Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Push Button, Receive Bacon


UPDATE: I get so many Google visitors to this post I thought I'd add a little information. Quite a few years ago, when hand dryers stopped having English instructions and these little pictures made their debut, I was out on a photo shoot with friend and art director Dick Allowatt. We were washing our hands in a McDonald's somewhere and I said to him "look at this... to me this looks like it says push button, receive bacon." Well... we laughed and laughed all day about that. I thought it up all on my own but I have no idea really what year that was. When I put this post on my blog, a friend of mine said "did you get that idea from Charlie Cooper?" I said that I thought it up all on my own, but she said that she heard that Charlie said that. Well... I did a quick Google search and found that the phrase was all over the place. Apparently there was a punk band named Push Button Receive Bacon. Somebody had a CafePress site selling stuff with the phrase on it! Was I the first to say that? Did it spread virally from me? I have no idea. Perhaps I was the first but I doubt that it spread just from me... perhaps many people said it. No one will ever know, but it's still funny.
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  • 15 comments:

    Kim said...

    Now this is hilarious!

    kenju said...

    Yep, sure is!

    DaveG said...

    Wait, I know this one! Ground Beef!

    Oh, this wasn't one of those mystery photos? Never mind.

    Jerry Pennington said...

    Wow, I want one of those bacon machines at my house :-)

    Rick Lee said...

    I always thought it was bacon... but now that you mention it Dave... it does look kinda like ground beef coming out of the grinder.

    CJ said...

    I have one of those installed at my house. Sure hits the spot when I get a hankerin' for raw meat!

    markw53 said...

    you know,i think it may be FSM in
    marinara trying to trick you

    Diane S. said...

    I think they have this in the Capitol Building, only it doesn't just distribute bacon, all types of pork are available.

    Rebecca said...

    Ah, FSM. It must be a baptismal font. Therefore, everyone who has ever used one of these machines has been accepted by His Noodliness. Excellent.

    ibancito said...

    This one is SOOO good! :)

    Buffy said...

    Clearly, one of those bacon bandmembers overheard you and highjacked the phrase for their own use.....Did you check the stalls first?

    Yup. Methinks royalties may be due.

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    javieth said...

    when i am cooking i usually add bacon because the taste is really delicious. Actually the bacon for the breakfast is really good i enjoyed a lot. Although the ingredients of the meals be simply if you chose the right ones,the taste will be wonderful.


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