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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the slowly-regaining-control-the-bacon-doesn't-read-taglines dept.
In the ongoing controversy regarding the takeover of this site by the corn muffin, the Bacon Bloc have responded in kind, waging conflict within the fridge. At 13:30 UTC, a settlement was reached, and the site shall be renamed BaconNews. The staff remains under mind control, and could only go "grhhmmmmmm" in response to its new baconmuffin overlords. Effectively immediately, we are now "BaconNews" until a more permanent name can be decided upon by our savory overlords.
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  • (Score: 3) by Sir Finkus on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:01PM

    by Sir Finkus (192) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:01PM (#24153) Journal

    Bacon++

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by camaro on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:06PM

    by camaro (584) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:06PM (#24157)

    I, for one, welcome our new porcine overlords.

    • (Score: 1) by canoedf on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:36PM

      by canoedf (1729) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:36PM (#24200) Homepage
      I have been and will always be.........a bacon lover. I am sure the church of the FSM would approve of our devotion to bacon. Please support the great Bacon Chase in 2014! http://baconchase.com/ [baconchase.com]
      • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:34PM

        by egcagrac0 (2705) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:34PM (#24302)

        I'm pretty sure that Carbonara [wikipedia.org] is recognized as a sacrament by some sects.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:08PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:08PM (#24161) Homepage Journal

    You are now entering the TWILIGHT ZONE!

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    "no more than 8 bullets in a round" - Joe Biden
  • (Score: 2) by bradley13 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:10PM

    by bradley13 (3053) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:10PM (#24162) Homepage Journal

    I want dessert - gimme "Donut News". In fact, it's time for a break, so...

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by xlefay on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:13PM

      by xlefay (65) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:13PM (#24168) Journal

      Blasphemy!

    • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:30PM

      by nightsky30 (1818) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:30PM (#24191)

      I've had bacon donuts, and they are amazing!

      • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:31PM

        by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:31PM (#24193) Homepage Journal

        Mmm Bacon Maple Bars from Voodoo Donuts ...

        Heart attack in six bites or less but mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon .......

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        Still always moving
        • (Score: 2) by xlefay on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:38PM

          by xlefay (65) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:38PM (#24201) Journal

          Heart attack in six bites or less but mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon .......

          Are we really going to obsess about minor details now?

        • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:05PM

          by nightsky30 (1818) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:05PM (#24221)

          Maple Bacon Donuts right here:

          http://glazedgourmet.com/menu.html [glazedgourmet.com]

          With some other really awesome types!

        • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:09PM

          by nightsky30 (1818) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:09PM (#24225)

          Didn't they release a bacon maple donut beer?

          • (Score: 1) by rcamera on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:37PM

            by rcamera (2360) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:37PM (#24254) Homepage Journal
            that would be the Rogue [rogue.com] Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale. it's quite good, and not just for breakfast!

            the Voodoo Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale was quite good as well.
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            • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:25PM

              by nightsky30 (1818) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:25PM (#24291)

              I will have to try these. I'm not so sure about the banana ale. I tried a banana bread ale once, and was not too fond of it. It tasted ok, but seemed to give me a headache immediately after drinking it. And no it was not the hangover kind of headache seeing as it was only 1 serving.

              I have a friend who gets migraines from anything blueberry. I've wondered if this is similar.

            • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:45PM

              by egcagrac0 (2705) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:45PM (#24313)

              As a completely serious comment, buckfeta.com is available, and has potential as a name for a news site.

              ... or a discount cheese vendor.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:30PM (#24427)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treehouse_of_Horro r_V

      ... He then sneezes and infects the dinosaurs with a cold virus while defending himself from a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which proceeds to cause their extinction. He is initially pleased with the results in the present; amongst other perks, the family is now extremely wealthy and Patty and Selma are dead, but is terrified to find that donuts do not exist in this timeline and flees, seconds before donuts begin raining from the sky; ...

  • (Score: 2) by weeds on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:11PM

    by weeds (611) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:11PM (#24165) Journal

    but sausage gravy would go much better with those muffins!

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:19PM

    by VLM (445) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:19PM (#24175)

    Close, but:

    "BaconNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop."

    Should read

    "BaconNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your slice."

    • (Score: 2) by bd on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:14PM

      by bd (2773) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:14PM (#24231)

      Still, the new logo actually looks better than the regular one. Well done!

    • (Score: 1) by egcagrac0 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:37PM

      by egcagrac0 (2705) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:37PM (#24305)

      Cue the rasher of bad puns...

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by bucc5062 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:22PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:22PM (#24179)

    Finally!! A name that matches the color of the site. (Oh pink pony, how I miss you today.)

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    The more things change, the more they look the same
    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:26PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:26PM (#24187)

      My thoughts exactly. Everybody likes bacon.

      --
      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
    • (Score: 3, Funny) by wjwlsn on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:30PM

      by wjwlsn (171) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:30PM (#24192) Homepage Journal

      If you miss the pink pony (haha, that sounds dirty), go take a look at pipedot today.
      http://www.pipedot.org/ [pipedot.org]

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      I am a traveler of both time and space. Duh.
      • (Score: 1) by oodaloop on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:39PM

        by oodaloop (1982) <{jkaminoff} {at} {zoho.com}> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:39PM (#24202)

        OMG, finally someone listened to me! Now just make it pink the rest of the year!

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        Many Bothans died to bring you this comment.
      • (Score: 3, Funny) by bucc5062 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:24PM

        by bucc5062 (699) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:24PM (#24242)

        My God, I am blind!!! A little warning would have helped /g That was not pink, it was neutron star.

