A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Remember that Boar in Florence?

Apparently Munich's got one too.


Andrea said...

hallo Jorge!!!
The one in Florence is better!!!!!!

Andrea (from Italy)

ChOi said...

Hi from Spain! I've been in Rome a few weeks ago and I saw a photograph of you in a shop with a lot of toys made on wood, you were like a trophy for the owners ;).

Congratulations for the blogs, it´s interesting.

Regards from Madrid.

Kaoru said...

It seems you go seeking for boars all over the way xD

New Yorker wannabes said...

There will always be a...boar lol lol

Have a great day Jorge!

whiterabbita said...

I concur! The once in Florence is a far better boar! :P

MommaDonna said...

Hey, is that the one from Hogwarts?

Eugen Caitaz said...

In Munich, his sister.
And that you put your finger in his nose?

helena said...



Courtney said...

There is a similar one in Kansas City too.

Hérika e Ariano said...

Florence is beautiful! You're walking? We noticed that you love cooking for blog posts, then you can have a delicious recipe, that?

Hérika and Ariano.

abbreviated said...

Ha! That is awesome. =D

Megan said...

There's a boar at my local mall (outside D.C.) too! Of course, it's suppose to be Pumba, but still!

Fanático said...

Hola! ayer en España fue el día de San Jorge! Felicidades Jorge! :)

(yo tambien me llamo Jorge)

JohnLeMay said...

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days, It's our problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata.

That reminded me of Lion King so now I have that song in my head. P.S. If anyone doesn't like this song or lion king I will fight you, jk. But it's good.

Capmaster said...

You must fly often.

Have any other passengers freaked out and checked their ticket stub for flight "815" or "316" when they saw you on their flight?

Paul Spooner said...

Jorge, this post is so boaring...ahem...I thank you!

groovymom said...

They looked exactly the same. So, I'm thinking - "There's a story here!"....and being the geek that I am, I found this:


Have a great day!

Unknown said...

well that's weird man...
next time you bring Locke, he'll take care of them..
poor boars

Gwyddia said...

We have one in Philly too! Come see it!

Josh said...

It's a conspiracy...
I'm going to poop my pants if a boar statue shows up anywhere nearby.

Jane said...

hey, we've got them in Hawaii too! Saw one a couple of weeks ago in Wahiawa. Only difference was that the ones here are actually alive (that is until they end up in the imu)

Derek Brink said...

Unrelated to your post... I just saw your Bonnie Hunt appearance. That was a fun watch. I liked the reveal of you and Fox not being able to look at each other. And who knew Emerson used to be a gardner, too? Wow!

Deborah Godin said...

Detroit has a donkey, with an equally polished nose.

Strange Little Girl said...

haha I too have photos with both boars, but I just realized right now that they are exactly the same! I had forgotten about the one in Munich..is there a story behind them I wonder?

Rory said...

There is one in Sydney as well. Keep rubbing the noses.

Allecher said...

There is a similar statue at the zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas but here it is called a Razorback which is the mascot of the University of Arkansas.

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MsSnarkyPants said...

I was actually thinking it looked JUST like the Razorback statue in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Actually it's a fountain...the water comes out of its mouth so it kinda looks like it's drooling. hehehe

Topanga said...

I like the one the hassled Sawyer better. :-)

Kathy DiGeorge said...

Dude, we had the exact same boar near my college campus, except he had water gushing out of his mouth. Most directions started with "Make a right at the Puking Pig..."

Erin {pughs' news} said...

We've got one here in Victoria, too. If you're ever here in beautiful British Columbia, you should come rub its snout! They say it's good luck. Why they say that, I've got no idea!

Unknown said...

There's one in NYC, too, in a little park at the end of 57th St.

FAQ Trikala said...

Great blog you have.
Regrads from Trikala, Greece. You have a lot of fans here.
If you come to Greece i would be glad to help you in any way.

Waiting for next episode...

Carlos said...


I'm from Mexico and I'm a huge Lost's fan =D

I love your character.


Unknown said...

hey jorge,
we saw that same boar in downtown sydney! i think it was in front of a hospital.


