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  1. Teeney

    Teeney Why meee??? Gold VIP

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    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.
    Some people wore Viking hats and others walked around with makeshift snouts for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The annual event featured more than 10,000 pounds of bacon served in unusual ways, such as chocolate-dipped bacon and bacon-flavored cupcakes and gelato.
    "I love bacon more than I love my job," said Katie Nordquist, who was dressed in a tuxedo T-shirt that looked like bacon Saturday for her first time at the festival.
    And there was a lot of bacon to choose from. The smell of unique concoctions like bacon gumbo and chocolate bacon bourbon tarts wafted through one of two buildings at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The other building had an Iceland theme, with a Viking boat and Icelandic dishes with bacon, to honor a group of delegates visiting from the country.
    Urbandale resident Mike Vogel showed up for a fourth year wearing a head-to-toe bacon costume. He said a widespread love for bacon is the reason about 8,000 tickets to the event sold out in just over three minutes.
    "I think it's the right time of year when everybody's been cooped up," said the 39-year-old videographer. "It's a good time to get out, have some fun, try some new stuff, have a few beers and enjoy yourselves with everybody else."
    Other events scheduled included lectures about bacon and an eating competition. The festival was preceded earlier in the week with a bacon queen pageant and a pig pardon by Gov. Terry Branstad.
    Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, said bacon used to be just a breakfast food. Now chefs from across the state and country use it in everything from vegetable dishes to desserts.
    "It's come a long way and you can find it in almost any kind of food or beverage offering," she said.

    Festival co-founder Brooks Reynolds, who officially started the event just a few years ago, said it's become the largest bacon showcase in the world. He called the event a "bacon fellowship."
    "They can just bond with their fellow man and just celebrate the meat that everybody enjoys," he said.
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  2. The Snork

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    "I don't know anybody who's got anything going on that's still eats red meat." Howard "sauce on side" Stern 2012
     
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    who still eats steak?
     
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    I had a beautiful prime rib this past sunday
     
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    Well let me tell you something now, Wiggy- last Thursday, I turned 95 years old. And I never exercised a day in my life.
    Every morning, I wake up, and I smoke a cigarette. And then I eat five strips of bacon.
    And for lunch, I eat a bacon sandwich.
    And for a midday snack?

    Bacon! A whole damn plate! And I usually drink my dinner.
     
  8. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    That festival sounds fuckin' awesome. :pigout:
     
  9. Anfkid

    Anfkid I Fucked Lever For The Bacon Gold

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    ME! a big fat porterhouse last night. fuck howard. stick a quail egg up your ass you egotistical gayer than any gay man i know douche. everyone laughed at him when he took people out for dinner. scrambled eggs and caviar the size of a finger nail. the entire crew had to run to wendy's after you fuck. most of the people who work for you are men even tho they act like women. feed em a steak you dick.
     
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    :secret: (I think Knu was mocking Howard.)
     
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    Anfkid I Fucked Lever For The Bacon Gold

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    i know. i wasnt yelling at knu i was yelling at howard even tho i know he will never see this.
     
  12. DaBUU

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    I had a 12 oz filet on Saturday and my fucking god it was mouth watering good. Fuck Howard, gimme more ripped up and cooked animal!
     
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    I'm overdue for a nice piece of filet mignon! Maybe tonight. Thanks for the reminder, knu!
     
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    It's ok Anfkid, Knu makes me angry too:livid:
     
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    slab0meat negative creep VIP

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    This line made me chuckle...

    And while chuckling, this made me laugh out loud.
     
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    jealous of bacon
     

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