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Friday May 15, 2015
Our last #ThreeQuotes gives some love to one of the cutest animals, the walrus. Okay, so I added a quote about pigs because there aren’t a lot of quotes about walruses to choose from, but oh well. My new prison is shame.
Lockley would've hugged him if it weren't physically impossible for a puffin and a walrus to embrace.
- Barry Wolverton
Aww, how adorable is that idea? A puffin hugging a walrus. Let’s make it happen.
Obligatory John Lennon walrus quote
I told ya about the walrus and me, man/you know that we’re as close as can be, man/well here’s another clue for you all/the walrus was Paul.
- John Lennon
Once the Beatles got serious on Revolver a group of fans and academic types began studying the Beatles music for hidden messages. Charles Manson notwithstanding (he would have been crazy and killed people regardless) these people were mostly a minor nuisance. They were often comical in their absurdity.
John Lennon poked fun at this on his snarky, bass-heavy, hard-hitting White Album track “Glass Onion.” Paul was the Beatle wearing the walrus costume on the Magical Mystery Tour album cover so there is some truth to this.
Cats, dogs, pigs, humans, etc.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill
In yesterday’s blog I wondered why the whole “cats vs. dogs” thing even exists. They both add beauty, love, and peace to the world, right?
Well in four eloquent sentences Churchill has convinced me that we’ve been paying attention to the wrong animals all along. Dogs do look up to us; they practically worship humans and we have to do everything for them, which is why they’re so off-putting to some people. Cats do look down on us; their snobbery is why many people dislike them.
But pigs are a completely different animal (pun intended). They just eat and sleep and screw and ramble on and on and on, just like we do. They treat us as equals.
We could learn a thing or two from pigs if you ask me.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.