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kfield
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WOW factor
kfield   3/6/2014 6:34:21 PM
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Well I know that I can't WAIT for this event - I hear the bacon is going to be pretty good, along with the entertaining discussions.

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Susan Rambo   3/6/2014 8:29:59 PM
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I don't know what's more exciting: robot apocalypse or breakfast. Both sound like fun.

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Susan Rambo   3/6/2014 10:35:22 PM
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But why is bacon such a cultural icon right now? What started that trend? Please explain.

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Douglas442   3/7/2014 1:46:05 AM
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"because the use of a homemade time machine is frowned upon in certain circles"

 

Boy oh boy!... Is that ever the truth!


In fact, I've known some former job-supervisors who did ( and probably still do ) very, VERY, seriously believe that ANY concern with such-and-similar matters ( whether it's just a playful preoccupation with such abstractions or not ) should be restricted to being within the exclusive purview of their own personal versions of a popular deity.


And, let me tell you... those types ( sometimes just like a character straight from out of a Victor Hugo novel or a Ben Kingsley role ) really are, often, perfectly willing to go well out of their way to NOT do the careers of any such transgressors any good at all!

 

Bad bosses... really bad bosses. And how that manifests itself, especially in some Central Valley communities, is something that has to be experienced to be understood.


A sad thing, really...


... those folks who imagine themselves to be justified in trying to put the stops on the raw creativity of others. All for what is often really little more than being just for the sake of pure self-validation.


And... apparently... without realizing that the root cause for most of such endeavors is that it's just plain fun!




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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:38:53 AM
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@Susan: I don't know what's more exciting: robot apocalypse or breakfast. Both sound like fun.

If there's one thing I've learned in my travels through time, it's that you need to have a good breakfast to carry you through the next robot apocalypse.

 

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:40:17 AM
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@Susan: But why is bacon such a cultural icon right now?

It's not a cultural icon -- it's nature's own health food.

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:50:38 AM
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@Douglas: And... apparently... without realizing that the root cause for most of such endeavors is that it's just plain fun!

Just don't step on any butterflies -- I learned that the hard way -- I do so miss the 8th wonder of the world (ooops, I mean what was that that just flew past the window behind you?)

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:52:57 AM
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@Douglas: Boy oh boy!... Is that ever the truth!

LOL Will you be going to EE Live! This year? I would LOVE you to give a 5-minute Gadget Smackdown talk about your Dr Who console (if you're interested, email me at max.maxfield@ubm.com)

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:54:10 AM
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@Douglas: I would LOVE you to give a 5-minute Gadget Smackdown talk about your Dr Who console...

That's a brilliant way to disguise a homemade time machine, by the way -- no one would ever guess -- I'm jealous

 

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betajet   3/7/2014 9:44:00 AM
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Susan wrote: But why is bacon such a cultural icon right now?

Wikipedia has a long item about Bacon ManiaEnjoyez-vous!

It's too early in the morning for me to look at chicken-fried bacon, but here are the money quotes:

"Arun Gupta of The Indypendent has pointed out how bacon possesses six ingredient types of umami, which elicits an addictive neurochemical response." [my bold]

"The standard joke in the restaurant chain industry goes: When in doubt, throw cheese and bacon on it."

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