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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

porky the litter eater redux


i can't believe this ~ there is this feature in a park near where i grew up in bethesda called "porky the litter eater." it is easily from the 1960's if not earlier. it is essentially a vaccum cleaner attached to a fiberglass pig face, and it exhorts passersby to feed it trash.

some creative feller has recorded the audio from porky and done kind of a rap-lite to it. not that i would put this on permanent rotation on the j-pod, but at least you get to hear what good old porky has to say.

hear it heeeeeeeeeeeeer (you have to hit the play button on the music thingie)

6 Comments:

Blogger John said...

That is so damn COOL!

11:58 PM  
Blogger MrBaliHai said...

Weird. I expected Pr0ky's voice to be higher and squeakier. He sounds like some bored park manager, which is probably exactly what he was.

7:49 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

john: :D

bali hai: good poin[k]t. i never considered it could be something different ~ i probably heard that voice shortly after leaving the womb.

8:12 AM  
Blogger MrBaliHai said...

Hopefully it wasn't because your mom was trying to stuff you into Porky's mouth...:0)

9:28 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

i think that wins you the internet for at least a couple weeks, bali hai... :D

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Oh my GOD. I remember going to that park with my mother when I was little. There was a train that went around the park, and they had an awesome playground. I can't believe the pig is STILL THERE. That's so nice. :-)

8:05 PM  

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