“Jackie fell in love with this pig sculpture. He said that it made him smile.”
“Yes, Jackie. We caught you kissing Truffles.”
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Located in the courtyard directly outside the arts centre this bronze pig stands on what was once the pork and butter market. Nathan Flatman, The Alley Arts Centre Marketing and Development Officer, said last week: ‘Well we now have a new celebrity on our hands in Strabane. Since the sculpture has gone into place people have been coming in their droves to have their pictures taken next to it…….. The sculpture is now a major tourist attraction, and we’re finding it an ideal back drop for photo shoots.’
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Or a housewife pig…
“Is it a swimming pig or a flying pig? Given that the nearby sculptures are all water-based, I vote for Pig-Fish!” I vote for Flying Pig!
Do pigs really fly? This one does.
There’s much more pigs where this one came from!
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above pic copyright © 2007 Ludovic Beliveau
Pig Racing and Diving is back! Here are some pix:
That’s a brave little piggy!
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And that’s a touchdown!!!
Notice the overtaking move on the intside by the blue pig!
The “Pigs & People” display will not be open this year but will be back again in 2010 to celebrate 101 years of Pigs at the Royal Show. Wow! So this year it was 100 years!!!Read more No Comments
Did you like boar family taking a walk on the beach?
Then you’re gonna love this:
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His name is CEREBUS THE AARDVARK
He is listed as 38th of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
He’s one of pop culture’s strangest and most complex characters: a misanthropic, anthropomorphic three-foot tall gray aardvark with a chequered history that has seen him playing the roles of pope, prime minister, mercenary and unwanted houseguest. The saga of Cerebus is made even more compelling by the fact that he’s a borderline alcoholic hermaphrodite with (according to his creator) a voice like George C. Scott and a general dislike for everything and everyone he comes into contact with. A character born of bizarre brilliance.
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PIGGIES ARE FRIENDS NOT FOOD!!!
Australia’s pig industry has been adept at keeping its secrets, knowing that many Australians would refuse to purchase pork, ham and bacon products if informed of the cruelty pigs endure in factory farms and during the slaughter process.
Pregnant pigs can be kept for their entire 4 month pregnancy in a tiny metal stall not much bigger than the size of their bodies. Nursing mothers are similarly confined. Unable to interact with their babies they watch helplessly as their piglets have their tails cut off and teeth clipped without pain relief. Male piglets are castrated without anaesthetic.
The ability of these intelligent and sensitive animals to suffer is no different to the family dog. Despite this, consecutive governments have provided legal exceptions to pig farmers to prevent them from being prosecuted for animal cruelty so that they can maximize their profits.
If you care about animals, refuse to purchase factory-farmed products. Even better: make the Pro Pig Pledge! Refuse to support animal cruelty and help create a kinder world.Read more 4 Comments
Keep your pants on and don’t break that piggy bank yet…
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Pig Inside The Gentleman is the record by Contemporary Noise Quintet.
You can get it at Amazon
Pig Inside The Gentleman is the record everyone should reach for, the one of the best Polish releases in 2006. CNQ convinces straight away to have their own idea for music, which is not only attractive but also perfectly produced. –Piotr Lewandowski, PopUp Magazine
SOMETHING LIKE JAZZ Contemporary Noise Quintet jazz music without jazz, film music without movie but something splendid instead! Despite the band s name suggesting noisy music for the chosen ones, CNQ appears to be a revelation for everyone. Beautiful, hard, romantic piano tunes in the dialogue with brass section. Simple and extraordinary emotional compositions leading to the climax which makes the flesh creeps while listening. Hair bristle on the heads of those who remember the musical past of CNQ s members… –Bartek Chacinski, Przekroj
Contemporary impresses with maturity and class. There s elegance as well as punk energy. The compositions are unbelievably spacious but on the other hand all fulfilled with instruments from the superb rhythm combo to the greatly equipped brass section. The roots of the most of CNQ s musicians reach harder music, sometimes even heavy metal what bears excellent interest. The compositions are vigorous and expressive. The name of the band must be remembered because it undoubtedly is Polish export commodity. –Diggin the Shelf
Contemporary Noise Quintet the band established by Kapsa brothers, who earlier formed Something Like Elvis the legendary emo-hardcore band. CNQ s musicians are also: Tomek Glazik saxophones (Kult, ex-4Syfon, Sing, Sing Penelope), Wojtek Jahna trumpet (Sing, Sing Penelope, Mordy) and the guitar player Kmil Pater who joined the band in November 2006 and lately Patryk Weclawek (bass) who replaced Pawel Urowski. CNQ s music can be described as energetic jazz with the elements of film music. However, the variety of sounds does not allow pigeonholing their music style unambiguously. The debut record Pig Inside The Gentleman was released in autumn 2006. It collected favorable reviews and became one of the records of the year in the plebiscite of III Program of Polish Radio. In November CNQ toured in several cities of Poland. The concerts were enthusiastically received.
TOKYO, Oct. 26, 2008 — The 21st Tokyo International film festival (TIFF) wrapped up 9-day run with “School Days with a Pig” claiming the audience prize.
The film of choice among members of the audience was Japan’s “School Days with a Pig,” based on a true story took place 16 years ago about students in a sixth-grade class and their teacher who are torn over whether to go through with the promise to eat a piglet they have raised.
“School Days with a Pig” is slated for release in Japan on November 1, 2008.Read more No Comments