More on the national obsession with all things porcine (or is it just mine?): I received three wonderful pig-related gifts this season. First, a package of Uncle Oinker’s Gummy Bacon, which features a handy “bacon viewing window” and safe handling instructions thoughtfully warning consumers not to fry or microwave the contents. Next I recieved two sets of pig-shaped corn holders, with stainless steel prongs, which make me sorry that it isn’t July. And finally I got a pig-shaped battery powered Crumb Vac to clean up after human pigs.

Interestingly, all three were made in China. Wake up America.