Stop licking those camel toads!

May 15th, 2007 - 2:37pm by Slye Fox

If you're not using it yet, start using Firefox immediately. Then install the stumble toolbar and you'll soon be wasting hours in front of your computer monitor.

So stumbling today, I stumbled across this delightful little tidbit of concerned naivety. Read on:

Q. I hope you can help me with a problem I have with my godson. Last summer he visited me for two weeks and plans to return in July. When cleaning out the room he stays in, I found an unfinished correspondence to a chum of his in his hometown. In it he says he's going to our local pool to "scout out some camel toads." (I believe that's what it said, he had spilled iced tea all over the desk when writing it, and it damaged a lot of papers.) I'm concerned he is doing drugs.

I tried to look for camel toads in a drug book, and I didn't find them, but I found references to some type of frog or toad that people in another country lick to hallucinate. I don't want to approach him on this until I have more information.

He is a good boy in middle school whose parents do not even drink. Please let me know what camel toads are and how I might be able to tell if he is smoking, taking or licking them.

Perhaps I should have talked to his parents, but I don't want to jump the gun. Is this something the local authorities need to be alerted to in order to protect other patrons at the pool or surrounding area? A concerned and uninformed reader

A. The iced tea did a number on the toads, so my younger, hipper coworkers tell me. What he undoubtedly wrote was "camel toes," a crude euphemism for, well, too-tight pants worn by females.

The good news is that the expression has absolutely nothing to do with drugs. It has everything to do with why teenage boys go to the pool in the first place.

[Smile] Poor old-fashioned aunty. I'm sure she's still turning red over this one. I'd have loved to hear the police call on that one. "Yes, I'm calling to report a camel toad sighting." Ha!

Of course you may be reading this and discovering the magic camel toad for the first time. In which case, you may be wondering how you too may attract boys with your very own camel toad. Given your curiousity, I present the following solution:

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May 15, 2007 - 2:08pm
Slye Fox says:

And here's a wonderful read about Lady -- "The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads"


May 16, 2007 - 7:43pm
Jen says:

The camel toad was hilarious! I think I would buy a cougar! After all, it has a built in bottle opener--LOL
.....BUT, do YOU really need something like Stumble to find other ways to spend more time on the internet???