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Pants on a Frog August 17, 2020

Posted by Sobek in News.

In the 18th Century, if you were a fertility researcher, it might have been your job to put tiny pants on a frog.

“You might value pants for their leg-sheathing, buttock-concealing and pocket-generating powers – but they can also serve as frog genital shackles, and they played a critical role in 18th century fertility research.”

I didn’t even keep reading the article, because there’s absolutely no way the author could top the majesty of that opening paragraph.





1. geoff - August 17, 2020

I saw Frog Genital Shackles open for The Pretenders back in ’86.

2. Sobek - August 17, 2020

Showing your age, my man.

3. geoff - August 18, 2020

You don’t even know. Big six-oh in 2 months.

4. Jimbro - August 18, 2020

Plaid pants on a frog
Not stylish accessory
Sad amphibian

5. Jimbro - August 18, 2020

Happy early birthday Geoff, I’m guaranteed to forget it by 2 months

6. geoff - August 18, 2020

Genital shackles
Manifested via pants
Frog tucks to the left

7. geoff - August 18, 2020

I’m guaranteed to forget it by 2 months

Wish I could.

8. Sobek - August 18, 2020

You don’t look a day over 59.75.

9. Sobek - August 18, 2020

If we’re doing frog-themed haiku, then I have one to share. I composed this in elementary school, quite some time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it. I think it was published in a school anthology or something. I recently had the opportunity to share it with my own children when one of them mentioned they were learning about different poetic forms in school. They enjoyed it immensely, and they consider it a masterpiece of the genre. With that as an introduction, I present to you all a haiku that I wrote in the third grade:

Frog in a blender.
Red and green and red and green.
Anyone thirsty?

Thank you.

10. lauraw - August 18, 2020

Sobek was all his teachers’ favorite, I just know it

11. Sobek - August 18, 2020

They had meetings about me. Or so I heard; I was never invited to the meetings.

12. geoff - August 18, 2020

Sobek put pants on a frog
To thwart its desire to snog
He asked, “Will it blend?”
Thus starting a trend
Of quaffing a hearty frog grog

13. geoff - August 18, 2020

Just noticed how uncentered Sobek’s photo is.

He’s going to be haunted by you-know-who.

14. Sobek - August 18, 2020

Nice poem, geoff. My favorite haiku ever:

Haikus can be fun,
But sometimes they don’t make sense.

15. Sobek - August 18, 2020

I just now realized my link didn’t work. Huh.

16. geoff - August 19, 2020

Nice poem, geoff.

Don’t think I’ve ever heard those words before.

At least, not all together like that.

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