We have been pondering this thing for several hours straight. We're still at sea.
So there's this pig, right? And he's on a table? With, like, a checkerboard pattern covering his skin.
Is the pig a ghost? Are we seeing through him?
Is his transparency a metaphor, meant to imply that he never had any weight before he was killed, never made any demands on our consciences?
Was the pig run over by a truck with tires bearing a tread in the same design as the tablecloth?
Is the pig a chameleon-pig hybrid attempting a bit of closing-the-barn-doors-after-the-horses-have-gone-out camouflage?
Is this all just evidence of, shall we say, a naive aesthetic style? (Take a look at that perspective- and gravity-defying jar of "spice.")
Or, you know what? Let's just stick with this little cartoon, also from the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Georgia.
It's a flag-waving, smile-grinning, fire-ignoring good time!