International Bacon Day is Today!

Author: Toby Shoemaker
Published: September 04, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Today is one of the most important days of the year. A day in which millions of people around the world will celebrate a gift from Above. The poor man's caviar. The delicacy of the disadvantaged. Today is "International Bacon Day," an event that brings together men and woman from all backgrounds, nationalities, creeds and colors, as only bacon can do — a common bond of most of humanity that is this porcine pleasure.

"International Bacon Day", started in 2004 by some students at the University of Colorado, is celebrated annually on the Saturday before Labor Day around the globe. Some countries recognize IBD on December 30, while others do IBD on the first Saturday in January after the New Year. No matter the date, "International Bacon Day" is a time to pig out on pig. The creative use of bacon on this day truly boggles the mind - bacon beer mugs full of melted cheese, bacon roses, bacon turtles, you name it. Some enterprising people have even used bacon to make clothing such as shoes and intimate apparel! There's a crude joke in that last sentence that begs to be told but, as they say, "it is better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

Now go! Get out and celebrate, nay, sing the praises of, bacon! It's your chance to show the world that if we all ate bacon every day, war, famine, disease and skinny people will be no more! Kiss a pig today in honor of "International Bacon Day." Hug a butcher. Take a pig to a butcher. We couldn't do it without either of them. Then go make yourself a BLT.



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Article Author: Toby Shoemaker

Howdy y'all! I am Toby Shoemaker, a married 54 year old Texan now living in Maine. I am Heather's husband and Trey,31, Toby,28, Isabella,8, and Bailey,3, call me Dad. My favorite past time is fishin', closely followed by gardening. …

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