Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Nature Quote

The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
                                                                                                                 --Indian proverb



9 comments:

  1. That makes me think of the most famous haiku of all:

    The old pond;
    a frog jumps in--
    the sound of water.

    Matsuo Basho

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  2. Yeah, don't shit on your own doorstep.  shit on someone else's.  Oh, wait - that's Wallstreet thinking, right?  Or is  it, "Go ahead and shit  on your own doorstep because you can always hire poor people to clean it up."  Unfortunately, there is now so much shit that there are no doorsteps left.  And baby number 7 billion will be born today.  I'm gonna go kiss my ass goodbye while I can still reach it.

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  3. It's an oldie and a goodie! Thanks, Dave.

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  4. He drinks in another frog's pond?

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  5. Ha! Well, that would work, I suppose. It's not the drinking IN that's the problem, though--it's the drinking UP the pond.

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  6. Hey Roxie--figure out what number you were here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515  The BBC has complied some interesting info. When I was born there were less than 3 billion on the planet...

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  7. Believe that sentiment is a paraphrase of the admonition:  Don't foul your own nest.  Which we're, 7 billion strong!

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  8. That's a great photo.  The question is, does he pee in his own pond? :)

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