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c2h5(oh)
08-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Why at a pig on a helmet a red star instead of a white cross?

Ryder1234
08-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Why not? 1010

Jojan
08-05-2008, 02:32 PM
http://www.offspring.com/ofe/content/photos/fullsize/1665725363-N1631-N2296.jpg

They might have been drunk when they got that idea.

Polish
08-05-2008, 02:33 PM
Have you guys heard the term communist pig? :P

Ryder1234
08-05-2008, 02:33 PM
I think it's pretty cool.

jacknife737
08-05-2008, 02:41 PM
The pig is Orwellian imagery, and I think it’s really cool that the band is using it. The star is a symbol of authoritarianism.

c2h5(oh)
08-05-2008, 03:35 PM
The pig is Orwellian imagery, and I think it’s really cool that the band is using it. The star is a symbol of authoritarianism.
The red star is a symbol of USSR. And the unlimited authority is absolutely in other hands. Both earlier, and now

Ryder1234
08-05-2008, 03:45 PM
Yeah, it is. But just because they put a red star in the flyer for their show doesn't mean they were referring to the USSR.

Free?
08-05-2008, 03:51 PM
To me the pig and the helmet (it's form) looks pretty USSR-ish. And I lived there in my childhood.

brothadave79
08-05-2008, 04:19 PM
Don't hate on Comrade Oinkers. He's just doing what he's told.

IamSam
08-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Because it relates to the atrocious Hammerhead music video.

jacknife737
08-05-2008, 07:09 PM
Because it relates to the atrocious Hammerhead music video.

You know what? I actually don't mind the video that much anymore. I really like a lot of the imagery used in it (ie the pigs, and the fighter planes/birds), I just feel that they could have executed it in a better/ more coherent fashion.

IamSam
08-05-2008, 07:12 PM
You know what? I actually don't mind the video that much anymore. I really like a lot of the imagery used in it (ie the pigs, and the fighter planes/birds), I just feel that they could have executed it in a better/ more coherent fashion.

I might need to rewatch it. I just think it flipped around too damn much.

The Search Button
08-06-2008, 01:43 AM
You know what? I actually don't mind the video that much anymore. I really like a lot of the imagery used in it (ie the pigs, and the fighter planes/birds), I just feel that they could have executed it in a better/ more coherent fashion.

Not to mention the music choice to go with the video.

I believe the pigs have come to stay.

Free?
08-06-2008, 01:48 AM
It's warming my heart to see how some of us start to change their minds about Hammerhead video! <3 :p

Jesus
08-06-2008, 01:58 AM
I think the reason why most of us didn't like it straight away was the lack of the offspring themselves in the video.

The concert poster however, I immediately liked.

RageAndLov
08-06-2008, 03:50 AM
Don't hate on Comrade Oinkers. He's just doing what he's told.

hehe :P funny

Rutegard
08-06-2008, 03:58 AM
Not to mention the music choice to go with the video.

I believe the pigs have come to stay.

be carefull....

PIG POWER ALL THE WAY!!!


anyway...i'd prefer a giraffe eheh

jacknife737
08-06-2008, 11:27 AM
I think the reason why most of us didn't like it straight away was the lack of the offspring themselves in the video.

Exactly, i think a lot of the reason for the dislike towards the video at the time was because we were expecting something totally different.

Rutegard
08-06-2008, 11:33 AM
Exactly, i think a lot of the reason for the dislike towards the video at the time was because we were expecting something totally different.

yeah that's true...i was expecting something different...

Superdope
08-06-2008, 12:31 PM
yeah that's true...i was expecting something different...

I totally saw the pig coming miles away.

And that poster is a thing of awesomeness. I love it.

Diego06
08-06-2008, 12:46 PM
this pig is a reference from the book "lord of the flies" they say "lord of the flies" in the song YGGFK and this song contains many references from this book, go on wikipedia and write "Lord of the flies" and you'll understand... on the book many childrens are lost in a desert island and one the them become their leader, and he say that their new god is a pig head like the one that we talk about, one of them don't want believe and the leader turn all against him and with many many lies he manage that all the childrens on the island believe him and his autority.. the story of these childrens contain many symbolics things..