March 1 is National Pig Day. And since the Muslim world still has their burkas in a twist and have killed 300 fellow Muslims in the twisting process over a picture of a jolly Frenchman dressed like a pig in a pig-calling contest that their men of the Prophet told them was the West insulting their Prophet, we ought to celebrate this day like we never have in the past. But unfortunately this year the National Pig Day is also Ash Wednesday so us Catholics cannot celebrate Pig Day like the rest of you can. But Catholics are sensible enough to understand that even on a meatless day we can celebrate Pig Day more heartily than the Muslim world can any day. So the Catholics who are fond of pig must get their porcine treats in today. I suggest greased pig sandwiches for lunch. A greased pig sandwich is what the Germans quaintly call a BLT. An even better pig sandwich is bacon and avocado on toasted light rye or what is commonly called Jewish rye. It probably won't surprise you to learn that Mr. P is very fond of barbequed Boston Butt on a soft, pillowy bun.
If I knew pig Latin I would now say something clever, but pig Latin and many of the other schoolyard rights of passage eluded me. Or perhaps I eluded them.
(Here's an article worth pondering over as you partake of the fatted pig)