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   Undertoad  Friday Jun 15 12:53 PM

June 15, 2007: Art pigs



It's another Daily Mail item from xoB. These irresistable guys are artists, according to the full story...

Quote:
Staff at Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh, Devon, have taken a novel approach to fundraising as they turn their pigs into painters.

Their miniature pigs have been creating works of modern art which sell for up to £16 each and have so far raised more than £150 for the Farm Crisis Network charity.


Well as long as it's volunteer, and for charity, I guess there's nothing wrong with it.



Not bad work.


Shawnee123  Friday Jun 15 12:54 PM

That's the cutest freaking thing I've seen in a long time! I will forgo the food jokes.



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 12:54 PM

Pretty Darn Cute!

(the pigs, not the paintings)



Sundae  Friday Jun 15 01:20 PM

Pig on the left, "Hey, don't handle the merchandise!"
Pig on the right is just enjoying it.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Jun 15 01:26 PM

Instead of the painting, I'd rather have a photo of the pig that painted it.

I wonder what it would cost to have them paint my house.

Quote:
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.



Shawnee123  Friday Jun 15 01:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules
Well we'd have to be talkin' about one charmin' motherbleepin' pig. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm sayin'?



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 01:39 PM

little piglets are FAR cuter than honkin' hogs.

and they are filthy animals who will eat anything, and pork does not digest well in the human system. I try to avoid pig products for that reason.

(sobs over the smell of frying bacon)



sixfeet  Friday Jun 15 01:40 PM

Awe that is too f-ing cute.



ferret88  Friday Jun 15 01:45 PM

"Their miniature pigs have been creating works of modern art which sell for up to £16 each and have so far raised more than £150 for the Farm Crisis Network charity. "

Those pigs're getting ripped off if that's all they're making on their paintings. There's a turtle in Connecticut that sells paintings on eBay for MUCH more than that! http://www.turtlekiss.com/



Shawnee123  Friday Jun 15 01:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
.

and they are filthy animals who will eat anything, and pork does not digest well in the human system. I try to avoid pig products for that reason.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Vega
But bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste goooood.
Ok, I'll quit with the Pulp Fiction references now. Sorry, but I love a good chance to quote me some PF.


Sundae  Friday Jun 15 01:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
and they are filthy animals who will eat anything
Disagree!

They're not filthy - they use mud to cool off, protect them from the sun and insects. Pigs can't sweat you know.

Also they don't eat "anything" given the choice, although they will eat what is provided in captivity. Which is why I believe free range pig meat tastes so much better than factory farmed - sausages, bacon, pork all have a stronger, more robust taste when pigs are allowed to forage naturally.

I'm a pig fan.


smurfalicious  Friday Jun 15 02:47 PM

mmmmmmmmmmmm........ bacon.



Sarasvati48  Friday Jun 15 03:26 PM

Baby pigs are adorable...



BigV  Friday Jun 15 03:32 PM

Nope--these are art pigs.



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 03:39 PM

Just so you know, there's NO WAY I'm going to open the "fart pigs" thread. Just. no. way.



Shawnee123  Friday Jun 15 03:42 PM

You have to, it's hilarious.

BigV...those pigs are like those cows, arent' they? I saw some in Vegas a couple years ago, and got a small cow with Starry Night painted on it.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 15 04:08 PM

Quote:
Piggy Painters: Van Snout and his pal Bottabelli
I wonder which is better.

What is £? Different than a normal pound?


artemis05  Friday Jun 15 04:16 PM

in belize i saw pigs (well, hogs really) that were almost as big as horses... i like the little ones better

pigs always make me think of how my cousin drew a picture of two pigs having sex when she was like... 10, one of the pigs was pooping at the same time... damn, i love my family.

that'll do pig, that'll do



Flint  Friday Jun 15 04:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
Just so you know, there's NO WAY I'm going to open the "fart pigs" thread. Just. no. way.
You mean this one?


jinx  Friday Jun 15 04:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Disagree!

They're not filthy - t
Ya, I agree with SG here. They are only filthy/mean when they are kept in filthy/overcrowded conditions by humans. Otherwise they are clean, intelligent and social.
I'm reading a book right now that has an interesting chapter on (mostly religious) aversion to pigs. The author thinks a lot of it comes from pigs being so similar to humans.


Hime  Friday Jun 15 04:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Ya, I agree with SG here. They are only filthy/mean when they are kept in filthy/overcrowded conditions by humans. Otherwise they are clean, intelligent and social.
I'm reading a book right now that has an interesting chapter on (mostly religious) aversion to pigs. The author thinks a lot of it comes from pigs being so similar to humans.
OMG Christopher Hitchens! If he likes pigs, that actually makes me like them less. :p

The little painters sure are cute, though.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 15 04:51 PM

I think a whole lot of it has to do with Trichinosis.



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 04:53 PM

and the fact that they will eat anything, including people and each other, if given a chance

yeah, I know--they're supposed to make good pets.

But they're so UGLY.



jinx  Friday Jun 15 04:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
and the fact that they will eat anything, including people and each other, if given a chance
Just like people... I mean long pig.

Personally I think chickens are ugly, dirty, and nasty... until they are rotisseried.


bluecuracao  Friday Jun 15 05:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hime View Post
OMG Christopher Hitchens! If he likes pigs, that actually makes me like them less. :p

The little painters sure are cute, though.
Hitchens is a cool guy...really! Being near DC, if you frequent DC bars enough, you're bound to run into him eventually, and you'll see. He just likes to sell books.

Mmmm, they should get those li'l pigs to paint with butter.


Flint  Friday Jun 15 05:18 PM

I got yer "long pig" right here, baby!



jinx  Friday Jun 15 05:21 PM

Oh yeah? Lets see it.



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 05:23 PM

(hops over to the NSFW thread to look)



Flint  Friday Jun 15 05:24 PM

Don't bite off more than you can chew.

...er...let me rephrase that:

Don't write a check your ass can't cash.



Cloud  Friday Jun 15 05:26 PM

you're just a tease then, boy!



jinx  Friday Jun 15 05:33 PM

C'mon Flint, I don't believe it exists, but it would be really easy to prove it...



Sundae  Friday Jun 15 05:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Just like people... I mean long pig.
Personally I think chickens are ugly, dirty, and nasty... until they are rotisseried.
Agreeing totally in return.
I find chickens repulsive alive (although I try to make sure the ones that go into ma belly have lived a reasonable life)

I think pigs are adorable, from squealing piglings to big fat porkers. The most useful animals in the world, surely? You can eat just about every bit of them, wear their skin, ride them, race them, make them dive... Oh the list goes on and on...

I even made an effort to visit the pigs on my Mum's 60th birthday! Cellar link


SPUCK  Friday Jun 15 11:00 PM

Why you guys dissin chickens? My ten are pretty hilarious and pump out about 8 great eggs a day. They nailed every slug and snail on the property. They will follow you around. They love it when you dig, they fight to ride the shovel.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Jun 15 11:06 PM

"ride the shovel," that's the title I've been looking for. Thanks SPUCK.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 15 11:34 PM

I want to riiiiiiide, ride the shovel
I want to riiiiiiide, ride the shovel
It will be black and white in the dead of night
Handle flashing in the clear moonlight
I want to riiiiiiide, ride the shovel



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