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Worleygig.com Celebrates A Surprise Blogging Milestone!

best day ever graphic

One of the many things that makes writing a blog exciting is when a post goes viral for an entirely unexpected reason — and what happened on Tuesday of this week was very unexpected! While making a routine check of my stats page shortly after 4:00 PM, I noticed, with a degree of astonishment, that the day’s traffic counter looked like this:

site traffic comparison

Um, wow: I couldn’t believe that the blog needed fewer than 100 visits to surpass its best traffic day ever (which, I will note, was several years in the past at this point)! I immediately checked my list of referrers (sites that are directing traffic to Worleygig) and noted that a huge amount of traffic was coming from this Reddit thread, which indirectly linked to This Post (from way back in 2011!) about a Pink Pig Chair. Yes I just typed that. Check it out for yourself below.

pig couch

It seems that the owner of this chair put it up for sale on Craigslist, which triggered the viral activity as the post was picked up by Reddit and then Twitter, and funneled over to me because of a completely incidental link to my post buried in the discussion. To add intrigue, a reporter from the New York Times also contacted me for a story she was researching about the Craiglist post! You can’t make this stuff up.

best day ever traffic graphic

At the end the day, we celebrated a record high number of visits to our humble little site. Even though the extra traffic will gradually dissipate until we are back to our normal flow, I am super grateful to the Internet gods that crazy things like this can occur.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Pig Ears Headband

pig ear headband photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

It’s probably no secret that I spotted this Pink Pig Ears Headband during a walk on the morning after Halloween here in Manhattan.

pig ear headband photo by gail worley

Whoever had worn them the night before decided to abandoned them, with an obvious degree of care, over a railing of a construction scaffolding, and they caught my eye immediately. As photographer Steven Shore once said, paying attention all the time is an interesting way to go through the day.

pig ear headband photo by gail worley

I declined to touch them due to Covid, but I did get these nice shots to share with you, before I left them behind and continued on my way. Another cool Pink Thing: Mission Accomplished.

Pink Thing of The Day: Flying Pig String Lights!

pig string lights photo by gail
All Photos By Gail

Going shopping in your closet: it is a thing. I have not had to buy a gift for anyone since the beginning of Covid life since I keep finding new shit I forgot I owned hiding inside bags in my closet. Just being serious.

pig light photo by gail worley

Case in point: I was looking for something to re-gift for a friend’s upcoming Birthday when I discovered these awesome Flying Pig String Lights hiding at the bottom of a bag of old tights, of all places. I have a vague memory of receiving them from my sister for Christmas several years ago, and I can guess that the only reason they were not put up in the Chickpad immediately is that I already had a set of Pig String Lights (recently retired to storage) hanging over the exact book shelf where these now reside.

pig light photo by gail

I love these little guys.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pig Slime Toy!

pig slime toy photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Hey guess what, Bitches? Flying Tiger has reopened their Manhattan-based stores and I could not be more excited to shop there once again! I happened to be uptown yesterday near 74th Street and Third Avenue and stopped into the store at that location hoping to find a Pink Thing or two for blog. Mission: accomplished!

pig slime toy photo by gail worley

Kids love to play with Slime, and Flying Tiger is currently selling Pink Slime in a Pink Pig-shaped container. Squeal.

pig slime toy photo by gail

I believe the “cloud” graphic on the packaging is meant to indicate that the slime is soft to the touch, and not that it farts or emits gas of any kind when poked with a finger. I neglected to note the price of this fun pink thing, but my guess would be that it sells for around $3.00.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Baseball Cap with Pig Ears

pink pig hat photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

A smiling pig riding a motorcycle adorns the front of this eye-catching Hot Pink Baseball Cap that comes complete with a set of fuzzy pink pig ears! I spotted this unusual (and yet, appropriate) cap on the head of a fellow-reveler at the Great Big Bacon Picnic a few years back, and I found again it in my archives whilst trawling for photos of Pink Things! My guess is the pig is the mascot of a local motorcycle-enthusiasts club, and it has something to do with being a “hog on a hog.” Or something similar.

Pink Thing of The Day: Piglet Made Of Flowers!

