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   Undertoad  Friday Sep 29 11:39 AM

September 29, 2006: Entertaining pigs



The Royal Melbourne Show, in the city of the same name, is where the original IotD diving pig came from. Here it is this year and the pigs are racing. I believe we've had racing pigs before, but none so impressive.



They still have diving in Melbourne. Now, interestingly...



This shot showed up in Yahoo!'s Most Emailed images, and it turns out to be from a diving pig exhibition...



In Nanjing, China! Uhh... is that pig tattooed?



Meanwhile in Deerfield, NH, it's the "Pig Scramble". The kids have three minutes to catch one of the piglets in a ring and get it into the bag.



I'm sure they'd rather be diving.



LabRat  Friday Sep 29 12:21 PM

I dunno, it looks like the kids are having fun...



footfootfoot  Friday Sep 29 12:27 PM

Those are cute BLTs. I mean pigs.



Griff  Friday Sep 29 12:30 PM

post #3 and we've already got em slaughtered and smoked... Are you proud of yourself young man?



Emrikol  Friday Sep 29 01:28 PM

Pigs are so cute! I think a little bitty one would make a great pet...but I believe my wife has other thoughts
Pig Overload! (I've left out the non-friday images )
7/21/2006: Pacific walrus, pigs beat the heat
7/5/2006: Pig tattooing
6/2/2006: More tiger with piglets
4/28/2006: Pig olympics
1/13/2006: Fluorescent pigs
1/6/2006: Snow pig race
10/14/2005: Pig swim race
9/2/2005: Pig race
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6/10/2005: Pigball
7/9/2004: Pigs on tiger
4/2/2004: Beauty the diving pig
1/1/2004: S. Korean farmer protests with pig
5/9/2003: Tiger with piglets
4/18/2003: Return of the diving pig
12/20/2002: Painting pig
10/11/2002: Pig snouts
1/18: Pigs in Thailand
11/30: Dog nurses pigs
11/9: Tattooed pig
10/15: Genetically engineered pig
8/17: Diving pig



footfootfoot  Friday Sep 29 02:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
post #3 and we've already got em slaughtered and smoked... Are you proud of yourself young man?
smacking lips
licking fingers
burp


<--It's redneck haiku


CharlieG  Friday Sep 29 02:27 PM

what I want to see is full sized pig diving! "CANONBALL"



CharlieG  Friday Sep 29 02:29 PM

and another thing I just have to add

"Some Pig"



Emrikol  Friday Sep 29 02:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieG
and another thing I just have to add

"Some Pig"
Humble?


morethanpretty  Friday Sep 29 02:38 PM

I always wished to have a pig...but then my older brother moved back in...be careful what you wish for.



Elspode  Friday Sep 29 02:42 PM

I was expecting to see an audience of pigs watching some sort of performance...



axlrosen  Friday Sep 29 03:09 PM

Wow, nice list Emrikol. It looks like the rounding-the-bend photo has been well-established as the pig race money shot.

http://www.cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=9074



Trilby  Friday Sep 29 03:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emrikol
Humble?
Radiant!


Trilby  Friday Sep 29 03:30 PM

PS

I am never, ever eating pork products again.

And this time I mean it.



9th Engineer  Friday Sep 29 03:44 PM

While reading Charlettes Web did anyone else catch themselves thinking "these farmers are the dumbest people on the planet" ?



Pancake Man  Friday Sep 29 03:56 PM

Makes me want to go see the pig races at the fair....

Or eat here:
http://www.theqshack.com/



Elspode  Friday Sep 29 04:35 PM

Great, now I have an idea for a restaurant...new BBQ place to be called "Cute Enought to Eat". Our motto:
"We serve only the finest racing and diving pigs here!"



Emrikol  Friday Sep 29 04:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Great, now I have an idea for a restaurant...new BBQ place to be called "Cute Enought to Eat". Our motto:
"We serve only the finest racing and diving pigs here!"
It could be like the lobsters in some resturaunts, where you choose your own greased piglet, and chase it down!


capnhowdy  Friday Sep 29 08:21 PM

I like me some pigs.

In the first image they're swapping paint in the first turn.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Sep 29 09:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emrikol
It could be like the lobsters in some resturaunts, where you choose your own greased piglet, and chase it down!
No, no, no, how many time do you have to be told....Don't play with your food.


incommunicadocat  Saturday Sep 30 01:32 AM

Aw, shucks. And from the title I thought I'd be viewing images of methods used to entertain pigs. Intelligent animals, get bored easily. Must be why I'm so easily amused, rarely bored.



Spexxvet  Saturday Sep 30 12:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Great, now I have an idea for a restaurant...new BBQ place to be called "Cute Enought to Eat". Our motto:
"We serve only the finest racing and diving pigs here!"
I'd like the kitten appetizer, please.


mitheral  Sunday Oct 1 04:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by incommunicadocat
Aw, shucks. And from the title I thought I'd be viewing images of methods used to entertain pigs.
Me too, I was imagining the poor grad student resposible for figuring out what pigs like to watch on TV.


spooke  Sunday Oct 1 06:22 AM

Can I just add that we have the pig racing and pig diving at the Royal Adelaide Show too. Our show takes place a couple of weeks before they get it in Melbourne.

Apparently the pigs are all "specially trained" to race and dive. It's quite a sight to watch them race up the ramp and quite happily dive into the water! They clearly enjoy it.



Sundae  Sunday Oct 1 08:18 AM

UT, if you die before me I am going to petition for your beatification, for your services in the are of pig viewing pleasure.

Either that or get a PayPal account one day and send you some money!



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 1 08:37 AM

You don't need a paypal account. He has the account, all you need is a credit card. Or you could send naked pictures he could sell.



Sundae  Sunday Oct 1 09:25 AM

Credit - whether on card or otherwise - I don't got. Nekkid flesh I have plenty of! Show us yer pork & I'll consider flashing my puppies



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 1 02:11 PM

You silver tongued vixen, you.
pant
pant
pant
pant

See, my pants are coming down.



footfootfoot  Sunday Oct 1 08:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
I was expecting to see an audience of pigs watching some sort of performance...
...Thank you , thank you.
You folks have been great tonight, if you're ever in Minnesota catch my show at the Hormel plant...


Lucy  Sunday Oct 1 08:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
You silver tongued vixen, you.
pant
pant
pant
pant

See, my pants are coming down.
You're a funny guy, Bruce.


Sundae  Monday Oct 2 07:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
You silver tongued vixen, you.
pant
pant
pant
pant

See, my pants are coming down.
Don't worry, a skilled fellatrix can deal with anything that comes up


dar512  Monday Oct 2 10:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl
Don't worry, a skilled fellatrix can deal with anything that comes up
Now there's a heck of a signature line.


Biking Guy  Monday Oct 9 02:55 AM

Can anyone help? I'd love to get a higher resolution image of that gorgeous photo on top of the page, with the two racing pigs side by side. As someone that races motocross, these guys so remind me of this great sport. This truly is a beautiful image that I'd love to be able to print. I understand this took place in Australia. Any hints as to who posted it and/or how I can get in touch with the author?



Griff  Monday Oct 9 08:11 AM

Click on Undertoad and send him a message he'll point you toward his source if he can.



Undertoad  Monday Oct 9 08:21 AM

These are pretty much wire service images I think.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 9 06:33 PM

Hi Biking Guy, try Googling pig racing, look for links to the outfits that train and race them, then look for a gallery on their sites.
And welcome to the Cellar.



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