Friday, July 13, 2012

Attack of the Bacon Eating Zombies

Bacon and Zombies.  Nothing new here.  But lately it seems these two subjects have reached a status  of epic proportions in our culture.  References are everywhere.  I have a friend whose Facebook page contained over 30 bacon-related comments and photos - within a 36 hour period!  Go back a few more days and it reaches into the hundreds.  Here's just one example:

Ok, so that might not be a bad idea.  But this certainly can't be good:

Bacon references are everywhere.  There is actually a website devoted entirely to all things bacon and meat related.  The address is (appropriately)  And this is where it gets a little you will find bacon-themed wallets and shower curtains, bacon air fresheners,  Gummy Bacon (for those of you who want to move on from Gummy Bears), even bacon breath mints. Yeah. Right.  Chicks dig bacon breath. 

Almost as big in our pop culture nowadays are...zombies!  Those loveable re-animated corpses with no soul brought back to life for evil purposes.  They have become much more than just characters in classic horror movies.  I googled the word "zombie" and my search returned 46,300,000 results in .18 seconds.  Even the federal government gives some credibility to the phenomenom, as reported in a recent FOX News article:

"Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?
That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation."

In the interest of being fair and balanced (FOX News, not me) the article went on to say that the federal government does not support the contention that zombies actually do exist.  They just want you to be prepared in the unlikely event of the return of the living dead. 

By the way - I've seen one.  A zombie.   A few years ago in Las Vegas.   I was walking down the Strip and there she (it) was. 

She didn't seem to be causing any trouble, so I snapped a photo and moved on.  I did turn and look back a couple of times though.  You know, just to be sure. 

I'm not sure what my point is in all this, other than I think too many people have become too obsessed with bacon and zombies.  Especially the bacon thing.  It's really not that funny or cool any more.  To me anyway.  Except for the newest bacon picture I saw today on Facebook:
In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy "I don't care who you are - that's funny right there."