1054: The Bacon

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The Bacon
Normally pronounced 'THEH-buh-kon', I assume.
Title text: Normally pronounced 'THEH-buh-kon', I assume.


This comic plays off a typical American colloquialism in which "Bring home the bacon" means working hard and bringing money home to your family to put food on the table.

In this comic, Randall learns that "Bring home the bacon" is actually a double entendre for the above phrase and bringing home a drug that is known as "thebacon". In case, you aren't familiar, Vicodin is a pain medication that can be used by some as a drug of abuse. This comic features the White Hat character.


White Hat: I'm out of work, but I'm not stressed about it because my wife is a pharmacist and she brings home thebacon.
Caption: Only later did I learn that "thebacon" is the common name for Dihydrocodeine Enol Acetate, a synthetic opioid similar to Vicodin.

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A doc White Hat's wife will not have her job for long. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Suggest marking as incomplete. Source is Wikipedia? Is there someone who has more familiarity with opioids who can comment? And what's the purpose of the title text? Stating it's incorrect does very little to explain the joke (which I don't really get). Wikiiscool123 (talk) 12:30, 23 October 2017 (UTC)