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Surely you jest: A remarkable pig

Posted by John McIntyre at 1:46 PM | | Comments (7)


Two enthusiastic thumbs up. Sean says, "THAT was funny."

While Ms Amanda might like this joke, I'm not so sure Mr VD Pork will be a fan. It cuts too close to the bone.

Now, I have a question: what is that pinkish thing directly in front of you. I can't decide if its folded hands or a face, or what?

The pinkish objects that can sometimes be glimpsed in the foreground are a series of plasticine gargoyles that my son made as a boy. They face the people facing me.

Someone also asked about that large black object in the background. It is not an obelisk, but merely a large filing cabinet.

Okay, now the assembled masses want to see the gargoyles, please. After all, if Lady Elizabeth can provide pictures of her frig (Pandora's Box) this is the price you pay for allowing the Sandbox to come and play here.

RtSO, I thought that was a piggy bank and that it was going to become a prop which, frankly, seemed so out of character.

I hadn't noticed the object in the foreground until RtSO mentioned it.

Funny joke though, thanks!

Yes, do show us the gargoyles. Or must you obtain special permission from the artist?

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