I was in a mood all day. I had a headache, it rained all day, and everything pissed me off. On the upside, as I noted elsewhere, I did learn how to tell the difference between male and female frogs, and it is not, as I guessed, little green balls, but that male frogs croak. Same with toads. So he is, in fact, Mr. Frog, and not Miss or Mrs. Frog.
Here is Mr. Frog, and my mom was quite excited about this one for whatever reason:
Be good to one another.
Croaking presumably translates to “Actually…?”
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Frog, there is a frog, then there is no frog, then there is
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Cole’s fiendish plan to sober me up.
Adam L Silverman
I had to break it to you, but it isn’t so simple to tell the male and female frogs apart…
It’s kinda the other way around with mallards.
A mallard giving the long, loud, descending quack-quack-quack-quack-quack flocking call is almost always a hen.
Drakes mostly mutter sullenly, and do the feeding chatter.
I think Mr. Frog is smiling at us.
Maybe Mom Cole is excited because she has a new, big, appreciative audience for her work. Everybody likes recognition.
I looked up how long frogs live — the answer apparently is generally, 3-6 years. This new Balloon Juice feature could go on for a while.
I thought this one was too easy — it’s a repeat!
I can’t wait to look for Mr. Frog in the morning. I’m too tired right now to look, but now that I finally found Mr. Frog once and therefore know what he looks like, I have high hopes that I will find him again tomorrow.
I do love the new Daily Mr. Frog series!
Is it too soon for an OT comment? [and yeah, this puzzle seemed … too easy — not complainin’, mind]
West of the Cascades
I see stone Mr. Frog but I think I also see dark green presumably alive Mr. Frog with a little yellow eye.
Or have I been smoking something ungood tonight?
He wouldn’t have to croak all the time if you were a good wingman
Can’t see the frog; here is a cute dog video:
I’m sure they trained him to do that, but it’s cute.
@West of the Cascades:
Sounds like pretty good stuff to me…
Funny, I thought this one was hard. Maybe what I found wasn’t Mr. Frog.
I need a bigger monitor.
You can tell your folks for me that their pond is really cute. I’m enjoying the pics.
It’s not a frog, but here’s a story about how the Italian mob murdered a dog’s grandfather, told by some schlub in Vermont.
Frog spotted. This pic is a rerun.
But these are fun — thanks for doing them.
Covid Live Updates: F.D.A. Authorizes Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised
OK, this is just too good to not share. Charles Gaba has analyzed vaccine uptake in all US counties since Feb 1, at 10-day intervals. And built an animated GIF: https://acasignups.net/sites/default/files/2018/2021/Webp.net-gifmaker.gif
Here’s the original blog post: https://acasignups.net/21/08/11/us-covid19-vaccination-levels-county-over-time
@Mary G: Israel authorized third shot for >=50yo today.
It’s comin’ for the USA soon. I completely understand the “we shouldn’t be hogging these: the rest of the world needs ’em, and it’s in our interest, so that we don’t continue to get new variants”. But geeez, as somebody who wants to live and not get a breakthrough case, I want a booster.
@Adam L Silverman:
Same with rabbits
@Ohio Mom: That was my thought, too! Maybe it’s his favorite hangout spot. ?
@Mary G: how to break a dog in 3… 2… 1…
Adam L Silverman
Do you know why rabbits are so quiet during sex?
They have cotton balls.
Jennifer Hudson is a guest on Colbert. He played a clip from the new Aretha Franklin biopic (RESPECT), and I am determined to see it soon. Also, Hudson is wearing a little black hot pants outfit with a TON of bling on collar and cuffs, and she looks amazing.
@Ohio Mom: Yes! It looks like he’s in the same spot to me, too!
What’re all those pellets? Food for the fishies?
@HumboldtBlue: Hey, now! I subscribe to that channel! Love that farm.
I spotted Mr. Frog the first time, but no luck since then. Ah well.
It’s been four days, and I haven’t found Mr. Frog on any of them.
So do I.
So, I’ve realized I’ve barely been listening to albums lately instead of letting my shuffle roll. But I’ve had a couple songs pop up that reminded me of albums I love. So I’m going to start listening to some albums through again. First up tonight: Faith No More’s Angel Dust. It’s such a weird album that it’s hard to believe it was a follow up to a huge album, but it’s also insanely catchy. Every weird bit just works because of the band’s power and skill. It also contains a lot of samples, which was unusual for a record outside of hip hop. But also some insane guitar work.
Mr Frog is a big guy. I actually like hearing frogs croak.
Another M. Frog selection.
@Chetan Murthy: i feel bad getting a third shot when Africa and So. America are so far behind, but I’ve decided I’m getting one that a MAGAt in Florida has refused to take.
KC metro about to need canoes to get to work tomorrow. 7″ predicted. I havent seen that much since I showered.
@Chetan Murthy: It’s like air bags when the cabin depressurizes in mid flight. Yes, you do want to help the person next to you, but you’re better off taking care of yourself for the most part
@Mary G: And I feel that third shots are in a different category than the complete two shot regimen.
@gwangung: Honestly, I’m not going to try to convince myself that it’s alright. It’s not, but I’m going to do it anyway, b/c I don’t want long covid, and until I see evidence that breakthrough infections don’t result in long covid with high probability, I’m going to assume that a breakthrough infection *could* hurt my brain.
That, I could not take. My brain is *me*.
I meant: evidence that with high probability breakthrough infections don’t result in long covid
Time release Repub-Away™ capsules? Petite Circus Peanuts? Factory outlet store Good ‘n’ Plenty? Quaaludes?
Oh my dear state and its ballots the length of bibles:
Hi Mr. Frog??
Concerted push in Hawaii some years back to get rid of the invasive coqui frog, which emits a croak at around 90 decibels.
Mr. Frog tends to be a creature of habit, especially since it’s been hot. He’ll hang in the places he knows is safe.
@Punchy: ??Where did you see that? NOAA says half to three quarters tonight and a half inch tomorrow.
T. to the M.I., dude.
Whopsie Misattribution at #48. Fix.
T. to the M.I., dude.
@NotMax: That made me laugh when I saw it.
Ole Phat Stu
So here’s a toad photo of mine for you :;-
The fish pellets are in the exact same configuration they were in the previous photo of Mr Frog in that exact same spot.
That’s why I think it’s a repeat, though I don’t doubt he likes hanging in that spot in the pond. It looks like a nice deep spot where your frog legs can dangle freely.
Sometimes you boil the frog and sometimes the frog boils you, as Donald Rumsfeld was trying to say.
Mr. Frog is my moment of zen.
@Mary G: Every shot anywhere is going to help with variants, so I don’t think you should feel bad about this, not even for one instant.
edit: None of us should. Take the shot if you are offered. Every shot helps.
@Ohio Mom: I checked the file names. It does appear that this one is a repeat.
Except that one is a jpg file and the other is a png file.
These are almost as entertaining as the Gergely Dudás – Dudolf pages on FB. At my home in Massachusetts, I had a huge “water feature”; the pond was too far away from the house for my taste, so I had one built right outside the sunroom. It was close to the frog version of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” and I loved and miss it.
Mr. Frog will survive the winter: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-frogs-survive-wint/
Are the pellets mosquito control bits? I use the crumbles to get rid of fungus gnats in my house plants, and I’ve seen them formed into donut shaped to float in a pond, secured with string.
Stone frog, sure, but I think you’re just dicking us around, Cole, there’s no Gaia-damned frog in this pict- …. oh, there it is.