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Unknown said...

There's one in Kansas City at the Country Club Plaza. Plus, the greatest BBQ ANYWHERE! :D


redelf said...

why boars? and why does it look like my ex husband?

Carebear said...

We have one here in Seattle too!!! You should definitely come visit and check it out!

Christina Bauer said...

I think what's more funny than the two boars is the fact that you are doing the exact same pose! Love you Jorge!

Pili Ramone said...

Is Pumba!
Hakuna Matata!

Big hugs from Spain!

Cosita Verde y Rosa said...

ahaha Jorge, boars are following you!!!!

J-Zombie said...

hola querido amigo,ya te habia comentado antes,yo ahora mismo estoy siguiendo la quinta temporada de lost,me esta gustando mucho,me gustaria saber cuantas temporadas le quedan a la serie,lei en algunos foros que aun queda una.
voy a seguir tu blog,se que andaras bastante ocupado y que no tendras mucho tiempo,pero me gustaria que pudieses visitar mi blog,se trata de un blog donde estoy escribiendo una historia de zombies,la direccion es..
http://juanmanuel-zombis.blogspot.com,si la lees espero que te guste,incluso puede que j.j saque una adaptacion,jejejejeje,es broma,eso si,me haria ilusion que la leyeses

Loca xq sí said...

just look out, because in German there are real boars walking on the streets of some towns... watch out!

Clementine said...

Moi Jorge, from Finland! We say moi for hi ;-) Lost is the best show ever, thank you for being so great in it :-D Your blog has been really mind blowing as well!

OMG when I saw that boar - I know him! See I spent last weekend in Munich as well, just sorry I missed you ;-) Next time!

Have fun in Europe!

Lady Z said...

Yeah, the one here at the University of Arkansas was made by the same Italian sculptor.

AFI said...

Between you and I Jorge, Richard came in the Black Rock...

sergio said...

The history tell's that you have to touch the boar's nose to get lucky. I've been in florence past year in this same place, and guess? I'm feeling the great luckiest guy in the world after i have touched the boar's nose. The nature give me a child...it's the best gift in life i thouth!!!
Next step i will play lotery...be a milionary just like you in the serie.
Have a great travel, you deserved jorge.
Hug's from Brazil!

monique said...

isn't nice to go on vacation. away from hollywood and just be a tourisst!! Have fun exploring europe!

Leslie said...

Maybe boars have some sort of mythological meaning? Makes me want to go Google that. :)

Carol said...

I see there's another Victoria person reading your blog! I was going to mention the one we have here too, at Butchardt Gardens....but I somehow thought it was a bull, not a boar.
It was metal and I rubbed it's nose, that much I'm sure of...lol

Terry said...

Hope you are both having a great time.

Sue Wacvet said...

We have a bunch of those here in central Texas, but ours bite!!

Andrew Marin said...

dude, when were you in Florence? I've lived here for almost two years and spend every Thursday morning gettin' LOST on iTunes. I walk by that boar daily.

Luciana Mangas said...

Hey, Jorge! I'm glad to see you're having fun in Europe. You know where you'd have even more fun? Right here in Brazil, particularly now that it's not so hot and you can actually enjoy the sun and not run away from it like we do during the summer.

Anyways, I kind of have a favor to ask.

I'm a senior in college, Journalism major. I'm graduating in December and to do that I have to write a research paper about communication/journalism. It can be about anything as long as it relates to my major. So I chose to do my research about media convergence (you know, how every media - audio, video, text, internet - can be found in one place) and the impact that has on how you watch tv shows nowadays.

So I'm going to talk about that and I'm going to use Lost as my case study, because one, I'm a hardcore fan, and two, the show has one of the biggest - if not THE biggest - online fanbases out there. So people watch it through the most creative ways: downloading the eps, streaming, watching it over and over again to catch the easter eggs and stuff.

The reason I'm boring you with all this is because I need to write about the history of the show and that's not just what happens in the episodes. I wish it was that easy. It involves a lot of aspects of the show, from how it was originally thought out to distribution around the world. So it's a lot to cover. I've already emailed ABC and even the Lost Podcast thing because it would be great to be able to talk to someone who's been on the show from the beginning, you know? It doesn't have to be Damon or Carlton. I'm well aware that would be next to impossible.

