I've said before and I'll say again, bacon has jumped the shark. How can I be sure? Take a look at this:
Proof Bacon Has Jumped the Shark
Having said that, I just put in an order for a slab of pork belly from Skagit River Ranch to make my first batch of bacon of 2009. Even though it's jumped the shark, it's still delicious but don't expect to see me wearing bacon shoes while carrying a bacon bag with a bacon wallet and bacon business cards.