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May 24, 2004

A MEDICAL LEAP FORWARD

Take two frogs and call me in the morning.

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This man deserves to get sick.

Hey...pssst...know where I can score some good parasite riddled raw frog?

Sure, headaches and stomach pain - but the key here is does his neck still hurt?

What the hell else would you expect from eating raw wild animals?

How 'bout them toad suckers, ain't they clods?
Sittin' there suckin' them green toady frogs!

Suckin' them hop toads, suckin' them chunkers,
Suckin' them a leapy type, suckin' them flunkers.

Look at them toad suckers, ain't they snappy?
Suckin' them bog frogs sure make's 'em happy!

Them hugger mugger toad suckers, way down south,
Stickin' them sucky toads in they mouth!

How to be a toad sucker, no way to duck it,
Get yourself a toad, rear back, and suck it!
-- Mason Williams

What will HMOs think of next? Was that a prescription frog?

Not as good as the Toad Licking episode of The Family Guy.

"He was told to eat at least six raw frogs a day ... and had scoffed his way through 130 before he collapsed,..."

"Scoffed?"

Any body got a dictionary out yonder?

Sacre bleu!!!

Any body got a dictionary out yonder?

Actually scoffed is okay apparently

Must be british. I'd've said "scarfed down."

Yes, Mahatma, I have scarfed, gulped, bolted, crammed, englutted, guzzled, ingurgitated, wolfed,
quaffed, and even snarfed, but never scoffed at food and / or beverages.

Also from Ananova's "Dumb Chinese criminal" file:


dumdum

Yes, "scoffed" is British.

Parasite Frogs wbagnfarb.

elfbrains: check previous post for a guy whose neck REALLY hurt.

BTW, he google toolbar has a convenient dictionary for looking up words, among other cool functions (such as a pop-up blocker).

Doesn't work on Mac tho

I used to work with a lot of british people, they do like to say weird things that have you scratching your head. Why don't they just cut it out?

MKJ, heard a story about British-speak where an American showed up for her first day of work in Britain. Apparently, the boss was out back smoking a cigarette, so the secretary told the surprised American that the boss was out back "blowing a fag."

Oops.

Managed health care at its finest.

John, MKJ - If smoking a cigarette is "blowing a fag", then eating raw amphibians is "scoffing a frog"?

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a veterinarian!

Uhh ... oh. I'll just leave now.

Not as good as the Toad Licking episode of The Family Guy

Wasn't that in "The Simpsons" too?

Mmmmm ... Frogs!

More on them there toad suckers

Well, someone had to do it...

Inspector: Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in 'ere?
Mr. Hilton: Yes, a little one.
I: What sort of frog?
H: A...a *dead* frog.
I: Is it cooked?
H: No.
I: What, a RAW frog?!?
H: Oh, we use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq,
cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and sealed in
a succulent, Swiss, quintuple-smooth, treble-milk chocolate envelope, and
lovingly frosted with glucose.
I: That's as may be, but it's still a frog!
H: What else?
I: Well, don't you even take the bones out?
H: If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?

Okay this is totally off topic - but has anyone encountered the cicadas? I just got back from a weekend in a cabin in the woods near Cincinnati and they were thick. Had to shout to be heard over them. Couldn't avoid stepping on them, either.

My son and I had a lot of fun watching his mother and sisters shrieking and running in circles, batting at their hair and generally acting like lunatics every time we got out of the car, etc.

They have not (yet, I guess) invaded Columbus, but me and the boy haven't given up hope.

I coulda toad him not to eat them frogs.

Still waiting for cicadas in NJ

Okay this is totally off topic
You call that off topic? THIS is off topic:
____

One afternoon when the President is returning from a trip to his
Texas ranch, he gets off the helicopter in front of the White House
with a baby pig under each arm.


The Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Nice pigs,
sir!"

The President smirks and says, "Well, that's where you're wrong,
soldier. These are not pigs. These are authentic Texan Razorback
Hogs. I got one for VP Cheney, and I got one for Defense Secretary
Rumsfeld."

The Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and replies, "Nice
trade, sir!"

I haven't noticed cicadas in Michigan. We get the annual kind in late summer.

But we get fish flies in the spring. Any of you guys familiar with those?

MKJ: The cicadas meant for Jersey are stuck in traffic waiting to get through the Holland Tunnel. Shoulda takent the GW Bridge. Dumbasses. Seventeen years to figure out the best route and they choose Canal Street. Go figure.

Mudstuffin: Nope, cicadas haven't reached NYC as yet (Lairbo to the contrary). But I did see a story about cicada recipes on the morning news!

MKJ: I loved that! I have a friend who sends every GWB joke going who is going to love that one.

Elle: Thanks for the imagery, not!

[voiceover, shouted over sound of news copter engine] The cicadas have pulled out of the onramp for the Holland Tunnel and turned south, apparently having decided to do a little sight-seeing while in Manhattan. It looks like they're heading to either the Staten Island Ferry or the boat to Liberty Island. Bulletins as they break. More traffic and weather on the 1's, right after the sports update from Mahatma. Give us 17 years, we'll give you cicadas. Back to you, Dave. . .

Elle: when you think about it, "epicenter of cicada hell" is really one of the nicer things you can call Washington, DC.

FIRST to say "epicenter of cicada hell" wbagnfarb

Methinks Lairbo has more than a passing familiarity with AM radio station 1010-WINS here in the tri-state area.

I'm sorry, I generally try to keep things in perspective and keep a sense of humor about plagues of huge flying insects and stuff, but the only acceptable method for cooking cicadas would be with a flame-thrower. Or possibly napalm.

Marinate them alive? I'll bet that guy has a tinfoil hat.

Napalm might not be ideal if the cicadas are on your trees or house.

EWWW! to frogs AND cicadas both. mmmm. pass the Spring Surprise.....

Watch your back, there, MKJ, using words like "Methinks" in Jersey can get you whacked and unceremoniously dumped at the Vince Lomardi Service Area ("Service isn't Everything; It's the ONLY Thing) on the Turnpike. Unless, of course, you're in Princeton, which technically (if you ask the residents, anyway), isn't really in Jersey.

As far as my familiarity with WINS, I cannot confirm or deny that I have ever listened to Shadow Traffic.

NJ don't need no stinkin' Princeton punks

MJK - great reference to Mason Williams and his looney poems - I doubted anyone else remembered him. I'm also reminded of Derek and Clive's Frog and Peach skit.

MJK/Jamester: Oh, great, now I'll have Classical Gas going through my head for the rest of the day.

Anybody mentions "MacArthur Park" and I'm gonna find 'em and dump 'em in Jersey. And I don't mean Princeton.

Lairbo: great one. Let's hope they don't get a swarm of them in the traffic copter engine or we could have another tragedy on our hands.

Also WAY off topic.

This Canadian answer guy knows how to find out about some really obscure stuff. Pretty interesting though. Check it out if you feel so inclined.

By the way, anyone else remember Peter Cook & Dudley Moore's "Frog and Peach" routine?

Frog&Peach

my comment, LTTG, is...
[Homer voice]MMMMM, Cicadas...

:)

LTTG too, Blogchik, but sliding into home...

On-topic that is: "Shaman him for prescribing such maltreatment!"

mudstuffin: "Yes, Mahatma, I have [blah blah blah]never scoffed at food and / or beverages."

I bet mudstuffin has scoffed at tofu...

Yes, well, tofu isn't actually food. It's gelatinous air.

"Doc, my neck pain is gone, but now I have a headache, a stomach ache, and a frog in my throat."

Har....

Wow. I guess there's alternative medicine, and then there's alternative medicine.

Oh, and about that Google Toolbar dictionary thingie? You Mac folks (actually, Windows people too ) ought to just do yourself a favor and download Mozilla Firefox. Then go up to the little search engine box at the top right and add search engines to your heart's content. There are a ton of them for every purpose, including dictionaries. I love it. Firefox is my new default browser.

Maybe he meant raw Frenchmen?

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