February 6, 2012

Mr. Pig’s Barrel Train

“That’s a nice train you got there, Mr. Pig. Ain’t got many passengers yet.”

That is all.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on February 6th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    That’s kind of avant-garde.

  2. Sheila Ryan on February 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I thought there was a certain something to it.

  3. Sheila Ryan on February 6th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    “Don’t know. Okay.”

  4. Joel Bernstein on February 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve never understood how Piggly Wiggly avoids getting sued for their clearly Porky-Pig-with-a-deli-hat mascot.

  5. Sheila Ryan on February 6th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Well, if I were a lawyer working for Piggly-Wiggly, I would hire someone like me to dredge up images of that weird Ur-Porky featured in early Merrie Melodies — that fat hog with a slot in his back like a piggy bank. The character I’m too lazy to look for now. But I would hire me to establish some sort of visual evidence of a cartoonish pigginess that was not restricted nor limited to the copyrighted figure of Porky.

    And if anyone’s hiring, I’m available for hire.

  6. Joel Bernstein on February 7th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What I’m saying is that the similarity is much stronger than just “they’re both anthropomorphized pigs”.

  7. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    There’s that.

  8. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    If you’re 6 feet tall, you will not fit in one of those barrel cars – even if you only weigh 150 pound – so don’t bother. There’s not enough room to fold your legs in through that little cutout and, if you do manage to get in the barrel it’s probably going to take two people to help you out once you realize there’s no way you’re going to now also hold a baby on your lap. This might be upsetting to the baby. But for the toddler who suddenly gets to ride in her own barrel car because mommy has to hold the baby, this is most definitely a win.

    I’m just guessing, anyway. It’s not like I’d know.

  9. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Also, aren’t those the kind of barrels you might use for a pig roast?

  10. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Randy Taylor would not fit in one of those barrel cars.

  11. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Actually, what’s a little deceiving for you, is that you’ll watch several 200 – 250 pound men get nimbly in and out of the barrels before you decide to give it a try. They will mostly be wearing flannel shirts and ball caps that say “John Deere”. This will give you the mistaken impression that there’s plenty of room in the barrel and there would be if you yourself were more barrel shaped and less poster tube shaped.

  12. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Also, can you roast pigs in plastic barrels?

  13. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I reckon you can’t. But you could cut up some little kids if they was to be flung around inside some metal barrel with sharp edges to it.

  14. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I also fear that anyone 6 feet tall who managed to get into a metal barrel car would have a more difficult time getting out as the give in the plastic was about the only thing that might release such a person.

    So I gather.

  15. Deron Bauman on February 7th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I’m trying to write good techno music.

  16. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    It’s a little known fact that all techno music has already been written.

  17. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Why — why would a pig dress in a butcher’s apron? Would not such a pig find revolting the . . . the cutting-up of his friends and relations into pork chops and . . . and Boston butt and picnic shoulder?

  18. Michael Smith on February 7th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Perhaps this pig isn’t as wholesome as he looks. Maybe he’s a cannibalistic serial killer.

  19. Sheila Ryan on February 7th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    If I were a sow, I’d keep my piglets far away from his barrels.