Darth Vader Visits Disneyland

On June 3, 2011, in Disney, Disneyland, Star Wars, by John Giaconia

Possibly the greatest videos I have ever enjoyed on YouTube. Darth Vader killing time before Star Tours’ re-opening.

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A Frosty Rose

On October 5, 2010, in Photography, by John Giaconia

A Frosty Rose, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

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Photo Tuesday: A Brick in Ming’s Tomb – Beijing, China

On September 21, 2010, in Photography, by John Giaconia

The name of the manufacturer stamped into a brick at Ming’s Tomb, near Beijing, China. I believe this was done so that if the brick was found to be inferior, they knew where to place the blame.

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Friday Bacon: Tactical Bacon!

On September 17, 2010, in Bacon, by John Giaconia

If you’ve got a survival stash for the coming Zombie apocalypse, you’d be crazy not to include this canned bacon with a 10 year shelf life.  The folks over at browardpalmbeach.com have put together a full review of their encounter with tactical bacon while squeezing off a few rounds at the local firing range.   You can read all about it here http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2010/09/tactical_bacon_bacon_in_a_can.php

It sells for $16 a can and can be picked up from various retailers including Think Geek http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/c399/ and is made by CMGG Inc, which is primarily a Guns and Ammo company.  And while you’re there, you can check out their line of Tactical Bacon t-shirts.

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The Colors of Fantasmic!

On September 14, 2010, in Disney, Disneyland, Photography, by John Giaconia

The colors of Fantasmic!, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

You can even spot some mickey ears in the windows. :)

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Friday Bacon: The Maple Bacon Latte

On September 3, 2010, in Bacon, by John Giaconia

If you thought bacon + rocketry had pizzaz, why not try Bacon and Caffeine?  Ever heard of a Maple Bacon Latte?

Thanks to Leann for passing this along to me because now I know where to go in San Francisco to get a Latte with Maple syrup and homemade bacon bits.  Urbandaddy.com describes it as “the Canadian Mountie of coffee drinks.”

It sounds like this $5 king of all wake-me-up drinks is made from top notch ingredients, so I may have to wrangle me up a cup in the City this weekend.

Here’s a link to the full article complete with beautiful bacon photo goodness:

You can read more about the history of the Pirate Radio Cafe located at
2781 21st St (at Florida)
Located in the Mission district of San Francisco.

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Partners at Night

On August 25, 2010, in Disney, Disneyland, Photography, by John Giaconia

Partners at Night, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

A long nighttime exposure of the Partners Statue in front of the Castle at the hub in Disneyland.

Friday Bacon: The Bacon Economy

On August 20, 2010, in Bacon, by John Giaconia

This week in Bacon we take a step back from the dreamy deliciousness that is sizzling crispy bacon right off the frying pan to report on financial bacon.  Pork belly prices are on the rise and that translates to higher costs for everyone’s favorite meat marvel.

Hmm, I decide to start blogging about bacon every Friday and the value of bacon rises.  Coincidence? I think not!

CNBC has the full report via the DesMoinesRegister as well as your bacon money shot of the week: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/17/cnbc-likes-the-bacon-economy/

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Bell Rock – Sedona, Arizona

On August 17, 2010, in Photography, by John Giaconia

Bell Rock – Sedona, Arizona, originally uploaded by DonGiaconia.

On our way from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, my mom and I stopped briefly in Sedona to take in the majestic red rocks. I couldn’t get over how brilliantly red the rocks are. It’s an amazing place to visit.

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Bacon is Musical Meat Candy

Katy Perry is planning her next album about meat after singing about sweets, cakes and fruit. Since Bacon is meat candy this makes perfect sense.  She even has expressed info in wearing a bacon bikini for the cover.  Isn’t that just called a Bakini?  She also wants the CD to smell like sausage.

It turns out she’s dating a Vegetarian Comedian, Russel Brand so I wonder if  there is a little personal meat / anti-meat rivalry between the two?

You can read the full story here: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/famous/shopping/article/-/7688216/katy-perry-wants-to-wear-a-bacon-bikini/