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2013-02-19 10:35:16 AM
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Ermahgerd !
 
2013-02-19 10:38:51 AM
It looks like a statue? Does it move? Does it roar or something?

How do you get that close to a statue without noticing it?
 
2013-02-19 10:40:05 AM

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Ermahgerd !


THER DEH MEHRVE ERN HURDS!
 
2013-02-19 10:40:23 AM
Ahhhhh... picyture two you can see the legs of a puppeteer sticking out of it. It is mobile.

Okay that's potentially very scary.


Cool, too.

I hope they save it and maybe bring it to america for trick-or-treating.
 
2013-02-19 10:40:50 AM
I CALL INSTASHOP!
 
2013-02-19 10:40:52 AM

basemetal: [cdn.shortlist.com image 615x761]

Ermahgerd !


Done in one.

/ Golfclap
 
2013-02-19 10:42:24 AM
This is better than my fake gunman idea.
 
2013-02-19 10:43:04 AM
It almost looks like she's imitating it.

Why isn't this a photoshop contest?
 
2013-02-19 10:46:47 AM
I hate when adults think it's funny to scare little kids with anything. I am not talking about surprising them, I mean good ol scares. I have seen idiots have fun with kids by making monster noises and jumping out of hiding for a good laugh. Wouldn't it be likesetting up a fake crime scene for a fatheer returning from work? The family laying in a pool of ketchup and as he drops to his knees we all jump and say Ha! got ya!. Would that be the same team when considering that for a kid some things look real regardless of how cheesy they look to adults?

/live near some awful teen parents who treat their kids like pets/accessories
 
2013-02-19 10:51:28 AM

Master Sphincter: Wouldn't it be likesetting up a fake crime scene for a fatheer returning from work? The family laying in a pool of ketchup and as he drops to his knees we all jump and say Ha! got ya!.


Thanks, dude. Now Fox has their next American Idol lead-in.
 
2013-02-19 10:52:33 AM
Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.
 
2013-02-19 10:57:07 AM
Well to be fair, she's probably having the most reasonable reaction. Instead of staring at the large predator (at least what looks realistically like one) she's getting the fark away from it until she can establish it's actual threat level. Everyone else would be lunch!
 
2013-02-19 10:58:27 AM

unlikely: Ahhhhh... picyture two you can see the legs of a puppeteer sticking out of it. It is mobile.

Okay that's potentially very scary.


Cool, too.

I hope they save it and maybe bring it to america for trick-or-treating.


They did bring it to the US. I went to the Walking with Dinosaurs show in Minneapolis a few years back, it was pretty cool. They had giant dinosaur puppets walking around grazing or fighting, or whatever dinos did and there were really great roaring sound effects. There was a narrator in a pith helmet telling us all about the dinosaurs. The grown man I was with actually got tears in his eyes, he was so excited. He  reallyliked dinosaurs.
 
2013-02-19 10:58:30 AM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


Seconded.

Also, does that dinosaur's general look strike anyone else as extremely creepy? It must be the eyes. Pedosaur is looking for kicks.
 
2013-02-19 10:59:24 AM
I want one!
 
2013-02-19 11:00:39 AM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


Man. Goatman.: Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.

Seconded.

Also, does that dinosaur's general look strike anyone else as extremely creepy? It must be the eyes. Pedosaur is looking for kicks.


https://www.google.com/search?q=dimosaur+skil+color+preserved&ie=UTF -8 &oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari
 
2013-02-19 11:01:08 AM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


Bullshiat on your call of Bullshiat.  It's got to be colored *something*, why is a good guess a problem?

And it's not like we don't have http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090630-dinosaur-mummy - skin.html evidence to start from, or living relatives to extrapolate from.

It's a far cry from "bullshiat", buster.
 
2013-02-19 11:02:02 AM

unlikely: It looks like a statue? Does it move? Does it roar or something?



Yes.  http://youtube.com/watch?v=C4cS-eEhuVM 

A conversation between myself, and my hindbrain.

Hindbrain: Run.
Rest of brain: Cool suit!
Hindbrain: Seriously, now is the running time.
Rest of brain: Dude, wtf, you can see it's a guy in a suit.
Hindbrain: Here is some adrenalin, now farking run!
 
2013-02-19 11:03:02 AM

Raharu: Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.

Man. Goatman.: Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.

Seconded.

Also, does that dinosaur's general look strike anyone else as extremely creepy? It must be the eyes. Pedosaur is looking for kicks.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dimosaur+skil+color+preserved&ie=UTF -8 &oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari


Touche. That's what I get for being difficult in the morning.
 
