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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

The omega strain

Bacon as health food. Scientists have added a gene to a cloned pig that converts omega-6 fat to to the more healthy (and trendy) omega-3. Link to full Nature Biotechnology article (may need subscription).
posted by 445supermag on Mar 26, 2006 - 12 comments

Porcine Personality.

Draw a pig and see what it says about your personality.
posted by Effigy2000 on Mar 6, 2006 - 55 comments

The flight of pigs

PIGS IN SPACE!!!! ok, well not actually in space. But flying pigs, er pig, old school. (Flickr photo set)
posted by edgeways on Feb 28, 2006 - 21 comments

goodness.

Glowing green pigs. Scientists from Taiwan have successfully created a bioluminescent pigs with genes from a jellyfish.
posted by delmoi on Jan 12, 2006 - 33 comments

Not to be confused with Sturgis hogs.

Tattooed pigs.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies on Aug 6, 2005 - 23 comments

Hog Heaven

Pork Farmers in Hog Heaven! Atkins and skyrocketing beef prices result in pork producers "experiencing demand far in excess of anything [they]'ve seen historically." Pork prices are very high on the spot and futures market but still a value relative to meat. Perhaps this will increase the demand for tasty Berkshire hog pork, the kind that pre-dates the breeding which produced the "other white meat."
posted by MattD on Oct 19, 2004 - 9 comments

flying pigs

flying pig.. paper automatons you can make yourself.
posted by crunchland on Aug 22, 2003 - 8 comments

Finnish pigs!

The life of a pig, from conception to Christmas ham. A frank and charming slide show of the life of pig Onni, backed by horns, narrated in melodius Finnish, and subtitled in English. Be warned: it uses Flash, and ends in death.
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 25, 2003 - 30 comments

Mad Japanese Scientists create real-life swamp thing.

Mad Japanese Scientists create real-life swamp thing. "We removed the 'fattening' genes from pigs and replaced them with 'vitamin-enriched' genes from spinach!" I will not eat it in a box, I will not eat it with a fox...
posted by greensweater on Jan 24, 2002 - 17 comments

Pigs and People Who Wear Shoes of Meat outraged over lawsuit.

Pigs and People Who Wear Shoes of Meat outraged over lawsuit. Ross Lucock's porkchop flip-flops may cost him $750,000 in damages.
posted by hellinskira on Jan 16, 2002 - 2 comments

I always knew that the proper supply chain management ebusiness plan

I always knew that the proper supply chain management ebusiness plan could free me from the hell that is cleaning those pesky pig intestines.
posted by machaus on Oct 14, 2001 - 13 comments

Pig Intestine Smuggler Jailed

Pig Intestine Smuggler Jailed Not everybody's idea of Gourmet food, but...
posted by matteo on May 4, 2001 - 3 comments

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