I don’t get it.
I mean, I DO get bacon. Hubby likes it and I occasionally eat a bacon sandwich, but… I don’t get IT. :unsure:
I’m talking about the recent influx of books/authors/carnivores that have declared their interest in bacon for all to share. It’s like the cool kid now. What was once frowned up (well, only munched in private) is now welcomed by all (well, most).
I have no idea. I finished a book yesterday that referred to bacon covered in chocolate. Sacrilege. Pure and simple. A few months ago, I read another book that declared their love of bacon over everything else in their life.
Really? I mean REALLY? Does Babe have everything covered? I certainly hope not.
What is the current addiction with bacon? It’s been around for a looong time, people. It’s pink, can be rather salty and can be rather meh, in my humble opinion. But why all of a sudden is it popping up in books, having it’s own twitter hashtag and being dropped into conversation like it’s the next ‘big thing’?
(Don’t believe me? Here’s a link to a Bacony Book. Bacon: A Love Story, A Salty Survey of Everybody’s Favorite Meat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon:_A_Love_Story )
(And while we’re at it, here’s another wiki page of more bacon loving books. My personal favourite title is Snake n’ Bacon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_about_bacon )
Is it to make the heroine more believable? Okay, if you want to make a girl more believable and you don’t want to do the old chestnut of chocolate, well use something… sexier then. Use an fruity ice-pole, have her love bbq flavoured drumsticks with a habit of licking her fingers clean. But bacon, on it’s own? Or in lollipops or with cinnamon rolls? Bacon soap? Maybe on top of a cup-cake? Hells no.
Bacon really puts my goat up when it’s mentioned in a book. I know the author isn’t specifically telling me to eat bacon. They’re not even telling me I should like bacon. It’s just that why should a piece of bacon be placed in a romance book, with no justification, just to have the occasional reader be startled into losing the flow of the read and losing the story when a character refers to her bacon bits?
Bacon is for sandwiches. Not for books.
I need a t-shirt with this.
Random Pig jokes…
Farmer 1: “All our pigs are learning karate”, he said proudly.
Farmer 2: Looking suspicious, “I don’t believe you. Where?”
Farmer 1: Pointing to his piggies, “Just look at those chops!”
Q: Why did the pig go into the kitchen?
A: He felt like bacon.
Bacon chat up line…
“Do you like Bacon? Wanna strip?”
Yeah, that’s all I’ve got. Sorry. I’ll stop ranting now and get off my high pig – err horse. ;-)