Aug 16, 2010

Down is Up

Up is down.

Turns out that my favorite dinosaur*, good old Triceratops, may have never existed.

Well, that's not really true. He, or she if you prefer, definitely did exist. But he was probably just a juvenile version of another dinosaur called Torosaurus. Or so says the Ross Gellar-types that are trying to convince us about their findings.

It's like my whole world is crashing down around me! I don't know what to believe in anymore! I'll just let Dr. Peter Venkman tell you how I feel.  Mass hysteria, indeed.


*You don't have a favorite dinosaur?  I pity you.
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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Actually, it will still be called Triceratops if this goes down. It will be the name Torosaurus that will go away. Good riddance!

18 comments:

RW said...

I like the thing Fred Flintstone used to operate when he was digging in the quarry. What's that, a shovelsaurus? I like that one.

Slyde said...

scientists always pull this shit every few years, claiming something they have said for years is patently untrue.

the TRUTH is, that they have no fucking clue and could be wrong about half of it...

Kate said...

Triceratops is a WAY cooler name than Torosaurus. Favorite Dino was big old Brontosaurus, but now that it doesn't exist, IDK. I'll favor those freaky little ones that ripped the shreds out of the lamo actors in that dino movie with Laura Dern.

white rabbit said...

My favourite dinosaur was the little-known Flatulentausaur. It was scaly and farted a lot.

Fact.

B.E. Earl said...

RW - That was either a Brachiosaurus or a Brontosaurus (really Apatosaurus). Or just a cartoon vision of neither of them. Huh?

Slyde - Yeah! I mean, who can tell if eggs are good for you or bad for you anymore!

Kate - Those were Velociraptors, but not really. They were too big to be Velociraptors. Closer in size to Utahraptor. And they didn't show them with feathers. Velociraptor most likely had feathers. Dinosaurs...birds...all the same thing.

Wabbit - Flatulentausaur for the win!

i am the diva said...

DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER!...

i always loved the brontosaurus... which isn't a brontosaurus anymore

i also remember the day when i discovered that men and dinosaurs did not live at the same time - and suddenly everything i had learned from The Flintstones was a lie and i felt alone and jaded. No Mammoth dishwashers, or Pterodactyl record players....

But that was, like, a long time ago. at LEAST last tuesday.

Suzi Q said...

Two derrogetory gay jokes come to mind when I think dinosaurs... I think I've been reading Slyde's blog too long...

sybil law said...

Man, the Flintstones and their damn misleading bullshit... I always wanted a big rack of Brontosaurus ribs...

Suzi Q said...

"derogatory" (sorry)

B.E. Earl said...

Diva - MASS HYSTERIA!!!

SuziQ - And you aren't going to share? :(

Sybil - There is a place in Texas somewhere that serves a whole side of cow, ribs and all, and it looks like a rack of Brontosaurus ribs from Flintstones. I'll have to see if I can find a pic of it somewheres.

Water Logged Canine said...

Sweet Ross Gellar reference.

B.E. Earl said...

WLC - Pop culture is my thang!

Heff said...

Triceratops DID exist.

I've got snap-tite plastic models of them from the 70's to prove it....

B.E. Earl said...

Heff - that seals the deal for me. :)

Kevin Spencer said...

What the hell is going on? Everything we knew as kids is now wrong? First Pluto isn't a planet anymore. Now the Triceratops wasn't a dinosaur? What next? I suppose they'll say there was no Noah's Ark.

B.E. Earl said...

Kevin - my childhood is officially over! :(

Suzi Q said...

Q: What do you call a gay dinosaur?
A: Megasorass

Q: What to you call a lesbian dinosaur?
A: Lickalottapuss

B.E. Earl said...

SuziQ - :)