19 Sep2010


T-shirt for sale at the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco… Why didn’t I think of that tag line? :)



  1. carmen says:

    hahahhaa this shirt made my day. tnx mm

    Sep 19, 2010 | 8:47 pm


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  3. Divine G. says:

    Yeah….. Pork is the other white meat … Hurray for pork…..

    Sep 19, 2010 | 9:05 pm

  4. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    Hahahahahaha………Praise the Lard indeed!!!

    Sep 19, 2010 | 9:33 pm

  5. J HERNANDEZ says:

    I admire your wit most of the time (as a lurker), but posting this is in “poor taste” :-(

    Nevertheless, God bless and more power!

    Sep 19, 2010 | 11:01 pm

  6. Joey in Dubai says:

    That’s a good one!

    Sep 19, 2010 | 11:44 pm

  7. Thel says:

    Cool!!!! How clever.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 2:27 am

  8. Mervin says:

    Funny. By the way, Lardo – an antipasto where you can still find in some restaurants in Tuscany are some thinly sliced strips made out of pig fat.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 3:06 am

  9. betty q. says:

    Lee…wake up! Nalalampasan ka… !!!!!!…or are you on a sabbatical too?!?

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:13 am

  10. bagito says:

    Too funny!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:42 am

  11. kate says:

    of course it also comes in XXXL :D what a funny shirt!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:46 am

  12. Marketman says:

    J HERNANDEZ, it was in no way meant as an offense to the religious. A sense of humor is something that doesn’t always translate to all. In the same manner that I NEVER say nor write “God Bless” as I am certainly not God. :) But oddly, I do say “bless you” to those who sneeze on many an occasion, not even certain of its origins, but I like the suggestion that it might refer to one’s soul being blown out of the body and therefore one might need a blessing to get it back into their body again…

    Sep 20, 2010 | 6:07 am

  13. joy from la says:

    my sentiments exactly, mm….j hernandez, don’t you have a sense of humor? or are you
    vegetarian/vegan? if you are, then i’m sorry….but then again, the rest of us still eat meat,
    (and have a sense of humor).
    and besides, the witty’er (is that a word?) fellow is the guy who came up with the tag line.
    mm just wishes he came up with it first…hehehehe.
    just teasing, mm. i like your sense of humor and think you’re very witty, not to mention
    smart also.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 6:20 am

  14. proteinshake says:

    Praise the lard indeed — and blessed are you for having a sense of humour. It’s sacrilicious !!!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 6:56 am

  15. el_jefe says:

    Ganda! natawa ko…matalino at malikhain ang utak ng taong nakaisip nyan..hehe!(“,)

    Sep 20, 2010 | 7:00 am

  16. Botchok says:

    Fishpan no. 2 (sabbatical Edition) hehehe! PEACE !
    p.s. I Like the Shirt too!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 7:30 am

  17. J HERNANDEZ says:

    Sorry, MM, i appreciate you meant no offense but offense was taken – it’s meant to be funny, yes, but it’s at the expense of “our Father” – let that sink in before any of you react.


    Rest of comment deleted by MM. No proselytizing on this blog, thanks. Further comments of a similar nature have been spammed or deleted.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 7:57 am

  18. Susie says:

    Sigh. If the Lord didn’t mean for us to have a sense of humour, he would have made us ALL dull, boring and incapable of seeing the lighter side of life. Get a grip.
    MM, I hope you bought it. :-)

    Sep 20, 2010 | 8:37 am

  19. Marketman says:

    Susie, actually, I didn’t, I was feeling rather lardy at the time, and didn’t wish to accentuate the flab with yet another XL t-shirt or dare I think XXL shirt. :) Or maybe I was just being cheap, since I know the cost of such a shirt is roughly $2-3 at most. :)

    Sep 20, 2010 | 9:29 am

  20. ntgerald says:

    People who get offended by posts of bloggers should not take offense, but instead start their own blogs, or exclude the said blog from their reading fare.

    It is a lighthearted post, by golly…

    Sep 20, 2010 | 9:35 am

  21. proteinshake says:

    I would rather burn in a Marketman Viking (stove) Valhalla, languish in some Porcine Purgatory, then rejoice in a Humorless Heaven of JJ Hernandez. Instead of going to church I saved a few lives at the hospital today. And in a moment of quiet repose, I LOL’d at this lighthearted MM blog entry because it was reaaallly funny. In fact — Joy was right — the appointed time to laugh is when you find things funny. That is the definition of being a normal thinking human being. I am sure a God who is understanding will actually cut me and all the other lighthearted souls in this readership some slack today .

