Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Feast of Frog-flinging

And so, as the days lengthen, today I found the first cold, grumpy frog in the pond - presumably working on the basis that it's the early frog that gets the, erm, frog.

So we declare the Beaker Feast of Frog Flinging. This ancient act of worship goes back to at least 2011. Can I remind Beaker Folk of the salient points:

1. No real, live frogs. Stuffed frogs, toy frogs and plastic frogs are all fine.

2. No china frogs, pottery frogs or generally hard, heavy frogs. That was an awful black eye Marston suffered last year.

3. The frogs of the Tribe of Zebulun are to be arranged anticlockwise, or "antifrogwise", around the Pillar of frog arranging. The rest according to the ancient dictates in the Book of Neil.

4. Anyone offering unauthorised leapfrog is to have their eyebrows dyed an unlikely colour.

5. The "Little Pebbles" group is to be renamed :Little Tadpoles" from today until Munchkin Thursday.

6. Tapioca for lunch. Yum.

7. Small prayer groups, or "Lily pads" will gather at 11am for Prayer for Lord Green. It ain't easy being green.

8. Hymns today are "Frog Chorus", "Frog in thy name I Go", "The Long and Winding Toad." For the ceremony of Complain tonight, "Oh Froggy Night".

9. Burton Dasset is this year's King Frog. Again.

OK. Get out there, and fling some frogs!

1 comment :

  1. Can I do the reading?

    And the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs. So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls. And the frogs shall come up on you, on your people, and on all your servants.”’”

    (and there's a lot more in Exodus 8)


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