"Grotloid" derives from the word "grotley", an adjective coined long-ago to describe how you feel when you've been sick for 3 weeks without showering, and it's 90 degrees out, and you're wearing a knit hat. He's not quite a frog, or a lizard... in fact, we're not sure WHAT he is, or where he comes from (circumstantial evidence suggests spontaneous generation involving stale tortilla chips and cold pizza.) And we can't vouch for his scent. But he's been our mascot forever, and he's extraordinarily friendly. Plus he looks great on a t-shirt!