Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When Pigs Fly, They Go To La Quinta

The BBC reports that Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame has recovered the tattered shreds of his Obama-voting bus-sized pig balloon that escaped last week during a show at the Coachella music Festival.
The animal's flanks carried the slogans "fear builds walls" and "don't be led to the slaughter", with a cartoon of Uncle Sam holding two meat cleavers.

Former Pink Floyd star Waters said "that's my pig" as it drifted away during Sunday's gig.

In a stunning demonstration of upward mobility, the pig flew six miles from Indio, CA, a largely Latino community with a per capita income of $13, 525 to the upscale and mostly white community of La Quinta, home to a sizable minority of millionaires and numerous golf courses, with a per capita income of $27,284. Two neighbors are splitting the $10,000 reward. Some people get all the breaks.

If you didn't care what happened to me,
And I didn't care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Wondering which of the buggars to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.

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