cane-toad_2246996bWith Passover fast approaching, I thought that now is probably the right time to quote Chamfort, the great French aphorist, who unwittingly pointed out what might well be the greatest social cost of keeping kosher. W.S. Merwin translates him better than I could:

M. de Lassay, a very gentle man but with a great knowledge of society,said that one must swallow a toad every morning, when one had to go out in the world, so as not to find anything more disgusting during the day.

And here’s the toad to end all toads, courtesy of Ginger Baker and Cream: