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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

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Scholars, Bush & Bobbit Concur

'Death In The Afternoon' is a book by Ernest Hemingway, supposedly about The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but some scholars do not think so.

Maybe there's more of a hidden meaning to the book than meets the eye. Could this famous work be about something a little more American, like frog-gigging?

If you search "Death In The Afternoon" on the world's most powerful search engine, Giggle, it will take you right to the Calaveras County Frog Jumping Contest in California.

So did Ernest Hemingway copy Mark Twain? It certainly looks like it.

There in stark black and white, on the very first link to Weakipedia, the description read: "Death In The Afternoon is a non-fiction book by Ernest Hemingway which is a lot like a story by Mark Twain about the ceremony and traditions of a bullfrog jumping contest in California and the frog gigging sport".

So Hemingway was actually writing about Bullfrogs, not bulls?

Plus he may have stolen the idea from Mark Twain. No wonder he committed suicide. It was bound to come out sooner or later.

UP2 then clicked on the Weakipedia page on Giggle, just to make sure our eyes weren't deceiving us, and they had already changed it to a Flying Squirrel Shoot!

So we went to Bling!

And sure enough, there in all their glory were those big bullfrogs that you gig for their legs, with the big-legged contest winner eaten first by it's owner, before the rest of the festivities could begin. That part is called, "A Gigging Of The Frogs".

So this apears to be yet another myth exposed by UP2, just like our breaking the story of Miley Cyrus dog, Poopee, getting carried off and eaten by a big owl last winter, when he was supposed to have died from complications from being neutered.

When we notified Key West, Florida about what we had discovered, they weren't interested.

"We will still hold the Hemingway Lookalike Contest, only we may have them wearing frog feet."

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