Posted Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 by Barry

Lex Luthor/Porky Pig (2018) 1

Porky was the subject of last year’s National Pig Day, but he’s sharing the spotlight with Lex Luthor this year.

First, let’s focus on the day itself. National Pig Day was founded by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave in 1972. It was their belief swine should be accorded its day in the sun, according “the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”

Intelligence has been noted in the Sus domesticus as early as the 1700s when a trained pig in Dublin called the Learned Pig entertained crowds by counting, telling time and performing other tricks.

Lex Luthor/Porky Pig (2018) 1

He is not to be confused by the literary Learned Pig of London of the same century. This boar was born of a gilt who consumed an entire volume of Sir Robert Filmer’s manuscripts and Saobeverel’s Sermons before giving birth. Later, the he would devour the garden of Milton allowing him to wax poetic.

A.A. Milne and E.E. White told the stories of Piglet and Wilbur, respectively. Peppa has stolen the spotlight for current famous baconer while Miss Piggy still holds the sway of many hearts. Hamm is an integral part of the Toy Story franchise.

Yet, Porky is still part of the cutter culture.

In this team up with DC’s corporate cut throat, the Merry Melody’s cum Looney Tunes grunter learns how treacherous Luther can be.

The story begins with Porky thriving in the digital market. It’s not long before his venture fails and Porky finds himself under Luthor’s thumb. By tales end, Porky is another piece of meat consumed by the corporate world.

Celebrate today with a good read or a good piece of bacon, your choice. We do ask you take time to look back at previous entries for National Pig Day as part of the festivities.

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