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March 18, 2014 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Elderly man rides giant pig through town. I don't think there's any need to say more than that, except that there are pictures.
posted by moonmilk (47 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love that in every picture he's got a big smile. It's like the whole time he's thinking "Oh man, I'm riding a pig!"
"Riding my pig saves me a lot of energy and is also quite fun," Jiang said.
posted by Flunkie at 12:34 PM on March 18 [6 favorites]


You ride one pig ....
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:36 PM on March 18 [16 favorites]


I'm waiting for the Harley jokes...
posted by jrochest at 12:37 PM on March 18 [5 favorites]


Who does this guy think he is, a baby monkey?
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:38 PM on March 18 [14 favorites]


Now there's a guy who knows how to bring home the bacon, am I right folks?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:43 PM on March 18 [6 favorites]


I went through a phase when I was little where I really really really wanted a pet pig. Like this little fella. Tiny, cute, pinkish, and very slightly fuzzy.

My mom would always tell me, "no, you don't want a pig. Piglets grow up into pigs, which are huge and not very cute." And my mom was right. While this chubbster is certainly not without his charms, he's really not what I was looking for in a pet.

But man, if I had known that this amazing thing could have been the potential result of piglet-grows-up, there would have been no stopping me. Gigantor pig is the best pig.
posted by phunniemee at 12:45 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


How does he steer the dang thing? (Sorry for the beef pun....) No reins or bridle or anything.... does the pig respond to voice commands, I wonder?
posted by easily confused at 12:46 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


Even better are the related stories in the top/side bars. Fake industrial salt is being sold as table salt, resturaunts are adding addictive poppy extract to their food.
China really is a libertarian u/dis-topia.
posted by kzin602 at 12:46 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]


I'd like to postulate that these photos are greatly enhanced by singing/humming/imagining the chocobo theme from Final Fantasy while watching them.
posted by Riton at 12:47 PM on March 18 [9 favorites]


How does he steer the dang thing?
I've been wondering that too. For some reason in my imagination it goes like this:

Man: Pig, please turn left.

Pig: PIG WANT GO RIGHT

Man: Right's fine.
posted by Flunkie at 12:48 PM on March 18 [67 favorites]


Is this good news or bad news for China's emissions standards?
posted by General Tonic at 12:49 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


250kg = 551lbs.

SOME PIG.
posted by zarq at 12:49 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]


SOME
PIG
posted by benito.strauss at 12:49 PM on March 18 [3 favorites]


I think the stick he is carrying is somehow steering related.
posted by idiopath at 12:49 PM on March 18 [3 favorites]


I deeply respect this guy's response to a bout of bronchitis:

looks at giant pig
nah, that's crazy
looks at giant pig again.
but what would...
pig looks at dude, then at its own back, then at dude again.
WOOOOOOOOO
posted by emmtee at 12:53 PM on March 18 [13 favorites]


forwards on a pig, happy old man
posted by scody at 12:54 PM on March 18 [6 favorites]


Dammit, now that the song is stuck in my head, someone better record it.
posted by moonmilk at 12:56 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


In soviet China, bacon bring you home
posted by stonepharisee at 12:57 PM on March 18 [16 favorites]


"we would all travel on ham around the nation"*

* turn it up loud!

actually, don't
posted by moonmilk at 1:00 PM on March 18


I keep thinking about how hard that pig can bite, and how the driver manages to keep it tethered during rest stops. That's a LOT of muscle.

In happy pig news, my Bacon Dog is likely pregnant! We'll know whether her sister caught in a couple of weeks.
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:02 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]


How does he steer the dang thing?

Carrot and fishing pole.
posted by ryanrs at 1:08 PM on March 18 [10 favorites]


250kg = 551lbs.

SOME PIG.


On googling, it appears that hogs can exceed 1500lb/700kg.

keanu_woah.jpg
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:12 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]


Pigs get huge.
posted by Lou Stuells at 1:13 PM on March 18


Just so long as it's not a razorback.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:26 PM on March 18


These Minecraft LARPs are silly.
posted by The otter lady at 1:38 PM on March 18 [3 favorites]


Well, for one, he'd need to tie a root vegetable to that stick to be authentic.
posted by bonehead at 1:39 PM on March 18


I have a dozen feral hogs on the bottom end of my property that need to go. We could have a Mefite rodeo and all bring home the bacon.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 1:43 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]


"Riding my pig saves me a lot of energy and is also quite fun," 

I can not argue with this.
posted by shelleycat at 1:46 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]


Yes, pigs get big, even as pets.
posted by blob at 2:11 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]


Q: How many times do you have to be told not to play with your food?
A: Infinity times.
posted by srboisvert at 2:24 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Riding my pig
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:26 PM on March 18


...except that there are pictures.


Thanks because pigtures or it didn't happen.
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on March 18 [5 favorites]


This guy's actually Porkin' Across China! And it looks fun! Not like this at all.
posted by pajamazon at 2:33 PM on March 18


That man isn't elderly. He is the same age as I am.
posted by Obscure Reference at 2:36 PM on March 18 [11 favorites]


Riding pigs keeps you young.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 2:40 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


mush you pork!
posted by chavenet at 3:04 PM on March 18 [3 favorites]


Local motorists complain that he's a real road hog and doesn't know how to parallel pork.
posted by drlith at 3:14 PM on March 18 [9 favorites]


I hope that pig doesn't ever try porkour.
posted by homunculus at 4:58 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]


You can always expect Big Trouble whenever the Porkchop Express shows up
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 5:37 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]


This... I didn't even know I wanted to do this, but clearly it's been missing all my life!
posted by TwoStride at 5:40 PM on March 18


I have to say, it looks like you'd get a good core work out staying upright. Someone make him a saddle!

A ham saddle? Swine seat? Pig stool?
posted by ian1977 at 6:19 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


He is using the stick as a steering device. Tapping ont the appropriate ear.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 6:24 PM on March 18


I loved that scene in The Man Who Wasn't There.
posted by planetesimal at 6:34 PM on March 18


Local motorists complain that he's a real road hog and doesn't know how to parallel pork.

Drlith, you get nothing for the road hog joke, but I was forced to favorite the parallel pork.
posted by BlueHorse at 9:21 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


So here I am, in bed with bronchitis, reading this on my iPad, vaguely wondering how I'm going to get to the meetup tonight. Quick, someone fetch me my giant pig!
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:32 AM on March 19


youtube video of him riding. He really doesn't have to whip his pork to make it behave, though he may be slightly switching it for steerage.

重庆68岁老汉骑猪逛街"很厉害很洋气" Old man riding a pig on street

posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 3:37 PM on March 20 [6 favorites]


Pig retires from Fire and Rescue Service for being too good at his job
posted by homunculus at 3:38 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]


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