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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #90 on: August 27, 2014, 01:51:27 PM »
That video reminds me of a very similar clip from Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown episode on Sicily. There's a scene at a farm where the hogs roam free through woods, and the farmers show up in trucks to feed them regularly. Then they shoot one in the head, bleed and butcher it on site, and start cooking.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #91 on: August 27, 2014, 07:30:03 PM »
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #92 on: August 27, 2014, 08:03:13 PM »
I don't know that the hogs in the video that was posted are feral pigs, in the sense of being domestic varieties gone wild.  They look more like a wild species, like razorbacks or javelinas.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2014, 08:54:10 PM »
I agree with you Johnm, they looked like javelinas to me.

Which of course gives me a perfect segue to posting my javelina pics - taken last May.   :P  This is southern Arizona and they obviously were not too wild, the cabin hosts fed them regularly. 

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #94 on: August 29, 2014, 10:50:02 PM »
As it happens, I opened the two vids on the previous page in reverse order, on separate tabs, so I was treated to Blind Boy Fuller's soundtrack over the Facebook clip of the wild pigs. That was definitely the way to watch!

Offline RobBob

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #95 on: August 31, 2014, 10:29:57 AM »
There was an article in Acres USA within the past year saying that due to the plethora feral hogs some states are banning some of the heritage breeds of hogs from farm use. When diversity is a narrow as it is today, this is not a good thing.  The older breeds can live better under the "root hog or die" paradigm of old than the modern factory breeds.  This is all part of a bigger struggle that needs no more mentioning on a blues site.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2014, 03:32:27 PM »
Is it me or did Marlon Brando hog all his scenes in Aporkalypse Now?
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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #98 on: October 12, 2014, 06:14:11 AM »
Surely a song in there somewhere!

Offline Kokomo O

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #99 on: October 13, 2014, 07:23:23 AM »
I can never resist this thread.

I'm gonna suggest key of C or G in standard--it's too happy a subject for E or A.

I went down to the bayou, tried to kill me a wild hog,
Said I went down to the bayou, kill me a wild hog,
Told my woman, I ain't gonna be your dog.

I come back from the hunt, my truck full of wild pork,
Came back from the hunt, truck bed full of that wild pork,
Gon' fire up the smoker, get my guitar and my tuning fork.

Alright, that's enough of that. Gotta get some work done. Bring on some more verses, y'all.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2014, 03:36:22 PM »
It just goes to show you how advanced Weeniecampbell is - this griping saga was broken by WC in 2004 and now finally - Scientific American!

(5 million strong - ouch!)

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2014, 06:32:30 PM »
Yeah, even though we get a chuckle out of these posts, it really is a serious problem. And from a humane point of view, the hogs didn't ask to be put in this position. Obviously, not an easy problem to solve.

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #103 on: October 27, 2014, 02:20:17 AM »
The Hog issue has reached the BBC...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29747529


Offline One-Eyed Ross

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Re: Giant Hog
« Reply #104 on: October 30, 2014, 10:30:20 AM »
Yeah, even though we get a chuckle out of these posts, it really is a serious problem. And from a humane point of view, the hogs didn't ask to be put in this position. Obviously, not an easy problem to solve.

With the right rifle and information on location, we could have a mess of bar-b-que....might not solve the problem, but sure help out some.

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She looked like a horse eating an apple through a wire fence.

 


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