Toad wondering if maybe the American dream isn’t really the idea that every person should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. What is the American dream is actually “you’re back in school, late for a test in a class you forgot to go to, you can’t find the room and you’re naked”?
Maybe we’re closer than we thought.
This frog did not force a bot to watch 10,000 hours of anything, because A.I. algorithms work a lot better on transcripts. Moreover, this frog did not force a bot to read the equivalent of 10,000 hours of transcripts because it’s even easier to just make something up and claim that you did the work and no one is going to ask for proof anyway.
This frog politely suggests that if someone did not choose X or they cannot change X, then it is unfair to tease them about X and jokes about X are not funny.
In 1880, the Black Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis) was scientifically described by Edward Cope (Homo sapiens) who spent several minutes trying to clean them before he realized they were a new species.
Republican senator being reminded that women are people.
This newt was ill equipped to govern and is secretly relieved to be living in exile.
This frog is glad that Comcast pulled out of the Disney/Marvel/Fox merger fight, because it would have been boring to watch Thanos spend fifteen minutes gathering the Xfinity Stones and two hours trying to remember his password.
Frog pondering whether Sir Mix-A-Lot’s inability to lie is generalized or merely restricted to butt-related topics.
Last year, I was excited to see the Kihansi spray toad at the Bronx Zoo, as it was one of the few places it was possible to see them.
I had forgotten that there were some at the Chatanooga Zoo. The other place you can see them is the Toledo Zoo.
I haven’t been Toledo, which means that I’ve only seen two thirds of the global population of these little guys.
Yeah, you can’t find them in Kihansi anymore, just in zoos.
Frog thinking about how, when capitalistic societies use currency as the one and only variable, it becomes impossible to combat injustices perpetrated by the rich and powerful as there are limits to both the amount of money that can be leveraged in opposition and on what harms money can cure.
Frog wondering if the story about forty days and nights of rain was actually an early attempt at accelerated weathering as a technique to pull excess carbon from the atmosphere.
Did you know that frogs have nictitating membranes?
The bumble bee dart frog gets its name because, according to the math, it cannot fly.
Great. Now even the frogs are doing mashups.
Frog politely, but firmly, suggesting that you keep your distance.
I’m pretty sure that if the glass hadn’t been there, she would have pinched my cheek, told me how much I’d grown, and offered me a penny candy.
In frog land, goiters* are sexy.
* Well, technically, it’s the sounds the goiters make … which isn’t much better.
The literature informs me that this species lives in “swamps, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes”.
I am now envisioning frog-filled marshes appearing and disappearing Brigadoon-style.
This newt doesn’t understand how humans can jump to conclusions on extremely limited data.
But, as a newt, it doesn’t understand jumping very well either.
Of course, when I’m there with a half-working system, that’s the time the Chinese giant salamander decides to pose. Good thing the Sony system does well in low light.
For those that track such things, this is a 100% crop at ISO 3200, hand-held at 1/60th of a second.
The salamander was about 15 feet* away. It would have looked a lot better on my Nikon.
* 4.5ish meters for those who use a decent** measurement system
** About 18.3 cham ams, for those who don’t