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As I recently pointed out in a Writer's Cafe thread about designing a new book cover, everything goes better with bacon. However, people need to think outside the culinary box and realize this applies to everything. Everything.

For instance, JFK's assassination would have somehow been better if bacon had been involved. I realize that's a startling and somewhat troubling thought (it might anger some of you), but it's true. The key is to figure out how. Perhaps the national grief would have been assuaged more effectively if everyone around the country had soberly fried up some bacon, sat around their kitchen tables eating it, and allowing the tastiness to facilitate discussion, reflection, and grief.

So, what do you think would've gone better with bacon? I'll throw out two easy ones that I've always been convinced would've been greatly improved.

1. Avatar. If James Cameron had made those skinny blue people devotees of bacon, it would've greatly increased audience empathy for their plight.
2. Neil Armstrong on the moon. If Armstrong had decamped from the lunar module, touched down on that silent, dusty surface and said, "One small step for man, one giant step for...hang on! What's this? It's...it's bacon!", the world would've been electrified.
 

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Definitely. Actually, come to think of it, a good borscht is quite good. And I bet a sprinkling of bacon on top, along with the sour cream and dill, would be splendid. I spent some time working in a couple East Bloc countries, right after they opened up, and experienced some wonderful borschts. I need to recant (slightly) on beets.
 

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1) The Hunger Games obviously could have been improved if the winner was to be offered a very large Bacon Bap upon completion of the games.
2) Any Daniel Craig Bond film would evidently be improved if he was replaced with streaky bacon, ummmm, bond is back bacon!
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3) I would have been happier this morning and much improved this afternoon if I'd had bacon for brekkie!
 

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I know you are asking us to think outside the box, but when I was a kid, the only way my mom could get me to eat liver was if she made bacon with it.  Now I just eat the bacon and skip making the liver.  ;D

And there is one person who has posted here who would say *whatever her topic was* would only be better if it were raining bacon.
 

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If John Travolta and Olivia Newton John had eaten bacon in GREASE, then we all would have flocked to the sequel.
 

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Think of how different the movie version of "The Shining" might have turned out of Jack Nicholson had smashed open a hole in the door with an ax and then yelled, "Heeeerrreee's Bacon!"
 

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"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new cuisine, dedicated to the proposition that all things are better with bacon."
 

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I saw a clip today about a restaurant that serves (as a side dish or appetizer) Southern Fried Bacon, with a side of gravy.
 

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Southern fried bacon with a side of gravy?  It sounds awful and delicious at once!  I hope they have a defrib machine on site.  And, yes, I'd order it once just to try...
 

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Visit lovely Macon, Georgia. And while you're there get some Macon Bacon!
 

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The Berlin Wall would have come down much, much earlier had it been made of bacon.
 

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From: http://annashortcakes.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/bacon-salt/
Bacon Salt

6 slices of bacon
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
3/4 teaspoon ground peppercorns

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Lay your bacon out in single strips over a cookie rack and put that in a baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and starting to blacken(It should look overcooked rather than how you'd normally eat bacon).

Once the bacon has cooled, use a paper towel to press out any excess oil. Transfer the bacon to a food processor and process until there are only small chunks and a paste begins to form. Add in the sea salt and ground pepper(note: whole peppercorns will not break up in the food processor) and continue to process until the salt breaks up into smaller pieces and mixes with the bacon. Transfer to an airtight jar and keep in the refrigerator when not using.
 
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