In the late 1980s, the National Pork Board unveiled the slogan “Pork: The Other White Meat” in an effort to compete with more popular meats like beef and chicken. It was very successful and resulted a 20% increase in pork sales, as well as $30 billion in profit by 1991.
People were eating the hell out of some pork. And given that it’s such a healthy alternative to beef, people continue to eat the hell out of it.
Now the tables have turned.
Last Wednesday morning, 70-year-old farmer Terry Garner of Oregon went to feed his hogs as he normally does. A few hours later, a relative went to check on Garner and discovered only his dentures and several pieces of his body.
The hogs had eaten him almost completely.
Did he have a heart attack and pass out? Was he attacked by the pigs? Could this have been foul (not fowl since chickens weren’t involved) play? No one knows, but one thing is for certain:
Last Wednesday, the other “white meat” was clearly Terry Garner.
Posted on October 2, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Beef, commentary, current-events, food, humor, Meat, news, perspectives, Pork, Pork. The Other White Meat, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.