Bacon

I may lose some of you over this, but I feel like it has to be said. People have taken bacon too far. That’s right, TOO FAR. Bacon has become the “popular kid” that people have rallied around. They mention it in the hopes of becoming cool themselves. The same goes for the moustache, but that’s on another day.

Bacon has gotten ridiculous. There’s bacon candles, bacon perfume, and bacon roses. Let’s be honest, if you’re trying to be sweet and romantic, and what that special someone really wants bacon, wasting time to roll it in a rose or heart is just unnecessary. They’ll die of a heart attack mid-bouqet anyways. Not to mention the constant push to outdo another with a bacon recipe. First it was the meat ship

Now there’s bacon turtles

Bacon cinnamon rolls

And bacon corn

Bacon toothpaste? Really, society?

Are we still curious as to why we’re the world’s fattest country? It reminds me of the craze that is the annual Texas State Fair. With the fair though it isn’t all about bacon, but instead, all about fried EVERYTHING. There’s a contest every year, really, about the best and most unusual fried things. We’ve had fried coke, fried snickers and twinkies, fried butter, fried beer, well here’s a good list of things:

2005 Most Creative         Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice   Cream

2005 Best Taste             Fried PB, Jelly and Banana   Sandwich

2006 Most Creative         Fried   Coke

2006 Best Taste             Fried Praline   Perfection

2007 Most Creative         Deep Fried   Latte   2007 Best Taste             Texas Fried Cookie   Dough

2008 Most Creative         Fried Banana   Split

2008 Best Taste             Chicken Fried   Bacon  <—– Again with the bacon?

2009 Most   Creative         Deep Fried Butter

2009 Best Taste               Fernie’s Deep Fried Peaches & Cream

2010 Most Creative         Fried Beer™

2010 Best Taste                  Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie

2011 Most Creative         Fried Bubblegum

2011 Best Taste                  Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack

Fried things and bacon things MUST.STOP.NOW. The oversaturation of fried things and bacon’s rise in popularity has actually negatively affected my love for them, so for that I thank you. I would really *really* love to stop seeing bacon everywhere though. There’s no need for it to be in the periodic table [I must say though, for the most part I’m just jealous I can’t spell my name, but my point is still valid] and there is especially no reason for it in suit form. Please, let go of the bacon, you’ll still be part of the cool kids club, and we’ll allow you to sit at our table during lunch.

This Pinterest board has a good bit of it covered as well

Props to Natalie Dee. She gets me. THANK YOU