Friday, April 04, 2008

I camel, I saw, I conquered

The Champion Is Florence Of Arabia

Must be hump day. A beauty pageant is being held in Abu Dhabi - for camels. Ten thousand camels will compete against each other with the chance of their owners winning more than $8 million in prize money and up to 100 cars and other prizes to be won. Camels from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will take part in the competition. The contest is part of the Mazayin Dhafra festival, with a panel of expert camel appreciators judging each age group.

FOOTNOTE: Winner gets a Humpvee.

14 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I sincerly hope there isn't a bathing suit portion of the competition.

Monique said...

A beauty contest for camels? Great idea, they should start one for sheep in your country!

David, I keep forgetting to thank you for those e-mails. Thank you.

Looking at those bookmarks made me wonder if you are on facebook. I started a Middle Ditch group there and it it's membership is growing nicely.

lol

jennifer h said...

That contest sounds like a real humpdinger.

Sandy Kessler said...

humpvee is way out there even for you ha fascinating - white bactrians . too?

CrazyCath said...

A beauty pageant for cmaels? Whatever next?

And what would a camel want with money and cars? The owners surely can't have them if it is the camel that is in the competition, not the owner. lol

holly said...

i'm slightly worried about someone who can accurately study and judge a camel's beauty on *this* level....

ExpatKat said...

I have all manner of comic camels coming to mind after reading this. Big red lips, long batting eyelashes, you name it!

Jeff B said...

You've really outdone yourself with the puns on this one.

Bwahahaha

Cowgirl said...

Now there's a bit fun in the desert sun - hope no-one got the hump when they weren't crowned...

D... said...

Awww, their very own Best in Show!

P.S. loved all your notes. I'm a sucker for a good pun!

quilly said...

"expert camel appreciators"

Can't qite get over that hump. [shakes head]

Bubba's Sis said...

"Does this dress make my hump look fat?"

Akelamalu said...

Will that be one hump or two? :)

Mima said...

It is difficult to imagine what the sight of 10, 000 camels must look like, and how to judge between that many is a mystery!