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December 13, 2009 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Republic of Bacon.
posted by sharpener (65 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm not sure what this is.
posted by Taft at 4:33 PM on December 13, 2009


I'm not sure what this is.

Near as I can tell, it's a bunch of links to other people's bacon content, with some original content as well. It's all about bacon, which is good enough for me...
posted by booksherpa at 4:37 PM on December 13, 2009


Porksi Blue
posted by CynicalKnight at 4:38 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Where is the website for people who don't feel strongly for or against bacon?
posted by mhjb at 4:40 PM on December 13, 2009


son you been doin' too much internet
posted by mightygodking at 4:42 PM on December 13, 2009 [4 favorites]


internet bacon fetishism is the stupidest thing
posted by p3on at 4:44 PM on December 13, 2009 [16 favorites]


Please, stop. I'm sick of bacon this, bacon that. You people ruin everything.
posted by R. Mutt at 4:48 PM on December 13, 2009 [8 favorites]


OK, bacon is over now.
posted by DU at 4:49 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


I never thought I would say it, but I am so fucking sick of bacon. It's like the brand new hotness for people who want to be quirky and fun who aren't actually quirky or fun. Stop it with the fucking bacon already.
posted by codacorolla at 4:50 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Hey! Knock it off with all this bacon bullshit!
posted by chillmost at 4:50 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Too soon.
posted by 7segment at 4:55 PM on December 13, 2009


That's some great bacon porn in the redlight district.
posted by HabeasCorpus at 5:01 PM on December 13, 2009


I thought the monkey-bacon-pirate-cheese-ninja-squeeeeeeeee phase died eons ago along with Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim, Happy Tree Friends, and every other thing that should have never existed outside the boundaries of a Hot Topic. Peripherally related phenomenon include Maddox, Fark, and realultimatepower (which I forgive for the sake of antiquity, and the fact that I thought it was cool in 2004...and by cool, I mean totally sweet).
posted by PostOfficeBuddy at 5:10 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


OK, bacon is over but Monkey Bacon Pirate Cheese would go pretty great right now.
posted by DU at 5:15 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


internet bacon fetishism is the stupidest thing

It's pretty stupid but the zombie fad is/was worse, IMO. Bacon just attracts the obese or the "just found about a meme" crowd, the zombie thing brings out those folks plus the thinly veiled race-war fetishists; and "gun enthusiasts" whose gun experience is limited to dumb moves & worse video games.
posted by hamida2242 at 5:15 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I dimly recall that Bacon's ideal commonwealth was concerned with the advancement of learning rather than the establishment of a republic.
posted by Abiezer at 5:18 PM on December 13, 2009 [6 favorites]


Some of us loved bacon before the internet, and we're gonna love bacon after you're gone.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:21 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


I think the only meme that has yet to lose its humorous power over me is Keyboard Cat. I'm frankly surprised at its ability to still make me laugh.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:22 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Where is the website for people who don't feel strongly for or against bacon?

It's on the corner of Smug street and Don't Have a TV boulevard.

It's easy to miss, but it's just before the Ironic Use of "I Can Haz Chuck Noriss Joke" Memorial Park & Community Center; so if you see that you've gone too far.
posted by hamida2242 at 5:26 PM on December 13, 2009 [7 favorites]


I hate people who like things. But then again, people who don't like things kinda suck too. And as hamida2242 points out, people who neither like nor dislike things are annoying elitists.
posted by XMLicious at 5:29 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Joking aside, bacon's pretty awesome
posted by hamida2242 at 5:31 PM on December 13, 2009


Some of us loved bacon before the internet, and we're gonna love bacon after you're gone.

Unless I tell you what I did to your bacon right before I leave.
posted by 23skidoo at 5:32 PM on December 13, 2009


Some of us loved bacon before the internet, and we're gonna love bacon after you're gone

Sorry about your arteries :(
posted by hamida2242 at 5:32 PM on December 13, 2009


Wow these people are serious.
posted by cmoj at 5:38 PM on December 13, 2009


Bacon?
posted by armage at 5:40 PM on December 13, 2009


The quick brown pork has jumped over the lazy shark.
posted by thejoshu at 5:44 PM on December 13, 2009 [19 favorites]


