Friday, September 21, 2012

Have Bacon Will Travel

The folks who brought you the Wiener Mobile have done travel one better…

Yes, I’m talking about the Bacon Trailer.

In one of the most creative promotions ever, Oscar Mayer has given comedian Josh Sankey 3000 pounds of bacon to haul from New York to Los Angeles. But here’s the catch – Josh must barter with his bacon the whole way. That’s right. No cash. No cards.

Just bacon.

And so far so good. Josh has been able to purchase all of his fuel, food, and lodging with the other white meat. I think he’s even sporting a new tattoo – yep, bacon bought.

Today he’ll roll into Salt Lake City. So if you’re in the area, hit him up for a BLT.

And now a word to his sponsor: Oscar Mayer, I know Armour totally out-schooled you in the 1970’s hot dog jingle department (Trust me, NO ONE wants to be an Oscar Mayer wiener. NO ONE.) – but this bacon barter thing… Armour bacon doesn’t stand a chance.

Well played, Oscar. Well played.


Bacon currency.

I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing piggy banks in a whole new light.

PROMPT: Do you have a terrific travel tale you’re eager to tell? Well, tell it! Who knows, one day it may help you bring home the bacon.
Meanwhile, get out there and do something creatively crazy this weekend. After all, if a person can travel the country using only bacon, your lifestyle options have just been busted wide open!


  1. Your posts are always so fun, Barb! Bacon currency, huh? Mmmm... (Piggy banks! Tee-hee!)

    1. Thanks, Dawn! You know what they say -- go FUN or go home! Actually, nobody says that -- but wouldn't it be grand if they did?

  2. I'm so relieved that we didn't follow the Bacon Trailer across states. That would have been torture!