April 22nd, 2010 19:01 EST
Bacon And Star Wars - A Perfect Combination!
If you grew up anything like me, you absolute LOVE eating Bacon and watching the Star Wars. I`m talking the awesome, original trilogy of the film, back in the days when #4 came before #1, and after #7, unless #7 got cancelled due to lack of interest.
You remember " Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing and the hauntingly mesmerizing, if not a bit breathy voice of James Earl Jones. None of that Jar Jar Binks or that irritating flying shop owner who greedily runs the local junk yard.
Meanwhile, bacon was the official way to start off each and every weekend of a lifetime, or at least, a perfect childhood. Who could resist waking up with a smile on your face and skip in your step, when your first conscious moment of the weekend is waking up to the alluring aroma of bacon cooking in the kitchen, perfectly setting the tone and mood for the rest of the day " " and only to discover year later, for the rest of my life. "
Bacon was the high protein food that fed our brains while Star Wars introduced us to the deep, conceptual, philosophical idea of a spiritual battle between good and bad " or perhaps we just really enjoyed watching things blow up, jump into hyperspace and got an unusually funny feeling in our gut the moment we saw Princess Leia " forced into that Gold Metallic Bikini by Jabba The Hut? "
Anyway, what ever the reason ,good ole " Nick over at the website This Is Freaking Ridiculous " decided to combine Bacon and Star Wars, by building an amazingly realistic, replica of the famous Star Wars AT-AT " fighting walkers, constructed out of bacon, and a lot of people, including myself thank him for a fond walk down memory lane that is both artistic and fun, not to mention a great example of good taste.
The flesh featured AT-AT " model was created to help celebrate one of the numerous national and international Bacon Day`s. " this one being held on April 11th. The work of art stands three feet tall and features a foam body core that is covered with 40 pounds of bacon.
Hopefully they brought along some eggs and pancakes to officially pig out " at the sad dismantling of the model at the end of the Bacon Bay ceremony.
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock
Star War Interviews with Judyth Piazza on The American Perspective Radio Program:
Judyth Piazza chats with Daniel Logan, Star Wars
Judyth Piazza chats with Ray Park, Star Wars
Judyth Piazza chats with Kenny Baker, R2-D2 - Star Wars
Judyth Piazza sits down with Billy D. Williams, Star Wars
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