50 posts tagged Pig
50 posts tagged Pig
Laird Henderson of Big Trubble Toys created this incredibly awesome figure called the Ghost Pig. Once a pig and then a juicy ham, he’s a porcine phantom rising from between the salty, smoky slices of someone’s dinner toward another plane of existence or perhaps to haunt your pantry.
“You may eat his flesh, but you can’t consume his soul. The pig is released from his corporeal body just before the first bites are taken. He’s now free to explore the spirit world and haunt his tormentors for years to come.”
Beautifully sculpted and then cast in resin, standing 7” tall, and hand-painted with cel-vinyl, the Ghost Pig is being released in a limited edition of 30 pieces and is currently available for purchase here or at the Magic Ponystudio, gallery, and shop in Toronto, Canada.
We can’t help but think that, should he decide to linger on Earth, the Ghost Pig would be great friends with our beloved Slicey the Pig. How could those two not have great adventures together?
[via Spanky Stokes]
We may have a new cutest picture on the internet. This picture of a mini-pig, by KittenBabySitter, reveals its layers of cuteness as you look at it. One, it’s a sleeping miniature pig with a pink snout. Cute! Wearing a sweater vest! Cuter! Then, you notice that it’s wearing tiny gripper socks and your head explodes like a cute bomb went off in your skull. Cute-boom!
Yago Partal, a graphic artist based in Barcelona, has created an awesome photo series entitled Zoo Portraits, depicting a wide variety of animals who all share two things in common: they like dressing up in stylish clothing and posing for fashion portraits.
It’s time for a visit to the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids! Kotaku posted this fantastic photo of an alleged pig-faced fish. It’s been making the rounds lately on a popular Chinese bulletin board called TT.mop.
What do you think would pigfish bacon be tasty?
We recognize that piggy fish is almost certainly a big fat hoax, but with that cute little snout, beady eyes, and adorable ears, we love it nonetheless. Head over to Kotaku to read more about it.
Wearing a pink pig mask, cape, a silver belt and black spandex, this real-life superhero is known as Mr. Pigman. He patrols the forests of Latvia battling the forces of evil in the form of unscrupulous litterbugs:
“Just look at this mess! Scoundrels! How could they litter like this?” Mr. Pigman asks, pointing to mounds of trash sprawled across the side of the road. This snout-donning, snuffling super-swine spends his days charging around Latvia, trying to clean up the woods and make the littering culprits squeal for mercy. There is even a legend to accompany him.
“If you litter in the forest you will turn into a pig,” Mr. Pigman’s secretary, Ginta Bormane, warned. And this may be more than a bluff, as Mr. Pigman is not all “oink.” “Once a forest warden called us and said he’d found the remains of a car,” Mr. Pigman recalled. “By the serial number we managed to find the owner and fined him – 200 lats [US $400]”
When Mr. Pigman started his work six years ago, Latvia’s forests had become a pig sty, rife with areas that looked more like garbage dumps. Since then, the Pig has saved their bacon. Mr. Pigman, who like all superheroes refuses to reveal his true identity, works with police, educates school children, lobbies parliament and keeps on the hoof, rooting out those who litter and raising public awareness.
In fact, he has become quite a Latvian celebrity. “The world has four superheroes: Superman, Batman, Spiderman and the Latvian Tsukmans – Pigman,” he says. “Pigman will work until the last plastic bag or last bottle is gone from the forest,” said his secretary.
Photo via EatLiver, photographer unknown.
[via Russia Today]
The annual Woollybear Festival is held every Fall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio, on Lake Erie. The one-day, family event, which began in 1973, features a woolly bear costume contest in which children, even pets, are dressed up as various renditions of the woolly bear caterpillar. The festival is held every year around October 1 on a Sunday on which the Cleveland Browns have an away game. It is touted as the largest one-day festival in Ohio.
Yes, that is a pig “dressed up” as a Woolly bear caterpillar. Pretty awesome.