The War on Bacon

posted at 6:04 pm on October 9, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Hello Everyone!

Unfortunately “The War on Bacon” is delayed this evening because Mary Katharine is trapped on a bus – worry not lovers of bacon, this is merely a traffic issue and she’s fine. Her train was cancelled and for some reason she thought a bus would be a good way to make it home. Alas, 8.5 hours later she is sitting somewhere in the Lincoln Tunnel. That said, we will bacon on today . . . it will will just be at some yet-to-be determined time this evening. Keep an eye on the headline for our updated time.

Sometime tonight you will hear about a Wisconsin sheriff who specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates for voting, the ludicrously low standards the Obama campaign is employing to accept credit card donations, and Mary Katharine’s bus trip – certain to be filled with the adventures and misadventures of Ms. Ham.

In the meantime, check out our show from yesterday. See you soon Defenders of the Bacon!

You can download the audio for the show, here, or sign up for the RSS feed, or find us on iTunes!

Update: Well, folks, I was stuck in this disaster all day long:

Two of the three lanes for northbound traffic on I-95 were re-opened Tuesday afternoon, about seven hours after an overturned fuel tanker truck caused major delays for motorists along the Harford County portion of the interstate highway.

The crash, which involved the tanker truck and a passenger car near the south entrance of the Tydings Bridge shortly after 8 a.m., forced the closing of I-95 in both directions, Maryland State Police said…

Well into the afternoon, traffic was still being detoured off the interstate at Aberdeen while Hazmat crews cleaned up a spill from the tanker’s cargo.

It was so late when I got to a home base and an Internet connection that I think Kelly and I will either do a double episode tomorrow or promise you all an extra episode over the weekend to make up for the loss of this one. I’m on “Happening Now” at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow on Fox, live from NYC, and we’ll see you in this spot tomorrow afternoon. Sorry for leaving you hanging today! Back tomorrow, I promise!

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I’m here ! (crickets chirping)

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Hawkeye here, reporting for duty. Somebody find Radar, we got to get the show going.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Someone send out a patrol on a “search and destroy” mission to find Mary.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

And I’m here! And I have MK’s commenting name since I still don’t have my own yet. I’m sure NOTHING will go wrong . . . ::laughs evilly:: -Kelly

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

And I’m here! And I have MK’s commenting name since I still don’t have my own yet. I’m sure NOTHING will go wrong . . . ::laughs evilly:: -Kelly

Mary Katharine Ham
on October 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

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How do we know you’re really Kelly?

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

MK and KM: Please post the live stream here, all we see is the box for yesterday and no chat.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Still showing show from yesterday, ladies.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

The show is delayed, TXUS.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Thanks, L2G, you’d think I’d learn to read the post, but just assumed it was the boilerplate.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

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I already experienced a delay before, so I was “looking for it”.

Next time you’ll look for it, too.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM

And I’m here! And I have MK’s commenting name since I still don’t have my own yet. I’m sure NOTHING will go wrong . . . ::laughs evilly:: -Kelly

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Kelly, imagine the fun you could have on some other threads with this. ;-)

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Mary, where art thou . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

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Kelly, imagine the fun you could have on some other threads with this. ;-)

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM

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Hey . . . yeahhhhhhhh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Captain Maher, I think we need to go ahead and write Captain Ham up as AWOL. What say you?

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Captain Maher, I think we need to go ahead and write Captain Ham up as AWOL. What say you?

AWOL. Demerit for her! (Not really – admit it – we really DO LOVE the Hammer)

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Kelly, imagine the fun you could have on some other threads with this. ;-) TXUS

There’s the whole “trust” and “friendship” thing that I have to consider.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

AWOL. Demerit for her! (Not really – admit it – we really DO LOVE the Hammer)

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM

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Actually, I only watch this show for the “sex appeal”. (blushing)

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

How do we know you’re really Kelly?

listens2glenn

Mmmmmmmm cured meats . . . wursts are the best!

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Kelly, imagine the fun you could have on some other threads with this. ;-) TXUS

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There’s the whole “trust” and “friendship” thing that I have to consider.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

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It could be a practical joke “in good taste”, c’mon . . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’m not allowed here. *weeps* I can still have ham however.

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 7:02 PM

AWOL. Demerit for her! (Not really – admit it – we really DO LOVE the Hammer)

We do, indeed, so she won’t be written up THIS TIME. In fact there is now a one-time “love exception” to the AWOL rule, that was hidden in the repeal of DADT, I think. ;-)

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

How do we know you’re really Kelly?

listens2glenn

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Mmmmmmmm cured meats . . . wursts are the best!

Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM

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Great . . . . . you just reminded me of the couple packages of Hillshire Farms ‘Cheddarwurst’ I have in the freezer. Perfect on a charcoal grill.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

This is distressing. Poor MKH is trapped aboard a bus… apparently having even been stuck in a tunnel in traffic… valiantly struggling to make her way home to do the WOB webcast.

We… the loyal troops, helpless to assist.

Her travail must be recognized… I say we award her The Legion of Bacon ribbon for meritorious service!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I’m not allowed here. *weeps* I can still have ham however.

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 7:02 PM

B, you’re allowed, even if you’re a Jew, a Muslim, or on the Moochelle diet. Of course, we’d all like to have a little, ahem, ham. ;-)

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

This is distressing. Poor MKH is trapped aboard a bus… apparently having even been stuck in a tunnel in traffic… valiantly struggling to make her way home to do the WOB webcast.

