A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

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.

National Pig Day – 2014

Porkopolis.org salutes the noble pig on this, their national day.

On an internet known for plenty of spam and pale ink, Porkopolis.org remains a noble mainstay and faithful guardian of the appreciation of this Republic’s, and indeed the world’s, pandemonius plethora of pigs.

National Pig Day - 2014

Porkopolis.org stands as part of a brother and sisterhood of swineherds and scholars; pig pundits and porktologists; bourgeois pigs, breeders and bacon laureates; pigmatists and pigamists who all refute the sentiment “of any pork in a storm.”

Instead, we hail the great intelligence, amenable disposition, self-reliance and down right savoriness of the pig. Swinedom is to be admired for the beauty and grace of their hogritude – the mystical essence and condition of being an actual hog – as well as their delicious taste.

‘Nuf said, save this:

I’ll tell you a story that happened long ago,
When the English came to America, I s’pose you all know,
They could’nt whip the Yankees, I’ll tell you the reason why,’
Uncle Sam made ’em sing Root, Hog, or Die.

– from “Root, Hog, or Die” an anonymous U.S. patriotic music broadside published before the Civil War.

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