July 16, 2009
A Bacon-y Ode to Jim Gaffigan
Standup comedy is probably one of my favorite mediums, I have enjoyed watching and listening to standup since I was young, as I mentioned before I was introduced to George Carlin at a young age. I remember when I actually got to see George in all his glory on HBO back in the late 80’s and also got to see many other comics on HBO I was definitely hooked. I even used to watch Night at the Improv on the A&E network every Sunday night. Well that was many many years ago and now we live in the age of CD’s, DVD’s and digital downloads and I listen to a lot of comedy. Lately one of my favorites has been Jim Gaffigan. He’s got the everyman thing going for him, the “safe” topics and he doesn’t swear (anymore) in his performances, which opens up more mass appeal and sells to more audience members. Well on his last comedy performance he did like five to six minutes on bacon.
One part of the bacon bit was how we make other foods taste better by wrapping them in bacon. Now I do like bacon, but I usually just do regular bacon for breakfast and bacon bits if god forbid I eat a salad. Anyway, I’m at the store one day and I see the bacon wrapped steaks on sale and I think, well steak is good, bacon is good; I bet there’s something to this. So I buy my cheap version of filet mignon and the next day realize that it is excellent and the bacon adds so much to it. Well the next time I went to the store shopping I see something that blew my mind. Bacon wrapped pork.
I’m pretty sure that is one of the signs of the apocalypse. Who is the one thinking, hey, you know what would make this pork taste better? More pork wrapped around it. You’re probably asking yourself one thing; did you buy some? Of course I bought some, and let me tell you, bacon wrapped around a pork steak is great, like mixing breakfast and supper together. Maybe we could call it bupper, or seakfast… just throwing it out there. I do have to give props to the salesperson at the pork plant, they have earned every dollar of their commission.
In other news I’m moving, hopefully within the next two weeks. That will make me even less scarce for a short time in the online world. That’s ok though, I’ll be offline enjoying some bacon wrapped food.
Posted by Dave at July 16, 2009 08:03 PM