TBT: The Baconator

10 Jul

Seeing this upcoming holiday reminded me of the first house I lived in during college.

National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (7/29) is a food-themed holiday, but instead of indulging in ice cream or hot dogs (both celebrated on 7/23, both giving a boost to Pepto sales on 7/24), the idea with Cheese Sacrifice is to purchase a morsel of cheese to put into mousetraps.

The circa-1840s house I lived in as a sophomore had a large rat we called the Baconator. Like the monstrous Wendy’s burger, it too struck fear in our hearts and gave us quivers.

The Baconator would not be the last mouse I’d meet in a kitchen, but he was the first


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