Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Uncanny Valley Ranch with Bacon

For a guy who like bacon, and believe me, I'm a guy who likes bacon, there are limits to how I like it. For example, If I get bacon and pancakes, I won't put syrup on the pancakes until I've eaten my bacon. I don't want the two of them anywhere near each other. In spite of the power I know the combination of sweet and smoky, the accidental pairing of them outside strictly mandated breakfast protocols strikes me as unnatural. (Similarly, McGriddles are an abomination before God.) It may just be the liquidity of syrup, but I don't think so. That's why this thing is such a study in conflict for me. On one hand it's bacon, on the other hand, it's just close enough to syrup to push the squick factor on me.