418: Stove Ownership

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Stove Ownership
Although maybe it's just a phase, like freshman year of college when I realized I could just buy frosting in a can.
Title text: Although maybe it's just a phase, like freshman year of college when I realized I could just buy frosting in a can.

[edit] Explanation

Bacon is generally considered one of the most delicious foods on earth, particularly in popular culture, where it's praised by such characters as Homer Simpson from The Simpsons and Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction. It's also very bad for you.

Hence, the moment Randall realized he could cook bacon whenever he wanted, his overall health took a dramatic turn for the worse.

The title text implies that he went through a phase (a temporary fascination with a subject) when he was in college in which he reacted much the same to frosting, a sugary topping (usually for cakes) when he realized he could buy an entire can of it! He wonders if the current fascination with bacon will only turn out to be a phase like that.

[edit] Transcript

[Hand-drawn graph is shown. On the Y axis, My Overall Health, on the X axis, Time. Graph is generally steady through 3/4 of the X axis, where it suddenly begins a fairly steep decline. That point on the X axis is marked "The Day I Realized I Could Cook Bacon Whenever I Wanted."]
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