Piglet Made From Flowers
Photo By Gail

Here at ‘The Gig, we are having a bit of a Spring Fling, as NYC transitions from one cold, wet season to a different but almost equally cold, wet season! Why is spring in this part of the country so freaking cold? I am already over it, as the kids say! As I do whatever I can to keep the fantasy of warmer weather alive in my head, please enjoy this week’s Pink Thing: a sculpture of Winnie The Pooh’s best pal of Piglet made entirely of beautiful pink floral blooms! I took this photo at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida  one hot summer longer ago than I can remember.

Video Clip of The Week: PIG & Sasha Grey, “That’s The Way (I Like It)”


As Bill Hader’s beloved SNL character, nightlife expert Stefon would say, “This Week’s Video Clip has Everything!” Porn Stars and Industrial Music Legends covering what is inarguably among the most iconic songs of the Disco Era is what you get when PIG (aka Raymond Watts) and Sasha Grey deliver their grind-worthy rendition of KC and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s The Way (I Like It).” Babe, oh babe, this clip is all kinds of dark, campy fun.

Directed by Gabriel Edvy, the sensually-charged black & white video is a dark disco romp, shot intimately and playfully with disco balls, light BDSM and sweat. Watts offers that, “The idea behind the video was how to bring a darker, more sinister overtone and texture to what seems to be an initially ‘upbeat’ song.” The foreboding nature of the video is is pervasive, despite the bright, shiny disco elements in the video. Watts continues, “Although we use some imagery that suggests a good time is being had . . . all is maybe not as it seems, possibly a reflection on the current situation we see when looking around at what is happening today in the world.” Well said.

“That’s The Way (I Like It)” is available for your listening pleasure via Metropolis Records, and PIG is on tour in the US right now. Tour dates are below. Enjoy!

PIG TOUR DATES
** – Opening for Killing Joke

09/02 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater **
09/04 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge **
09/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater **
09/07 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater **
09/08 – Merriam KS @ Aftershock
09/09 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner **
09/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage **
09/11 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise **
09/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **
09/13 – Richmond, VA @ Fallout
09/14 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Center
09/15 – St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
09/16 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
09/17 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater **
09/18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk **
09/19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live **
09/21 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
09/22 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMoca
09/24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
09/26 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
09/27 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
09/28 – Detroit, MI @ Smalls
09/29 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Union Nightclub
10/06 – Tustin, CA @ Mary’s on Newport

Pig and Sasha Grey
Raymond Watts of PIG with Portraits of Sasha Grey (Photo credit: Mattia Venni and Susannah Doyle; Created By Vlad McNeally)

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Pig Thing in a Tutu with Cowboy Hat

Wicker Pig
Photo By Gail

This week’s Pink Thing, a Pink Pig in a Red Tutu with a Silver Cowboy Hat (who may or may not be related to This Guy) was spotted in a Brother Jimmy’s BBQ Restaurant on the corner of 8th Avenue and 33rd Street in Manhattan. You can see that the pig is adorned with tiny Christmas lights, which the restaurant probably turns on once night falls and the joint gets to jumping, as they say.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Alarm Clock with a Pig on It

Pink Pig Alarm Clock
Photo By Gail

This Pink Old School Alarm Clock could also serve as a Bacon Thing of the Day, not only because it has a happy hog on its face, but because I snapped this photo at the Great Big Bacon Picnic, which I attended over the summer.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Pig Watering Can

Pink Pig Watering Can
All Photos By Jamie Moroni

You are probably not surprised to hear me admit that my friends are always sending me photos of pink things, from every walk of life imaginable, to include in a Pink Thing of The Day post. This kind gesture is always inspiring, and it is very much appreciated that they think of me when they see a Pink Thing. But very often, that same thing has already been on the blog. And in other cases, I politely decline to write a post bout that pink thing, because I like to feature Pink Things which I actually see and photograph while I am out having an ass-kicking life. I feel that this keeps the blog more ‘authentic.’

Pink Pig Watering Can

But then Jamie mentioned to me that she owned Pink Pig Watering Can, so I just had to see it. I am sure you will agree that it is very deserving of  the title of Pink Thing of The Day!

Pink Pig Watering Can

Squee!