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?