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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Only Bacon

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM

We fully support the idea of a bacon-backed economic system.
  • We fully support the idea of a bacon-backed economic system.
Sigh. Today in bacon news, an actor and comedian named Josh Sankey is attempting a road trip from NYC to LA armed with nothing but a truck full of 3,000 pounds of bacon, which he will attempt to barter for gas, lodging, sundries, and food (though presumably he could just eat the bacon).

It's all part of a publicity stunt by Oscar Mayer to promote their new Butcher Thick Cut Bacon, and in the process, according to the press release, "prove Oscar Mayer Butcher Thick Cut Bacon is the gold standard."

Josh is currently in Maryland, after successfully swapping six packages of bacon for two Jets tickets. You can follow his hijinks on Twitter and at We personally can't wait for upcoming highlights like:

  • Chicago, Illinois (September 15th and 16th) -- Josh will attempt to crash a wedding by bartering for a suit and wrapping the wedding gift in bacon.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (September 22nd) -- Josh will try and get someone to marry him in exchange for bacon.

This is truly the greatest country on earth.

See also:

Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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