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How AWESOME is that! Not only bar-b-que rules, but so does 42. I've never seen 42 anywhere, except in your photos in Memphis. Don't know how you find these, but I love them and am continually amazed.
Some of them don't last long. This one's been painted over. The location is close to several shopping centers at a RR crossing. And it was big!. There's no telling how many I miss.
Reminds me of the immortal pig Särimner, who was butchered and eaten by the Norse gods at Valhalla every evening, and rose again the next day, to be eaten all over again. Tedious job, I imagine; I doubt Särimner looked this cheerful. But perhaps he knew something about the meaning of life.
My husband thinks it looks like the Piggly Wiggly grocery store pig: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggly_Wiggly but I like the idea of him being immortal instead.
Great illustration. I have to ask the significance of 42. I know it shows up on you blog but if you have told us about it before I've forgotten
It's from the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I don't know why we get so many graffiti 42s here in Memphis, but I get a kick out of them. from Wikipedia: "... a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42."