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If you’re anything like us, this bacon shortage rumor has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Right up there with the national economy, gas prices, and peace in the Middle East, this impending pork doom has taken us from scared to devastated and now, thankfully, back to happy.
No idea what we’re talking about? A brief (but, in any real context of actual important news, far too detailed) summary:
Day 1 – Thanks to a British trade association press release, the world is thrown into an hysterical frenzy at the prospect of losing that sizzling, delicious bacon.
Day 2-4 – Pure, unadulterated panic, with much of the world looking something like this.
Day 5-6 – US-based publications of all shapes and sizes, including everything from The LA Times to CBS pick up the seemingly reputable story, blasting it out on the internet for all pig-hungry eyes to see (and despair over).
Day 7 – Parodies begin to roll out – and if we’ve learned anything in the age of the web, it’s when the parodies begin, you know it’s big news. Find two of our favorites on Grubstreet New York and Devour.
Day 8 – Everyone can breathe easy, the world is right again! According to Slate (among others), after days of laborious research and fact-checking, it has been deteremined that, in fact, the bacon shortage was nothing but a marketing ploy to raise hog-product prices in the UK – and that, additionally, British “bacon” isn’t even that same delicious crispy strip on our breakfast sandwiches. Damn those sneaky swine-farming Brits!
Now go out there and celebrate averting this crisis with a big ol’ piece of porker – you know you’re achin’ for that bacon (copyright, Pumba of the Lion King’s animal kingdom).blog comments powered by Disqus