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Happy International Bacon Day from a Bacon Enthusiast

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September 2 is International Bacon Day. As Quirk's resident bacon enthusiast, I thought I’d share some of my favorite pieces of bacon stuff from around the Web.


Shaky Bacon Necklace

I am a big fan of The World of Mr. Toast. They have fun animations, comics, artwork and products. Unsurprisingly, my favorite character is Shaky Bacon. And, Shaky Bacon has his own line of products including a great necklace to wear your pork pride proudly.


The Breakfast Club Throw Pillow 

This playful re-imagination of The Breakfast Club movie poster with actual breakfast foods is amazing. In the simplest of terms, each one of us is an orange, and an egg, and a piece of toast, a slice of bacon and a cup of coffee. Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.


Bacon Explosion

This legendary recipe exploded onto the Internet in 2008 via the BBQ Addicts web site. And, that summer, I prepared this piece of pork perfection for a guys' weekend. While the above photo displays my results, it cannot completely convey the experience of eating it. Make it. Share it with friends. Trust me.

Bacon Awesome: My son created this recipe. When he was 5 years old. And, he named it. It’s a simple concoction that blends sweet and salty flavors. 1 part crispy bacon. 1 part Frosted Flakes. Mix together. Eat in a bowl as breakfast. Or, serve it in a large bowl at a party. No need to thank me.


Hit me up on Twitter (@BaconTheBooks) and let me know how you are celebrating International Bacon Day. In the meantime, enjoy this bacon-friendly video.

Posted by Brett Cohen

Brett Asks Twitter for Father’s Day Book Recs

It’s June—the most wonderful time of the year! Yup. You read that right. The temperature is rising. I’m grilling multiple times a week. My golf game is hitting peak performance. My weekends are spent at the beach or enjoying nature. The whole summer is ahead of me. And it’s almost Father’s Day!

As a son and a father, I know the pressure placed on finding the perfect gift. It’s a tall task some years. But, thanks to social media, I no longer need to rely on my own critical eye to select the perfect present. Nope. This year, I’m crowd-sourcing via Twitter. The beautiful thing about Twitter is you never know what you’re gonna get. So read on to find the surprising mix of responses and the personas behind them. Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Brett Cohen

What’d I Miss? #Quirk4Ham

Hamilton: An American Musical has taken the world by storm. The music! The lyrics! The acting! The singing! The rapping! The story! The show was so good that I literally left the theater wondering if musicals have been forever ruined for me.

The show is historically accurate (mostly). And, if you are like me, you desperately want more. And, while I can’t offer you more songs, I can offer you more information and background—in the form of Quirk books. Read on to find out “What’d I miss?" Hint: We tell you what Thomas Jefferson was doing while he was “kicking ass as the ambassador to France.”

Posted by Brett Cohen

Quirk @ San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Highlights

Comic-Con International 2015 is in the books! And, boy, was it a blast. Here are my highlights from SDCC. And, at the bottom, be sure to check out the photo gallery full of great cosplay, booth activity, party shenanigans, Hall H hoopla and much more.​

Posted by Brett Cohen

Father’s Day Book Club for Fictional Dads

I must confess that I am a huge fan of the fictional Book Club posts that Jamie Canaves does for the Quirk blog. (Check out the latest for Orange is the New Black!)  

So, in the spirit of Father’s Day and taking a cue from the indomitable Jamie, I assigned some perfectly on-point Quirk book selections for my favorite pop culture dads.

Posted by Brett Cohen

Shop Quirk Books for Father’s Day

Father's Day will be here before you know it, and you don't want to be that chump rushing out to the Tie Store this month. Luckily, we at Quirk Books have set up our best dad-centric merchandise in our Zazzle store for your gifting needs. No matter the type, we’ve got a bunch of great stuff for all the dads in your life!

Posted by Brett Cohen