Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My real, dead crunchy frog!

With apologies to Kermit the frog, I'm going to post about my Monty Pythonesque treasure.

We were cleaning out the spare bedroom where my little "office" sits huddled in the corner. I have a small bookcase next to my desk where I keep my Thesaurus, Garfield Dictionary and an assortment of grammar books. Next to that is a chunky 70's-style bedside table that I use as a filing cabinet. When we pulled out the table, there was something that looked like a big hairball stuck in the corner next to the bookcase. I picked it up and discovered it was the dessicated body of a long-dead frog.

I held it up and declared, "I have a crunchy frog! A real dead crunchy frog."

For those who were deprived of the glory days when PBS ran the British comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, this line comes from a sketch where a health inspector comes to the Whizzo Chocolate Factory to complain about the selections in their Quality Assortment-- Ram's Bladder Cup, Anthrax Ripple and Crunchy Frog. Hilarity ensues. (You can find it easily by googling "Crunchy Frog".)

OK, now that I've got it, what do I do with it? Hmmm, I wonder what it would sell for on ebay?


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bet you could get a fortune for it on ebay. Try it!!! List it as "Crunchy Frog", see if you get any bids! Wouldn't that be hilarious???!!!

Sparrow chic said...

I read this and it brought back the frog in the basement. He was certainly not Crunchy, he was gorged though !!