Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pigs on parade

The grapevine has it that Babe's price has been cut in half; I have to admit that when I heard the news, I did not immediately rush down Gurley to Batterman's to check it out. Perhaps if I were planning a BBQ restaurant, this aluminum piggy might find a home.

Batterman's porker undoubtedly originated at a BBQ operation somewhere; it does seem to be a tradition that there be one or more pigs on display in such places. For instance, the popular restaurant where the Famous Niece from Memphis and her husband treated me. The outdoors animal is a favorite spot for sitting portraits, such as the FNFM (below).

Among the many collectibles inside were the painting of the pig family at their plates, as well as a very murderous looking boar's head.

This chef figure was in a private home. I mentioned plans for my pig post to friend Patty Monday night after an evening of Scrabble. She immediately produced her collection for me to photograph. One from Mexico, painted in the talavera style sat high on a cabinet (below).

There were also a pig with wings and another smothered in roses and piglets. It's difficult to pick my favorite of the lot, but the sow below reminds me of our amazement when we first moved to Florida long, long ago. Back then, almost all black top highways were only 2-lane affairs; the countryside was open range, which meant that domestic animals were free to mingle with the vehicles. More than once traffic was halted on a road while a mother and her many little ones made a leisurely crossing, one by one.

PS: I'm reassured that, thus far, neither the Three Little Pigs, Miss Piggy nor Winnie the Pooh's Piglet has succumbed to overwrought PC-ism as has occured in the UK.

10 comments:

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

Couldn't you find some sexist pigs to photograph?

Catalyst said...

I'm surprised you didn't have a photo of the famous pig wearing lipstick!

Granny J said...

boonie -- quite obviously, all my male acquaintances are gentlemen, and I'm very careful about photographing strangers. So where would I find suitable MCPs?

cat-A -- I'll try the lipstick bit after I've successfully herded a group of cats.

DDD said...

Just watched Stuart Little for the first time last night. Somebody successfully herded some cats for that movie!

But what I want to know is, will it really still be a pig?

P.S., House, M.D. will never be the same for me.....

worldphotos4 said...

You are hamming it up with this post.

Granny J said...

ddd -- well, they herded cats for that commercial, as well. To answer your question, presumably about the lipsticked pig -- no doubt it can be done,but at that point probably what one has is incipient bacon.

steve -- and I'll have the eggs scrambled, thank you.

David Kirk said...

Now you're making me hungry!

Granny J said...

dk -- well, join us for breakfast next Thursday; you might try the buffet -- it's very filling

Lucy said...

So what's the matter with poor little Piglet in the UK? As far as I know he was not porca non grata... though I do now recall a story about some Moslems not wanting their kids to play with him...

Brits are a bit squeamish about cuddly representations too much in their faces of the animals they're about to eat, the French have no such qualms!

Granny J said...

lucy -- I was referring to some news stories that appeared in the States about offices (govt. offices?) where employees were asked to get rid of Piglet so as not to offend Muslims.

 
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