fear. Stay strong, Brother. Stay strong. FREE SILENT BOB! FREE SILENT BOB! Actually, I just feel really sorry for the flight attendant who has to break the news.
  • For those of you who think soap is too germy and it isn’t getting your hands clean enough.
  • How has it taken Mankind this long to invent the ping pong table door?
  • Mario’s online dating profile. The best part is that under for ethnicity, he put “plumber.” Oh, and he’s Catholic.

Link Dump: Tom Selleck, Sandwich and Waterfalls Edition

  • I would rehash all the Super Bowl Commercials, but I’ll just let the pros do it. I will say, however, that I was very underwhelmed with the Tebow ad. Maybe that was their strategy… to build lots of buzz then be as bland as possible. And why did he tackle his mother? He’s not a linebacker. And I liked the eTrade  ad, if only because they called out a promiscuous infant: “That milkaholic Lindsay.”

Link Dump: Hamm and Bublé Edition

  • The Tim Tebow commercial thing is being blown way out of proportion. If CBS wants to take the money for the pro-life ad, let ’em. If they want to take money for an opposing ad, let ’em. If people get turned off by either ad, that’s fine too. That’s the beauty of capitalism and free speech. And football.
  • JCMO just changed city ordinances to allow tattoo parlors in city limits. It’s only a matter of time before I start seeing Golden Girls and Goonies tattoo in person. Ha, I had totally forgotten about Popples. Score! (FYI, it’s mildly NSFW. Nothing too graphic, it’s just that you probably wouldn’t want it projected on the big screen at church.)
  • I’m sorry J.D. Salinger is gone, but this article pretty well captures my impression of the mourners.
  • Good news: Southwest is going to start offering WiFi!
  • Building off of the air travel idea, we have probably the coolest idea ever: The Unclaimed Baggage Store. I know where my next used pairs of socks is coming from!
  • I’m not a huge fan of Jon Hamm or Michael Bublé, but I liked this SNL riff. (I also enjoyed this older bit, Jon Hamm’s John Hams.) I’m a sucker for homophones.