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(NBC News)   Paleontologists blow chance to name newly discovered lizard BARACKASAURUS   (cosmiclog.nbcnews.com) divider line 80
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2012-12-11 03:26:13 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 03:27:55 PM

oldfarthenry: Free_Chilly_Willy: Parthenogenetic: Free_Chilly_Willy: I'm glad everyone finds the propaganda machine working overtime to be so amusing.

Lets just go along and name every federal building after him and be done with it.

I have to catch a flight to Reagan National Airport later, so I am getting a kick out of this reply.

Reagan had actual accomplishments to speak of.

Like sh*t-canning a whole whack of air-traffic controllers? Kind of an ironic name for an airport when you think about it.


LOL, I can't believe I forgot about that. Must be getting old.
 
2012-12-11 03:37:54 PM

johnboy2978: Jesus Christ. Can we just go ahead and canonize him already? How about we pass an amendment to officially change the name of the country to the United States of Barack? I am so sick of this guy already and he hasn't even started the screwing of the next four years. Like the dinosaur, the US will probably be extinct by the time he leaves office with all his crippling debt. I think God is starting to get Obama-Complex.


But honey, y'all won The Twitter.
 
2012-12-11 03:40:31 PM
It was probably not slimy enough to be named after him.
 
2012-12-11 03:59:39 PM
Really, Fark, no mention of the obvious muslim conspiracy here?

Obamadon is clearly a terrifying dinosaur mascot for Ramadan.
 
2012-12-11 04:08:13 PM

oldfarthenry: Like sh*t-canning a whole whack of air-traffic controllers?


I'm fine with firing the lot of them. You don't ground an entire nation.
 
2012-12-11 04:26:13 PM

BarkingUnicorn: darth_badger: There were no black people in The Flintstones.

Black people didn't have TVs until socialism.


Well, they did, but they were all Admirals.
 
2012-12-11 05:00:24 PM
And not one single photoshop of Barack with his head on a dinosaur?


Fark, I am so dissapoint.
 
2012-12-11 05:12:53 PM
Blackzilla was taken.
 
2012-12-11 05:20:19 PM
Wow, the trolls, shills, and retards are out in force in this thread.
 
2012-12-11 05:21:39 PM
www.buzzpirates.com
 
2012-12-11 05:32:28 PM
I like Obama as much as the next guy, but seriously, Democrats wonder why others think they are cult-like with their love of the guy, and then they go ahead and do crap like this?
 
2012-12-11 05:39:45 PM

machoprogrammer: I like Obama as much as the next guy, but seriously, Democrats wonder why others think they are cult-like with their love of the guy, and then they go ahead and do crap like this?


Do you know if the paleontologists are liberals? Besides, all they did was name an extinct lizard after him. Republicans are the ones who keep calling him God, Jesus, etc. Seems that Republicans worship Obama far more than Democrats do.

/Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Larson, Savage, and FOX certainly do, because without Obama they'd be out of work
 
2012-12-11 05:42:16 PM
Why not Husseinatops?
 
2012-12-11 05:42:27 PM

machoprogrammer: I like Obama as much as the next guy, but seriously, Democrats wonder why others think they are cult-like with their love of the guy, and then they go ahead and do crap like this?


It's time for Republicans to take back the Dinosaur Naming Committee.
 
2012-12-11 05:48:59 PM
Suck it, liz

/that sounded better in my head
//actually, no, that was just the echo
 
2012-12-11 05:50:04 PM
www.itusozluk.com

B.A. Baracusaurus?
 
2012-12-11 05:52:40 PM

Parthenogenetic: Background center: a dense agglomeration of credit default swaps and asset-backed securities prepares to inject liquidity and an enormous bolus of hot money into the financial ecosystem


Total nitpick, but did any of those animals actually live near Chixtulub as depicted?

Maybe dinodork knows. Paging dinodork to the thread.
 
2012-12-11 06:34:01 PM

theorellior: Parthenogenetic: Background center: a dense agglomeration of credit default swaps and asset-backed securities prepares to inject liquidity and an enormous bolus of hot money into the financial ecosystem

Total nitpick, but did any of those animals actually live near Chixtulub as depicted?

Maybe dinodork knows. Paging dinodork to the thread.


Late Cretaceous finds from that area aren't common, what with the whole giant asteroid crater thing.
 
2012-12-11 06:39:16 PM

theorellior: Parthenogenetic: Background center: a dense agglomeration of credit default swaps and asset-backed securities prepares to inject liquidity and an enormous bolus of hot money into the financial ecosystem

Total nitpick, but did any of those animals actually live near Chixtulub as depicted?

Maybe dinodork knows. Paging dinodork to the thread.


Ha! Just as I walk in the door from a long day of research up at DMNS.

It's hard to say if they were near the impact site since, well, there isn't much left for latest Cretaceous deposits in that area (that whole impact/tsunami really did a number on them), though I did see tsunami deposits in northern Mexico when I was doing field work there about a decade ago. Lots of plants.

One could argue that the lizards were pretty widespread, and we have other Hell Creek Formation dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Torosaurus (it's not a Triceratops dammit) down as far south as New Mexico. Plus if it's high enough up, the fireball can be seen from quite a long ways away.

When digging on Triceratops this summer, we could see the ISS every night. It was visible from basically our position on the Montana border till it went into earth's shadow over Wisconsin.
 
2012-12-11 06:48:09 PM

tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
Step 1: Submit any article -- no matter how stupid, uninteresting, or unfunny -- with a pro-Obama headline
Step 2: ...
Step 3: Greenlight


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2012-12-11 07:08:48 PM

cretinbob: tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
Step 1: Submit any article -- no matter how stupid, uninteresting, or unfunny -- with a pro-Obama headline
Step 2: ...
Step 3: Greenlight

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He also ignores all of the right-wing articles that get green-lit.
 
2012-12-11 07:14:15 PM
"We decided not to do the Hitlerosaurus," he said.

OMG. Do it!! And name another one Churchillatops. The battle will be epic!
 
2012-12-11 07:18:55 PM

tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
Step 1: Submit any article -- no matter how stupid, uninteresting, or unfunny -- with a pro-Obama headline
Step 2: ...
Step 3: Greenlight


Speaking the truth is not trolling kids. Tuxq has it right!
 
2012-12-11 07:22:28 PM

LtDarkstar: tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
Step 1: Submit any article -- no matter how stupid, uninteresting, or unfunny -- with a pro-Obama headline
Step 2: ...
Step 3: Greenlight

Speaking the truth is not trolling kids. Tuxq has it right!


So you also ignore all of the right-wing articles that get greened?
 
2012-12-11 07:53:09 PM
fta: The researchers concluded that no species weighing more than a pound survived.

*cough*
Coelacanth
*cough*
 
2012-12-11 08:03:05 PM

Ishkur: fta: The researchers concluded that no species weighing more than a pound survived.

*cough*
Coelacanth
*cough*


They probably meant land animals. But to get technical, the last big coelacanth of the mesozoic was Megalocoelacanthus (I prepared the two specimens found in Kansas, and discovered a full 50% of them). It's related tot he modern coelacanth Latimera chalumnae, however Latimera, even as as a genus, most certainly wasn't around at the end of the Cretaceous.
 
2012-12-11 08:16:58 PM
fc03.deviantart.net

Hungarosaurus will laugh his cloaca off when he gets told about is.

/barack means peach in Hungarian
 
2012-12-11 11:01:28 PM
So when is Obama going to get his own Zord?
 
2012-12-11 11:36:38 PM
BARACKASAURUS is the name of my politically-inclined death metal band.
 
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