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        The more things change, the more they look the same
      • (Score: 2) by Ryuugami on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:18PM

        by Ryuugami (2925) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:18PM (#24418)

        Holy mother of Comic Sans, Batman O_o

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    • (Score: 2) by Hyper on Tuesday April 01 2014, @09:58PM

      by Hyper (1525) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @09:58PM (#24487) Journal

      See Pipedot [pipedot.org] for OMG Ponies!!!!! news theme

  • (Score: 1) by Buck Feta on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:24PM

    by Buck Feta (958) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:24PM (#24181) Journal

    Is NCommander calling us all fat?

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    - fractious political commentary goes here -
    • (Score: 3, Funny) by FatPhil on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:27PM

      by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:27PM (#24189) Homepage
      Ahem...
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      Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
      • (Score: 2, Informative) by Buck Feta on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:55PM

        by Buck Feta (958) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:55PM (#24218) Journal

        Not you, Phil, you're just big-boned.

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        - fractious political commentary goes here -
    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:42PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:42PM (#24206) Homepage Journal

      No, I'm saying Bacon News is made of Bacon. People like bacon, people like news. People should love bacon news.

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      Still always moving
      • (Score: 1) by iwoloschin on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:45PM

        by iwoloschin (3863) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:45PM (#24209)

        Can we keep this name? I like bacon much better than soylent. Bacon is probably better for you too.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:35PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:35PM (#24347)

          Came in to say this. This is a MUCH better name than Soylent. And I don't even eat bacon. (Yes, really.)

      • (Score: 1) by Buck Feta on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:53PM

        by Buck Feta (958) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:53PM (#24216) Journal

        Oh, I'm not offended, I just thought it was insightful.

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    • (Score: 1) by Hartree on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:58PM

      by Hartree (195) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:58PM (#24266)

      He's serving up a bit of the "long pig", eh?

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by willie3204 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:52PM

    by willie3204 (826) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:52PM (#24214)

    Was really hoping the fake news stories would be omitted from this new medium. It gets old fast... Also was hoping the polls would not have the last choice be complete garbage. Sometimes I like actually knowing the real result of a poll and not whether or not people think the catch all last option is funny.....

    • (Score: 1) by dast on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:04PM

      by dast (1633) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:04PM (#24220)

      Live a little, man.

      • (Score: 1) by willie3204 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:11PM

        by willie3204 (826) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:11PM (#24226)

        I suppose a little is fine... but when it is every story (as it has been on the site which shall not be named) I lose interest pretty quickly. It appears that has not been the case thus far, here.

        • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:06PM

          by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:06PM (#24273) Homepage Journal

          So, full disclosure, I'm the author of the current Bacon v. Muffins posts, and there's one more in the hopper set to go out at 23:59 to end the saga. We're running extra stories to offset of 04/01 posts, and having open discussions w.r.t. to the site and our future (there are two more big announcements in the hopper to go out later) and its pretty clear which ones are fake (and the "We Killed IPv4" post is completely true). I realize it annoys a couple of people, but this is the one time of year the staff are allowed to be a little silly, and it acts as a much needed stress relief.

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          Still always moving
          • (Score: 1) by willie3204 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:20PM

            by willie3204 (826) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:20PM (#24284)

            Thanks NC
            I was posting on my initial reaction which was 'oh man here we go again'. Doesnt seem to be every story though so I'll stop the whining and hope for the best.

          • (Score: 1) by bryan on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:30PM

            by bryan (29) <bryan@pipedot.org> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:30PM (#24428) Homepage Journal

            At least you didn't turn the site pink [pipedot.org].

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:48PM (#24259)

      Lucky for you, there's a new award by the National Writer's Circle honoring complains about April Fools jokes. No April 1st is complete without sighs at the imposition that is April Fool's day; the award was created to encourage and celebrate the best in dreary whinging.

      Good luck!

  • (Score: 1) by wbslingr2001 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:52PM

    by wbslingr2001 (1360) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:52PM (#24215)

    Mmmmmm....Bacon!

  • (Score: 2) by cmn32480 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:07PM

    by cmn32480 (443) <cmn32480NO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:07PM (#24223) Journal

    To the staff.

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    "It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear" - Norm Peterson
  • (Score: 4, Funny) by skullz on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:13PM

    by skullz (2532) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:13PM (#24228)

    Well, at least the logo has improved.

  • (Score: 1) by spxero on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:18PM

    by spxero (3061) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:18PM (#24234)

    A little hung over from Opening Day yesterday and all I'm seeing on the site is food! I guess today is as good as any day for an early lunch...

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by GlennC on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:56PM

    by GlennC (3656) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:56PM (#24264)

    Because SoylentBacon is made of CRAP!

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    Sorry folks...the world is bigger and more varied than you want it to be. Deal with it.
  • (Score: 1) by Hartree on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:03PM

    by Hartree (195) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:03PM (#24272)

    I patiently await the next episode: The Muffin Strikes Back!

  • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:17PM

    by captain normal (2205) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:17PM (#24279)

    It's breakfast time here. I don't want any sugary gluteny muffin this morning.

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    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:17PM (#24281)

    sudo make me a BACON sandwich

  • (Score: 1) by mrchew1982 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:29PM

    by mrchew1982 (3565) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:29PM (#24296)

    A name that sounds delicious!

    Everything is better with bacon...

  • (Score: 1) by migz on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:48PM

    by migz (1807) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:48PM (#24314)

    The bacon is a lie!