    Sep 20, 2010 | 9:58 am

  22. Marketman says:

    proteinshake, HAHAHA… I actually laughed out loud when I read your comment, our labrador thinks I’ve lost it….

    Sep 20, 2010 | 10:03 am

  23. proteinshake says:

    heeeheee — i was sooo mad I had to go eat some bacon. But pardon me for naming another species, but it really “got my goat”.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 10:14 am

  24. Divine G. says:

    Lardy, lardy, lardy…..the lurker plain and simple is NOT JUST INTO IT …..lighten up your load…the world needs something to smile about … I do and I am so glad that there are people around who can do that.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 10:29 am

  25. millet says:

    HAHAHA to the post, and another HAHAHA to your response!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 11:04 am

  26. Blaise says:

    I think it’s quite funny, but I do understand why this could be “off” for others. No need to put others down, folks. That goes both ways…

    Sep 20, 2010 | 12:51 pm

  27. reeze says:

    I found it funny. I get that others won’t. I definitely don’t get, though, why those brave enough to post opposing viewpoints are made fun of or told to go away. Anyway…MM, please let us know if you’re ever back in town. Would love to do a meet and greet with you and other Bay Area fans of yours. We’ll even skip the pictures and use your “stunt double” if you want. ;)

    Sep 20, 2010 | 2:39 pm

  28. Bong says:

    Praise the LARD indeed! I noticed that this shirt is from Range Brothers Pork! Check out their website… interesting stuff.


    Sep 20, 2010 | 2:44 pm

  29. Pilar says:

    Nothing wrong with that, J Hernandez. One of the reasons why I keep coming back to MM’s site is because he can mix humor while sharing whatever he knows. Come on….lighten that baggage.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:17 pm

  30. Message in a Bottle says:

    Totally simple- fun and witty!. It’s a simple escape phrase in the times when merrymaking is just out of everyone. Cheers and more power!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:29 pm

  31. moni says:

    Hi MM. I am now in Fairfield, about 2 hours from San Francisco and might just buy that shirt when time permits. Arrived tonight.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 4:43 pm

  32. cheeseheadeatsushi says:

    Hilarious! Funny tee but too pricey!
    Thanks for the occasional-brief posts!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 5:25 pm

  33. chinky says:

    Love it, MM!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 8:13 pm

  34. Gerry says:

    Live Lard, Die Young!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 8:43 pm

  35. natie says:

    oh how nice that a simple post could stir up rip-roaring exchanges!!! love it, MM!!!

    Sep 20, 2010 | 8:53 pm

  36. Lava Bien says:

    It’s a good thing PI is not run by those friars anylonger, otherwise someone’s gonna be excommunicated hehehehehe.

    Sep 20, 2010 | 9:27 pm

  37. Vyan DP says:

    Praise the lard indeed, and those who lack lard humor! I smell a tiny hint of fishpan brew…. just a teensy weensy bit…. :D

    Sep 20, 2010 | 11:08 pm

  38. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    Lard is definitely one of those foods that will bring you closer to God.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 12:19 am

  39. Meg says:

    Praise the Lord for He provides the lard. Lard is not bad, a dab can make a difference.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 1:27 am

  40. Franky says:

    SACRILICIOUS indeed. J Hernandez, if “our Father” can forgive those priests and their intrusive “apoendages” in all those children, then I can’t imagine why a shirt professing adoration of one of his creations and its awesome by-product would affront him. MM, can i say “appendage” in your blog?

    Franky, sorry, I changed the word to something more G-rated, but I get the drift. :)

    Sep 21, 2010 | 2:40 am

  41. ted says:

    @Moni, I lived in Fairfield for the past 16yrs and still living there, so I know that it’s only 1hour away from San Francisco. Now, Sacramento is 2hrs away from SF.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 5:25 am

  42. MartinL says:

    and i quote “pork fat rules”

    Sep 21, 2010 | 5:29 am

  43. brownedgnat says:

    Funny tag line. Being an atheist I didnt connect the dots on J Hernandez comment. I took the tagline for what it is–Hail to the pig!

    Sep 21, 2010 | 7:10 am

  44. Risa says:

    Hi MM, have you considered guest postings? I know of a very popular blogger who has guest posts from her favorite bloggers whenever she needs to take a break.

    I’m picturing food posts from Sister? Maybe Betty Q. and Artisan Chocolatier? Lee? Haha.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 9:37 am

  45. Jake says:

    Braise him! BRAISE HIM!!

