postcards from the internets

by twit

have you seen this pig? if so, there’s a $10,000 reward for its safe return…

The spray-painted pig balloon was released during Roger Waters’ performance Sunday at the festival. The school-bus-size prop emerged during “Pigs,” a song from Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals.

“A pig got loose last night,” said Bill Fold, one of the festival’s producers, on Monday. “We really like him and want him back…. It’s a very emotional time for us.”

The pig was covered with political graffiti: “Don’t be led to the slaughter,” read one slogan. “Fear builds walls,” read another. A cartoon Uncle Sam painted on the pig held two bloody cleavers, and the porker’s belly read “Obama,” with a checked ballot box alongside, according to the Associated Press.

(update! the pig has been found in California)

go truckers:

Members of Truckers and Citizens United circled the National Mall before parking their rigs at RFK Stadium. Organizers said about 350 vehicles were expected.

somebody needed to say something:

Get ready for another economic shock of major proportions — a virtual doubling of prices at the gas pump to as much as $10 a gallon.

That’s the message from a couple of analytical energy industry trackers, both of whom, based on the surging oil prices, see considerably more pain at the pump than most drivers realize.

since we’re all so busy watching the zombie revival of the Clinton campaign:

and then there’s this food for thought:

television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that’s 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television. Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 100 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads.

… from a guy tripping out on the idea of “cognitive surplus” and society only now beginning to catch up with its potential.

… which apparently includes maybe coming soon to a “forest fire” near you, an enormous “fire-fighting” robot:

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