2013-02-19 11:03:04 AM

Llois: The grown man I was with actually got tears in his eyes, he was so excited. He reallyliked dinosaurs.


I totally would not have been that kind of excited. I would in no way have been shaking or giddy.

/you see right through me, don't you
 
2013-02-19 11:03:37 AM
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"Mummmmmmmmmmmmmy!"
 
2013-02-19 11:07:05 AM
Sic the lions on it!
www.nypost.com
 
2013-02-19 11:07:16 AM

Danack: unlikely: It looks like a statue? Does it move? Does it roar or something?


Yes.  http://youtube.com/watch?v=C4cS-eEhuVM 

A conversation between myself, and my hindbrain.

Hindbrain: Run.
Rest of brain: Cool suit!
Hindbrain: Seriously, now is the running time.
Rest of brain: Dude, wtf, you can see it's a guy in a suit.
Hindbrain: Here is some adrenalin, now farking run!


That suit IS really frippin' cool.
 
2013-02-19 11:07:57 AM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


Jesus' first-hand descriptions of riding one.
 
2013-02-19 11:10:17 AM
These dino puppets have already been in a porno, haven't they?

I have no idea why that was the first thing I thought about. I should feel bad... cretaceously bad.
 
2013-02-19 11:13:31 AM
Llois:  He  reallyliked dinosaurs.

webpages.charter.net
 
2013-02-19 11:15:17 AM

Raharu: Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.

Man. Goatman.: Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.

Seconded.

Also, does that dinosaur's general look strike anyone else as extremely creepy? It must be the eyes. Pedosaur is looking for kicks.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dimosaur+skil+color+preserved&ie=UTF -8 &oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari


Okay, you win. i still think they just make shiat up though.
 
2013-02-19 11:27:06 AM
Saw these when they came to a local village - they were utterly awesome.
 
2013-02-19 11:29:30 AM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


The color is not known, so we can make it any color we like.  You can pick one.
 
2013-02-19 11:37:18 AM
We took our kids to see Walking With Dinosaurs a few years back, and it was one of those things that you don't see as being the one traumatic event in your kids' childhoods...but I can't really take them back to it.  Now, they were like, 2 and 3 at the time, but they really liked dinosaurs (as they should).  I saw a listing in a newspaper and it was kind of an impulse buy, and by husband and I were super excited about taking them.  We were giving each other high 5s because we were going to rock this parenting thing so hard.

So we were sitting in the auditorium, and as soon as the first apatosaurus walked out...fully life sized and slowly...both of our kids started screaming and climbing on top of our heads and said something to the effect of: "WTFMOM?!YOU BROUGHT US HERE TO **DIE**?!!  THERE IS A FREAKING DINOSAUR WHO IS GOING TO **EAT US**?! WTFBBQ!!!"

We got them to calm down a little while walking with them in the lobby and explaining how puppets work, and we got them to see some other dinosaurs...but only if we were holding them, in the stairwell, while they could easily see the front door so they could escape, once the dinosaurs came to their senses and ate us.

Soo...I loved it.  It was a beautiful show and they really did an amazing job.  But I totally understand the fear in this girl's face.  I've seen it before.
 
2013-02-19 11:39:24 AM
Photoshop potential.
 
2013-02-19 11:46:40 AM
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2013-02-19 11:49:29 AM
It's a nightmare generator, but OH so groovy!!
 
2013-02-19 11:49:34 AM

PumpkinCake: We took our kids to see Walking With Dinosaurs a few years back, and it was one of those things that you don't see as being the one traumatic event in your kids' childhoods...but I can't really take them back to it.  Now, they were like, 2 and 3 at the time, but they really liked dinosaurs (as they should).  I saw a listing in a newspaper and it was kind of an impulse buy, and by husband and I were super excited about taking them.  We were giving each other high 5s because we were going to rock this parenting thing so hard.

So we were sitting in the auditorium, and as soon as the first apatosaurus walked out...fully life sized and slowly...both of our kids started screaming and climbing on top of our heads and said something to the effect of: "WTFMOM?!YOU BROUGHT US HERE TO **DIE**?!!  THERE IS A FREAKING DINOSAUR WHO IS GOING TO **EAT US**?! WTFBBQ!!!"

We got them to calm down a little while walking with them in the lobby and explaining how puppets work, and we got them to see some other dinosaurs...but only if we were holding them, in the stairwell, while they could easily see the front door so they could escape, once the dinosaurs came to their senses and ate us.

Soo...I loved it.  It was a beautiful show and they really did an amazing job.  But I totally understand the fear in this girl's face.  I've seen it before.


YMMV.  I took the littlebopper to see it a couple or 3 years ago, when he was around 6.  He *LOVED* it.