    Funny, but not mine…googled.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 11:54 am

  46. gil says:

    I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw the picture. :)

    As to why you didn’t think of that … may I hazard a guess that it may be because ‘lard’ is not a word in common use among Filipinos (even those who grew up learning ‘Speak English’ in elementary school)? As I recall, we called it ‘Purico’ when I was much, much younger (before ‘Order ni Misis’ Baguio Oil and Minola cooking oil became household staples) …

    Otherwise, Spoofs Unlimited (that local t-shirt company that has come up with great puns on known brands – I still get a giggle from their ‘INuTEL inside’ shirts) would have come up with something like this …

    Hmmm … makes me wonder if we will be seeing a t-shirt with the same ‘saying’ from Spoofs Unlimited soon. Or the same thing showing up in Divisoria or the Greenhills tiangges.

    Either way, when they do show up, we can always say ‘we saw it here (on mm’s site) first.’

    Good one.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 12:40 pm

  47. Franky says:

    this thread reminds me of a monty python skit, i don’t know why.

    that shirt above reminds me of this website i came across – all about delicious offal and spare parts. the online shop offers a shirt that says: “lips and a**holes: the other, other white meat.” la lang, hinumduman ra nako.

    on a more serious note, MM, how about experimenting with charcuterie?

    Sep 21, 2010 | 12:47 pm

  48. Ging says:

    Why? Are we not allowed to praise anything else? Is that a patented phrase? Come on, where is your sense of humor dude? Lighten up!!! Times are hard enough, don’t be a stick in the mud.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 1:49 pm

  49. Joey in Dubai says:

    Getter Dragon 1, United States says:

    Lard is definitely one of those foods that will bring you closer to God.

    @Getter Dragon 1: That’s FUNNY! Nice one….

    Sep 21, 2010 | 1:51 pm

  50. chloe says:

    Love the t-shirt, Praise the Lard indeed!

    Sep 21, 2010 | 1:55 pm

  51. jakbkk says:

    the moment i saw this, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! enough said! thanks and Gob Bless ALL of us (including the LARD)!!!

    Sep 21, 2010 | 2:10 pm

  52. S says:

    I agree with Blaize and Reeze. I understand if some people will not find it funny. I find the shirt both funny and “un-funny.” But I guess that’s why posting here is for free. MM’s got all kinds of readers. We should all be respectful, if we can’t be nice.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 4:18 pm

  53. izang says:

    MM, prosely-what??? you lost me there…hehe…

    Sep 21, 2010 | 4:30 pm

  54. phil says:

    “…but offense was taken – it’s meant to be funny, yes, but it’s at the expense of “our Father” – let that sink in before any of you react.”

    I believe only people whose religious belief borders on extreme, fundamentalist level would take offense on this one. And it’s rather quite presumptuous to assume one’s “Father” is the “Father” of all other people. There are hundreds of religions all over the world. And as “S” says, MM’s got all kinds of readers – with all kinds of education, work, religion, etc. if I may add.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 4:46 pm

  55. sister says:

    Your niece has a lighter from this company in the form of a pig that exudes flames from it’s nostrils. Saw someone wearing this T shirt at the In’t. Chefs congress yesterday…
    Spare me from your holier than thou readers.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 5:27 pm

  56. kerie says:

    Thank you, very entertaining!
    Worth reading all your comments.
    May the lard be with you all!!!

    Sep 21, 2010 | 6:02 pm

  57. tintin says:

    Lard! Oh, Good Lard! hahaha

    @sister, i’m imagining the lighter, that’s cool..

    Sep 21, 2010 | 11:18 pm

  58. P says:

    Hi MM, just thought you would like to know that your post about Santol and Sugpo sa gata was copied and reposted here


    He is claiming it as his own.All of his posts and photos were taken from different food blogs.

    Sep 21, 2010 | 11:42 pm

  59. erleen says:

    I think I read this somewhere but everybody, say it with me ,”Pork is a vegetable”.

    Sep 22, 2010 | 12:57 am

  60. Franky says:

    @erleen – good one. i also read that pork and beef come from animals that consume plant matter that have the vitamins and minerals we need. pork and beef are just efficient conversions of those vitamins and minerals. they just happen to come in servings of meaty goodness.

    oh, lard. let’s just praise the pork, bless the beef, celebrate the chicken, magnify the meat. fish too, but i ran out of alliterative synonyms. flatter the fish? whether deist, theist, atheist, gnostic, or agnostic, non-practicing, backsliding or extremist – you gotta eat. plain and simple. that being said, eat well. hence *THIS* blog.

