Fowl Friday

Really, I don’t think there’s a better way to kick off the weekend than to appreciate a sign with a chicken kicking a football while holding a knife in one wing and a fork in the other.

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This sign can be seen in Madison, Alabama. I wonder if the chicken has ever gotten the ball through the goal posts atop the sign?

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year, and my mother is finally getting into it, suggesting places to look for signs. She’s the reason I have these pictures, in fact:

wpid-20140714_134148.jpg wpid-20140714_134228.jpgThis giant chicken is located right off I-65 in Elkmont, Tennessee. My mom suggested we pull off the interstate one day and take these pics; apparently this chicken has been around for quite some time and is a known local landmark. Maybe he’s related to the chicken in the previous picture, since he also is carrying his own cutlery. (I’m not the only one who finds this rather morbid, am I?)

Across the street from the giant chicken we spotted…

wpid-20140714_141901.jpgSo now you know what Foghorn Leghorn has been doing the last several years.

 

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Huntsville Hog Part 2

Huntsville seems to be a town that loves pigs–at least when they’re smoked and have sauce drizzled on them. I think this pig and the one from the previous post are a match made in hog heaven. image

Huntsville Hog

Spotted this sign right outside Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison. My son laughed. I said the pig was tawdry.  My mom just rolled her eyes. A typical scene when we’re all three together!

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Does This Sign Make My Butt Look Big?

I just can’t tell, you know? What do you think? Is this a good look or no?

Can you tell I've been working out?

Can you tell I’ve been working out?

Perpetual Porcine Pal Katie sent in this one from Alabaster, AL. In case you can’t make out the tag line, it says, “Delicious Between Buns.” I’ll just take the sign’s word for it.

Shark Week Reality

Oh, the Discovery Channel. They used to be known for broadcasting shows that actually educated people about subjects of importance, much like the History Channel used to do back in the day. Now, however, these formerly venerable cable channels are the proud homes of fake documentary programs about mermaids, the megaladon, and Mayan aliens. The sharks in today’s post, however, are real. Well, as real as sharks made of fiberglass can be.

This first sign is from Aqua-Reporter Andrea and can be found in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This sign can be read in a couple of different ways. Either the place serves sharks, fish, and chicken, but it’s missing the comma; it belongs to someone named Shark, but it’s missing the apostrophe; or it’s trying to notify sharks that the restaurant serves them fish and chicken, but it’s missing the colon.

Excuse me, I think you left your punctuation at home today.

Excuse me, but I think you left your punctuation at home.

Our second sign comes from Katie, who received the picture from her cousin Colleen in California. (That lovely alliteration makes my word-nerd heart happy.) This beauty is apparently at Raging Waters Amusement Park in California.

Hello there!

Hello there!

As Katie points out, this guy bears a striking resemblance to someone from the movies. I wonder if anyone has notified the Mouse’s legal team about that coincidence?

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Let’s all say it together: “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.”

Have a great weekend, and remember to just keep swimming!

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Wishing Wednesday

Today, I am really wishing this place in Montgomery, Alabama was still open.

Walk THIS way

Walk THIS way.

There’s so much going on in this hog homage to the Grateful Dead that I think a methodical approach is the best way to appreciate it all, going from left to right. Pig #1, who is maroon, is wearing a camo apron and has some sort of badge/number on it and a shield on his right arm, so clearly this brother was involved in the military. Pig #2, yellow, is wearing a simple apron with two pine trees on it. I have no idea what that means. Pig #3 is a ninja, which is pretty awesome. Pig #4 is apparently a Colts fan, and Pig #5–well, I have nothing for that one. Maybe it was a self-portrait?

You can visit the now-defunct restaurant’s Facebook page here. If you were part of this logo, what would your piggy look like? Leave your answer below in the comments!

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Too-Cute Tuesday!

After a day like yesterday (sick child + lack of sleep + lots of work), I needed a bit of cute in my life. Luckily, PigPorter Katie sent in this fellow.

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Since I’m a vegan, Korean bbq isn’t exactly my thing, but if it were, I’d definitely eat at this place in Montgomery, Alabama. The bull looks so hospitable: he has his arms open, welcoming you in. And he’s wearing pants! And shoes! The only way he could be cuter is if he was accompanied by Hello Kitty.

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Pass the Pigskin

Although it’s not even August yet, true football addicts fans are already discussing their teams’ odds of winning, the strategies they should adopt, the coaching decisions that should be made. Or at least this is the impression I’m getting from my football nut fan friends on Facebook, who for some reason feel the need to share every article written on any angle of the sport as it relates to their teams. So if you bleed orange/red/blue/whatever color your team’s blood is, you’ll enjoy today’s Swine Sign, which comes to us from Pigporter Katie.

Pigporter Katie really hopes those puffs behind him are dust and not something else.

Pigporter Katie really hopes those puffs behind him are dust and not something else.

In Montgomery, Alabama, where this sign is located, a person’s football allegiance comes second to only his or her church, and that’s only when you’re dealing with religious folks. Consequently, this pig means business: he’s wearing his helmet, he has his blacking on, and he’s got the ball securely tucked under his arm. And he’s doing it all while flashing a grin that should make his dentist proud. Thanks for sharing this sign, Katie!

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