I, on the other hand, spent almost the entire time thinking "Hey, you could set up some sort of dino-hunting preserve where you could 'hunt' these things using rifles that shot blanks or something, and you could get a nice picture of yourself next to the 'trophy' after you successfully shoot it'.  Only caveat - If the dino gets to close to you, you lose and it wins.  Likewise if you just "wound" it with a poor shot.  No trophy pic for you!  Got to back of line!

/Would *LOVE* the opportunity to hunt dinosaurs, even if it's fake.
 
2013-02-19 11:49:41 AM

Danack: unlikely: It looks like a statue? Does it move? Does it roar or something?


Yes.  http://youtube.com/watch?v=C4cS-eEhuVM 

A conversation between myself, and my hindbrain.

Hindbrain: Run.
Rest of brain: Cool suit!
Hindbrain: Seriously, now is the running time.
Rest of brain: Dude, wtf, you can see it's a guy in a suit.
Hindbrain: Here is some adrenalin, now farking run!


Stomach: Dinos are birds, birds are food, food is tasty
Penis: Huehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehue
 
2013-02-19 11:51:06 AM
Gotta get me one o'them!
 
2013-02-19 11:55:08 AM
My 7-year-old son knows everything about dinosaurs, identifies them in books, tells us about the eras in which they lived, all that stuff. And he completely loses his shiat when he sees even a cheesy plaster one or the reassembled bones in the natural history museum.

Loves dinosaurs, but is simultaneously terrified of them. This probably would have killed him.
 
2013-02-19 11:56:11 AM
Here's somone having a lot of fun in one of those suits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFf3ZWNF6EY
 
2013-02-19 12:05:04 PM

TNel: Here's somone having a lot of fun in one of those suits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFf3ZWNF6EY


Thank you for that lovely early afternoon break from my essays.
 
2013-02-19 12:07:29 PM

Mark Ratner: Serious question: how the fark do we know the dinosaur was that color? I call bullshiat.


Well, obviously they asked the Caveman about it, I mean he's doing consulting work now that his Geico gig is up.

also, about the color patterns...from the articles mentioned in the google link above.

"Mr. Vinther said that the study published Wednesday did not have enough detail to provide a full-blown picture of a dinosaur's color patterns. "One or two samples is not going to do it," he said "
 
2013-02-19 12:17:26 PM
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www.chud.com
 
2013-02-19 12:55:57 PM

Master Sphincter: I hate when adults think it's funny to scare little kids with anything. I am not talking about surprising them, I mean good ol scares. I have seen idiots have fun with kids by making monster noises and jumping out of hiding for a good laugh. Wouldn't it be likesetting up a fake crime scene for a fatheer returning from work? The family laying in a pool of ketchup and as he drops to his knees we all jump and say Ha! got ya!. Would that be the same team when considering that for a kid some things look real regardless of how cheesy they look to adults?

/live near some awful teen parents who treat their kids like pets/accessories


I cannot stand this but not because it's cruel but because it's easy.
 
2013-02-19 01:01:46 PM
Heh you should see when dinosaurs brought back in Chicago.
 
2013-02-19 01:23:21 PM
 
2013-02-19 01:25:07 PM
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2013-02-19 01:44:00 PM

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Thank you I was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-02-19 02:19:34 PM

megarian: These dino puppets have already been in a porno, haven't they?

I have no idea why that was the first thing I thought about. I should feel bad... cretaceously bad.


Well played
 
2013-02-19 03:00:52 PM
It's a chicken, I tell you. A giant chicken.
 
2013-02-19 04:00:55 PM

This text is now purple: It's a chicken, I tell you. A giant chicken.


I thought he wore a disguise to look like *human* guys.
 
2013-02-19 04:23:29 PM

PumpkinCake: We took our kids to see Walking With Dinosaurs a few years back, and it was one of those things that you don't see as being the one traumatic event in your kids' childhoods...


Yeah, stuff like that can pop up in the most unsuspecting situations. You don't even need giant walking dinos to unexpectedly scare the crap out of your kid.

When our daughter was three or so, we were watching the movie "The Money Pit" with Shelly Long and Tom Hanks about a couple who buy a million dollar estate with a falling down mansion as a "fixer upper."

Well, when the central staircase collapsed, my daughter, who had been mostly playing on the floor, got up screaming and launched herself into my arms crying hysterically and babbling "Happena OUR house? Happena OUR house?" over and over again. We had to shut off the movie and calm her down and reassure her that our house was safe and would never fall apart.

I mean, that came out of the blue. We had no idea that a comedy, even one with Shelly Long in it, could so traumatize the kidlet.
 
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