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The flight of pigs
February 28, 2006 1:28 PM   Subscribe

PIGS IN SPACE!!!! ok, well not actually in space. But flying pigs, er pig, old school. (Flickr photo set)
posted by edgeways (21 comments total)

 
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posted by edgeways at 1:28 PM on February 28, 2006


The pig lives! Awesome. Who is doing the launching? The French?
posted by mathowie at 1:30 PM on February 28, 2006


I like the happy ending.

Neat pics.
posted by bardic at 1:30 PM on February 28, 2006


Looks live Sons of the Soviet to me.
posted by bardic at 1:30 PM on February 28, 2006


*like*
posted by bardic at 1:31 PM on February 28, 2006


Those are clearly Russians. They had the first dog in space too, after all.
posted by zadermatermorts at 1:31 PM on February 28, 2006


It's not real. It's from a mockumentary about the Russian moon mission. Funny, though. It wouldn't be nearly as funny if it was real.
posted by wsg at 1:34 PM on February 28, 2006


the effect of cosmic rays on the pig sperm
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:37 PM on February 28, 2006


brilliant
posted by mert at 1:55 PM on February 28, 2006


This (very big) pig did actually fly.

"Actually the Press made a bundle out of the whole thing: "flying pig interrupts international flight patterns," "weird UFO spotted," "flying pig heads for home" (it was made in Holland). But the Floyd don't give up that easily and the roadies rescued it from Kent, repaired the puncture and we started again."
posted by iviken at 1:57 PM on February 28, 2006


If a dozen young pigs could be hurled,
So in orbit of earth their path curled...
Would they start World War III?
Would they make history
As the herd that was shot 'round the world?

posted by Wolfdog at 1:59 PM on February 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


Good (godless Soviet) Lord Almighty.
this just made my day.

just when I'm about to unplug the internets, something like this comes along and restores my faith in short-attention-spanning-time.
posted by isopraxis at 2:03 PM on February 28, 2006


From the same Flickr user: Gahhhh!!!

Also: Double Gahhhh!!!
posted by Robot Johnny at 2:05 PM on February 28, 2006


I liked the happy ending too, but I couldn't help but think that last frame involved planning a menu.
posted by Mcable at 2:09 PM on February 28, 2006


Hoax.

Those pigs can't possibly have flown. I still haven't gotten togather with Lisa from highschool.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 2:33 PM on February 28, 2006


Ahem, PIGS IN SPAAAAAAACE
posted by patricio at 3:49 PM on February 28, 2006


Great post!
posted by scarabic at 4:45 PM on February 28, 2006


Awesome helmets on those guys!
I assume to protect from falling pork debris.
posted by Balisong at 7:34 PM on February 28, 2006


Hog Pairs With Antelope
posted by homunculus at 9:53 PM on February 28, 2006


Babe(s) in space.
(NSFW: click on EVA-2 Elapsed Time 0+0 to 0+17 and EVA-2 Surveyor Activities
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:22 AM on March 1, 2006


It was clear they needed some Russian vodka before engaging on their mission ...
posted by Brainstormer at 7:59 AM on March 2, 2006


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