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For readers unfamiliar with these characters, I often describe Frog and Toad as amphibian versions of Bert and Ernie. Frog is like Ernie -- affable, good-natured, and a bit of a trickster. Toad is Bert: a little crankier, a tad more reluctant, occasionally grumpy.
Everybody turns their nose at an inaugural poem. Everybody makes sure to come back for Beyonce... and this lead me to wondering if there was a place for the middlebrow. If so, what is the middlebrow? Let me explain.