unintentionally ironic spam.

I get the occasional spam comment here at BIMAD and I’ve never considered spammers all that smart…usually their comments contain spelling and gramatical errors that make me cringe and some sort of general wording that makes it almost sound like someone actually commenting. Almost.

I never give spam much thought, I delete it, and that’s it…usually.

However, I felt like posting the beginning sentence from a recent one as an entry because it’s so god damn hilarious.

“You certainly have built a quality website around the concept of promoting a fitness related way of life.”


This is your brain on Hogs.

bacon & eggs playlist 12.15.10

The Crystal Method – Busy Child
The Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Amy Milan – Come Home Loaded Roadie
Hollerado – Juliette
Au Revoir Simone – Shadows
MGMT – Congratulations
Rilo Kiley – It’s A Hit
Sage Francis – The Buzz Kill
Schaffer the Darklord – Arrival of the Fittest
Elliot Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before)
Animal Collective – My Girls
Sufjan Stevens – Romulus
Ultimate Fakebook – Inside Me, Inside You (playing at the Aggieville Ball Drop celebration this year
The Low End – Rise & Shine
School of Seven Bells – Heart Is Strange
Neutral Milk Hotel – You’ve Passed
Hurricane Bells – Make A Deal With The City
Modest Mouse – Float On
The Magnetic Fields – Papa Was A Rodeo
Death Cab for Cutie – Chrstmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Foo Fighters – Big Me
The Pogues f/Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York (requested)
Jessica Hernandez and the Delta – Faceoff
OK Go – This Too Shall Pass (I unretired it…just for this show.)
Phoenix – Everything is Everything
Pinback – Good To See You
Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing

Here are the links to some stuff mentioned on todays show:
Man Will Only Eat Bacon in February

And, even though this whole Bacon thing has jumped the shark, I can’t help but think that this ornament is adorable.

Yuri Suzuki designs some amazing objects.

This is your brain on Hogs

tyler florence’s mac & cheese…and bacon

Tyler Florence may be my favorite Food Network chef. I love his studio kitchen and openly covet his wicked expensive French copper cookware.

Also, Bacon. Nomnomnom…


bacon in the morning playlist 9.1.10

A friend of mine told me that the Manhattan Hy-Vee hasBacon Covered Long Johns … dear lord, I want to go to there.

She & Him – In The Sun
Tenacious D – Rock Your Socks
Tegan & Sara – Don’t Rush
St. Vincent – Now Now
Beastie Boys – Funky Boss
Beck & Nigel Goodrich – Death To All Hipsters (Sex Bob-Omb)
Juliana Hatfield – Universal Heartbeat
Camera Obscura – Swans
Camera Obscura – Knee Deep At The National Pop League
A Day To Remember – Since U Been Gone (cover that didn’t, I feel, really capture the awesomeness that isKelly Clarkson.)
Animal Collective – My Girls
Widespread Panic – Imitation Leather Shoes (request)
Ben Harper – Burn One Down
Ultimate Fakebook – Inside You, Inside Me
Kristie Stremel and the 159ers – Unstopable
The Dead Girls – Te Quiero
The Low End – Rise & Shine
Bad Religion – 21st Century Digital Boy
Soul Asylum – Misery
Hüsker Dü – Pink Turns Blue
Architecture in Helsinki – Wishbone
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Antennas Up – Break Me Down
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Hum – Stars
The Hold Steady – Chips Ahoy
School of Seven Bells – Windstorm
Less Than Jake – The Science of Selling Yourself Short
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning

speak with conviction.

I stole this video from my best friend Emily’s website, which she’s doing as a project for her class but is still kind of a cute site. You should check it out here if you want.

It’s a great clip of one of Taylor Mali‘s Def Poetry Jam appearance.

And here’s another one, for good measure.

In another “website of a person I know” plug, The Hour Badly Spent is a very good read and Jelani, the man holding it down at THBS gave us a shout out in his post This Is Why You Smell Fat. Good stuff over there.

Jelani, along with many other fine poets, will be reading at Auntie MaesFine Poetry Night. I’d be there for sure…except that I’ll be watching Camera Obscura in St. Louis.

This is your brain on Hogs.