Pig heads are heavy. Like 15 pounds heavy, which wouldn’t be so bad if one didn’t leave said head in a freezer on the other side of Brooklyn and have to schlep it home on the G train.
Pig heads don’t have obvious handholds once the ears have been removed. When manipulating a head to get it from one pot to another, the natural tendency is to jam one’s fingers in the eye sockets. It’s not unlike a bowling ball that way. And it wouldn’t be so bad if the eyeballs weren’t still in there. Glad I’m not one of those people that can’t stand touching their eyes. Or other people’s eyes.
For some reason, brining overnight gives pig heads nosebleeds.
Pig heads have extremely coarse, bristly dark hair that looks an awful lot like — um, nevermind.