Apr 30, 2007

Camel Beauty Pageant

Chosen for their physical attibutes, much like Miss USA, this year’s dromedary winner will be chosen among a bevy of desert ship lovelies from a variety of Bedouin tribes. “In Lebanon they have Miss Lebanon," jokes Walid, moderator of the competition's Web site. "Here we have Miss Camel.”

According to an anonymous source, this year’s annual Camel Beauty Pageant competition will be especially tough. “Who can choose among all this long-nosed magnificence?” said a nameless Bedouin judge as he stood amidst a braying group of camel-toed ungulates. “They are all worth their weight in riyals. All can spit noxious stomach bile with equal vigor! They all possess the most beautiful, yellow teeth. And I could sing praises to their majestic humps throughout the night!”

Guest celebrity judge includes Joe Camel, who, even after a long absence, is still regarded as one hot, smokin’ dude.

In all seriousness, here’s an interesting link about camels and one to the original news story.


jinxy said...

Can't they just have a state fair and a blue ribbon??

Marius said...

Interesting. I've always been fascinated by Middle Eastern culture and traditions. This seems a little much, but I'm happy for the camels.

Anonymous said...

I think we all appreciate majestic humps throughout the night.

I love Joe Camel.