Ninjas? Are you 11? Pirates? Are you 12? Zombies? 13? OK, bacon. You are allowed to cook in your first place. Crappy house share? Have you a spatter shield, .99 at the dollar store? Carry on. What will you do with the grease? Dump it down the sink? For real? OK. Shitty bought at supermarket bacon, or curated artisinal single/double/triple smoked? Apple wood? OK. What will you do with it? Ironic BLT? Club? Breakfast? Don't take this shit lightly.
posted by fixedgear at 5:50 PM on December 13, 2009


It's pretty stupid but the zombie fad is/was worse, IMO. Bacon just attracts the obese or the "just found about a meme" crowd, the zombie thing brings out those folks plus the thinly veiled race-war fetishists; and "gun enthusiasts" whose gun experience is limited to dumb moves & worse video games.
posted by hamida2242


I have a bacon and zombie fetish. After the uprising, I'm not sharing any of my bacon with you!
posted by mmmbacon at 5:51 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


For the record, my invention of Bacon Rice Krispies Treats occurred way before I heard of this fad.
posted by troybob at 6:06 PM on December 13, 2009


Bacon is not funny. It cannot sing, rescue damsels in distress or mow your lawn. Bacon cannot pose in the nude, because it has no genitals. Bacon cannot capture bank robbers, jump over lazy sharks or do any of those things which require living, because bacon is a part of a pig that is already dead.

Bacon is not funny.

Zombies cannot be compared to Bacon.
posted by Malice at 6:08 PM on December 13, 2009


I feel the same way about people who are all, "YAY CHRISTMAS!!!"
posted by hermitosis at 6:11 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Rabble rabble rabble no more bacon rabble rabble rabble
posted by msbutah at 6:14 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


> I'm not sure what this is.
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posted by ardgedee at 6:40 PM on December 13, 2009


So apparently it is flashing bacon.
posted by ardgedee at 6:40 PM on December 13, 2009


How about a WARNING: SOUND?
posted by swift at 6:42 PM on December 13, 2009


I think the anti-bacon movement is the real fad. Matt should append 'palin' to all your names, because I know you were all for it before you were against it.
posted by troybob at 6:42 PM on December 13, 2009


Very funny FPP, very funny comments. No hamburger. But though I love bacon myself, won't eat it anymore, and this is why.
posted by bearwife at 6:44 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


yeah, i don't know why but this is where i'm deciding i'm over the bacon thing.

I still like zombies, though. And Ninja Assassin was pretty cool, so I guess Ninja's haven't worn out their weapon. I've been over pirates for like years now.
posted by empath at 6:45 PM on December 13, 2009


the zombie thing brings out those folks plus the thinly veiled race-war fetishists

really? I have got to spend more time on the internet.
posted by Think_Long at 6:49 PM on December 13, 2009


Some bacon isn't awesome at all.
posted by Pseudonumb at 6:49 PM on December 13, 2009


Huh. And here I thought you guys really liked bacon. Y'all sure are fickle.
posted by BinGregory at 6:51 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


The worst thing about the stupid bacon bullshit is that every single little inbred Internet community always thinks it's the first and only to discover it.

But, you know, nerds. They ruin everything.
posted by Legomancer at 6:57 PM on December 13, 2009


Bacon just attracts the obese or the "just found about a meme" crowd

Or some of us like bacon and find it funny to goof on it.

How's that Haterade taste?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:10 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


The comparison of the bacon meme to zombies is apt. For me, zombies have gone the way the Knights who say Ni did in high school. I can't count the number of times I've heard someone's "zombie survival plan" which inevitably involved going to the hardware store to load up on supplies. Were there ever to be a zombie apocalypse, the hardware store should definitely be avoided because it will be overrun by the kids from the improv troupe who would otherwise never set foot there. But that will never, ever, happen because zombies are not real.
posted by Demogorgon at 7:19 PM on December 13, 2009


But that will never, ever, happen because zombies are not real.

However, bacon is real and very, very tasty.
posted by ryoshu at 7:21 PM on December 13, 2009


How's that Haterade taste?

Like *snort* ummm *chortle* BACON!!!! :D!!!!! *drives his purple monkey cheese motorcycle into the sunset*
posted by codacorolla at 7:22 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


However, bacon is real and very, very tasty.

Agreed. Bacon is delicious. Except when it's...






























