Bacon and ice cream

So Burger King decided that a bacon sundae is a good idea. I have to mention it because this blog’s original name, back in October 1999 was, believe it or not, Bacon and Ice Cream. No kidding, though I’m not sure many people are still around who remember that. A week or two later, I decided that was too weird and re-launched as The Silicon Underground.

The name was a reference to an obscure Lou Reed song called What’s Good, which contained the line, “Life’s like bacon and ice cream. That’s what life’s like without you.”

So the question is, if life’s like bacon and ice cream, does Lou Reed think life is something good, or something bad?

I have a hard time imagining soggy, chewy Burger King bacon and mushy Burger King ice cream being good together, and I think when he published that song in 1992, Lou Reed didn’t think bacon and ice cream sounded like a good combination either. But 1992 was a long time ago.

I wonder if Burger King has thought of licensing “What’s Good” and using it as background music in a commercial for this new product?

3 thoughts on “Bacon and ice cream

  • June 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm
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    So let me get this straight. I can’t find decent work, yet someone got PAID to say “hey, let’s stick some Bacon in some soft-serve ice cream!”

    Some day we’ll look back on this, and it will either be the low point of western civilization, or the beginning of the end of the world. I’m hoping the former…

  • June 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    I’ve always wanted to try bacon and ice cream together, but I don’t think Burger King is the first place I want to try it.

  • June 12, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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    I saw that title and had an instant of flashback…

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