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  • One variety was associated with a smell the researchers called "pig-pen smell."

    The Full Feed from

  • Sure all the "bleeding heart Liberals" would like for our tax dollars to go toward every wacky agenda they come up with ...... you can dress up all the homeless, give all the lazy non-working, welfare recipient, bums all the handouts you want and they will gladly take it and then go right back to the "pig-pen" life they enjoy!

    Brothers spar over health care reform

  • The President called it a pig-pen, and my pride is hurt.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Scribner keeps going up to the bit where the hillbillies "wallow around in the old pig-pen," which is handled by Chuck McKimson, including some more vaguely Groucho-esque poses from Bugs:

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Hardened trampled mud, like lava, filled the pig-pen.

    Main Street

  • He cannot put his pig-pen, wagons, cart, wood or other things there, if the highway surveyor orders them away as obstructing public travel.

    The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879

  • When the children came down to the kitchen in the morning, they found that Grandpa had eaten his breakfast, and had gone out to build a pig-pen behind the barn.

    A Hive of Busy Bees

  • When the children were both safe on the other side of the fence, Grandpa climbed into the pig-pen and coiled the rope a number of times in his hands.

    A Hive of Busy Bees

  • Then he coaxed them toward the pig-pen that he had been building.

    A Hive of Busy Bees

  • If rooms are swept, the sewage company must take up the dust; if a pig-pen or a stable needs cleaning, the company must do it; if the lady of a house throws the slops out of her breakfast cups, the company must carry them away; if a man knocks the ashes from his cigar, he must save them for the company; if, anywhere in the city,

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 06, May 7, 1870


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  • Pig-Pen, a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts

    January 27, 2008

  • Ronald C. "Pigpen" McKernan (September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973) was a founding member of the jam band Grateful Dead. His musical contributions to the Grateful Dead included vocals, Hammond organ, harmonica, percussion, and occasionally guitar. He died at the age of 27.


    January 27, 2008