It's not like there weren't big things going on in politics this past week, what with the fiscal cliff looming and the state deficit seemingly growing by the minute. Oh, and tea party honcho Jim DeMint leaving the Senate.
But sometimes a story that falls outside the political realm comes along that is so huge, has so many implications, and is so compelling that it demands attention. I don't think anyone will disagree that this happened last week.
Bacon is getting its own television show.
I know, I know. Took my breath away too.
Beginning Dec. 30, the Disney-owned Destination America channel will begin airing "The United States of Bacon."
The 12-episode series will follow Chef Todd Fisher as he travels across the country in search of the best bacon dishes. In the first episode he even visits a bacon happy hour.
A bacon happy hour. I mean, I have chills.
After the series is a huge success, how can it not be, I assume bacon-themed movies may be next. Remakes will be the way to go. Here are a few possibilities:
Mr. Smith Goes to Denny's
For a Few Slices More
The Maltese Pig
Butch Cassidy and the BL&T
Beauty and the Bacon Burger
Some Like It Crispy
The Loin King
The Silence of the Hogs
Frying in the Rain
OK, not Meryl Streep exactly, rather the character she played in "The Devil Wears Prada," who everyone agrees was based on Anna Wintour, the hard-charging editor-in-chief of Vogue. Not that Streep wouldn't make an excellent ambassador what with her ability to do accents and everything.
Wintour was a major supporter of President Obama's, and it is not unusual for such people to be rewarded with ambassadorships. Rumors are that Wintour is being considered as an ambassador to Great Britain or France. Don't know if Wintour has the temperament to do the diplomatic dancing, but I guarantee she has the shoes.