We… the loyal troops, helpless to assist.

Her travail must be recognized… I say we award her The Legion of Bacon ribbon for meritorious service!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Yes, but we’re not helpless to assist. I’ve already dispatched Bacon Team Six to the rescue.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Still eating left-over Turkey here in Toronto.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I’ll have to admit, the War on Bacon threads are causing me confusion. I’ve been stocking up ammo to defend the bacon, but haven’t heard the call for volunteers yet.

What am I missing?

hawkdriver on October 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Why am I suddenly getting a mental image of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” that Brit puppet TV series? lol!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Of course, we’d all like to have a little, ahem, ham. ;-)

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

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Some of us are a little ham(s).

But not me, I’m a triple-X large.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Must be those dastardly black helicopters and MIB Smith and Jones… wait, they’re supposed to be our side… Go, go, go, rescue Ms. Ham from the clutches of the evil bus transit.

MIB = Men in Blac… err Bacon, yes Bacon…

Russ808 on October 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Oh dear, it seems we have been discombobulated…

SWalker on October 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 7:11 PM

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Why am I suddenly getting a mental image of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” that Brit puppet TV series? lol!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

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That series was way COOL ! . . . BTW, you just gave away your age.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I also listen to Beethoven… does that make me over 200 years old?:)

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Why am I suddenly getting a mental image of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” that Brit puppet TV series? lol!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

That was one of the TV shows I watched as a child (left England in 1967). Also Stingray, Fireball XL5 and Dr. Who.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM

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I also listen to Beethoven… does that make me over 200 years old?:)

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

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I have an uncle about 60 yrs old who loves all of the old classical symphony music.

The closest I could come to enjoying it was Victor Borge.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I remember Thunderbirds are go, albeit rather vaguely now. I seem to recall something called Fireball XL5 and the Captain Scarlet episodes. They all seemed so neat.

Meanwhile,

Any ETA?

Like, 8.5 hours in transit, finally enter the Lincoln tunnel.

9.5 hours in transit, finally exited the Lincoln tunnel…

Hopefully not quite so bad.

Russ808 on October 9, 2012 at 7:23 PM

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

It was great, and so were those others you mention. I studied it as part of a series of classes on the various techniques used in relation to animation and special effects for film studies. It was quite innovative for its time.

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Who’s Victor Borge?

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Why am I suddenly getting a mental image of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” that Brit puppet TV series? lol!

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM

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That was one of the TV shows I watched as a child (left England in 1967). Also Stingray, Fireball XL5 and Dr. Who.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

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I can’t remember any of the character names except ‘Lady Penelope’.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:23 PM

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Who’s Victor Borge?

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM

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One fantastic piano player & comedian.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:28 PM

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I remember knowing it was done with puppets but still thinking it was real. I was about 6 when they started on TV.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM

The 5 sons were named after the first 5 americans in space: John, Alan, Virgil, Gordon … (can’t remember the other one). Surname was Tracy. The engineer was Brains (doh). Chauffeur was Parker, I think.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:37 PM

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM

That’s a powerful moment for a child, when that line between fantasy and reality is blurred, but the child is aware of that blurring. what a cool memory.

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Fireball Theme

You can also find the original on youtube.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:42 PM

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I was a weird kid … and i’m now a weird adult ;-) Fortunately, I hid it well.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Stingray Theme

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Bacon Team Six can’t locate MK, so we may have to go Amber Alert on her any minute now.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM

“Federal law requires us to obtain and report your occupation and the name of your employer. If you are not employed, please enter None.”

The above appears on Romney’s Donation web page.

It doesn’t appear on Barack Obama’s.

So besides the 3 digit code not being present on his website, they violate federal law but not asking for employment information.

The President of the United States is by NO DOUBT a CROOK.

Varchild on October 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Varchild on October 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Duh? And an islamist communist one at that.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM

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The 5 sons were named after the first 5 americans in space: John, Alan, Virgil, Gordon … (can’t remember the other one). Surname was Tracy. The engineer was Brains (doh). Chauffeur was Parker, I think.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 7:37 PM

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Your post jarred my memory a little, and I do remember Virgil and Gordon.

Mostly I’ve got that theme music playing from my memory-banks, and I CAN’T GET IT OUT . . . . . .

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

listens2glenn on October 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Which theme? The Fireball link above is from the Late Late show. The video is pretty funny too.

Weirdly, I remember the themes from Fireball XL5 and Stingray but I don’t remember the Thunderbirds theme at all. Yet I remember the TB storyline. I believe that Fireball was on TV first, then Stingray and finally Thunderbirds. Of course, it’s all on Wikipedia and Youtube now.

gh on October 9, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Looks like the WOB is in OP (Operational Pause) mode for the evening. Just hope MK got home safe and sound. KMAGYOYO.

TXUS on October 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I know some may think it,s spam, but this, from another thread, is important (repost as necessary):

….I can,t eat work worrying about Big Bird… what,s next the Cookie Monster…
logman1 on October 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Yessiree, at this point, I,d like to be the first go on record and also to ignite an online movement: that movement supports the use of the comma (mid-word) as an acceptable replacement for the apostrophe. Think of the efficiency gained. Reducing the required use of the ‘shift’ key– billions of keystrokes saved daily — dozens of business dollars saved per man-day worked!!

Finally, the coined term for punctuation in this form would be “dropostrophe”.

And so begins the Revolution.

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 5:57 AM

socalcon on October 10, 2012 at 6:12 AM