- If a pig is sold to the pawn shop is it then called a ham-hock?
- If you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear what can you
make with it?
- If you pushed a pig down a hill would he be a sausage roll?
- What do pigs say when they don't want to do something? Would it
be 'Yea when humans fly'?
- Why can't pigs look up into the sky?
- Why do pigs have curly tails?
- Why do we call them guinea pigs when they are neither from
Guinea nor are they pigs?
- Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
- Why is it that only pigs and humans can get sunburn?
- Why is it that the first thing we try to do after killing a pig
is to cure it?
- Would a small pig be called a hamlet?
Why Did the Pig Cross the Road?
You may have your own ideas, but here's what we think these
people would answer:
Plato - For the greater good.
Karl Marx - It was a historical inevitability.
Machiavelli - So that its subjects will view it with admiration,
as a pig which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the
road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to
contend with such a paragon of porcine virtue? In such a manner
is the princely pig's dominion maintained.
Hippocrates - Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in
Jacques Derrida - Any number of contending discourses may be
discovered within the act of the pig crossing the road, and each
interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never
be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!
Thomas de Torquemada - Give me ten minutes with the pig and I'll
Timothy Leary - Because that's the only kind of trip the
Establishment would let it take.
Douglas Adams - Forty-two.
Nietzsche - Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the
Road gazes also across you.
Oliver North - National Security was at stake.
B.F. Skinner - Because the external influences which had pervaded
its sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a
fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing
these actions to be of its own free will.
Carl Jung - The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt
necessitated that individual pigs cross roads at this historical
juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such
occurrences into being.
Jean-Paul Sartre - In order to act in good faith and be true to
itself, the pig found it necessary to cross the road.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - The possibility of "crossing" was encoded
into the objects "pig" and "road," and circumstances came into
being which caused the actualization of this potential
Albert Einstein - Whether the pig crossed the road or the road
crossed the pig depends upon your frame of reference.
Aristotle - To actualize its potential.
Buddha - If you ask this question, you deny your own pig-nature.
Howard Cosell - It may very well have been one of the most
astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic,
unprecedented porcine quadruped with the temerity to attempt such
an herculean achievement formerly elegated to homo sapien
pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurrence.
Salvador Dali - The Fish.
Darwin - It was the logical next step after coming down from the
Emily Dickinson - Because it could not stop for death.
Epicurus - For fun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.
Johann Friedrich von Goethe - The eternal sow-principle made it
Ernest Hemingway - To die. In the rain. Alone.
Werner Heisenberg - We are not sure which side of the road the
pig was on, but it was moving very fast.
Schrodinger - Pig? Pig!? Where's my cat?
David Hume - Out of custom and habit.
Saddam Hussein - This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we
were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it.
Jack Nicholson - 'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the
Pyrrho the Skeptic - What road?
Frank Perdue - I breed the finest pig I know how, and it crosses
the road as part of a vigorous fitness program to raise the
leanest, plumpest pigs anywhere. Besides, I was chasing it with
this axe at the time.
John Sununu - The Air Force was only too happy to provide the
transportation, so quite understandably the pig availed himself
of the opportunity.
The Sphinx - You tell me.
Mr. T - If you saw me coming you'd cross the road too!
Henry David Thoreau - To live deliberately ... and suck all the
marrow out of life.
Mark Twain - The news of its crossing has been greatly
Molly Yard - It was a sow!
Zeno of Elea - To prove it could never reach the other side.
Stuffed Plush Pigs you will Find Tantalizing!