14 November 2008

This Week in Strange Signage

I think we have two violations here. First is unnecessary quotation marks, which, now that I think about it, seem to be quite the vogue mode in amateur signage these days. Second is the statement about boiled frogs which makes no sense to me. Then again, this sign wasn't meant for me so who knows?


Anonymous said...

I think "boiled frog" refers to the completely incorrect folklore that you can't drop a frog in a pot of boiling water (why you would want to is never explained). You have to put the frog in a pot of warm water and gradually heat it up until it boils to death without apparently noticing.

Tested in real life, frogs are not that stupid and will jump out when the water gets hot but it serves as a false analogy for people who believe that somebody (usually liberals) are gradually taking away civil liberties.

That or it's a REALLY bad soup.

liz said...

are you trying to say that boiled frogs are cool?

totally unrelated, i've heard jean ro bistro has good frogs legs.

WestEnder said...

I think anything boiled is cool. Unless it was recently boiled, in which case it would be hot.

In any case, the connection between boiled frogs and leadership development is not exactly obvious.