So this is where the S#itting Pig is at. I ended up making him some furniture from timber I had lying around. From here maybe I can make moulds and cast them in clear resin. Shit changes daily.
I've been looking at my split pig piece, half a pig with jewels inside, and wondering what it says about greed and selfishness. I was thinking, the pig may be indulgent, but that doesn't make it selfish. And why does it have jewels inside, it's not a hoarder, it rejoices in consumption. The selfish creature is shrewd and lean: the pig takes but it gives too.
Insurance companies charge a lazy tax. That is, if you're a loyal customer and pay your premium when it comes due, they charge you twice as much as the price they offer to new customers for the same deal. They all do it, across the board, and lots of other service providers do it too. Funny thing is, so much of their advertising encourages you to remain loyal, promising to be the only ones who'll really look after you when you need it. It seems that rule number one is always try to get something for nothing.
Which is a lot like fast food, much of which isn't actually food, and has no real value whatsoever. Yet for that meal of nothing, we hand over money. Money that most of us have to work for. Money that represents hours spent slogging away at jobs we may not like, away from family who miss us, away from things we'd much rather be doing. We're encouraged to gluttony, robbed for the effort and rewarded with nothing. It's a kind of magic money making machine, nothing goes in, yet treasure comes out.