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02/17/2011

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f

He also recognized an uncle in a package of bacon a few years ago--the strip* is up on my wall at work, and I'll fill in the details later today, if comicstripoftheday.com isn't filtered and someone else doesn't beat me to it.

*Comic strip, that is. I don't think we're allowed to tack bacon to our walls where I work.

f

Yes, comicstripoftheday.com is filtered at work. Pig recognized an uncle and two cousins, back on 8 August 2005.

It must be hard when your relatives keep showing up on grocery store shelves.

m.e.

he's a PIG, for jebus's sake....what are his relatives supposed to be?

Mike Peterson

Smoked and cured, m.e.

f

Either that or made into sausages. Every year they emerge from their package on the 2nd of February, and if they cast their shadow in the shape of a frying pan, we have six more weeks of lard.

Mike

So, phred, did he identify the bacon as George? I was mostly fascinated by the fact that this disembodied ham (as in the best they are) was Aunt Vivian from eight years ago. Today, he speaks of George* the Bacon. Is this yet another established character?

*He's not named Francis. Restraint is good.

Sherwood

Wow, Mike, way to separate yourself from expectations by several degrees.

"He's so unhip that when you say 'Bacon' he thinks you're talking about Francis Bacon, whoever he was."

Mike Peterson

Okay, how's this:

Norman Mailer wrote "Armies of the Night" about anti-Vietnam demonstrations.

Maxwell Taylor was ambassador to Vietnam.

Barry Sadler served in Vietnam.

Lou Adler sits next to Jack Nicholson at Lakers games.

Jack Nicholson's house is where Roman Polanski allegedly had sex with an underage, drugged girl.

Roman Polanski directed the 1971 film "MacBeth."

Shakespeare wrote "MacBeth."

Francis Bacon wrote all of Shakespeare's play.

I've lost my harmonica.

Mark Jackson

*Real* restraint - neither Uncle Francis nor Aunt Virginia.

Sherwood

You and I are both lucky that I'm not your boss.

f

Mike--it wasn't George, but I can't remember his name.

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