This just in: Gizmodo reports that the world is running out of chocolate! The article
says- “According to the Cocoa Research Association, we’re consuming more chocolate than we’re producing cocoa.”
This is simply unacceptable!
Why haven’t the chocolate bigwigs ensured that this tragedy doesn’t happen EVER? Hershey’s, Cadbury, Ferrero, Nestle, Lindt, what have you done? Why is this happening?
“In 20 years chocolate will be like caviar. It will become so rare and so expensive that the average Joe just won’t be able to afford it.”
This is very sad news. I, for one, cannot imagine a world where chocolate is something only the rich and famous can get on a regular basis. One of life’s simple joys for me is walking to the nearest 7-11 after a particularly hormonal morning and getting a bar of Kit-Kat.
The good thing about this is that because the world is now aware of this near tragedy that’s about to happen, we can take steps to ensure that it DOESN’T happen. Save mass-produced chocolate!
Guess who this bust is supposed to be (pretend the title wasn’t such a dead giveaway)–
|Someone told me you were tasty.
Nope, it’s not Conan O’ Brien. The very red bust is actually supposed to be a likeness of Kevin Bacon of Footloose
fame or if you haven’t heard of the movie (doubt it
), you’ve probably already tried or heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
(no? click the link and get out of your basement, will ‘ya.
Anyway, an artist by the name of Mike Lahue was commissioned by J&D Foods
, a company that sells anything and everything bacon (including bacon-flavored lip balm
), to create this slightly weird bust of a man who is most famous for having worked with nearly everyone in the entertainment industry.
Here’s another picture. Now can you guess what it’s made of (humor me and pretend you didn’t read the title)-
|You look kind of flushed, mister
Why, it’s made of bacon of course! To be exact, the Bacon Kevin Bacon is made of actual bacon bits held together by coats and coats of lacquer
(and I was thinking it would be actually edible
). Weird though it may be, they have the best intentions at heart. The bust (which looks a bit more like Conan O’ Brien than Kevin Bacon to me
) is being auctioned off
at a cool starting price of a US$280 and all proceeds will go to Ashley’s Team
, a non profit organization that helps children with cancer.
I got the details from Gizmodo.