(Weird) quote of the day

That's why the lady is ... a camel?

By Catherine Price
Published March 18, 2008 7:35PM (EDT)

This is from a New York Times story about raising camels in Saudi Arabia -- in which several camel owners compare their animals to "beautiful girls":

"'See this one?' [Mr. Shammari, a camel breeder] asked, pointing to a white female camel with long eyelashes and a calm gaze. 'She isn't married yet, this one. She's still a virgin. Look at the black eyes, the soft fur. The fur is trimmed, so it's short and clean, just like a girl going to a party.'

Suddenly, Mr. Shammari grabbed the white camel's chin and kissed it square on the mouth."

Catherine Price

Catherine Price is an award-winning journalist and author of Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. Her written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, PARADE, Health Magazine, and Outside. Price lives in Philadelphia.

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