Stop and Swell!
Shouldn't the wording on the front read "Stop and Swell!"
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The current marketing driven "I love bacon" bandwagon is starting to get a bit tedious. Yeah, bacon is good and all that, but enough already. The ubiquitous bacon-related novelty shite like this isn't even novel by this point, it's just predictable stocking-filler tat.
Honestly, sausages are great as well. Good-quality butcher's pork or beef sausages? Great!... but you don't hear people showing us how fun and devil-may-care they are by going on about their love of sausages, do you? (#) Could it be that the bacon obsessives are mostly just trend-following bandwagon jumpers? Naahhh.... ;-)
(#) If this had been sausage-related underwear, it would also have provided greater opportunity for innuendo.
Oh dunno butcher local to me does some lovely pork and leek, pork and tomatoes, and pork and black pudding, etc. The problem is whe always offers a choice of 3 different sausages that he varies daily to accompany the bacon sandwiches he sells. This is not good for the waistline.
Apparently some people like to indulge in both Bacon and Sausages. At the same time(!)
In any other age they'd be going straight to Hell, but I like to think that we're able shake off the prejudices of our forebears.
The current marketing driven "I love bacon" bandwagon is starting to get a bit tedious. Yeah, bacon is good and all that, but enough already.
Everything is marketing driven today. Even tech (Apple, for instance). Now all you have to do is get a media-storm going for IT security and that might make some inroads in our field of endeavors.
While you're figuring out how to make some security hype to drive the market, I'll go munch on bacon sarnie.
Main problem is that sentient beings are being killed for human entertainment. That's really what bacon is - an entertainment product.
Now unless one happens to disbelieve evolution, humans are not inherently special compared to individuals of other species. We are not the only sentient beings on the planet, even though our culture ingrains in us the concept that non-humans are non-persons, their lives having no value other than to what we assign them. to dispose of for our purposes. The concept of a non-human individual valuing their own life and that being meaningful is alien to our culture.
Imagine a breed of human who are kept in cages from birth and their hair harvested to make coats. They are killed at age 2 and their meat sold to the pet food industry. But is ok because they are killed "humanely" with a quick shot to the head. Some of them are even "free range". The dog food cans have their smiling faces on, because farms are happy places and the farmer loves the children he farms.
They should have done all their sales before the WHO told us that bacon was carcinogenic.
They may do better with a nice banana (easily reproducible odour), which could be served with appropriately placed plums. And to be really unsubtle they could add some custard (also easily reproducible odour)
IT? because it may be clever technology but it is not information technology.
... circa mid-1970s-ish, "edible undies" were all the rage amongst teenagers.
Bacon was one option. It was Granny Smith "fruit leather", made in the form of panties, and hung in a smoker with apple wood for half an hour or so (if I remember correctly). Strangely enough, it was quite edible. So was she. Only tried it once. Slippery is good, super-sticky not so much.
Today, if I cared, I could create the same thing as the OA in my smokehouse. Nylon/Rayon (and other plastics) pick up smoke like nobody's business, and it's damned difficult to wash out. The clothes I use when loading the smoker hang in the laundry room, and never enter the house.
I raise my meat animals with tender, loving care. They are happy, non-stressed, have great chow and clean water, comfy living conditions (indoors at night, free-range during the day if they wish), and are healthy for their entire life-span. Some are even allowed to breed.
Then we kill them instantly, take them apart, and eat them. It's a top of the food chain thing.
Note that I'm a trifle less abusive than the average apex predator ... I guess in your mind, we should kill off all the felines and canines on the planet because they are "abusive"? The mind absolutely boggles that a supposed human doesn't actually understand where food comes from.
 And SHARKS!!!!!!11!!111111!!
"Doesn't matter how "lovingly" you kill them"
I don't "lovingly" kill them, I "instantly" kill them. Understand the difference?
"and tear them apart."
I don't "tear them apart", I butcher them properly. No wasted meat at this ranch, TUVM. You seem to be having a problem reading for context.
"they are sentient beings"
Post proof or retract ... Oh, wait. That's not a scientific term, it's philosophical, and quite meaningless out side of "angels on a pin" territory.
"and don't consent to being executed"
They aren't executed, not by any stretch of the word. Nor are they capable of even the concept of "giving consent".
I note that you quite carefully refused to answer the canine/feline/shark issue.
 Head cheese in the same hog's own appendix curing in my smokehouse as I type. Also in the smoker, the scraps from trimming, the offal & the blood are stuffed into the natural casings for four different kinds of sausage, plus a variety of Haggis in the stomach. The hams have been salted, and are hanging. Pork belly is doing the dry-cure thing in the back of the fridge; proper bacon, also (these will probably both be in the smoker in about ten days). The ears, the trotters & the tail are in the freezer, we'll use those for cooking beans and soups. Most of the lard has been rendered, but the skin is still on the boil. It'll be dehydrated for storage, and then deep-fried in some of the manteca, as needed (Chicharrón, if you're not aware). Nose to tail, it's the only way. Or, if you prefer "everything but the oink".
Jeez Nom, stop prattling on like a complete prat.
As was pointed out, I'm sure the 'victims' of the big cats and other predators, haven't 'consented to being killed and eaten either. And tell me when you consent when a shark takes a bite out of you.
Did you ever go to school? Did you not learn about what eats what in the greater scheme of things? Or do you live in some fairytale, rainbow coloured world only visible in your own tiny mind, where every 'sentient' being holds hands and never, ever thinks of eating one another.
Or are you proposing that we should train the worlds predators to go easy on eating their prey, and maybe all turn vegetarian or something? Grow up, FFS.
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