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Ieuan ab Arthur
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Hi All:

Another glurge sent to my Mother. This one definitely rates 10 out of 10 on the Glurge-a-matic Scale. To get the appropriate atmosphere, imagine at least 30 animated frogs scattered throughout the glurge while "What a Wonderful World" plays in the background.

Yes, I can provide mind bleach at reasonable prices [Big Grin]

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TURN ON SOUND!!!!!!

FULL SCREEN....

Great music and the message is exceptional!!!!

FROGS

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition.

The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....

The race began....

Honestly,no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.

You heard statements such as:

"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"

"They will NEVER make it to the top."

or:

"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one....

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?

It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:

Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have.

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!

Therefore:

ALWAYS be....

POSITIVE!

And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think:

I can do this!

Pass this message on to 5 "tiny frogs" you care about.

We all need motivation..

Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart

In two days tomorrow will be yesterday. Today is no special day and I have no particular reason for writing to you... I have no news to tell you.... nor any problems to discuss with you.... or gossip to tell you... It's only one of those happy moments... when I thought of you... and I would like to share these thoughts with you...
MANY SMILES BEGIN BECAUSE OF ANOTHER SMILE...

To The World You Might Be One Person; But To One Person You Might Be the World.

HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "send in the bigmouth bass" ab Arthur

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Mmmmm, frog legs... QUICK! Bag 'em while they're all tired!

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Never listen to people's advice on anything, even if they're screaming at you to step away from the chainsaw.

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Stormfeather
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... I think I've come to realize one of the main differences between a sweet, inspirational story, and glurge.

Too many random words in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

Sheesh.

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Eve MG
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quote:
Originally posted by Stormfeather:
... I think I've come to realize one of the main differences between a sweet, inspirational story, and glurge.

Too many random words in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

That, and they always spell out the moral for you, then add a pile of glurgy sayings at the end.

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TB Tabby
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Am I pedantic because my first impression was "FROGS DON'T RUN!!!"

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Spamamander in a pear tree
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Yes this is definately glurge. I hereby give it the "Spamamander Seal of Glurginess".

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Cervus
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quote:
Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Well, apparantly not if you're deaf.

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Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart
They must not be considerate friends if they constantly track dirt on you.

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MANY SMILES BEGIN BECAUSE OF ANOTHER SMILE...
I prefer to avoid anything that puts screams at me to SMILE. Smiles shouldn't scream or yell. Those kind are evil and are best avoided.

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SantasHobbit
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quote:

It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

And he was the only tiny frog who perished the next weekend. Alas, he didn't hear the egret coming.

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TrishDaDish
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My first thought was the tiny frog who climbed the tower would do it by climbing on the other tiny frogs who were collapsed in a giant pile on the side of the tower.

Also, if being deaf is a virture (according to this glurge), then why does it first insist "TURN ON SOUND!!!!!!"?

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by Ieuan ab Arthur:
Hi All:

The wisdom of this story is:


You mean the alleged wisdom.

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evilrabbit
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So, deafness gives frogs superpowers? Interesting...
Were these tiny frogs tree frogs? 'cause they're built for climbin'.

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by Ieuan ab Arthur:
But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!


This is the one that simply stuck out his tongue, stuck it to the top of the tower and reversed-rapelled his way up.

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GenYus
Away in a Manager's Special


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quote:
Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition.

The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

Shouldn't that be a climbing contest?

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BlushingBride
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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Why are they frogs? Why? There's nothing froggy about the story. Nothing remotely frog-like happens. They aren't even described in very froggy ways. Why are they frogs? Why didn't we just go whole-hog and describe them as an ancient tribe in Israel or something?

BefuddledBride

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DawnStorm
Let There Be PCs on Earth


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quote:


A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?

It turned out....


THAT HE WAS ON ANABOLIC STEROIDS!!


[/QB][/QUOTE]

Pass this message on to 5 "tiny frogs" you care about.


[/QB][/QUOTE]


I can see the response to the sender now: who you calling a frog you bitch? [Mad]

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NZUL
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BB beat me to it. Why frogs? I'm guessing the author of this glurge had some froggy animated icons and wanted to use them.

In my experience, crowds gathered at sporting events are generally cheering "come on", "go frankie" and other supportive things. Their clapping and cheering pushes the athletes on to make that last big push to win. There are so many better ways to have made this glurgy point.

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Pork Chop
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quote:
Originally posted by Ieuan ab Arthur:




quote:
(snip) It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

(snip)


Hm. Well see, there's your problem, the deaf frog wouldn't win at all. It's a well known fact that all deaf frogs have no legs and thus, can't run at all. [Big Grin]

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James D
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quote:
Originally posted by BlushingBride:
Why are they frogs? Why? There's nothing froggy about the story. Nothing remotely frog-like happens. They aren't even described in very froggy ways. Why are they frogs? Why didn't we just go whole-hog and describe them as an ancient tribe in Israel or something?

BefuddledBride

Maybe there was a princess at the top of the castle?

And how did the frog hear of the contest? Some sort of amphibian sign language or something?

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LeaflessMapleTree
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Was I the only one who thought that this frog race seemed a lot like how sperm end up fertilizing an egg (minus all the jeering, of course)?

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quote:
Originally posted by MapleLeaf:
Was I the only one who thought that this frog race seemed a lot like how sperm end up fertilizing an egg (minus all the jeering, of course)?

A small wriggly water creature emerging from the top of a tall tower? Not a fertilization metaphor as much as an ejaculation metaphor. (And a very very small metaphor it would be too - hardly worth a moistened towelette...)

Now if on reaching the top the tiny frog emerged into a dark cave at the end of which was a fabulous prize which would transform him utterly? Well then I could see it.

Dropbear

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The twelve shopping days 'til Christmas


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No, not that. This part:
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The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one....

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!



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Richard W
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Those would be tiny tadpoles, not tiny frogs, MapleLeaf...
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LeaflessMapleTree
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Oh jeez, again with the realism! [Razz] I just meant that it conjured up fertilization imagery.

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"For me, religion is like a rhinoceros: I don't have one, and I'd really prefer not to be trampled by yours. But it is impressive, and even beautiful, and, to be honest, the world would be slightly worse off if there weren't any."
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Except that many frogs will make it through the cervix and all the way up the fallopian tubes. It is just that one frog is a bit quicker than the rest at penetrating the egg. Then the egg thickens her shell so that no more frogs can get in.

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DawnStorm
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Dr. Freud, paging Dr. Freud.

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Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart
"The Masochism Tango" ?

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TrishDaDish
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quote:
Originally posted by MapleLeaf:
No, not that. This part:
quote:
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one....

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!


The tiny deaf frog shared a cigarette with the tower. Before he rolled over and fell asleep, he told the tower that the tower was going to sleep in the wet spot because he did all the work while the tower had just stood there like a freakin' statue.

Trish "Here's $5, Tower, 'cause that's all you're worth!" DaDish

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Esprise Me
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Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart

If your "friends" leave footprints on your internal organs, it might be time to stop hanging out with Hell's Angels.

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[lol] YOMANK, Esprise Me.
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I just suddenly remembered a John Denver song from his Home Again album called "You Just Stomped on My Heart."

John Denver can be a wee bit glurgy but it never occured to me that particular song would fit a glurge.

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