Oh, we love this guy.
Say that name. Remember that name.
Some of you might already be familiar with Mike as the star of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Or, if you’re a fan of the RiffTrax Blog, you might know Mike from this amusing photo caricature…
Either way, Mike Nelson of the RiffTrax blog is currently on Day 4 of what will be a 28-day journey of eating nothing but bacon that he has named “Bacon Stupidity Month“. This is exactly the kind of thing we love to see at Bacon Today.
Mike is a bacon purist who isn’t just blowing our minds by eating nothing but bacon, but he also writes about the experience with a passion we have rarely seen on other bacon sites. Why is he doing this? Says Nelson, “Because bacon is nature’s finest and most nourishing food.” Nutritionists may beg to differ, but we like his style nonetheless.
He’s also very clear about the type of bacon he’ll be eating: ” ‘Bacon’ shall hereafter refer to the cured and smoked fatty cuts of pork, either back, side or belly. In other words ‘American bacon’. No ‘Canadian bacon’, which is really just lunchmeat. No pork chops. No turkey bacon. No “tofacon” or any such horror. Just bacon.”
Just bacon, indeed.
We’ll be checking in with Mike throughout the month and we’ll be bringing you the most up to date news about his journey through Bacon Stupidity Month.
P.S. – It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve found good stuff over at RiffTrax. Writer Bill Corbett is credited in the Bactionary with having coined the term “Thanksbacon”. We’re going to have to keep an eye on these guys!