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Best-of joke of the week: "The Remarkable Pig"

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:19 AM | | Comments (1)


Must confess, one of the better porcine-related jokes I've heard told in ages. (Definitely an eight-snorter, out of ten, on the snort-o-meter.)

Now if that peg-legged piggy had be sporting say an eyepatch, w/ a companion talking macaw, this "Best-of joke of the week" may have taken off in an entirely different direction, matey.

I dare say John, this has to be one of your more macabre, slightly sicko joke-of-the-week offerings. If chronicled in visual form I could see it falling squarely within the grotesque cartoony style of say a Gahan Wilson, or Ralph Steadman.

I must admit , a little after I'd read your joke while slicing-and-dicing a morsel of ham 'steak' this fine Monday morn for my de rigeuer Denver-ish omelet cum egg white stirfry, I took some pause, contemplating the ultimate fate of that poor little piggy who unlike that porker in the classic children's rhyme didn't go to market, but nonetheless would ultimately suffer an equally ignominious fate in the piecemeal loss of edible body parts, despite his avowed feats of remarkable courage in saving endangered human lives. (Where's the justice, i ask?)

Somehow, going forward, I shant be looking at that slice of smoked Canadian back-bacon w/ quite the same relish, as prior to hearing that last joke. Just sayin'.


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