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October 13, 2003

Today's Musical History Les...

Today's Musical History Lesson: Kate Sullivan, on Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.

Posted by at October 13, 2003 11:00 PM

Just read your Reason article on Sabine Herold. Very interesting. Very professional journalist-type writing too, for an Angels' fan. (They're still the reigning World Series Champions!)

I do have to wonder at the very somewhat startling >>> Frog

Posted by: ct at October 14, 2003 12:39 PM

Are you accusing me of Welshing on my writing duties? What a Gyp! How queer! I guess this Scotches our relationship, Jerry!

Last time I looked, "frog" was a charming little green animal, with special amphibious properties. Unlike, say, "weasel," which indicates "untrustworthy, secretive back-stabbing so-and-so," or "cheese-eating surrender monkey," which means "Jerry Lewis."

As fate would have it, my wife at this moment is wearing a T-shirt featuring a rendering of the amphibian in question, under the words "Punky Frog." It was a gift from a friend, and she was charmed, not insulted. I'm of the belief that such terms make the language richer & more funny, and employing them liberally neuters the insulting implication.

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 14, 2003 01:21 PM

A pat on the back from Armstrong when your French and your about 5 kilometers from the finish line is probably worse. Your right, it's innocent.

Yank, Frog, Limey... (Wait a minute... Part of my reaction was I just don't think the French necessarily look like frogs, but it just came to me that it's because they EAT frogs... (!).

Posted by: ct at October 14, 2003 01:56 PM
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