All that smack is paying off as Headless Blogger rides the Bacon Explosion's fame to further exposure. There is already a Wikipedia entry for the Bacon Explosion and the Headless Blogger is rightfully credited with being the first to achieve weaved-bacon perfection. There is even an agate type link to this blog in the references.
It's like I always say - If you can't be the most popular, at least you can be the first and the best.
History and origin
Jason Day and Aaron Chronister posted the dish in December 2008 on their "BBQ Addicts" blog. It quickly became an internet phenomenon, generating more than 500,000 hits and 16,000 links to the blog, and was even included on political blogs because "Republicans like meat." There are fan clubs and follow-up videos of various attempts to create the dish.
The inventors are experienced barbecue competition participants from Kansas City, and compete in cook-offs as the Burnt Finger BBQ team. According to the Telegraph, "They came up with the delicacy after being challenged on Twitter to create the ultimate bacon recipe." They christened their innovation the "Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes."
The Bacon Explosion is similar to a number of previously published recipes, and Day and Chronister do not claim to have invented the concept. Earlier in December 2009 (sic), Headless Blogger posted a recipe for the "Ultimate Fattie, which is comprised of sausage, chili, pepperoni, and muenster cheese rolled into a bacon lattice. This concoction was inspired by a bacon and cheese roll (again, lattice-based) posted by a user on the Foodroll blog.