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 Bacon by any other Name would Smell as Sweet

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Yes, kiddie-winkers…

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Boys and girls…

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It’s time again to delve into my bacon fascination.

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For those new to these posts…

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I need to make something clear…

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I am not obsessed with bacon, per se.

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I am, however, fascinated by people’s obsession with bacon…

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And the myriad ways that obsession expresses itself.

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Here are but a few examples…

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Some more alarming than others!

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There seems to be no limit to how bacon can be inserted into people’s daily lives…

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As well as their tummies.

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The range of bacon uses is only limited…

bacon-lollipops-s(Saw these bacon lollipops sold at my local 7-11!)

By the imagination of  the bacon users…

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And, presumably, the pork marketing boards.

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They provide bacon lovers…

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And those of us who study them…

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Countless hours of harmless fun…

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As bacon sits there…

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On a plate…

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Waiting to kill them.

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Have fun!

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And most of all…

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Enjoy!

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Thank you once again to the many friends & readers who have sent me bacon-related photos and suggestions.

I couldn’t have done it without you… or people very much like you.

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I’ve always loved Japanese red maples.

Saw this photo the other day and it simply took my breath away.

Mount Fuji with Japanese red maples.

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So beautiful!

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A well-read morning pick-me-up!

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Have a wonderful day!

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Thanks to the Caffeina Festival Facebook page.

Thanks also to the lovely and talented Francesca Charlotte Ventresca, one of my most adorable relatives.

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Most women are pretty darned sure that most men are crazy.

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But do we have to prove it to them so darned often?

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I mean really.

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Come on, guys!

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We’re making it far to easy for them!

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We could at least let’s try to make it challenging.

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But noooooo!!

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Get a grip, men.

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Let’s not hand it to them on a silver platter.

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Please?

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Saw these photos yesterday and had to share them with you.

First this…

moon-kisses-sea(Moon kissing the ocean horizon)

Then this..

Moon-Poseidon-Temple-Sounio-Greece(Moon over the Temple of Poseidon, Sounio, Greece)

Just because a full moon low in the sky is just so awesome

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This is my 400th blog post here at Kosher Samurai!

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My first post was on May 18, 2011.

I’ve been having a great time ever since writing and putting up my thoughts, ideas, musings, etc.

Check out my ‘sister blog,’ Vampyre Fangs!

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And here is a shameless plug for my Twitter experiment, a journal entry style post apocalyptic novel, The Great Dead North.

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I hope you enjoy reading my stuff as much as I love writing it.

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Until my next post, thank you for reading my blog.

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In response to my last blog about log houses, a Japanese friend of mine – Mustang.Koji – recently mentioned the wooden homes of Shirakawa-go, Japan.

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This was my introduction to the Minka wooden homes of Japan.

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The term Minka (民家 literally “house of the people”)  covers houses that traditionally accommodated a wide variety of people such as farmers, artisans, and merchants (i.e., the three non-samurai castes).

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My understanding is that these homes are traditionally made completely of wood. No nails used in construction!

minka-4(Gasshō style roof – farmhouse)

The Gasshō-zukuri (合掌造) style minka have vast roofs that are a large form of the sasu structural system. Their name derives from the similarity of the roof shape to two hands in prayer. They are frequently found in Gifu Prefecture.

minka-5(Honmune style house with birdlike decoration on the gable)

Honmune-zukuri (本棟造) literally means “true ridge”. The style has a nearly square plan with a gabled roof that is board covered. The gable end of the house is particularly impressive with its composition of beams, eaves and braces. The gable is topped by a birdlike ornament called a suzume-odori (雀踊り). Houses of this type can be found in Gunma, Nara, Yamaguchi and Kouchi prefectures.

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These houses fascinate me!

minka-Ogimachi_Village(Gasshō-zukuri, Ogimachi Village)

Thanks to Mustang.Koji for bring this style of architecture to my attention… and to yours.

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