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September 16, 2010

Contest: Grokpose for Bacon

By Mark Sisson
36 Comments

The Prize:

Bacon. It’s meat candy. It’s the real part of a complete breakfast. What’s better than bacon? Six months of bacon. Bacon Freak is a bacon hub, they have bacon wallets and bacon soap, bacon shirts, and bacon gifts. And today they’re offering the contest winner a six month membership to their bacon of the month club. That’s $250 worth of Cajun bacon, jalapeno bacon, sun dried tomato bacon, vanilla bourbon bacon, and an assortment of other blue ribbon varieties. And for the true bacon lovers out there, get all your bacon news at Bacon Today, and form a bacon meet-up at BaconEvents.com.

But Grok can’t live on bacon alone…

To go along with the theme of today’s contest, we’re also throwing in a spear. Cold Steel gave us three Assegai spears, and today we’re giving away the last one. I’ve received a few questions about these spears, so I’ll clarify: Yes, they are real. They aren’t delicate decorations for your mantle. They are weapons used for hunting. Cold Steel sent me a demo video that contained roughly 30 minutes of people throwing these spears through wood, car hoods, Porta-Potties, and large chunks of meat. Win one and you can hunt your own bacon.

The Contest:

Pose like Grok. Take a photo of it. You know Grok, right? Here he is…

Pose like that. Whether in mid air, on the ground, hanging from the underside of a stairwell, or lying on the dirt. If you’re body roughly matches the positioning of Grok, you’re qualified. If you’ve got a spear, awesome. If you have some other representation of a spear, that’s fine too. If you’ve got an “air spear,” that’s acceptable as well. Creativity is entirely allowed. Once you’ve figured out how to do it, get someone to take a picture of you in your Grokpose, and email it to me.

IMPORTANT: You must include “Grokpose Submission” in the subject heading of your email or your entry won’t count.

The Deadline:

Sept 23, midnight PST. You’ve got one week.

Who is Eligible:

Anyone can enter, though (like all other consumable prizes) international winners will win a substitute prize of equal value.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants who submit adequate photos.

Fine Print:

MDA reserves the right to publish all submitted material.

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31 Comments on "Contest: Grokpose for Bacon"

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Raj
6 years 10 months ago

Damn!!! Bacon and spears? Can’t beat that!

Ben
Ben
6 years 10 months ago

Can we submit more than one picture?

Brent
Brent
6 years 10 months ago

Is this a “best picture wins” contest, or a random-drawing?

Peggy
Peggy
6 years 10 months ago

ok, this is just a way too fun idea! Well, bacon is marvelous incentive isn’t it!

Louise
Louise
6 years 10 months ago

Phew! I thought it said, “If your body roughly matches the conditioning of Grok” — um, that rules me out! But then I saw that it really says “positioning”. Well, that I can do!

Anything for bacon . . .

Primal Toad
6 years 10 months ago

This contest made my week. I can not wait to do a grok pose! Allowing us a week to think about it is great…

David Grim
6 years 10 months ago

All that bacon….MMM…

Better go find that loin cloth for the picture. And a wig for that Grok hair since I just got a hair cut! Can’t wait to see those pictures.

David

Karyn (Calvin's wife)
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
6 years 10 months ago

What will I wear???

Sonia
6 years 10 months ago

A loin cloth- of course!

gilliebean
6 years 10 months ago

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!!

Sonia
6 years 10 months ago

I’m psyched!

Rurik
Rurik
6 years 10 months ago

It’s like Captain Morgan, but primal!

So excited for this.

Mlkrone
6 years 10 months ago

I’m literally eating bacon as I read this post and comment! Mmmmmm….. Jalapeno bacon….

stephen sherman
stephen sherman
6 years 10 months ago

6 months of bacon?!? this incentive is too good to pass up!

slacker
slacker
6 years 10 months ago
Here’s my “speed bacon” breakfast trick: One day or more before, cut up 1 pound or so of cold bacon into 1/2 or smaller chunks. Place it in your small crock pot on high. You don’t need to add anything. Run one hour on high, then turn down to low (not the keep warm setting, the low cook setting) for four or five hours. Turn off. Pack your hot bacon and its grease into wide mouth canning jars and cover. Let cool and refrigerate. Now, when you get up and you want bacon with your eggs, but don’t want to… Read more »
debbie_downer
debbie_downer
6 years 10 months ago

This is bloody genius. Thanks for sharing!

Kate
6 years 10 months ago

Wow! 6 months of bacon!!!

richard
richard
6 years 10 months ago

darn..my spear is at the shop..!

Primal Onahill
Primal Onahill
6 years 10 months ago

What a great idea, and for bacon…. I’m in.

George Mounce
6 years 10 months ago

Must do this one…that is too much bacon to pass up!

Tom Harbold
Tom Harbold
6 years 10 months ago

Heheheheheh… I’ve been wanting to do one like this since I got my “Grok On” t-shirt anyway, and now I’ve got a good excuse! 🙂 I’ve already got a Cold Steel spear (two, actually, not that I couldn’t use another one… *grin*), so that’ll definitely be featured in the pic, as well! Now, which spear to use? The boar spear, or the assegai…? Decisions, decisions! 😀

Dana Zia
6 years 10 months ago

Pose like Grok??? Me? A middle aged woman that does not look like Mark Sisson’s wife, let me tell you! So I’ll pass on this one unless I can submit my hubby who is a real caveman. He just hunted and killed an elk this morning with a bow. Been cleaning our winter’s meat all day. Grunt.

Louise
Louise
6 years 10 months ago

I cannot wait to see all these pictures!!!!!

Aaron Curl
6 years 10 months ago

The pose looks a lot like a flying front kick with a spear, my Tae Kwon Do will come in useful.

IzzieM
IzzieM
6 years 10 months ago

Do I have to be in the picture? My primal kids are in the back yard at this moment working out the details. I mentioned free bacon and they were all over it! 🙂

Kenny
Kenny
6 years 10 months ago

Do a video search for ‘cape buffalo spear’ and prepare to be amazed.

Adam Crafter
Adam Crafter
6 years 10 months ago

I’ll be doing it in one of my kilts!

destroyer
destroyer
6 years 10 months ago

this is like the greatest prize i have ever heard of.

Sue Long
Sue Long
6 years 10 months ago

I love bacon and would love to win six months worth of bacon!! The most bacon I have had in my house at one time is 4lbs!! ANd it went way too fast

TX CHL Instructor
6 years 7 days ago

“Bacon. It’s meat candy.”

Unless you freeze it. Then it’s more like meat ice cream!

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