Anyone who has ever fried bacon has sworn out loud after being burned by popping, spattering bacon grease, and while swabbing it off the stovetop and surrounding cabinets. But, bacon is bacon, so we cook it and swear.
Next time, try this method: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Flatten strips of bacon on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes undisturbed (the bacon will stick a bit, making it easier to drain). Carefully remove the pan from the oven and tilt to drain fat into a small bowl; set drippings aside for other uses. Return the bacon to the oven and roast an additional eight minutes or until bacon is browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels; gloat over your spatter-free arms and stovetop.