Bacon, Bac-Off

Bacon. Why bacon. Seriously, why bacon? Why is bacon the thing people decided to obsess over?

It tastes good. It goes with a lot of things. It makes fun noises when it cooks. It can be comical/dangerous to make without a shirt on. It’s a last name with some prominent individuals.

Perhaps there are multiple contributing factors to bacon’s eminence in the world of food meme-ry and iconography. A perfect mess of memorable traits that let it reach ubiquity.

There are so many other foods that deserve even a fraction of the interest and reverence bacon elicits on a worldwide scale! Other foods that taste great, have lots of uses, are still quirky and temperamental, and are even just fun to say out loud!

Okra. Say it out loud a couple times. Now that’s a fun word. You can fry it, stew it, eat it raw, do whatever you want. It’s in some types of gumbo, salads, and dishes all over the world really. There’s a catch, though: depending on how you cook it, you might get a slimy mess. But slime is comedy! Like, it’s inherently comedic. Just look at Nickelodeon.

Durians. Sounds like Dorian, like Dorian Gray. Or Duran Duran. Fun stuff, right? Look at them, though. Just these wild spiky green-ish things people decided to chop open. And as soon as they did, they probably really regretted it, because hoo boy do these STINK. Sewage, turpentine, rotten onions… the smell has many permutations and interpretations, but it all leaves the same underlying impression. They’ve literally banned eating them in some public spaces. Yet people eat the things, because they are freaking great. Incredible, even.

I don’t know. I’m sure there are others. For now, bacon will reign supreme.

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Once again it is our dear friend @acraigl, giving us the shirts we deserve. With over a dozen Mediocritee shirts under his belt, on top of numerous other sites with his work proudly on display, I think it’s safe to call acraigl a mainstay. Where would we be without him? Probably here, still, but a little worse off. If you’re craving more of his work, check him out on Shirt.Woot, or follow him on Instagram and Twitter

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Bacon, Bac-Off

Bacon. Why bacon. Seriously, why bacon? Why is bacon the thing people decided to obsess over?

It tastes good. It goes with a lot of things. It makes fun noises when it cooks. It can be comical/dangerous to make without a shirt on. It’s a last name with some prominent individuals.

Perhaps there are multiple contributing factors to bacon’s eminence in the world of food meme-ry and iconography. A perfect mess of memorable traits that let it reach ubiquity.

There are so many other foods that deserve even a fraction of the interest and reverence bacon elicits on a worldwide scale! Other foods that taste great, have lots of uses, are still quirky and temperamental, and are even just fun to say out loud!

Okra. Say it out loud a couple times. Now that’s a fun word. You can fry it, stew it, eat it raw, do whatever you want. It’s in some types of gumbo, salads, and dishes all over the world really. There’s a catch, though: depending on how you cook it, you might get a slimy mess. But slime is comedy! Like, it’s inherently comedic. Just look at Nickelodeon.

Durians. Sounds like Dorian, like Dorian Gray. Or Duran Duran. Fun stuff, right? Look at them, though. Just these wild spiky green-ish things people decided to chop open. And as soon as they did, they probably really regretted it, because hoo boy do these STINK. Sewage, turpentine, rotten onions… the smell has many permutations and interpretations, but it all leaves the same underlying impression. They’ve literally banned eating them in some public spaces. Yet people eat the things, because they are freaking great. Incredible, even.

I don’t know. I’m sure there are others. For now, bacon will reign supreme.

More Great Designs!

-By Land or By Air by Arinesart
-Milky Way DNA by TobiasFonseca
-Random Mediocritees by honestly your guess is as good as mine
-Hellfire Wants You by Olipop
-Am I…a sandwich? by popcornpunk
-Outmoded by NathanielF
-It Starts With You by reduane

Bacon: worth the hype?

  • Hell yeah it is!
    Hell yeah it is!
  • For the most part.
    For the most part.
  • To some degree…
    To some degree…
  • Meh.
    Meh.
  • Honestly not a fan.
    Honestly not a fan.
  • Hell no!
    Hell no!
60 votes