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Bacon Is Delicious. And Mysterious. Unless You’re Vegan. Then Only Mysterious.

Posted May 27th, 2009

Mike Daisey is, bluntly, a brilliant performer. His monologue The Last Cargo Cult will see its world premiere at the 2009 Live Arts Festival, where he’ll also perform his show How Theater Failed America. Last month, he launched “Mysteries of the Unexplained” at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan. It’s a series of one-off, one-night-only performances, each of which takes on one mysterious topic.

Mike’s posted an MP3 of live musings on Facebook, the first topic. I can’t embed it here, but follow this link to hear Mike’s discursive and incisive musings on the social media giant. (And follow this one to become our fan.) As per his website, topics also include “Maureen Dowd, the death of print media, the movie Young Guns, the evolution of douchebags, and all points between.”

Next up, in case you haven’t guessed from the title of this post and Mike’s photo illustration above: bacon. Mike promises that over the course of the night, he will cook enough for everyone.

“Bacon tastes good.”
-John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction

Mike Daisey Presents Mysteries of the Unexplained: Bacon!

Monday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York.
Tickets here.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo illustration via