"The Pig Pun Pen"

2009
May
5

The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Panic has inspired its share -and then some- of attempts at humor, obviously because the bacon-loving denizens of the Web and American Society really don’t want to admit that the Jews and Muslims might be right in their rejection of things porkish. Of course, right now, there have been more cases of the New Flu being spread from people to pigs than from pigs to people, and the virus may need to make a mutation worthy of one of the X-Men in order to be a real threat. So, we can sit back and laugh, ha ha, ho ho, cough cough.

But if anything has provided a little joy in these troubled times, it is the plethora of pig-related puns that have emerged from the quasi-crisis. I like Gawker’s category for Swine Flu-related Stories: APORKALYPSE NOW (and wonder who they stole it from – JUST KIDDING).
And the Twitterer who responded to Rainn Wilson’s “Rename the Disease” campaign with HAMTHRAX

But nobody has brought home the bacon better than a webcomicker, of course, in this case the shift-key confused jOEL WATSON of HijiNKS ENSUE, who not only came up with the term HAMDEMIC, but also the largest batch of pig-related punny-cute names I’ve seen in one place.

Sir Francis Bacon
AbraHam Lincoln
Simon and River Ham
Porkins
Sparkling White Swine (an albino pig)
Alien pig visitor Pork from Ork
Vince with Ham-Wow!
Icelandic Pig Singer Pjörk
Ham Stoker
Seven of Swine
and (way too obviously) Kevin Bacon

Of course, I respond to something like this as a challenge to come up with more of my own (but can I top Pjörk?)

Ham Solo
Amy Swinehouse
Piggie Smalls (The Notorious P.I.G.)
Bā-khan Noonien Singh (come on, imagine Shatner yelling out “BĀ-KHAN!!!”)
Stephen ColBoar (or should that be spelled with a silent t?)
Hammah Montana
Pigmund Freud
Porker Wagoner
Hogust Wilson
Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hamson
Hamuel Adams
Humphrey Boargart
Boar Diddley, Boar Derek and Little Boar Peep
Donnie Porko

and everyone at the evil insurance company APIG

PIG PORK SWINE BOAR HOG BACON HAM

2 Comments (so far) about

"The Pig Pun Pen"

  1. HijiNKS Ensue - Geek Webcomic - Updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday » Archive » Hamdemic Says:

    […] FB Wendell picked up the pig naming meme. You can see his efforts HERE. I am partial to “Amy Swinehouse.” Tags: bacon, geek comic, swine flu, […]

  2. carl Says:

    i LOVE these!! will come in handy (or should i say HAMdy) in naming pigs on Farmville!!

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