A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

The Pig Chef – a sinister advertising icon

pig chef

The Pig Chef – a smiling swine, mouth a-watering, offering up choice preparations of the flesh of his own kind – is one of the more sinister icons of American signboard art. Beware his kind demeanor and his seemingly sharing nature, as they belie a deeper belief that for the sale all is righteous, even unto self-immolation and the martyrdom of his fellows.

What kind of pig is a pork butcher? What kind of pig chef cooks barbecue? A treasonous pig, a killer pig, a doomed betrayer pig, enemy of his own kind and destined for eternal damnation.

the Porcine Oracle


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