While most people are hunkering down during the recession, others are going hog wild. Witness the Bacon Explosion phenomenon featured on the BBQ Addicts web site. It’s like waiting for the bomb to drop during the cold war. You can put aluminum foil over your head and huddle under the desk, or you can thatch together 2 pounds of bacon, wrap it around 2 pounds of sausage, slather the whole mess in barbecue sauce, and tell your cardiologist where to stick the 500 grams of fat. According to the New York Times, 16,000 web sites are linking to the recipe. Maybe the good old days of excess are closer to coming back than we think.