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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Funny if it weren't true

As someone at Silent Running wondered, has Piglet been kosher all these decades then?
Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

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Posted by Chefen | 10/05/2005 08:58:00 PM

7 Comments:

Blogger Psycho Milt said...

At my kids' school (in Kuwait City) the staff have to carefully peruse each book they get for references to pigs, pig-meat or Israel. Having school inspectors discover such offensive literature on the premises, corrupting the minds of young children, could get them shut down. The school librarian showed me the big counting book she'd ordered to read to the children, only to find when it turned up that "3" featured the Three Little Pigs. What a dilemma! Throw the expensive title away, or teach the kids to count 1, 2, 4, 5, etc? Kuwait regards this as demonstrating its concern for the children's safety - the rest of us just wish the inspectors were more interested in stuff like clean toilets, playgrounds not made out of tile and concrete, and school buses with seat belts and sane drivers.

10/05/2005 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Chrongen said...

Covering up Winnie the Pooh, someone must be taking the piss, surely !?

10/05/2005 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Murray said...

Yeah you keep thinking its a joke but the puchline is a real killer in the end.

10/05/2005 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Chefen said...

PM,
I thought representing living things at all was a sin, let alone pigs. Is that proscription weaker than the pig one then, or have I got it wrong?

10/05/2005 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Psycho Milt said...

I think that one's just at the loonier (relatively speaking of course!) end of the spectrum. They take the commandment about not making graven images pretty seriously, but it's generally assumed to mean you shouldn't make images in connection with religious worship, ie it's to discourage idolatry. That's why it's a big no-no to make a picture or statue of Mohammed, people might end up praying to him rather than God. But pictures of ordinary people aren't subject to the same risk, so aren't proscribed. There are plenty of intense Moslem types posting photoss on Flickr, for instance. Well, the guys post photos of people - the gals would never post pictures of themselves or their friends, that would invite lustful thoughts - just posting a picture of your eye or hand is seen as a bit risque. And they're surprised we find it odd, which really gets me.

10/05/2005 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Chefen said...

I wonder if the Dudley councillors will be enforcing adherence to the 10 commandments out of respect to local fundamentalist Christians. Or stopping the slaughter of cows for some of the local Hindus. Nah, I didn't think so either, I wonder why?

10/05/2005 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Heine said...

They forget what country they are in, but then again the west are pretty good ruining it for themselves!

10/06/2005 02:24:00 AM  

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