    Sep 22, 2010 | 1:39 am

  61. elit says:

    @P, i checked nga the link you gave, i was expecting that he might have only copied the recipe that MM posted, nyek he copied and paste pala the whole article hahahaha, grabe naman!

    Sep 22, 2010 | 7:53 am

  62. natie says:

    @P,I see storm clouds brewing……hope that blog-meister got his rain gear ready, and probably a banca, since he will be inundated…hhmmmm–some people don’t know who they’re dealing with. hhmmmmppp…

    Sep 22, 2010 | 8:51 am

  63. Marketman says:

    P, thanks for catching that. Most annoying. I am crazed at the moment but will deal with the issue soon. I hope the guy is smart enough to just take it down once asked. But the gall, indeed.

    Sep 22, 2010 | 9:00 am

  64. Quillene says:

    Thanks MM! This made me laugh out Lard! Hehehe!!!

    Sep 22, 2010 | 3:24 pm

  65. Lemons and Anchovies (Jean) says:

    My faith is very important to me but I DID NOT take offense to this at all. In fact, when I saw the title of your post this very shirt came to mind (before I even saw the image) as my husband was given one as a gift not too long ago. Too funny!

    Sep 22, 2010 | 6:14 pm

  66. Franky says:

    Sep 23, 2010 | 12:27 am

  67. maddie says:

    Thought long and hard if I should get this shirt. At the Boccalone store right?

    Sep 23, 2010 | 4:17 am

  68. Marketman says:

    maddie, I think it was at Range Brothers Pork, where they sell he $5 “humanely raised” pork hotdogs. I must admit, the hotdog was very good. :)

    Sep 23, 2010 | 6:40 am

  69. Angela says:

    Too funny! Thanks for the post. Will have to try one of those hotdogs.

    Sep 23, 2010 | 10:28 am

  70. lee says:

    Wow. I just came back from Amlan, Negros Oriental were I had pork humba for lunch, dinner and breakfast.

    I praised the lard they braised with salted beans as black as sins.

    Sep 23, 2010 | 11:23 am

  71. Nadia says:

    Hallelujah to the Humba!!!! :)

    Sep 23, 2010 | 5:48 pm

  72. natie says:

    this has turned into a religious revival meeting… ;-)

    Sep 23, 2010 | 10:00 pm

  73. scramoodles says:

    Indeed MM, it has your spirit! :D

    Sep 23, 2010 | 10:24 pm

  74. Alisa says:

    I love the shirt but wouldnt be caught wearing it with all the weight I gained from trying too many recipes from food blogs :)

    Sep 23, 2010 | 11:34 pm

  75. maddie says:

    Checked out my pics. It’s at the Prather Ranch Meat Co. I remembered this shirt because my friend bought some drink called Kombucha here, whatever that is, as I stared at the shirt. Couda shouda. Hail to the Lard indeed! Oink!

    Sep 23, 2010 | 11:36 pm

  76. betty q. says:

    Maddie…your drink is supposed to be the edible, medicinal? MUSHROOM!….hahahaha

    Sep 24, 2010 | 12:37 am

  77. Maddie says:

    betty q, yeah the “iced” tea/miracle elixir so they claim that comes in different flavors.

    Sep 24, 2010 | 9:27 am

  78. betty q. says:

    Hey Maddie…what did it taste like? I saw it on Craigslist yesterday and they were selling the culture. It can be quite pricey….so I was debating whether to fork out the money on it (to satisfy my curiosity) or on King Boletes…the King Boletes won. I could have gone to the woods to pick them myself but am down with a very nasty cold! Maybe I should drink the Kombucha!

    Sep 24, 2010 | 9:58 am

  79. Maddie says:

    betty q unfortunately I chickened out from having a sip. but my friend said the raspberry one was okay. I’m not sure about its claims though. It just sounds like you want to shout “kombucha!” (in a martial art sort of way) after drinking it. ;-)

    Sep 24, 2010 | 11:07 am

  80. Fards says:

    Ha,ha. Love that shirt. No offense taken here, MM.
    @bettyq, hope you will feel better. Have heard of kombucha too. But have not tried it.

    Sep 26, 2010 | 8:24 pm

  81. Corve DaCosta says:

    Cute shirt

    Sep 28, 2010 | 9:30 am

  82. Dorothy says:

    Too funny…hope you don’t mind that I share this photo on my Facebook wall :-)

    Sep 28, 2010 | 11:23 am

  83. Ramoncito says:

    hahahaha funny! :)

    Sep 29, 2010 | 2:15 pm


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