Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Only Bacon

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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 BaconBarter.com. 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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Angel_boebangel
Angel_boebangel

@eranderee must've encountered a lot of gentlemint users...

CreativePaige
CreativePaige

@eranderee ahhh...the power of bacon! Wouldn't it be ironic if the Health Informatics Lab is funded by bacon? :-)

mthompson55
mthompson55

@eranderee one of the best campaigns I have seen, not just because of bacon

mikej__
mikej__

@RyKiwi @Fretzy99 @Krojak @BlackNappa @bobdoily I like bacon

bobdoily
bobdoily

@RyKiwi @Fretzy99 @Krojak @BlackNappa old/10 already RTed a link to that story :P #SoThreeMinutesAgo

TinyTim
TinyTim

So, is he going to barter bacon for healthcare coverage for all the heart disease and diabetes he's dispensing?

wittlake
wittlake

@jowyang The only thing the story is missing: is HE accepting bacon as payment for the gig? #expion12

arifkhan7
arifkhan7

@jowyang @360i @mwurst LOL. That's the first time I've heard WTF from you! Hehee.

gopago
gopago

Oh yeah! RT @SFoodie: Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Only Bacon

RyKiwi
RyKiwi

@bobdoily @Fretzy99 @Krojak @BlackNappa thats where i got it from thought i need more relevancy tho :D

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