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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 12:56:15 PM  
Kenyasaurus?
 
2012-12-11 12:56:52 PM  
Fartoraptor?
 
2012-12-11 01:00:23 PM  
Tyrannosaurus Rex was already taken, amirite?
 
2012-12-11 01:15:08 PM  
B-rockasauras?
 
2012-12-11 01:16:14 PM  
Socialosaurus Marx?
 
2012-12-11 01:36:09 PM  
FartBingBongosaurus?
 
2012-12-11 01:48:27 PM  
Hmm. Interesting.
 
2012-12-11 02:05:33 PM  
I'd love to have a thunder lizard named after me....
 
2012-12-11 02:12:10 PM  
There were no black people in The Flintstones.
 
2012-12-11 02:12:29 PM  
Time to dust this off:


" "President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, Chocolate Jesus, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, BoBo the Clown, Oblahbla, Jug Ears, Saunas breach akimbo, Waffles The Clown, Borborygmos Hammerhiem, The Rainbow King, Bukkake O'Bunga, OBIGOT, El Jefe Chocholate, "Jace the Mindsculpter", Hopey McChangeypants, Oyobi, Bonzo the Time Traveler, La Bamba yo' Mamma, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Barackabeedoobeedoobeedo, Hussein-In-The-Membrane, Black Thunder, Dr. Utopia, Rainbow King, Obamarambo, Fartbongo, II"
 
2012-12-11 02:14:05 PM  
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2012-12-11 02:15:36 PM  

darth_badger: There were no black people in The Flintstones.




Attractive and Successful African Evolutionary Cartoon Characters.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-11 02:16:25 PM  
Obamadon, Mah Nà Mah Nà

/ muppets
 
2012-12-11 02:16:28 PM  
images.cryhavok.org
Obamasaur, why do you forsake Jesus? He carries you now.
 
2012-12-11 02:16:46 PM  
"Paleontologists examining the specimen's pelvic bones concluded that its farts made a noise similar to a bongo that could be heard up to half a mile (0.3 km) away."
 
2012-12-11 02:17:52 PM  
CO2 levels were way higher 65 million years ago. That lizard must have REALLY been a Marxist.
 
2012-12-11 02:18:12 PM  

darth_badger: There were no black people in The Flintstones.


Because they didn't have KOOLS back then.....
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2012-12-11 02:21:31 PM  

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2012-12-11 02:22:56 PM  

ChipNASA: Time to dust this off:


" "President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, Chocolate Jesus, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, BoBo the Clown, Oblahbla, Jug Ears, Saunas breach akimbo, Waffles The Clown, Borborygmos Hammerhiem, The Rainbow King, Bukkake O'Bunga, OBIGOT, El Jefe Chocholate, "Jace the Mindsculpter", Hopey McChangeypants, Oyobi, Bonzo the Time Traveler, La Bamba yo' Mamma, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Barackabeedoobeedoobeedo, Hussein-In-The-Membrane, Black Thunder, Dr. Utopia, Rainbow King, Obamarambo, Fartbongo, II"



I starting reading that to the tune of The Flintsons at first, it sorta worked for the first 2 lines.
 
2012-12-11 02:23:59 PM  

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This

I figured it might just be a mod troll, to keep it lively, but If it is a troll it's a really lazy troll, it's like off handedly calling someone's mother that you've never met fat, and then asking for a high-five from your buddy cause you really got someone this time.
 
2012-12-11 02:25:27 PM  
www.turningleft.net
www.vanityfair.com

Trollosaurus Rex
 
2012-12-11 02:26:35 PM  
Obama already has a type of fish (Ethiostoma obama) and lichen (Caloplaca obamae) named after him, and now the recently re-elected leader of the free world can add a foot-long, slender-toothed casualty of the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction to the list.


Christ people, why not just blow the man and be done with it.
 
2012-12-11 02:27:01 PM  
mortalkombat.neoseeker.com

Paleontologists are Mortal Kombat fans?
 
2012-12-11 02:27:14 PM  
Barackasoreass

Get it? Because he's so butthurt all the time, and won't work with others, and he's Barack. Hahahahahahaaa High five!
 
2012-12-11 02:28:05 PM  
 
2012-12-11 02:28:58 PM  
Actually, Obamadon is pretty cool.
 
2012-12-11 02:29:06 PM  
but...it's less than a foot long...
 
2012-12-11 02:29:26 PM  

Wolf_Blitzer: tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
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Yes, I am stealing that photo for future spamming.. err...thoughtful, non-inflamitory posting
 
2012-12-11 02:29:36 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Christ people, why not just blow the man and be done with it.


No, that was Bill Clinton.
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-12-11 02:34:56 PM  

DoctorHowardDoctorFine: but...it's less than a foot long...


He is half white you know.
 
2012-12-11 02:35:47 PM  
to be fair, 'Obamadon' is pretty cool, though it could sound like he's joined the mafia
 
2012-12-11 02:36:52 PM  
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.
 
2012-12-11 02:49:16 PM  
Taxalotofus Rex?
 
2012-12-11 02:50:22 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.


Next time you're doing humor, aim for quality instead of quantity.
 
2012-12-11 02:52:37 PM  
Ah, it will be f*cking AWESOME to enjoy yet another 4 long years of neoconservatives' frustration with their powerlessness. Especially here in newly-supermajoritized California, where you c*nts will be lucky if we even let you through the checkpoints by 2016.

But don't worry, I heard they also named something after Romney. It's an emotional disease where the sufferer is obsessed with feelings of dissatisfaction due to the inability to purchase a Veyron SS and only feels they can afford a Lotus Elise. After the attack has passed, they rediscover that they are too poor even to buy a used Ford Courier pickup because they work for a rich corporate pig. It's called Mitt-understanding.
 
2012-12-11 02:55:47 PM  
i171.photobucket.com

Brakasaurus!

/oh man!
 
2012-12-11 02:57:25 PM  
The Mittasaurus is also extinct
 
2012-12-11 02:57:39 PM  
Usurperceratops?
 
2012-12-11 02:58:42 PM  
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.
 
2012-12-11 03:00:25 PM  
msnbcmedia.msn.com

Obamadon looks on blithely, bottom left, as Taxolotofus IRSii, center, prepares to devour Middleclassicus americani, bottom right.

Center left: Job creatorus prepares to add value to a herd of corporatosauri, center right.

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

Top left: Satan, in the guise of a serpent, awaits coiled on a branch of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, preparing to deceive Eve (not pictured) into tasting its fruit.
 
2012-12-11 03:01:44 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-11 03:03:10 PM  
What the hell, why not?
They already handed him a prize that he didn't deserve either
 
2012-12-11 03:03:14 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-11 03:05:15 PM  

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.


Yeah, but don't you find it amusing that they named a public airport after Ronald "Government isn't the solution to any problems, government IS the problem" Reagan?
 
2012-12-11 03:07:11 PM  

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.


True, he was president of a union.
 
2012-12-11 03:08:05 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-11 03:12:27 PM  

darth_badger: There were no black people in The Flintstones.


Black people didn't have TVs until socialism.
 
2012-12-11 03:15:28 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 03:16:05 PM  

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

Black people didn't have TVs until socialism.


Or phones.
 
2012-12-11 03:17:15 PM  
Reagan:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Carter:

www.alexmcleod.net


Clinton

usembassykyiv.files.wordpress.com

Obama:

msnbcmedia.msn.com

Bush:

image.shutterstock.com
 
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  

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2012-12-11 07:08:48 PM  

cretinbob: tuxq: HOW TO GET A GREENLIGHT ON FARK
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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
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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
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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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