Doctor Makes Peg Leg for Porker (May, 1932)

Reminds me of this joke.

Doctor Makes Peg Leg for Porker

WHEN Oscar broke his hind leg some time ago it looked like it wouldn’t be long before some white-aproned butcher would be weighing him up as ham, bacon, pigs’ feet, etc. However, a doctor was called in and he decided that an operation was in order.

Oscar was given chloroform and slept while the doctor amputated his limb. Later a peg leg was adjusted on Oscar as the photo shows. The butcher will have to wait.

9 comments
  1. Toronto says: January 10, 20094:15 pm

    Is this the origin of the old joke?

    “A pig like that, you don’t eat all at once.”

  2. LightningRose says: January 10, 20097:29 pm

    Toronto, I see I’m not the only one who’s heard that joke. :)

  3. Gilbert Wham says: January 11, 20098:34 am

    Gah! Curses! Too slow!

  4. Charlie says: January 11, 200910:25 am

    So I guess no one actually clicked the link in the post? The joke is the whole reason I scanned this one :)

  5. Simon says: January 11, 200911:38 am

    So what did happen to the amputated leg?

  6. Toronto says: January 11, 200912:59 pm

    Simon: I’m guessing a honey glaze.

    Charlie: Whoops! You gotta start making those comments in a brighter colour or something.

  7. Peg Leg Porker says: January 28, 200912:22 am

    I love the article. I am an amputee with a BBQ company called Peg Leg Porker. I met a man 7 years ago that fitted another pig with a prosthesis. He emailed me the pictures and they are on my website. I may take your scanned picture and add it to the peg leg pig section. This is great…

    Carey Bringle
    “The Peg Leg Porker”

  8. Toronto says: January 28, 200912:49 am

    Carey – the bepegged pig in your logo is a marvelous graphic, and that ‘modern era’ one in the photos is pretty neat too.

  9. Charlie says: January 28, 20091:04 am

    Carey – Please feel free to use any images you’d like on your site. I love the logo and I’m going to have to order some white bbq sauce for my dad to try out! Thanks for posting.

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