Bacon Stupidity Month

February 4, 2009 12:01 am Published by 6 Comments

In the great tradition of Super Size Me and Super High Me, we now have a fine gentleman who has embarked on his very own Super Bacon Me.

Oh, we love this guy.

Mike Nelson.

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.

— Mike

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!


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  • Gail says:

    I wonder if he will end up losing weight, eating just one thing all month and all.

  • Wait … What is wrong with this?! I do this every month … 🙂

  • This guy is my new hero! I am going to have to watch this unfold!

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  • Mike says:

    Is the “stupidity” because he chose the shortest month? I mean, if he’d done this in January he could’ve had about 10% more bacon!

  • Ricardo says:

    I don’t like Rifftrax It seems very unnatural and awkarwd to me. When watching MST3K, it really seems like you’re watching 3 guys watching a movie for the first time and the jokes come naturally. Rifftrax seems to have this VERY scripted and forced sound to it and the jokes drag on forever, even over the movie dialogue. As for the jokes themselves it seems like they look for the latest pop culture fad to reference and just go with it. MST3K was so full of intelligent and obscure jokes. I miss that. Also, as mentioned before these new, huge budget movies they riff on it’s just not the same. If you can laugh at the incompetence of the movie itself, like in say Werewolf or Space Mutiny, it makes it 100 times better. I love those guys, but I just can’t get into Rifftrax. I do however, LOVE Cinematic Titanic.I’ll shut up now.

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