April 01, 2007

"bringing home the bacon"

There's a must-see exhibition at the (stunning!) Milwaukee Art Museum:


Unfortunately, the painter's name (yes, that's his real name -- he is related to that other Francis Bacon) seems to trigger all sorts of bad puns. Not only does the Museum Cafe put specials like "Bacon Onion Pizza" and "Bacon and Goat Cheese Terrine Salad" on its menu, Timeout Chicago cannot resist the phrase "MAM Brings Home the Bacon", which is rotten on so many levels. (According to the OED, it first occurred 1924 in a book by P.G. Wodehouse, which is about as non-Midwestern as it gets.)

ETA: Exhibit A

Exhibit B




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