(Note: I wrote this post months ago before the writers’ strike temporarily closed Dunder Mifflin. Funny to see so many of you coming to this page in the week leading up to The Office’s return. I understand. I can’t wait, either! Put your anticipation to work by heeding the plea below. And, just so you know, Froggy 101 hasn’t adopted this cause yet.)

froggy-101-sticker.jpgTonight is “The Office” night in my house. In the show, Dwight Shrute (whom I channeled in an earlier post which opined that a frog is superior to a feral cat on a beet farm) often sits next to a filing cabinet that bears the sticker of a real, Scranton radio station, Froggy 101. I emailed the station and asked them to become the flagship radio station for Amphibian Ark. That pairing seems predestined. Granted, NPR would have been a smarter choice, but they don’t do that sort of thing. And, humor can be very effective in getting people on board a new idea, like saving amphibians. I have not heard back from Froggy 101. Please encourage Froggy 101 to do the right thing, and get behind the fight to save endangered amphibians. Click here for the contact page on their Web site.  We’ll see what develops… 


Guest commentary that should sound a little like it’s coming from Dwight from The Office (and there is factual information in this):

“Question — What is more important to a functioning beet farm — a feral cat, or a frog? A feral cat controls mice which (and it is a fact) eat beets because beets are soft to chew. In addition, my feral cat has killed several raccoons, which otherwise get into the garbage. Large frogs sometimes will eat tiny mice, but that is not the rule, and they are overmatched by a raccoon. But there are five reasons why I, Dwight Schrute, believe a frog is superior to a feral cat: One, it is a fact that one cricket frog can consumer 5,000 insects and other small invertebrates in a single year, thus helping me avoid an insect plague. Two, I plan to have children some day who will work and inherit my beet farm, and many cultures regard amphibians as an agent of fertility. Three, the Budweiser Frogs were the most effective commercials ever created for a domestic beer. Four, tribal hunters in the Amazon rub their skin with the skin of the giant monkey frog to heighten their awareness and make them more effective hunters. Five, the Amerindians of Colombia rub their hunting darts across the backs of golden dart frogs to poison the dart and use it to shoot monkeys. Hands down, I pick the frog over the feral cat. For that reason, I offer my support to Amphibian Ark and The Year of the Frog.”