...overdone?
posted by Demogorgon at 7:26 PM on December 13, 2009


Wow. . . I'm surprised the amount of bacon-hate here. Instead of not clicking on a link that's totally about bacon, everyone who is against it jumped in here to rag about it. I, uh, am amazed. What's the meme that is okay to like on Metafilter now?

Anyway, I still like bacon, I think the website is fun and done well, and I hope that someone else had fun with Sharpener's post. There are way too many things to be angry about other than bacon posts.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 7:35 PM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I hope the kanye rant meme will forever be accepted on metafilter.
posted by Think_Long at 7:55 PM on December 13, 2009


I hate people who like things. But then again, people who don't like things kinda suck too. And as hamida2242 points out, people who neither like nor dislike things are annoying elitists.

Ambivalence is the new fandom
posted by Maximian at 8:08 PM on December 13, 2009


The smell of bacon cooking smells like someone dropped a slimy old boot wrapped in feces laden pig intestines in a vat of boiling leper smegma.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:09 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now I wish I had some bacon.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:41 PM on December 13, 2009


Just to nip this before it gets all frothy: zombies are not (just?) a fad because unlike “bacon” or LOLcats or Badger-Mushroom they have a cinematic history that begins as early as Abel Gance’s 1919 J’accuse, have a defining moment in 1932 with Victor Halperin’s White Zombie, get postmodern in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, and then furnish consumer culture with its defining metaphor in 1978 with Dawn of the Dead.

</pedant>

But we were on about bacon.
posted by mistersquid at 8:47 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think the history of bacon stretches back pretty far as well. Also, zombie history probably begins from Vodou rather than cinema.
posted by Demogorgon at 9:37 PM on December 13, 2009


Bacon is an ideal, a pure form, a conceptual burst of the sublime. Something we can aspire to but never truly truly have, you know for longer than it takes to eat a BLT. And this whole baconville thing, just takes all the ephemeral specialness of bacon and turns it into a facebook app.

This is a sad day fellow mefites. Perhaps the final breath of one of our defining communal memes.

Stay strong metafilter. Stay strong.
posted by Skygazer at 9:43 PM on December 13, 2009


Wha... why you so focused on bacon ?????????? ??????     LOL *faint!*
posted by mazola at 10:02 PM on December 13, 2009


I'm not gonna hate on this because it's bacon. I love bacon and I find the bacon meme cute. I will hate on it a little, however, because it's just a viral thing made by Maple Leaf Foods.
posted by mreleganza at 10:17 PM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


The smell of bacon cooking smells like someone dropped a slimy old boot wrapped in feces laden pig intestines in a vat of boiling leper smegma.

dude, you're making me hungry
posted by troybob at 11:37 PM on December 13, 2009


HAHA YEAH PEOPLE WHO DON'T LOVE EVERY STUPID POST ABOUT BACON ARE SUCH SMUG ELITIST HIPSTERS AM I RIGHT OH HAVE YOU SEEN MY ZOMBIE ROBOT THAT MAKES BACON AND THROWS NINJA STARS ITS PRETTY TIGHT
posted by tehloki at 12:53 AM on December 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


'I hate bacon' is now a meme.
posted by spamguy at 7:23 AM on December 14, 2009


The smell of bacon cooking smells like someone dropped a slimy old boot wrapped in feces laden pig intestines in a vat of boiling leper smegma.

Wow, I'm not sure I've ever seen such striking evidence that someone's brain was wired so differently from my own.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:31 AM on December 14, 2009


Metafilter assists Maple Leaf Corporation's marketing efforts.
But it's bacon so who cares, right?
posted by rocket88 at 7:38 AM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's time to start making bacon from the sodium-nitrate smoked flesh of suspected Muslim terrorists, because even under the Bush administration those detainees were treated better than the pigs tortured and slaughtered on American industrial farms for the fatty meat from their bellies.

There! This can be the new "bacon meme."
posted by kenlayne at 12:15 PM on December 14, 2009


Metafilter assists Maple Leaf Corporation's marketing efforts.

Even so, some team over at Maple Leaf made a really cool website and that should be appreciated.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 7:06 PM on December 14, 2009


Wow.... I don't know quite what to say except I'm kinda hungry now.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 7:18 AM on December 15, 2009


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