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Saturday, 27 November 2004
Hopkin, der grüne Frosch

Hopkin Lost frog

When we (Carles, Ash, Marcus and myself) were on our snowboard trip at Engelberg earlier this year, we stayed in a family and youth hostel. In the hostel was this strange poster which I took a photo of.  I have changed the wording on the poster, to follow the theme of Hopkin Lost frog.

This month 18 people so far have come to my blog searching on the phrase “Hopkin Green Frog” (or similar).  One poor soul used the search-phrase “what is the deal with the hopkin lost frog?”.  In case he or she or someone else comes back with the same question, let me give an explanation (as I understand it).

There are these people who collect “found objects” such as flyers, lost property, etc. They take a photograph of each item they collect and publish it in a magazine and on a website such as this.  One of the things found was a quaint hand-drawn flyer that advertised a lost frog. Presumably it was drawn by a child, called Terry.  From this particular item another web-site was spawned (using it as a meme). 

Go to lost frog and click on each photo to progress to the next one. 

Edit: Well third time lucky, and this image was accepted on Lostfrog (it’s image #83 at the moment). 
News comes that the meme has been unravelled. Terry is a 16 year old with autism, Hopkin is a McDonalds Toy. (I found the link via Boing Boing).

Posted by bigblue on 27/11/2004 at 12:02 AM
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