The Frog Chorus

From Aristophanes’ The Frogs.

Frogs (off stage): Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax,
Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax!
We children of the fountain and the lake
Let us wake
Our full choir-shout, as the flutes are ringing out,
Our symphony of clear-voiced song.
The song we used to love in the Marshland up above,
In praise of Dionysus to produce,
Of Nysaean Dionysus, son of Zeus,
When the revel-tipsy throng, all crapulous and gay,
To our precinct reeled along on the holy Pitcher day,
Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: O, dear! O, dear! now I declare
I’ve got a bump upon my rump,

Frogs: Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: But you, perchance, don’t care.

Frogs: Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: Hang you, and your ko-axing tool
There’s nothing but ko-ax with you.

Frogs: That is right, Mr. Busybody, right!
For the Muses of the lyre love us well;
And hornfoot Pan who plays on the pipe his jocund lays;
And Apollo, Harper bright, in our Chorus takes delight;
For the strong reed’s sake which I grow within my lake
To be girdled in his lyre’s deep shell.
Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: My hands are blistered very sore;
My stern below is sweltering so,
‘Twill soon, I know, upturn and roar
Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.
O tuneful race, O pray give o’er,
O sing no more.

Frogs: Ah, no! ah, no!
Loud and louder our chant must flow.
Sing if ever ye sang of yore,
When in sunny and glorious days
Through the rushes and marsh-flags springing
On we swept, in the joy of singing
Myriad-diving roundelays.
Or when fleeing the storm, we went
Down to the depths, and our choral song
Wildly raised to a loud and long
Bubble-bursting accompaniment.

Frogs and Dionysus: Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: This timing song I take from you.

Frogs: That’s a dreadful thing to do.

Dionysus: Much more dreadful, if I row
Till I burst myself, I trow.

Frogs and Dionysus: Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: Go, hang yourselves; for what care I?

Frogs: All the same we’ll shout and cry,
Stretching all our throats with song,
Shouting, crying, all day long,

Frogs and Dionysus: Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax.

Dionysus: In this you’ll never, never win.

Frogs: This you shall not beat us in.

September 21, 2016admin 31 Comments »
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31 Responses to this entry

  • Cryptogenic Says:

    A poisonous addendum:

    “[B]atrachotoxin binds to and irreversibly opens the sodium channels of nerve cells such that they cannot reset. The neuron is no longer capable of ‘firing’ (sending messages) and this results in paralysis.”

    The real etiology of Hillary’s illness? Death by kek?


    Alex Reply:

    Qui mange du Pepe en meurt.


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 2:53 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The ancient ways of the Frog are upon us. Perhaps more realistic than the Apollonian dream, at least in the Kali-Yuga.


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 3:06 pm Reply | Quote
  • pepe abides Says:

    ranidaphobia (n): fear of frogs.


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • Dick Wagner Says:

    “Brexit, Brexit!” – Frog with British accent


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 3:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • 9 Says:



    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 4:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • a visitor Says:

    Haven’t y’all heard the story of the frogs who wanted a king?

    “The Frogs, grieved at having no established Ruler, sent ambassadors to Jupiter entreating for a King. Perceiving their simplicity, he cast down a huge log into the lake. The Frogs were terrified at the splash occasioned by its fall and hid themselves in the depths of the pool. But as soon as they realized that the huge log was motionless, they swam again to the top of the water, dismissed their fears, climbed up, and began squatting on it in contempt. After some time they began to think themselves ill-treated in the appointment of so inert a Ruler, and sent a second deputation to Jupiter to pray that he would set over them another sovereign. He then gave them an Eel to govern them. When the Frogs discovered his easy good nature, they sent yet a third time to Jupiter to beg him to choose for them still another King. Jupiter, displeased with all their complaints, sent a Heron, who preyed upon the Frogs day by day till there were none left to croak upon the lake.
    Better no rule than cruel rule.”


    Vltra Reply:

    Indeed I have, directly from Jupiter…


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 4:45 pm Reply | Quote
  • illegal Says:

    Kek really is an embodiment of the deepest element of the Alt-Right. Nothing more than a frog which in his constant croaking manages to demolish every ounce of the phony whining and narcissistic cries of the psychopaths on the left. Their ever self-conscious action is seen through with little more than the mere sound of the frog. His presence renders their actions transparent and feeble. He is like the infinite power that cannot ever be destroyed, and to which to amount of leftist fear will unmount. Much like the Raven in Poe’s poem, except the frog is a pestilence.

    The level of potential for memes in the clips present here is hog wild. Particularly the Holy Mountain clip, which seems to be almost poetic in its bizarre relevancy. Note the Nazi hipster with his hat, the lizards in Mexico, and the European invasion of the frogs. I was in tears of laughter watching this movie for the first time a few nights ago.:

    The Holy Mountain

    The Frogs

    Kek not only frightens leftists, but restores moral order. He exposes the “guilt trip” of the SJW and modern leftist as nothing more than a hateful, self-obsessed hedonistic sham. In the face of Kek, all the cries of the leftist about “bigotry” become exposed as the shallow puddle that they are. Beyond mere triviality, these behaviors are also intentionally negative and motivated by passive ignorance. Thus, evil. His manifestation theoretically will then enlighten the populous to the nature of the leftist disorder, and effect a moral reversal of religious proportions. The other as evil in the philosophical and theosophical nature of the central manifest, and the opposite is implied.


    John Hannon Reply:

    Not so sure about these frogs though. Seem a bit leftist to me –


    _ Reply:

    Andrew Hussie knew what he was doing with the Genesis Frog.


    Posted on September 21st, 2016 at 8:27 pm Reply | Quote
  • Vltra Says:

    Jupiter has been telling me secrets for the past year…here’s one for you:


    Posted on September 22nd, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply | Quote
  • admin Says:

    Should maybe mention that I (accidentally) killed a perfectly acceptable short comment today, while clumsily cleaning out the spam queue. Sorry about that.


