Faces Of The Day


Horace Lu marvels at a recently, um, erected sculpture in the landmark square of Zhengzhou, a city in central China:

Some locals have taken to nicknaming the sculpture "hooligan pigs" while others have wondered aloud if such a "vulgar" statue should be placed so prominently on a public square. …  [But the] urban management authority, when contacted by journalists, said the sculpture is part of a series of 21 cartoon stone sculptures designed to inculcate values — such as perseverance, diligence and love — in young children. This sculpture, the spokesman reveals, depicts a young pig giving his mother a back massage, and was meant to show the importance of filial piety.

So it's incest! Between Pinky and Perky?