But I would be more than glad to talk to anyone, really. I had a chance to interview Evangeline Lilly a couple of years ago - she promised me an interview and gave me her publicist's contact info and everything but it never happened. I doubt she would even remember me if I tried to contact her now, so I thought I could ask you to help me. I know it's a long shot, but I thought, hey why not? The worst that could happen is that I'll get a no.

So if maybe you could talk to someone from the show, plead my case if it's not too much trouble and maybe get some contact info from any of the producers, I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks a lot in advance! And I love you on the show, man. You rock!


Anonymous said...

saludos desde Chile, jorge qe estes bien :D

La Vaca que Rumia said...

hehehe. Well if I travel to Munich i won't forget visiting that boar, fuck the museums and that stuff,hehe

Take care Jorge

Freak said...

I love these coincidences too!
I saw you in the El Hormiguero Show but I don't think it was that funny at all, not because of you, of course, but because of the guys.
On the other hand I saw someother interview made in a weird and very loud space, like a sports center or so, also in Spain/spanish, that seemed very much fun to me and other people I have talked to.
I also liked that you could remember so many spanish cities names where you had been as a student, with your class, as you said in the second interview.

Congratulations, I love your blog. It is very fun, direct and honest. I also like your work as an actor too.

fjg said...

We have exactly the same boar in Sydney, Australia. In fact it was donated by the Italian community.
All the best, have a lovely trip in Europe.


this is completely unrelated about your recent post, butis there any chance of you having a Twitter account?

Kezwan said...

Hi Mr.Jorge :)
how are you :)
this is in munich ?
i was on the Lost event in munich do you remember me ?? xD haha it was very funny
you are the best ACTOR
from Germany ;)

Mara said...

I have a picture with the firenze's boar!!! :)

Mike C said...

Recently discovered your blog and enjoyed reading all your entries over the w/e, Jorge. I think it's great that you're so accessible to your fans and any "passing traffic" such as me who thinks all the more of you for your efforts (it de-mystifys the whole "celebrity" thing a little too - no bad thing!).

Anyway, keep posting and I'll keep reading. Have a great birthday tomorrow too (mine's on Thursday, but you're somewhat younger than me)! If your travels ever bring you to Liverpool, the first beer's on me :-)


Lissette said...

Sounds like a good photo project to me! "Boars Around the World"

templodaputaria said...

e ai gorducho, conta o final de Lost ai buceta.

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ZackWallenfang.com said...

Quick show and tell for you. My personal project of the year is to draw a famous birthday each day as a means to keep drawing ALL the time.

So I thought you might be interested in seeing today's drawing (and by God I sure hope imdb.com and wikipedia have the age and date right and didn't make a fool out of me)!

See it here:


Gabriella said...

Happy birthday Jorge and best wishes for a wonderful year!!!

HoneyM said...

Happy Birthday Jorge!!! Hope you have a good one!

sledge.44 said...

Happy b-day, dude! It was great seeing you in Munich.

Kezwan said...

hiii Mr.Garcia :) iam 14 :) i take a photo with you in munich haha

I wish you all good on your birthday
I wish you long you live
I also wish you a nice time

Unknown said...

Jimmy Buffett in a live version of lage nom ai says "were going to get as lost as the oceanic six" Also I know this is random but have you seen the movie exectuvie decsion? In it, the airline company is called oceanic.

Esther said...

Congratulations on your 100th show coming up! My husband and I are huge fans. We've seen every episode. I'm amazed you don't get thousands of comments for every post on here! You're one of our favorite characters. Glad to see you are just as down to earth in real life as you are on the show!

André Moraes said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Garcia!

Eugen Caitaz said...

I and my sister want to wish you very much "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"!!!;O)
In russian language HAPPY BIRTHDAY is translated - Pozdrovleaiu!!!!!!!!!!
Pozdrovleaiu mister "Hurley" Garcia!;)

EKM said...

