42 - Lipstick Wouldn't Help

42 - Lipstick Wouldn't Help

Week 42 - Monday 10/16 to Sunday 10/22

While going through photos from a weekend family birthday party with a farm theme, I came across this porcine portrait. The first thing that popped into my head was the truism, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig”. I’ve heard that phrase many times in my life and I always understood the underlying meaning that superficial cosmetic changes don’t change the basic foundation of an object or process. I have heard it used for everything from a paint job on a sub-par custom car to a pretty interface on a basically flawed warehouse management system but the mental image of lipstick decorating this hairy porker really brought the meaning home.