A Primer of Pig American -- Discussion

Silk Purse and Pig Ear(ePluribus Media)"If only Barack had said something more along the lines of "It's like putting eye shadow on an iguana. It's still an iguana, and personally I think they are unappealing in general," the country today might be better off. But he didn't and here we are." And so begins Barry Nolan's explanation of why we now need alternative political similes in order to avoid pithy accusations of mistaken political attacks...

Check out the whole piece over on the ePluribus Media Journal, then come back here to discuss, and perhaps offer your own addenda to the growing lexicon of substitute similes.

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Please don't just remain a VISITOR.


Not the PIG again.

My whole life is becoming dominated by the porky thing.

Now I must start worrying about iguanas as well in order to understand US politics?

At least I could have the pig for breakfast. I don't know what to do with an iguana.

They tend to enjoy acting like garden gnomes. Oh, and they also enjoy ~attacking~ garden gnomes, or so the gnomes say, so be careful if you start accumulating the li'l fellas -- the gnomish county commissioners may take issue with 'em.


I didn't want you to even begin taking me there. But you have.

I just knew you guys would eat these things. I learn, despite trying to close my ears, about a lizard lunch:

Sopi Di Yuwana (Iguana Soup)

1 Iguana
1 1/2 quarts of iguana broth (or chicken broth)
2 Chicken bouillon cubes
1 Clove of garlic
1 Leek
1 Tomato, coarsely chopped
1 Onion, studded with 3 cloves
1 Green Pepper, quartered
1/4 small Cabbage
1 tsp Cumin
1 dash Nutmeg
Salt and Pepper
2 oz Vermicelli

I am sorry. I have become speechless again at the mere thought of eating this dish.

In any case, anyone who has now seen that photograph in Wonkette of Sarah Palin with her tongue stuck out between her teeth will know that even the most harmless iguana reference will be seen as being no less of a direct attack on her than a porky lipstick one.

And it would likely work for gecko, rattlesnake and 'gator.

Thanks, Welshman.


Of course, regarding the 'porky lipstick' comments, you folks from across the pond get the funnier cartoons:

Case in point.

Welshman, how could you forget the chili!

If there is cumin, can chili be far behind?

Barack is a laid back kind 'o guy and wants to set up an image of being approachable and down to earth unlike every other president before him.  There is no way he would have said that iguanas were unappealing though when he knows the full wrath of the iguana care movement would be pounding down his door.