Friday, December 1, 2017


Diary No. 74
The Actual Boot (England 1910, unknown photographer, Martin Parr Collection)
Source: David Sedaris - From “David Sedaris Diaries.”

February 1, 2003 - London

A law went into effect, and starting yesterday every pig in Europe is entitled to a personal toy. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has defined these toys as “manipulable materials,” meaning, basically, anything that can be pushed by a snout. THE GUARDIAN reports that English pigs favor model fire engines, rubber boots, footballs, and chains hung from the ceiling. Failure to comply means a 2,500-pound fine.

David Sedaris
From: “David Sedaris Diaries (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)

Way Ahead Of Their Time
The Pork Dukes - S/T (A.K.A. Pink Pork)
(Wood Records, 1978)