First, there was BaneCat and his absurd costume and videos, and now there’s Thimble, the teacup pig with her 'so-called' musical skills.
Yes, you heard that right — there is a musically inclined tea-cup pig being dressed-up by its owner, and filmed for YouTube playing (more like stomping on) a guitar while wearing ridiculous little outfits. The question is... WHY?
Thimble the Guitar Playing Pig is being hailed in the media as a rock star. She's being advertised as; "the pig with the uncanny ability to play the guitar." She obviously does not play the guitar [at all], but since we're living in a world where success now seems to boil-down to how many thousands and thousands of views your YouTube videos are getting - who cares?
With more practice, she’ll undoubtedly be able to achieve her dream, which is “to be in a band with Dave Hause,” according to her Facebook page. (???).
With an overwhelming amount of this kind of stuff being posted on social media, I suppose we're supposed to applaud this little pig for being brave enough to follow her dreams. According to the radio announcement I overheard this morning, "she’s teaching us all a lesson in commitment and perseverance for following our dreams."
But, is this pig honestly teaching any of us anything whatsoever? Are we really supposed to be inspired to go practice a real guitar now?
Does any of this make sense to you? Leave your comments below...