"You'll eat with pleasure, and... without fatigue: the good sausages of the BOUNTEOUS PIG!Also noteworthy is that this image, supposedly from a more traditional time, manages to turn suicidefoodism on its head. Typically, the doctrine calls for the assuaging of guilt, the dismissal of regret. But here! Here, the suicidal pig is deliberately inflicting a lifetime of nightmares on generations of children.
Sausages from Auvergne. Absolute Alimentary Purity."
The cochon malade is no meek suicide cutting his wrists in the tub so no one will have to bother cleaning up after him. No, clearly, this one is making a Statement. His evil smile says it all: If reducing himself to lurid, bloody slices while you watch is the only way he can cause you pain, that's a small price. C'est la vie!
A final, disquieting question: To whom did the huge animal wedges on which the pig stands once belong?
(Thanks to Drs. Elizabeth, Matt, Karl, and Ehren for the referral.)
Addendum (5/18/10): Something