Bacon Bits
Posted by Birdieguy in just add bacon 8 years ago
Bacon has been called the candy meat - it's decadent, rich, and indulgent. Cured and crispy, bacon has been a favorite for centuries. Whether you like it with eggs, tossed on a salad, dressing up a burger, or even dipped in chocolate, there's a bacon treat for everyone.  
With "baconmania" in full swing, let's take a moment to appreciate all the facets of the best part of the pig.
Totinos Pizzas Recalled
Posted by Birdieguy in health 11 years ago
General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.  
Also: The General Mills Press Release  
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A Word with Consequences
Posted by Birdieguy in vices 12 years ago
Anyone who has ever been routinely in a college, pro or even a high school locker room has, at some point, heard the n-word. You might never see a black athlete use it in a TV interview, but believe me, if he's using it in the locker room it's not falling on deaf ears.  
-From ESPN's Page 2 Columnist LZ Granderson
At you can find out about songs that played in the past 24 hours on 2,500 US radio stations. In addition you can see the station's Top 100 songs, and more.  
-From The Presurfer
Check out this amazing video of 2 year old golf wonderkid Brayden Bozak at the driving range. He's certainly impressing the hosts of all the morning shows these days.  
Related article with interview transcript here.  
The Bacon Martini
Posted by Birdieguy in just add bacon 12 years ago
I guess if you're out of olives, and reeealy love bacon... tsia
My mother is insane. Like, one of those Ebay ladies you see on the local news insane. Since it's inevitably going to come up I'll get out of the way that I am too, but at least I take a full dose of my medication. I've been meaning to make this thread for about the last year, but the longer I waited the more interesting the situation became. Also, I'm incredibly lazy. Case in point, these pictures are about three weeks old. Anyway, lets take a tour of our Ebay house.  
I couldn't do it...  
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A very informative Alex Jones Productions Google video describing, in conspiracy terms, the obvious connections of the Bush family in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  
(Hour and 1/2 long)  
Erring on the safe side,
Why Santa Hates Texas
Posted by Birdieguy in strangely funny 13 years ago
Just a little 30-second flash spoof for your holiday pleasure!
Every year, the editors gather to ponder that eternal question, "What cars or trucks would we most want to park in our garage?" For the 2006 model year our editors have once again scoured the entire automotive spectrum looking for their favorite vehicles. What they've came up with are the Editors' Most Wanted cars and trucks for 2006.  
We eat, breathe and dream automobiles, and in many instances, this love for the car overruled common sense during our selection process. But that's the great thing about the Editors' Most Wanted list: it's guided by passion, not science (much like the majority of car purchases).  
Includes lists of consumers' most wanted, lowest true cost to own, used car best bets, depreciation ratings, most researched vehicles, and a ton of auto-related top-10 lists.
VirtualParks is the creation of Erik Goetze, who has shot thousands of wilderness panoramas. See what it is like at possible vacation spots, explore remote mountain passes you might not be able to get to this year, or revisit favorite places. Get a feeling for what our remaining wild places are like.  
Each panorama captures a full 360 degrees of scenery and is built from 10-18 individual images. Locations range from parks in Canada, California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico & Colorado to the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps.  
The archive may also be sorted geographically, by theme, a "best of," alphabetically, specific trips, newly added, and full-screen VRs.
It takes a real man to try to enter a women's golf tournament against the rules. Jean Van de Velde, fortunately for everybody else, I suppose, is that man.  
(This is from where we remember him.)  
"My whole point is, where do we draw the line?" Van de Velde asked. I don't want to speak for anybody else, but for me that line lies at exactly the point that the Frenchman said he would "wear a kilt and shave my legs," if that's what it takes.  
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I really wanted to post an article that was entertaining and informative (or kinda), so I decided to do the "101 Things You Didn't Know About Rock N' Roll" (I know you probably know quite a few and that they ain't all about rock but...its a catchy title!). I tried to research as much as I could, but maybe there are some things that aren't (totally) true, so corrections would be greatly appreciated.  
A few tidbits:  
18. Van Halen's "5150" is named after Eddie's Peavey 5150 amp, which is built exclusively for him.  
29. Black Sabbath's guitarist, Tony Iommi, lost part of two fingers in a "work accident", and it seemed the band was over. However, he managed to continue playing using a device which made his two stump fingers "longer", and tuning the guitar three steps down in order to loosen the strings and bend them more easily. His first song with his new "style" was a damn good one: "Iron Man".  
36. Malcom Young used to play the solos in AC/DC, until one day he told his brother "You do them...cuz they keep busy the hand I use for drinking!".
Second Hand Songs
Posted by Birdieguy in entertainment 13 years ago
A Cover Songs Database  
Find out who performed the original version of a particular song, or who covered that song. Unlike many related sites, we try to be as complete as possible (not just performer and song title, but also songwriters and original media) and order the data in a reusable and maintainable way.  
The database already contains 32419 songs (9239 originals, 21996 cover songs and 1184 songs with samples) and 16730 artists (performers and songwriters).  
I know how everyone enjoys a quick top-__ list. This one's interesting, and a lot of them will surprise you.  
(#19) Anna Kournikova  
Here's a success story based on the triumph of sex appeal over the service winner. Blessed with the looks like a Bond Girl, Kournikova has been an endorsement machine, hawking products all over the world and garnering off-the-court platitudes such as one of People magazine naming "50 Most Beautiful People." While she did win a couple of Grand Slam doubles titles and was a consistent member of the Top 20 before injuries, she has never won a professional singles tournament. Never had an athlete achieved more fame for her looks.
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