All Bacon Food Politics

The MOST IMPORTANT Presidential Primary Poll EVER!

3-20-2012 : Bacon dominates, while Pizza holds on to 2nd.
Romney is mixing it up with Santorum in 4th, while Gingrich trails behind.
Also, Ron Paul is on the graph.

Participate in
The MOST IMPORTANT Presidential Primary Poll EVER!

Polls are closing soon!
Who will you VOTE for?

3-16-2012: Santorum is holding 4th place,
Gingrich is trailing behind in 5th,
while Bacon leads the pack.
Cheeseburger and Pizza are tied for 2nd.

All Bacon Food

Bacon Poetry Contest – Win Tickets to BACONFEST 2012 CHICAGO

For those of you who missed out on the online ticket sale for
BaconFest 2012 Chicago on Saturday, April 14th at the UIC Forum,
those magnificent bacon-eating-bastards at Baconfest Chicago are holding a

” That’s right, for the next 10 days, we’ll be accepting submissions for the BEST POEM ABOUT BACON.
What does this mean exactly? What ever you want it to mean. We want to read some poems about bacon, why you love it, why you just can’t get enough, why it haunts your dreams… you get the idea. There are a million odes about love, but so few about Bacon. Let’s fix that. Channel your inner Chaucer friends, and let Bacon be your muse. Email submissions to (one submission per e-mail address allowed). Deadline: Wednesday March 14th at 1pm.”
So click on that BACON POETRY CONTEST link and get your rhyme on!
Personally, I’d go for the limerick, but that’s just me. (There once was some bacon from Nantucket…)
If you’ve already got your tickets to BaconFest, maybe I’ll see you there!

Show up to BaconFest in STYLE!

Wear a BACON FOR PRESIDENT tee shirt
or other fantastic bacon-related designs from Virtual Cheeseburger!
There are plenty of styles at

And you can also find brand new Bacon Cheeseburger Designs

and also from my new shop at

All Art CHiPs Deep Fried Donut Donuts Holiday Humor

How to pronounce Paczki – The Polish Chicago Mardis Gras Donut!

(actually this is plural; pączek is the singular form)

How do you pronounce the name of this wonderful
jam, jelly, custard or creme filled donut-like pastry?

Here’s the problem:
The word is Polish, and has been Americanized,
so how you pronounce it really depends
on who’s polish grandmother your parents were talking to
when they bastardized the word into Chicago-eze.
So say it how you want, but to me,
it’s a perfect excuse to put Erik Estrada
into a funny photo with a donut.

Ponch plus Key equals how you pronounce the name of the Mardis Gras Jelly Donut
Erik Estrada from CHiPs (aka Ponch) and a Key = how you pronounce Pazcki


It goes with the photo, so that’s what we’re sticking with.

You know the theme song from that show is now in your head, don’t you?

All Hot Dogs Rant

No Ketchup!

Originally Published on 05-25-2009
Revised and amended on 02-21-2012

A Gentle Reminder:

I am re-posting this link to another article on a great site
called “The Straight Dope” that explains why
you don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.
(you can, but you really shouldn’t).

Here’s an excerpt:
“Ketchup smothers the flavor of the hot dog because ketchup makers add sugar to their products. That takes the edge off the highly acidic tomatoes, but it takes the edge off everything else, too. Which is exactly why a lot of parents like it, according to Mel Plotsky, sales manager for the David Berg hot dog company in Chicago. (Chicago is one of the hot dog’s holy cities.) Put ketchup on it and a kid will swallow anything — and from there it’s a straight shot to Velveeta cheese, Franco-American spaghetti, and Deborah Norville.”

This is one of the few things that New Yorkers and Chicagoans can agree on.
If you want to put ketchup on your french fries, by all means go for it!

If you also put mustard on your hot dog, I may forgive you for the “ketchup-ing”,
but ketchup-ONLY on a dog? You’re on your own, kid!

If you’re under 12 years old, you get a pass, but your parents are on notice.
They don’t let you swear or watch rated-R movies or play violent video games,
but somehow they let you put ketchup on a hot dog?
Seriously… where are their priorities?

Even Dirty Harry is on my side.


Also, Happy Mardis Gras!

All Art Humor Rant

Do you know Skrillex or Paul McCartney?

If you are a parent and you have an appreciation for music,
there is NO EXCUSE
for failing to introduce your kids to the music of The Beatles.

NONE! Do you hear me?!? NO EXCUSE!
If music sucks in the future, the blame rests squarely on you.