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Bob Comis and The Last Pig

In early 2014, Bob Comis, a longtime pig farmer and owner-operator of Stony Brook Farm, wrote a "Farm Confessional" for Modern Farmer: I Raise Livestock and I Think It May Be Wrong (previously). Within a year, Comis had closed down Stony Brook, moved the last of his pigs to animal sanctuaries, adopted a vegan lifestyle, and re-opened his business as In Line Farm, a certified veganic vegetable farm. Comis' change of mind, heart, and career will be profiled in an upcoming documentary, The Last Pig. Trailers for The Last Pig are now available on YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Sep 1, 2016 - 15 comments

Partner Intelligence Group

I’m typing this on February 27, 2016. Today was my last day at Facebook. I turned in my badge and my laptop and I walked onto Willow Road with a flash drive containing the images you’ll see below. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Mar 23, 2016 - 75 comments

"Men are the new carpetbaggers..."

The Testosterone Takeover of Southern Food Writing In which Kathleen Purvis asks why male voices have come to dominate big-market Southern food writing and pokes at the genre's resulting obsessions with "bourbon, barbecue and pork belly." From The Bitter Southerner.
posted by Miko on Feb 16, 2016 - 41 comments

OUT: bunnies in dresses IN: piglets in dresses with kittens

Rescued piglet in a dress and a rescued kitty: a love story
posted by Room 641-A on Feb 7, 2016 - 19 comments

Andrew Andrews and Kelsey Plum play PIG

PIG! Andrew Andrews is #1 in the Pac-12 men’s basketball standings, at 21.7 points per game. Kelsey Plum is averaging 27.2, which leads the entire nation. So they played a game of PIG against each other and here's what happened.
posted by jragon on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 comments

Leaf fat is particularly well suited for baking – pie crusts especially

'I Butchered a Pig' - The process of butchering an entire pig while trying not to waste anything, documented by Mefi's own backseatpilot. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 17, 2016 - 82 comments

"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into."

I Would Rather Be Herod’s Pig: The History of a Taboo - "The story of how pigs became the world’s most divisive meal." [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 20, 2015 - 32 comments

“Turtles are allowed, but no photography.”

What do an alpaca, a turtle, a snake, a pig, and a turkey have in common? They're all animals that New Yorker writer Patricia Marx passed off as emotional support animals, with varying results.
posted by carrienation on Aug 9, 2015 - 67 comments

Lards of the Flies

In China, Pigs Are Flying. Almost. [New York Times]
"With summer almost here, swine across China are jumping or being shoved off platforms and splashing into pools and ponds, where they bob around before paddling to shore."
posted by Fizz on May 8, 2015 - 8 comments

cronch cronch snort cronch nom nom cronch snort nom nom nom nom nom

Tiny pigs eating an apple. Tiny pigs eating grapes. Tiny pigs eating mixed veggies. Tiny pig eating oatmeal.
posted by phunniemee on Mar 5, 2015 - 45 comments

Please wear 25-D glasses

Join Mr. Piggy on an adventure through time and space in the short, animated film Mr. Piggy Dies in 25 Dimensions. [SLV NSFW]
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 2, 2015 - 24 comments

The happiest piglets.

Tiny pigs getting belly rubs.
posted by phunniemee on Feb 11, 2015 - 13 comments

Some pig

The unlikely life of Pig the dog. "We assumed that by now, she would be suffocating under her own organs, or something like that, because of her shape."
posted by grobstein on Jun 7, 2014 - 27 comments

Warning: Tears May Be Imminent

Meet Frostie the Snow Goat, who suffers from joint/navel ill and has to borrow a quadruped wheelchair from Leon Trotsky the piglet. Both critters are residents of Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary, a “a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals”.
posted by Maecenas on May 21, 2014 - 12 comments

The goat says "Meh"

Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott of The University of Adelaide (previously) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

it really is a very large pig

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 on Mar 18, 2014 - 47 comments

'contemplating the nexus between meat and mortality in a post-BBQ frenzy

Food And Loathing In Charleston: Cook It Raw comes to Charleston, including the world's best hog roast
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 19, 2014 - 14 comments

These are very calm pigs, and that’s the way we want them to be.

