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Are You Ready For Bacon as a New Currency?

Daryl 2012/09/12 19:00:00
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MEDIADECODER.BLOGS.NYTIMES.COM reports:
To promote its new Butcher Thick Cut bacon, an actor will be given 3,000 pounds of the bacon to barter for food, fuel and a place to spend the night. He starts in New York, and is expected to make it to Los Angeles.
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  • shadow76 2012/09/13 03:46:34
    No
    shadow76
    +4
    Stupid much?
  • bill.fi... shadow76 2012/09/13 05:52:02
    bill.fife.3
    +4
    -Much. I am considering leaving this site. Enough is enough.

    Stupid burns
  • shadow76 bill.fi... 2012/09/13 06:21:13
    shadow76
    +1
    Especially with the fun and living categories, I think they are for children!
  • Jackson 2012/09/13 03:11:59
    Yes
    Jackson
    +3
    I like bacon!
  • Ville Squiggles The Finn\(>... 2012/09/13 02:44:41
  • wqerwqerwe 2012/09/13 02:39:29
    Yes
    wqerwqerwe
    +3
    I would love to get paid in bacon once in a while haha. As long as its primo organic ! I have had that and its amazing!
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... wqerwqerwe 2012/09/15 23:42:52 (edited)
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Would need free-range pigs (not farmed, fed crap) out in the wilderness,
    not much left now.
  • drdos1943 2012/09/13 02:10:28 (edited)
    Yes
    drdos1943
    +3
    Why not? However. if you invested it, the return on your bacon could be in filets; but it might not be wise to hide your earnings under a mattress.

    This gives a whole new meaning to "bringing home the bacon" and then "chewing on the fat;" and your dog just might digest your 401k.
  • Steveth... drdos1943 2012/09/13 09:10:19
    Stevethinks
    +1
    You'd be better with your money in bacon than dollars. Dollars are dropping like the rain and pork has value. Also, you can eat it. And I never eat pork. You might save these words for later; you may want to eat them.
  • Kiersten 2012/09/13 02:05:03
    No
    Kiersten
    +2
    Why would I want to give up my bacon for anything else?
  • Steveth... Kiersten 2012/09/13 09:11:29
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Our enemy's are fat and sugar. So unless you are starving why eat poison?
  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/13 01:54:23
    No
    Bibliophilic
    +4
    No, and this is nothing more than an advertisement. Greasy money?
  • Steveth... Bibliop... 2012/09/13 09:14:48
    Stevethinks
    +1
    I have two friends saying yes; (JMCC and Heisenberg) how many do you have? You need new friends on your team. Someone to explain Economics to you.
  • Bibliop... Steveth... 2012/09/16 20:23:20
    Bibliophilic
    What a ridiculous comment.
  • KnightOfTheEvening1 2012/09/13 01:43:25
    Yes
    KnightOfTheEvening1
    +3
    In yester year any animal was used to trade for merchandise. Yes, bacon should be used for currency. Think about people sell the own children to get cash to survive in this crazy world.
  • Steveth... KnightO... 2012/09/13 09:15:29
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Why yesteryear?
  • joe keeney 2012/09/13 01:38:58
    Yes
    joe keeney
    +2
    I got lots of wild pigs around here.
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/09/13 01:27:55
    Yes
    YourCompanionCube
    +2
    "I ain't got no food to trade, But i'll give you a slice of bacon for a slice of her!"......."Ooo, Baird, make the deal!"
  • Tim YourCom... 2012/09/13 01:38:21
  • whipnet 2012/09/13 01:23:47
  • Steveth... whipnet 2012/09/13 09:16:35
    Stevethinks
    +2
    Now that is a KILLER sandwich.
  • ✿Britt ... whipnet 2012/09/16 13:48:41
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    +1
    looks like good eats :)
  • MeiLin 2012/09/13 01:15:33
    Yes
    MeiLin
    +2
    You can eat bacon!
  • BeerJingle 2012/09/13 01:13:08
    Yes
    BeerJingle
    +2
    I'm going to have to move to Canada to live with EpicMealTime, I'll be rich!!!!!
  • Brispir 2012/09/13 01:12:24
    Yes
    Brispir
    +4
    ANYTHING can be currency. The only thing that makes something currency is if another person trades goods or services for the item. A dollar bill (or any denomination) is worthless in and of itself, unless somebody gives you something in exchange for it. If somebody is willing to accept bacon for an item, it's just as good for currency as anything.
  • Steveth... Brispir 2012/09/13 09:19:29
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Of course, not many governments want dollars any more. China has been the dominant economy since 2009. The Yuan rules. Bacon would work.
  • Brispir Steveth... 2012/09/13 23:40:33
    Brispir
    +2
    True... the dollar isn't worth as much as it used to be. The only thing that determines how strong a currency is is confidence... of which there is little in the US dollar these days.
  • Steveth... Brispir 2012/09/14 00:28:21
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Well no matter how confident, if a market is flooded with an item it's value falls. There are some up to their eyes with dollars. Like 31 trillion in pirate accounts.
  • Zepland 2012/09/13 01:04:53
    No
    Zepland
    +3
    Can you afford it?
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/09/13 01:00:41
    Yes
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +4
    Why not? It's worth more than the money that it costs.
    Besides that, it's tasty!!
  • Commander Pyle 2012/09/12 23:48:33
    Yes
    Commander Pyle
    +3
    I have faith in bacon.
  • kofp 2012/09/12 23:38:43 (edited)
    No
    kofp
    +6
    Not kosher or halal. Not vegan or vegetarian friendly either. Why not gold or silver coinage? At least that won't expire. However truth is the bacon is still worth more than a Federal Reserve Note (for that matter almost anything is).
  • Keith kofp 2012/09/13 00:51:19
    Keith
    +3
    Well bacon, or any food actually for that matter is a good currency because it actually has real value and is needed to live. Gold and silver are just shiny rocks and dollars are just paper their only worth what we say there worth.
  • kofp Keith 2012/09/13 04:51:44 (edited)
    kofp
    +4
    How is one to know the bacon is safe to eat? That is a problem but not only that certain people will not eat or touch bacon under any circumstances (due to Biblical decree [Leviticus]) and therefore it is impossible to trade it with them. A better currency would be to trade something like dried lentils. They will last and are a superior source of iron, fiber and other nutrition. They can be used by almost anyone and can be eaten whenever needed just about.
  • Steveth... kofp 2012/09/13 09:21:48
    Stevethinks
    +2
    But the question was bacon. You can't change the question.
  • Keith kofp 2012/09/13 19:47:34
    Keith
    +2
    Well pork is a meat that can be unsafe to eat because of all the diseases it can cause, if it is cooked properly it is safe to eat but in reality beef and chicken are still better for you. The best is actually fish, most fish is safe to eat and really good for you.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Keith 2012/09/15 23:51:20
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    Aren't tuna a good source of mercury?
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... kofp 2012/09/15 23:49:09 (edited)
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +2
    Those folk could trade foreskins (used in grafts[!?]),
    some dudes in the past tried to hock what they said was Christ's.
    Isn't money sometimes called "Skins"?.
  • Steveth... Keith 2012/09/13 09:20:47
    Stevethinks
    +2
    The soft metals will always have value.
  • ⚥Κόζμω ... Keith 2012/09/15 23:47:09
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +1
    It's a cliché to bite a Krugerrand, but try getting nutrition out of eating one.

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