Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Different name -- no less evil"

It's funny because it's true.

Amy Magan -- someone I know only internettily -- has started a blog. Three of the first four entries detail an epic struggle to paint her first-floor bathroom (with the assistance of four adult friends and some unsolicited "help" from one of her sons). The subject line of this post comes from Amy's awesome analogy of paint colors in Part III of the Adventures in Painting story: "Apparently, Lemon Sorbet is to Sun Ray as Cruella DeVille is to the Wicked Witch of the West – different name, no less evil."

But what I'm really writing about is the name of Amy's blog, The Fourth Frog Blog. Which is a real thinker, until you read her explanation:

Imagine that there are four frogs sitting on a log. Three frogs make the decision to jump into the pond. How many frogs are still on the log? All four. Why? Because the three frogs did nothing more than to make a decision; no other action had yet been taken.

Which, I suppose, is even more of a thinker. I aspire to be a fourth frog, too.

Awesome.

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