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Apr 25

Frog Sitting on a Bench Just Like a Human – Commentary

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I don’t normally comment on stuff like this, but the fact that this is so trivial blows my froogal mind.   So let’s see, we have 40,000 children dying each and every day from diarrhea (a totally preventable disease with access to clean drinking water), and world governments around the world facing major debt crises; yet a frog sitting on a bench gets over one million hits in two days.  I am actually undecided as to whether or not I should post this link.  Actually, I won’t.

Frogs as Entertainment

The problem here is the whole triviality that our news world has become.  World disasters are prefaced with a toothpaste commercial; tales of mass murder are prefaced with a new car commercial.  Most things, in fact, are framed as an entertainment.   We have moved from an information-based society to an entertainment-based society (arguably ever since Sesame Street).  Trivia is not information, it is trivia; information that only has a very limited scope of relevance with little or no context.  Context is what makes information meaningful, however.

The original poster was asked if the frog was ‘glued down’ and the inevitable response was ‘no’. Yet I can’t help but wonder.  If people have, in fact, been diminished to resorting to being cruel to animals in order to satiate our seemingly insatiable desire to be famous (or infamous), then what comes next?  Remember that, we too, are animals.

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