Danish Crown is the world's largest exporter of pork, killing approximately 100,000 pigs a week to cater to the growing global demand for meat. Alastair Philip Wiper visited the company's abattoir in Horsens to capture a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process, starting at the pens where the pigs arrive and moving through the spaces where the animals are slaughtered, butchered and packaged for sale.
posted by timshel on Jan 23, 2014 - 40 comments

War Pig

It was 1942 and pork was one of several commodities to be rationed by the U.S. government. Navy recruiter Don C. Lingle made a deal with a farmer friend for chops. What he received instead was a piglet which would go on to become an American hero: King Neptune, a stocky red-and-white Hereford hog who served as a mascot for the Navy's war bond effort, and who raised over $19 million (more, even, than did Betty Grable). [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Dec 1, 2013 - 9 comments

a feral pig, three six-packs, and a cow

The pig was reportedly last seen resting under a tree, possibly nursing a hangover.
posted by Annie Savoy on Sep 12, 2013 - 22 comments

All Your Bacon Are Belong To Us

Politico: "The U.S. government on Friday approved Shuanghui International Holding’s bid to buy iconic U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods in what would be the biggest Chinese takeover of a U.S. company to date." [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 8, 2013 - 47 comments

150 Seconds of Headbutts

A pig and a pug, playin' in a field. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 2, 2013 - 37 comments

Best of Breed Solution

Are human beings the descendants of chimpanzee/pig hybrids? This radical theory might seem easy to disprove, but "decent arguments against the hybrid origins theory are surprisingly hard to find."
posted by chrchr on Jul 25, 2013 - 134 comments

The Austerity Kitchen

The Great Hog-Eating Confederacy
Early Southerners ate a rather limited and unvarying diet. At table the famished guest seldom found more than bacon, corn pone, and coffee sweetened with molasses. Pioneering sociologist Harriet Martineau complained that “little else than pork, under all manner of disguises” sustained her during her visit to the American SouthFor the most part, slaves observed the same diet as poor white farmers. Though many kept gardens, and thus supplemented their rations of pork and corn with a wide variety of vegetables, they had otherwise little opportunity to augment their diet.. Another traveler griped that that he had “never fallen in with any cooking so villainous.” A steady assault of “rusty salt pork, boiled or fried … and musty corn meal dodgers” brought his stomach to surrender. Rarely did “a vegetable of any description” make it on his plate, and “no milk, butter, eggs, or the semblance of a condiment” did he once see.
Christine Baumgarthuber is a writer for The New Inquiry and runs the blog The Austerity Kitchen. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 22, 2013 - 58 comments

"once having given a pig an enema there is no turning back,"

Death Of A Pig, E.B. White.
I spent several days and nights in mid-September with an ailing pig and I feel driven to account for this stretch of time, more particularly since the pig died at last, and I lived, and things might easily have gone the other way round and none left to do the accounting. Even now, so close to the event, I cannot recall the hours sharply and am not ready to say whether death came on the third night or the fourth night. This uncertainty afflicts me with a sense of personal deterioration; if I were in decent health I would know how many nights I had sat up with a pig.
[more inside] posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 26, 2013 - 32 comments

What's Snots?

Two Irish children misunderstand a quiz show
posted by rollick on Nov 8, 2012 - 61 comments

That'll do pig. That'll do.

Little pig at a petting zoo rescues baby goat. [slyt]
posted by nickyskye on Sep 20, 2012 - 59 comments

Take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing OATMEAL!!!

Hamlet is a pig. Hamlet really wants some oatmeal. To get that oatmeal he has to go down the stairs. (single link CUTESTTHINGEVER) [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Jun 6, 2012 - 101 comments

More pigs! More potions!

Just in time for Flash Fun Friday, they came out with a sequel to Pigs Can Fly (previously): Pigs Will Fly! Enjoy!
posted by phunniemee on Apr 6, 2012 - 14 comments

Witnessing the Badger

Theramin Badger Doesn't Give A Ooo-Eeee-Ooooo
from gadgetmaker/musician David Cranmer, aka Nervous Squirrel whose other projects include Brian the Penguin and the Programmable Musical Pig, seen in performance with the band Nine Owls in a Baguette. Because... well, why the owl not?
posted by oneswellfoop on Feb 25, 2012 - 13 comments

