I Pink Therefore I Ham

Psssssst, they’re cracking down on muddy butties, pass it on!

They’re the tock of the town, Orin Zebest


  1. bookmonstercats says:

    ‘Tocks at last.

    Butties? As in sandwiches? But muddy? Do tell.

  2. bookmonstercats, lol. I’ll explain butties if you explain bikkies.

  3. bookmonstercats says:

    Seemples, pyrit. “Bikkies” is simply short for biscuits – sweet ones, like chocolate digestives, though. I think “biscuits” can mean something else in the US of A?

  4. Blue Footed Booby says:


    And I have no idea what “digestives” are. Clearly they don’t exist in Amurica.

  5. bookmonstercats says:
  6. bookmonstercats says:

    Possibly no UK equivalent of Murrican “biscuits”, but possibly Yorkshire Puddings are the nearest equivalent.

  7. But do you know WHY we say “Cookie” in the US instead of “biscuit”? It’s the Dutch influence in American English. :D

  8. ‘Biscuits’ in the US are not sweet, but savory, wonderful, decadent, fluffy rounds of baked dough best served with lots of real butter. Or possibly, gravy.

    But the real point of my post is to say: referring to cookies (as we would call them) as ‘digestives’ just makes us go EEEWWWW!!. Sounds like something nasty and medicinal you would eat (only under duress) to treat an upset stomach.

  9. Juno – I will say, if Hob Nobs (yum) are considered digestives, then don’t let the term fool ya!

  10. bookmonstercats says:

    Oooh, no, Juno. Digestives are wonderful, round, buttery and crumbly, and best half covered in chocolate <3 Upset tummy treatments were known as "digestifs", although the term is not used now.

    Digestives are only one kind of biscuit, though, others include eg bourbons, custard creams, ginger snaps, shortbread, Jammy Dodgers, Jaffa Cakes, rich tea… I could go on.

    Your "biscuits" sound like our "Yorkshire Puddings", which are made from savoury batter, like pancakes, usually bowl shaped and filled with gravy, but generally not butter. Sometimes we put sausages and gravy in them and call it "Toad-in-the-Hole". Absolutely no idea why, though.

  11. Oh, believe me, I would gladly try them ALL. I do have quite the sweet tooth.

    I’ve heard of “Yorkshire pudding” for years and have never been quite clear on what it is. Sounds yummy!

  12. One little piggy went all the home and crossed something off his ‘evil things to do today’ list. Google Pyrit.

  13. y knot – Um, I Googled pyrit and the results were a jumble of data techno glarbetty. feh.

  14. You’re way underestimating cutesters. In reply, I direct you to the White Album. As always, the Beatles have commentary to fit every occasion.

  15. y knot – OK now I understand perfectly! Yeeeaah, not. at. all. :-?

  16. I have been waiting 4 Days for an Official Tocktober post! Now I can rest…

  17. Now THAT’S what I’m tocking about!

  18. skippymom says:

    Let’s hope that in the next couple of days Meg gives us one of her wonderful “Something To ‘Tock About” posts (hamsters singing backup).

  19. yay! +1 vote here!

  20. oh my goodness. I would kiss ’em for sure

  21. skippymom says:

    Tocks! Baby piggy tocks! (doing joyful little dance) Lovely pink sawdust-covered tocks! (smooching screen)

  22. Well my goodness! The smoothness! The pinkness! They’re so…so…nekkid! Makes you wanna reach out and give ’em a little soft smack on the tocks.

  23. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    I know! ! The smooth pink soft NAKEDNESS of their little butts!! I just wanna hug them all up, I bet they’re so warm.

  24. A pen full of precious porcine posteriors. So peenk, so porky & so punny!
    Well played, Pyrit!
    *reaches in and turns around peegy on far left for equal access to meelk machine*
    All is well. :-)

  25. Moi, Actually says:

    Just wanted to say that it never bothers this reader when someone crows “Firsties!” It seems to express the playful mood that this site otherwise encourages.
    This isn’t a wedding or a dinner party (sorry, Theo)–it’s a joyously silly blog, where we let our out inner child. So, kimmaroo–be comforted.

  26. I’m touched by your kind comment, MA. Thank you so much. :-)

  27. bookmonstercats says:

    I think Teho also didn’t like the “B” word^

    ^(Whispers “Bl**n”, looking around furtively for a big handsome man in army fatigues with kitties – well, you never know your luck).

  28. Hmmm. Looks like I missed a bleentroversy.

  29. I have nothing further to say about that.

  30. What’s annoying about “firsting” is that it adds nothing constructive to the conversation, and when people start competing for “first,” you’ll have a whole string of “FIRST!!1!!!” posts that you have to scroll past to get to the real discussion.

  31. Well, it’s not like that happens here all the time, so to comment on something that is not even a problem, most likely will just create the problem, hmmm? ;)
    I say, focus on the good and joyful!

  32. Sorry, I’m not trying to make a “thing” of it, but the reason it’s not a problem here is because people learned not to do it when others took the time to tell them why it’s not encouraged. Either that, or the posts were simply deleted.

  33. They would NEVER! *gasp* 8O

  34. (anyway, “they” didn’t… Moi Actually is referring to comments under the carrot-being-peeled post, not this one)

  35. I know. I meant in the past. And I’m just putting my comments here because this is where the discussion is. :P

  36. Moi, Actually says:

    It adds emotion, Auntie B.–positive emotion. And that’s what this site is all about.
    It’s no different from “Squeeee” or “Boop”.
    There’s no pretending that any of this conversation is “constructive.” If I want to be logical, I do something else. But I’m glad CO is here for those de-constructive moments–like before coffee in the morning.

  37. “Squee” and “boop” are at least about the photograph in the post.

