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Old 01-23-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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January 23, 2007: Two thousand sacrificed pigs



gmr2048 points to this recently-uploaded Flickr set, which is labeled with nothing other than 2000 pigs as sacrifice and offerring to the deity General Chao of Wudeh temple at a temple festival in Jendeh, southern Taiwan, 19 Jan 2007, and I hereby fairly use the first shot of them knowing that you'll probably be tempted to click through to the rest of the set.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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I'll leave the obligatory "I wonder how they taste" cracks for others.

It looks like they're all bowing, prostrating themselves, doesn't it?
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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What a waste.

Edit: It looks like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is playing the festival/sacrifice.

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
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I know I should be horrified at the waste (I assume they are not eaten afterwards? extensive Googling tells me no more about this) but some of the pictures had me laughing out loud.

In fact if avatars were allowed on this site I think mine would be one of an apparently cheerful dead pig, smiling even though he is split from stem to stern and with a gaudy flag flapping about his head....
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:06 PM   #5
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*General*? There's a deity which holds a military commission?
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #6
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Perhaps they mean "non-specific".
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:23 PM   #7
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Apparently Jendeh is Persian for Whore.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:31 PM   #8
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Apparently Jendeh is Persian for Whore.
That explains the websites that came up then....
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:34 PM   #9
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mmmm .... bacon!
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:48 PM   #10
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:53 PM   #11
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That explains the websites that came up then....
Hmmm. Could be. Or were you googling "prostrate porkers"? I didn't turn up any dodgy sites. Unless you count the myspace pages where "wudeh" appears to be common parlance.

(I have medium-safe search enabled to protect the internet from my 9yo. Should I flip the switch and see what comes up.... or maybe not....)
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #12
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*General*? There's a deity which holds a military commission?
Is he the General that the Chicken is named after? I've never heard of General's Pork ...
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:32 PM   #13
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I like this shot of the happy pig arrangers.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:20 PM   #14
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Whispering sweet nothings?
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:22 PM   #15
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Where the holy gawd is sproglet?????

/snicker/ yeah, that's what I thought /snicker/
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