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Mr Pig goes Victorian

Mr Pig was shocked to learn how pigs were treated in those days

Mr Pig goes Victorian

Mr Pig was shocked to learn how pigs were treated in those days

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 May 2012, 00:30
Wot's 'e got to complain about, then...he ain't bacon!
Bill Phillips: There were those who planned he would be
Times change. It's snouts in troughs all round nowadays.
Bill Phillips: Ain't that the truth
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2012, 00:50
I love the subtle change to the signage smile
Bill Phillips: changes? What changes? grin
Well that is upsetting! And from this angle - Eb looks like he has a little mustache & beard!
Bill Phillips: Kaiser Eb perhaps?
Great shot Bill and an even better twiddle on the singgrin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter, it seemed like a good idea at the time grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 May 2012, 06:49
Oh no, what an intolerance in Victorian times - and the homosexual persons too had surely no votes (think of Oscar Wilde. I read that in the States the word 'lunatic' is now disaggreable - your series with Mr. Pig is in this way a kind of antidemonstration we may agree with!
Bill Phillips: They could vote as long as they weren't caught. Many members of the aristocracy and even royalty frequented clubs that catered for a variety of interests
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 May 2012, 06:53
Hahahah at Graeme; very true smile Alas, if we still had no votes for lunatics then the turn out for elections may be even worse than it is now.
Bill Phillips: If lunatics weren't allowed to stand there would be far less candidates to chose from
  • Richard Trim
  • I am in Surrey for a few days
  • 19 May 2012, 08:17
I think Mr Pig is going to set up a Trade Union to fight for pension rights and decent conditions of service plus at least two weeks holiday a year.
Bill Phillips: That would be a great advance for working people
He is now going to throw himself of a roof.
Bill Phillips: You are developing something of a monomania Shaw.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 May 2012, 09:29
He will have to go and chain himself to a railing I'm afraid. Ebs is looking a little like Acker Bilk!
Bill Phillips: I will now be humming Stranger on the shore all day....thanks a bunch Mike!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 May 2012, 10:02
I think you have summed your pig's status up to perfection
Bill Phillips: I suspect we would probly fare no worse if we let pigs vote
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 May 2012, 10:07
The Pig

In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
That Piggy had a massive brain.
He worked out sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn't read.
He knew what made an airplane fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He knew all this, but in the end
One question drove him round the bend:
He simply couldn't puzzle out
What LIFE was really all about.
What was the reason for his birth?
Why was he placed upon this earth?
His giant brain went round and round.
Alas, no answer could be found.
Till suddenly one wondrous night.
All in a flash he saw the light.
He jumped up like a ballet dancer
And yelled, "By gum, I've got the answer!"
"They want my bacon slice by slice
"To sell at a tremendous price!
"They want my tender juicy chops
"To put in all the butcher's shops!
"They want my pork to make a roast
"And that's the part'll cost the most!
"They want my sausages in strings!
"They even want my chitterlings!
"The butcher's shop! The carving knife!
"That is the reason for my life!"
Such thoughts as these are not designed
To give a pig great piece of mind.
Next morning, in comes Farmer Bland,
A pail of pigswill in his hand,
And piggy with a mighty roar,
Bashes the farmer to the floorÂ…
Now comes the rather grizzly bit
So let's not make too much of it,
Except that you must understand
That Piggy did eat Farmer Bland,
He ate him up from head to toe,
Chewing the pieces nice and slow.
It took an hour to reach the feet,
Because there was so much to eat,
And when he finished, Pig, of course,
Felt absolutely no remorse.
Slowly he scratched his brainy head
And with a little smile he said,
"I had a fairly powerful hunch
"That he might have me for his lunch.
"And so, because I feared the worst,
"I thought I'd better eat him first."
Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is a wonderful author whose children books have been translated in German, and many pupils I knew loved reading them!
Bill Phillips: Hahaha I love Roald Dahl and I can remember reading the books to Helen
Mr. Pig is looking a little crazed. His eyes are crosses and I almost hear the snorting. Politics will do that to you.
Bill Phillips: you clearly have a similar political system to ours Mary
I'm sure Mr.Pig would be much more picky about choosing any of the 650 idiots we have in parliament at the moment.
Bill Phillips: We would lose nothing in quality of politicians by giving pigs the vote
I am sure Mr Pig stands a chance Bill!
Fine capture and twiddle.
Bill Phillips: I think i would vote for him

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