    Posted on September 23rd, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply | Quote
  • Anonymous Says:

    “Podwal’s ink drawing, “The Frog who taught Rabbi Hanina the whole Torah” (1982), illustrates his interest in esoteric tales that do not typically surface in Day School curricula. Podwal’s wife discovered the story, which is more reminiscent of princes bravely and reluctantly kissing would-be maidens in frog-form than it is of the literal frogs that plagued Egypt – while reading Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews.

    According to Ginsburg, Rabbi Hanina learned from his deathbed-ridden father that he would lose both his parents on the same day. Further, his father instructed him to go to the market immediately after the mourning period ended (which would be Passover eve) and purchase the first item that he saw. When Hanina went to the market after completing the days of mourning for his parents, he was offered a grossly overpriced silver dish. In the interest of honoring his father, he bought the dish, and upon opening it at the Seder, he found another dish inside holding a frog.

    Like a good pet owner Hanina fed the frog, which grew to an enormous size. First he had to build a cabinet to house it, and when it got even larger, an entire room. The frog literally ate Hanina out of house and home, but it recognized the imposition it was presenting and offered Hanina whatever he wished. Hanina asked to be taught the entire Torah, and the frog agreed. It wrote the Torah on paper, which Hanina consumed.”


    Posted on September 24th, 2016 at 6:02 am Reply | Quote
  • Ur-mail Says:

    Apparently the occult isn’t only strong with the Right.

    From the LA Times:

    “Donald Trump has some Latinos so unnerved, they’re turning to the supernatural for help”


    Posted on September 26th, 2016 at 5:15 pm Reply | Quote
  • Divo Says:

    A ribbiting tale


    Posted on September 29th, 2016 at 1:26 am Reply | Quote
  • Izak Says:

    Kek for Brexit and a good RG 14 88 Ohm coaxial cable. All a man needs in life.


    Posted on September 30th, 2016 at 10:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Dick Wagner Says:

    Another frog synchronicity:

    “For it may be doubted, firstly, whether antitheses exist at all; and secondly, whether the popular valuations and antitheses of value upon which metaphysicians have set their seal, are not perhaps merely superficial estimates, merely provisional perspectives, besides being probably made from some corner, perhaps from below–“frog perspectives,” as it were, to borrow an expression current among painters. In spite of all the value which may belong to the true, the positive, and the unselfish, it might be possible that a higher and more fundamental value for life generally should be assigned to pretence, to the will to delusion, to selfishness, and cupidity. It might even be possible that WHAT constitutes the value of those good and respected things, consists precisely in their being insidiously related, knotted, and crocheted to these evil and apparently opposed things–perhaps even in being essentially identical with them.”
    — Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil §2

    “The exoteric and the esoteric, a distinction formerly
    used by philosophers, as it is found in the Indians, Greeks,
    Persians and Muslims, in short wherever people believed in an
    order of rank and NOT in equal rights – is based not only on
    the exoteric standing outside and seeing, valuing, measuring,
    judging from the outside as opposed to from the inside: what
    is more essential is that he sees things from below–but the
    esoteric looks DOWN FROM ABOVE!” §30


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    >being essentially identical with them.

    this defies logic.


    Dick Wagner Reply:

    “it is obligatory for an intelligent person to draw near to evil things and be cognizant of them so that he not fall into them and that he be more cautious about them” (Alfarabi)


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    idk. really?

    Dick Wagner Reply:

    For some temperaments it would be perilous to accept this advice–most members of a given church laity, likely–but we are watched over by the gods of darwinism after all. As a Categorical Imperative it fails; if a prog flirted with HBD eg it would work out in our favor–if a reactionary flirted with Adorno we could lose a troop. I’m a true-believer in the Order of Rank so I could take a course on the Dialectic of Enlightenment with a charismatic professor and probably only sharpen my knives. Most alt-righters I know I wouldn’t suggest should do that.

    G. Eiríksson Reply:


    It´s funny, if you really listen (actually it´s quite audible), in Michael Jackson´s songs he´s preaching the Illuminati gospel.

    «Heal The World»: nigga says, “There are people dying IF you care enough for the living.”

    I kid you not: he says that sacrifices have to be made to keep the sacred order going.

    In «Earth Song» he says: “What about killing fields … Is there a time?”

    Nuff said. There is more, of course.

    Posted on October 7th, 2016 at 1:30 am Reply | Quote
  • Dick Wagner Says:

    A prog to me:

    “It feels great when the weight’s off your soul and you love all. The people are breking free.”



    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    I cannot brek free of race.


    Posted on October 16th, 2016 at 2:23 am Reply | Quote
  • Dick Wagner Says:

    What is the drawer of Pepe thinking right now?


    Posted on October 27th, 2016 at 3:17 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    Mommy is this like seeing Christ’s face in your toast?


    G. Eiríksson Reply:



    Posted on November 6th, 2016 at 5:25 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    “When they give themselves out as wise, then do their petty sayings and truths chill me: in their wisdom there is often an odour as if it came from the swamp; and verily, I have even heard the frog croak in it!”



    Posted on January 21st, 2017 at 3:45 am Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    “Whilst [Augustus] was yet an infant, as Caius Drusus relates, being laid in his cradle by his nurse, and in a low place, the next day he was not to be found, and after he had been sought for a long time, he was at last discovered upon a lofty tower, lying with his face towards the rising sun. When he first began to speak, he ordered the frogs that happened to make a troublesome noise, upon an estate belonging to the family near the town, to be silent; and there goes a report that frogs never croaked there since that time.”



    Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 8:01 pm Reply | Quote
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