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They’re Sizzling in Toronto

February 16th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 14 Comments

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This morning, the Toronto Star published an interview with our own Michael J. Nelson regarding his now world-famous (well, Canada at least) Bacon Stupidity Month.  It’s part of an article exploring the current bacony flavor of the internet culture entire. Let me simply say that Toronto is indeed a tasteful, urbane and cosmopolitan city, and I encourage you to visit often.  And for those concerned about such things, it appears that the local Subway sandwich outlets serve American-style strip bacon on their offerings, not the Canadian back bacon.  However after seeing this picture, I can’t help but wonder about Toronto’s latest craze, ur-bacon.

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Tags: bacon

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rubicon on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:48 am

    “…it’s raining bacon, so to speak.”

    Hallelujah!

  • 2 jason on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

    So, what kind of wine would you recommend with a nice dinner of bacon?

  • 3 Ben on Feb 16, 2009 at 7:08 am

    It’s Canada…nuff said.

  • 4 Patrick S on Feb 16, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Check out this link for another clever and useful er.. use for bacon.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/krismkelley/2982735923/in/set-72157608464549556/

  • 5 Smuttynose on Feb 16, 2009 at 7:43 am

    At the end of the Toronto Star interview, the most read article headline on the right said:

    “Apartment reeked of dying”

    I found that headline somewhat disturbing, given the nature of Mike’s quest.

  • 6 OxfordProle on Feb 16, 2009 at 8:34 am

    You guys are doing JAWS for RiffTrax?! Sweet!

    …Sorry, I meant: YAY BACON!

  • 7 Nick Fechter on Feb 16, 2009 at 8:35 am

    With all this unheathly obssession with bacon, I think this is inorder:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotsnotfeathers/2359825547/

  • 8 Eric Fell on Feb 16, 2009 at 10:21 am

    What the heck was Mike eating before that caused an ALL BACON DIET to lower his blood pressure?

    The man’s going to be filled with so much sodium that if he jumps in a pool he’ll likely explode.

  • 9 MonkeyCheezPants on Feb 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I was very disappointed that urbacon.net was not a site devoted to the original bacon, the most ancient and pure form of bacon… the Ur-Bacon.

  • 10 C-Nug on Feb 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    And here I thought urbacon.net was a convention involving the Union of Rugby of Buenos Aires.

  • 11 Earl Fando on Feb 17, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I was glad to read that bacon has been healthful to Mike. Is a cookbook in the works, perchance? …”The Full Nelson Diet” sounds like a winner (like he’s never heard that line before…).

  • 12 James on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I’m the guy who spotted the urbacon.net sign and snapped the photo. Needless to say, I felt the disappointment acutely.

    To make up for it, I’m gathering some friends and we’re roasting a whole pig next month.

  • 13 Steph on Apr 3, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Have you seen this?

    http://www.mybadpad.com/fun-stuff/the-baconcyclopedia-the-ultimate-bacon-reference-of-baconic-proportions