OINK OINK

"This was meant as a Christmas present for two girls I know who are 5 and 7, but I don't think I'll give it to them actually. It turned out a bit too evil-demon-pig-from-hell-y for that. Now it's sitting on a shelf threatening me with its existence. I'm not quite sure what I should do with it."
posted by griphus on Dec 24, 2011 - 69 comments

Everywhere There's Lots of Piggies

Friday Flash Fun! In Pigs Can Fly, navigate a cute little piggy to the magic potion to help him grow wings and fly away.
posted by phunniemee on Apr 15, 2011 - 9 comments

wonderful magical animal

Rob Levitt of Mado in Chicago butchering a pig. 19 more videos submitted by chefs and butchers to Protein University, a project that aims to "create an online resource populated with a family tree of butchery techniques from whole animal breakdowns to sausage making from across the globe". [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Oct 14, 2010 - 15 comments

And this little piggie was incorporated into over 185 different products...

Over the course of three years, designer Christien Meindertsma tracked the products that had been made from the remains of a single pig. In doing so, she discovered that the skin, bones, meat, organs, blood, fat, brains, hoofs, hair and tail of a single pig might be used in more than 180 very diverse products, from shampoo, medicine, tattoo ink, munitions, cardiac valves, matches, desserts and bubblegum, beer and lemonade, car paint and brake discs to pills and bread. TED Talk. TED Bio. Vimeo video: Reading through the pages of Pig 05049. Exhibition (in Dutch). Design Observer: Pig 05049. Amazon: Pig 05049 [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 20, 2010 - 24 comments

Backwards on a pig, baby monkey

Baby monkey riding on a pig. That is all.
posted by dersins on Sep 17, 2010 - 62 comments

This little piggy went to market

PIG 05049 (TED 11.5min) - Christien Meindertsma explores the processing of raw materials - in this case, anonymous Dutch pig.
posted by hypersloth on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 comments

The Saddest Swine of Them All.

Khanzir is the only pig in Afghanistan. An already lonely existence has been made sadder as fears of swine-flu have caused zoo officials to place him in quarantine, depriving him of contact with his best friend - a nearby goat.
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 8, 2009 - 40 comments

オオカミはブタを食べようと思った。

Stop motion with wolf and pig. [SLYT]
posted by defenestration on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 comments

He looks kind of like Ernest Borgnine.

Remember Cy? Well, meet the world's first pigmonk. Or would that be monklet? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 26, 2008 - 40 comments

Death of a Pig

(Life and) Death of a Pig - farmer to butcher to curer.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 9, 2008 - 55 comments

This little piggy stayed home, no longer.

"While her six brothers and sisters messed around in the mire, she stayed on the edge shaking. It is thought she might have mysophobia - a fear of dirt." This little piggy is afraid of the mud. Cuteness ahoy.
posted by yeti on Jun 11, 2008 - 43 comments

Snoring animals

Snoring duck, snoring dog, snoring pig, snoring cat, snoring parrot. That is all.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on May 30, 2008 - 21 comments

Pigs can fly?

A Pig's Tale uncovers the history of one of rock's most famous flying props.
posted by msaleem on May 22, 2008 - 13 comments

Traumatic anal intercourse with a pig

Zoophilia: a rare cause of traumatic injury to the rectum (first link PDF). [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Feb 23, 2008 - 85 comments

The Dancing Pig

Le Cochon Danseur. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 5, 2008 - 35 comments

Nurture My Pig

Big pig.
posted by fandango_matt on May 26, 2007 - 176 comments

"Keep the tip"

"Up to about age 2, people can consistently regrow fingertips...." If you're older, try extract of pig-bladder. Or, if you don't mind the lupus, a Heber-Katz's Murphy Roths Large.
posted by orthogonality on Feb 18, 2007 - 11 comments

Turn Your Head and Oink

What disease does your pig have? Mine has Porcine Epidemic Diahorroea!
posted by hermitosis on Jan 14, 2007 - 17 comments

Through all your houses wandering...

Welcome (well, almost, the roman calendar is a touch early) to the Year of the Fire Pig. See what it means for you as we finish the Fire Dog Year.
posted by gren on Jan 1, 2007 - 44 comments

As if you didn't already know

Rabbits eat poop. Gerbils have epilepsy. Pigs have corkscrew penises.
posted by 31d1 on Aug 5, 2006 - 22 comments

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