    I’m not suggesting that we have some kind of a elevated intellectual discussion on CO. I’m simply explaining why the “first” habit is generally frowned upon around the internet (and not just here).

  38. Yay for Tocktober! Yay for wee round piggy ‘tocks!

  39. emmberrann says:

    Dees ees why we luuuv ‘Tocktober! Cute round ‘tocks! And bebeh peegees ‘ave some of ze cuTEST!

  40. So round, so soft, so sweetly pink; look like cheribim bums!

  41. Or Cherubum Bims. :P

  42. I must bite that. I MUST BITE THAT!


  43. I *might* have had a bowl of split pea with ham for dinner…

  44. emmberrann says:

    Uh-oh, Teho!

  45. Reminded of gravelly-voiced waitress at college hangout. When you ordered split pea soup, she would bellow into kitchen, “BOWL A PEA!!!”

  46. That’s just about perfect. :lol:

  47. You could order a cup of soup, too. And when you did, she would holler “CUPPA PEA!” :P

  48. I literally *squeeeee* ‘ed :)

  49. I want to tickle those little tocks!

  50. Oh Baby! NOW it’s Tocktober!

  51. definitely cute, but vaguely, strangely, and almost disturbingly…human-looking?

  52. I’ll have another taco thanks.

  53. How ’bout a tock-o instead?

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    very very clever, k :)

  55. HA!

  56. HAW!

  57. How did nobody think of this sooner?? :| (Anyway… exactly, Kim)

  58. er… no nesting replies? :(

  59. victoreia says:

    I’ve noticed that seems to happen if somebody replies to a comment in moderation….. :???:

  60. …is that even possible?? I mean, you can’t even SEE it, if it’s in moderation.

  61. Cirocco J says:

    Er, I second that. Definitely human-looking, definitely disturbing. Me no like, beeeg-time! First time I’ve not loved a post.

  62. victoreia says:

    Cute, okay. But I wouldn’t want to live next door to them. Jus’ sayin’. (And I have lived next door.)

  63. Lewis n' Clark says:

    deer CO – October is also Elephant Month. May we please have at least one set of elephant ‘tocks? thanks

  64. Yay pachyderms!!!

  65. Fird Birfle says:

    thirding this suggeshe

  66. Beep Beep Beep– THIS JUST IN! Peeps, I’m told that it is NATIONAL TACO DAY. So you-know-what is being served in the Moderation Lounge.

  67. better hurry. there’s a line at the buffet table.

  68. gimme gimme!

  69. Fird Birfle says:

    BACON vodka???? 8-O

  70. (psst… my link’s hovertext pre-answered you ;) )

  71. I hope there is baconnaise in the mod lounge….

  72. There is a Baconnaise JACUZZI in the Mod Lounge.
    It makes terrible noises.

  73. Yes, it makes W00t W00t noises! :mrgreen:

  74. (The Original) Mel says:

    Yes! I love BACON!

  75. Oh gosh….tacos! Now….how to get to the mod lounge…..oh I know….
    SHAME. (There that oughta do it).
    By the way, is it wrong that I want to pinch those chubby tocks….albeit ever so gently?

  76. IT WORKED!!!! One taco please, with a nice cold lager. ;)

  77. good job! you really know your way around here, don’t you?

  78. But where are their springy curlique tails?

  79. That’s what I was thinking! Aren’t they supposed to have springs for tailios?

  80. The tails curl up later, straight when born.

  81. Damn, it’s only 8:34 here and I learned something already! Piggee tailios curl as they grow – who knew.

  82. emmberrann says:

    I saw on Animal Planet (when they were talking peegees as pets) that peegee tailios do not necessarily curl at all…. And there are varying degrees of curl…. who knew, indeed?

  83. Mmmmm … ham.

  84. well aren’t you the rebel?

  85. Tocktober

  86. Those tocks make me feel a little . . . . . naughty . . . . .

  87. Looks like the understudies for the new production of Hamlet fell asleep again….

  88. Squee! Squee! Squee! All the way home.

  89. Fird Birfle says:

    Here is the new version of “piggie …all the way home”:

  90. Gotta say, the original Geico Gecko guy really, really wants to shoot that awful pig. I do too, or whoever created it. Metaphorically!

  91. ahahahahaa… oh c’mon, that’s hilarious!

  92. In Germany we have those pink marzipan piglets that look *exactly* like these, but wrapped in a nice little box. They do look so edible! ;)

  93. mmmmm marzipan piglets :)
    made myself sick one day eating marzipan potatoes. nearly a whole box of ’em.

  94. Marzipan pigs? Prosit Neujahr! :D

  95. (The Original) Mel says:

    Mmmmmmm….Weinacht marzipan and Weinachtmart sweets. I miss Germany.

  96. Hamtocks … as opposed to hamhocks.

  97. so I did that thing where you read the top and then slooowllyyy scroll down to see the picture…
    and it looked like a gnarly foot. (toes = gross overload)

    but then I kept going and saw the piggies.

    these are way cuter than the toes kind of piggies, btw :)

  98. TrixandSam says:

    I love the CO community. Y’all are keelingk me this morning!


  100. I like pink tocks and I cannot lie.

  101. I’m pretty sure we’ve done this one to death, but oh well… You butterpatters can’t deny…

  102. Hey, a classic is a classic. :D

  103. flutterby says:

    Butt, butt…I don’t understand it at all. I never get sent to the famous mod lounge when the good stuff’s in there like tacos and crudites and drinks *sneef*

  104. Psst– Would you like to know the secret?

  105. one of these is not like the other;
    one of these is not quite the same . . .

  106. ‘Tocktober is here, well good on ya, pyrit!

  107. The second piggy from the left looks almost humanoid (*is disturbed*).


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