Good Morning Campers! (Good Morning Diaman)
Guess what day it is!
Come on, guess what day it is!
No, I’m not a camel, it’s not hump day and this is not a Geico commercial.
Today is International Bacon Day!!!!
Probably tied with the Super Bowl as the most manly of holidays!
A day specifically designed for the enjoyment of BACON in all it’s marvelous forms!
International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an official observance held on the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States. (Labor Day is traditionally the first Monday of September). Bacon day celebrations typically include social gatherings during which participants create and consume dishes containing bacon, including bacon-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks.
Okay, so that’s Wikipedia’s official explanation. .so, it’s not real heavy on details, so let’s take a look at bacon.wiki.com
International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance, often celebrated on the Saturday before US Labor Day (the first Monday of September). Some cultures, however, celebrate on 19th of February, while others celebrate the day on the first Saturday in January after the new year.
Bacon day celebrations typically include social gatherings during which participants create and consume dishes containing bacon, including bacon-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks. Bacon Day gatherings may also include the consumption of soy bacon or turkey bacon.
Bacon Day was conceived in 2004 by a group of CU Boulder (Colorado) graduate students. Bacon Day in Manchester UK is celebrated by several students on the 14th January, prior to January examinations as a distraction from revision. Bucknell students are also known for their bacon day celebrations, calling themselves “Meatheads”, and gorging on as much bacon as possible.
Hmm, not the same back story at all.
Well, not to worry, we aren’t really concerned with the history or the background, we are overly concerned with the complete and total celebration of this greatest of foods.
Okay, so there isn’t really that many bacon “jokes”. There are a lot of bacon cartoons, videos, foods, etc. but jokes…not so much. The only one I can think of is the Mexicans trapped in the desert, crawling forward, they spot a special tree at an oasis, a tree made of bacon. The one Mexican leaps over the hill and runs to the bacon tree, when shots ring out. The first Mexican shouts back to the second one, “Amigo, stay away!! Is not a bacon tree! Is a Ham-Bush!”
Yeah, I know… pretty lame.
Let’s laugh at some other stuff…
I know. I pray for bacon every day!
Can you imagine, the way world politics would work if all the world leaders first of all received this bouquet every morning before they went to work and then had to share bacon with any other world leader that they met with before they began negations. World peace.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to
Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter
United States Army
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:
Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. On that morning, Specialist Carter and his comrades awakened to an attack of an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire. Specialist Carter reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100 meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Specialist Carter placed accurate, deadly fire on the enemy, beating back the assault force and preventing the position from being overrun, over the course of several hours. With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position. Specialist Carter rendered life extending first aid and carried the Soldier to cover. On his own initiative, Specialist Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen Soldier and recovered the squad’s radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Specialist Carter assisted in moving the wounded Soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight. Specialist Carter’s heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow Soldiers. Specialist Ty M. Carter’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the United States Army.
I was going to print the Official Narrative here, but it’s pretty long. But, if you want to read an exciting story, written like the script of one of the best war movies you’ve ever seen. I highly, HIGHLY recommend clicking on the above link…. or if that’s too far away then here it is:
This man, as well as his mates, are true and total heroes. Lethal wants to make him an honorary Marine. I want to name him an honorary Emergency Manager. Okay, so that’s not near as special as being an honorary Marine, but that’s the best I got.