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March 30, 2004

TERRORISM UPDATE

Now the bastards are using salad frogs.

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*cough, cough, cough*

I think there's a frog in my throat.

Side note: how damn cute is that little frog, huh?

"It's a way to get pets for cheap," quipped one third grader.

No, son, a "cheep" pet would be a baby chick. Your teacher got a FROG. But buy another bag of salad greens, you might just get a chick. Collect all six animals!

The sad part about this is that this "Teacher" believes that frogs eat spinach, and worse yet, that's what she is telling her class..... I hated to even point this out, given that both I and my wife work in education.....

sheesh...i read that again.... why did she think that putting vinagar on the spinach would make it better for the frog, which doesn't eat spinach to begin with....

anyway, the frog really didn't have to worry about her eating it, it could have escaped through that gap between her front teeth..hehehe

LOL

The Bob. Be nice!

That was funny, though!

New! protein enriched folic acid!

I'm amused that this is apparently "Triple Washed" spinach. I guess it was, at least, a very CLEAN frog....

Makes you wonder how many bugs were on that spinach in order to keep the little frog alive until she discovered him.

Remember to wash those greens before eating. (But honestly, vinegar? Yech.)

Yes,that confused me as well--why wash spinach with vinegar?what self respecting frog eats/drinks vinegar?
or maybe she wanted to marinate the frog.
bon apetit!

I agree with The Bob. What does it say about the state of education in this country where a science teacher not only doesn't know that a tree frog probably wouldn't eat spinach, but then is surprised that he doesn't appreciate the application of a dressing...

Between that paragraph, the fear factor comment, and the "cheap pet" buisness, this article should serve as a stern warning to our nation's journalists that just because someone says something, it does not make it automatically worth repeating to everyone in northeast Montana.

I think it's kind of sad the second thing the daughter said was "Mom, it's Fear Factor."

Is it wrong for a college kid to lament and wish for the "good old days?"

Oh and I don't think that you can use the term "pint-sized" in describing a tree frog unless you are actually trying to state that it is an extraordinarily large frog...

Yeah, the fear factor thing kinda worries me too. This girl is our future, and she immediately connects a frog in her salad to a reality game show.
Is reality TV bad for our kids?
I rest my case.

Garrett..."reality TV" is an oxymoron...and, in answer to your question, it's bad for our kids, our adults, our senior citizens, our intelligence, our mental health, the state of the arts, and probably the frog..

You've got to admit that the mom and dad have a pretty good handle on reality though. Not only are they not in a big rush to sue the companies involved, they seem reluctant to even mention the names.

How many people would have looked at that frog and seen dollar signs....

I was eating at a chineese resturant the other night, and a kid at the next table over was involved in a lengthy discourse over which item they were served was the "weakest link".

And in case you are interested, it was the dumplings, though the rice came in a close second since they ran out of it and had to ask for more.

It seems to me she took this awfully well. My wife would have been hysterical, probably emptying the refrigerator directly into the garbage, then taking a shower and going out to buy a new refrigerator.

"We have a garden and we've eaten slugs and other bugs before,"

Blech!

I want a spinach frog!

That frog is probably endangered and there all going to jail.

Aren't we overlooking the obvious here, and that is that Salad Frogs would be an excellent name for a band.

"The sad part about this is that this "Teacher" believes that frogs eat spinach, and worse yet, that's what she is telling her class..... I hated to even point this out, given that both I and my wife work in education.....

Posted by: The Bob on March 30, 2004 09:19 AM"


The real sad part is the state of our educational system when a teacher writes "I and my wife".

This happened to me once in a restaurant, except it was a tiny worm instead of a tiny frog in my salad. It was while I was studying abroad in France, so I not only had to come up with coherent sentences, but then translate them. After watching me frantically pointing at my salad stammering "It's moving, it's moving!" the manager graciously offered me ... ANOTHER SALAD. Hmmmm. There's customer service at its best!

"Well, if we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy!"

"...both I and my wife work in education."

I believe The Bob is the grammatically correct one here. To be sure which word to use, eliminate the other person, ie "I work in education" and "my wife works in education."

Put them together, select the proper verb for plurality (two people work) and voila! A lovely strawberry cheesecake tuna melt.

Mel,

You are correct. However, I believe that this is more of a custom than a rule. Perhaps an English major can help us poor (until we graduate) engineers...

MeL, with the education you're getting on this blog, yes, I'm scared...in a stirring kinda way...like a young boy in that tantalizing moment before opening his first Playboy ;-)

Bismuth said:

"'...both I and my wife work in education.'
I believe The Bob is the grammatically correct one here. To be sure which word to use, eliminate the other person, ie 'I work in education' and 'my wife works in education.'"

This rule is for determining which personal pronoun to use in a situation. (I vs. me)
However, Mel is correct:

"But if you are referring to someone in addition to yourself then the pronoun I or me comes second."

And, by the way, this is a rule.

so I'm one for two...

if I was in the AL central, I'd make a good run at the postseason with that record.

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