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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So what is it with bacon? I'm at breakfast this teenage lad is almost bellowing 'BACON!' and piling his plate up with I'd guess 15 rashers... and I'm glancing over every so often and he did eat it all. Like it was crack.

    Now I like bacon sure, in my student days a bacon buttie got me through but as an adult I don't eat much of the stuff. Sure, I had some with my eggs and sausages but... it's just grilled salted pig... but some people seem obsessed with the stuff.

    Made me think of this video...

  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It has been the downfall of many a vegetarian myself included.
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  3. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I like a bacon sarnie- but it must be crispy bacon on white, no butter, maybe tomato ketchup.
    RedQuilt likes this.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  5. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Animal flesh. Ugggh.
    Geoff Thomas and lanokia like this.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    If you eat too much bacon you end up being carted away in a hambulance.
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    In my volunteer job I do farm tours mainly with the younger children. We don't go into the gory details but, oh dear, the expression on a child's face when they realise the pigs have to be killed to eat them!
    ValentinoRossi and lanokia like this.
  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Electrolytes. Teenagers go through a lot of them.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What protects baby pigs in the womb ?

    Hamniotic Fluid
  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Actually these bacon jokes remind me of one of my Dad's classics on the subject of the village fete (I won't mention the village) years ago which featured some sort of animal beauty contest.

    Dad used to refer to the event as a "fete" worse than death.
  11. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

  12. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    Bacon is probably one of the greatest things on earth tbh.

    Proper streaky crispy bacon though. If you can't pick it up and snap it in half then it's not done.
  13. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Hate it crispy. It has to be moist for me. In the US they offer you a 'side' of bacon and then bring you 3 cremated rashers!
  14. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    My daughter is one of those that will have a plate of bacon, and only bacon, at an 'eat as much as you want' breakfast buffet.

    The fab thing is she eats free as she's still a child! It's also the only thing standing between her and being a veggie.
  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Me too
    It was the smell that re-converted me
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Quite right. I also prefer a rind on my bacon; something to chew after. The eye should be eaten first then the remaining meat stripped from the rind using one's fingers. Then chew the rind.
  17. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    OBVIOUSLY "no butter"! What kind of ridiculous (probably Southern) notion is putting butter on a bacon sarnie?

    I have to admit that it was bacon sarnies that put an end to my vegetarianism (after 15 years of no meat) when I went to my second headship. We used to have secondary heads' meetings starting at 8am and these yummy comestibles were provided - the toasted teacakes for non-carnivores paled into insignificance.
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Total nonsense!
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  19. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    They're always served with butter up here. Goodness knows why - completely spoils the whole experience. You have to ask if you want them without - son's a bit paranoid as he doesn't eat dairy and always has to check that they've remembered (some places have the rolls already buttered and try to get away with not letting on). The fat has to be crispy for me - not cremated, though.
  20. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    You just gotta have butter on your bacon butties; it enhances the whole fat-laden grease-fest.
    If you're going to pig out you may as well go the whole hog!

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