Happy Birthday Jorge!
Keep up the great work on this blog!

Halfmad said...

Happy Birthday Jorge! You rule!

Jenny Holiday & Aaron said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

Hope you guys are doing something SUPER FUN!!!

Love from the Jersey Shore,
xoxo Jenny & Aaron

lily said...

Happy birthday jorge. I really enjoy your blog.

lily said...

Happy birthday jorge. I really enjoy your blog.

Lisa-Maladylis said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy Birthday today. Hope your day is fantastic !!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday. :)

P.S. If you ever come to KC, I'll treat you to the BBQ. 'Kay?


James Hernandez said...


Boaring! :-) Hee Hee

J. said...

Happy birthday, Jorge! :)

James Hernandez said...


I also want to wish you a happy birthday! Geez you haven't aged a day in the last five years! Best in the year to come.

drew said...

Happy birthday there Jorge... Hope you have a great one.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Jorge!

Oh, the joys of IMDb.

Have a great one.

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bgprodarts said...

Happy Birthday Jorge.

I don't know you, but we have mutual friends from the SoCal area.
If you'd like check out my blog.


Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday!! They were doing celebrity birthdays on the radio this morning when I heard them call your name. Sooo, happy happy birthday Jorge!

Rumbero said...

Feliz cumpleaños!! Espero seas muy muy feliz!! Y a mejorar ese español, para la próxima en la televisión española, sin traductora de apoyo!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

"Have a Cluckity-Cluck-Cluck Day", Jorge, :-)

here's a little YouTube present I made for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Q_8HpcVnc

Erika (aka "e") said...

Jorge -

Hope you've been having a wonderful birthday... and congrats on the 100th episode as well.

- e

Anonymous said...

Hey man!

Happy birthday! :D

CaraBee said...

Birthday greetings!!

Unknown said...

Hi from Britain, hon! Soo excited about the 100th episode, which if we're naughty, we can see on Thursday! Love you in LOST & love the show
Pennie XXX

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Jorge!!! Hope your trip is going great!!

YouFoundMe said...

!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORGE!!!!! espero que lo estes pasando bien! y que en España hayas tenido muy buenos recuerdos y momentos, que este año sigas tan bien como vas...porque si algo tengo que decir de hurley es que ¡no hay capítulo en el que no me haya hecho reír este año!. Que la gripe porcina no llegue a Hawai y tengas nuevamente un muy buen año!!!
my best wishes for you!!!

from chile :)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Jorge!

Bill - Saginaw

Tv Addict said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you are having an absolutely wonderful day and even better night!

shady_lane said...

happy birthday jorge!!!

hope you are well

M@ said...

hey Jorge
i hope that you are having a great trip... im sure u are from ur pictures!

I go to school in New Paltz New York and I was just out at the bars and I ran into Daniel Day Kim! I got a picture with him.. he is a really nice guy! you should come here sometime!

enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Unknown said...

Hola Jorge, feliz cumpleaños! Hope you have a wonderful day. Greetings from Mexico!

geeky Heather said...


groovymom said...

So - can you catch swine flu from a statue of a pig????


Tokyo Biker Mommy said...

There's also a boar at the Viansa winery in Sonoma, CA.

"They also have sculptures throughout the garden and one in particular was very interesting. It was a statue of a boar, which according to the caption was originally commissioned by the Medici family in Florence more than 350 years ago. After years of wear from people rubbing the boar’s nose for good luck, it needed to be replaced. They took a mold of the original, made the necessary repairs and cast a new statue which stands in Florence today. Immediately after casting that boar, they made another casting which is the one which sits at Viansa today."

Rose said...

Hi Jorge,

I'm from Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) and we have the same boar statue here in our world famous Butchart Gardens. Here is a link to some guy's travel shots of him with it:


Sorry the guy's not as cute as you but it's the best shot of the boar I could find! I wonder if we should flip them over to reveal the "made in China" stamp on the underside...There seem to be alot of them out there!

Love the blog!

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mikenap15 said...

There is on in NYC too in a park at Sutton Place and 57th Street.

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