Why the Internet loves bacon

April 2nd, 2009 by admin


There is a topic that has been wrapping itself around the Web’s collective consciousness for some time. And within the last year or so, this meme has become so potent that it can no longer be ignored.

The sizzling phenomenon? Bacon.

If the innumerable blog posts about the salt-cured meat are to be believed, bacon can be added to just about any food, used in place of cotton and leather, and is enshrined on restroom blow-dryers around the country.

What can bacon do? Apparently, it can serve as a lampshade, an iPhone carrying case, a watch, an alarm clock or the building blocks for a creepy-looking “bacon man” shrine. Are people actually carrying around bacon briefcases? Let’s hope not.

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