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(Time)   Because cancer, HIV, and poverty have all been cured, scientists have moved on to solve the most enduring mystery of our time and prove the existence of Sasquatch   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Sasquatch, HIV, University of Idaho, Utah Man, Animal Planet, poverty, existence  
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5727 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Nov 2012 at 12:28 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-12 01:31:50 AM  
2 votes:
Everybody knows Steve Austin chased the last Sasquatch back on to its UFO, where it promptly flew back to the stars.. Full Size
2012-11-12 12:34:08 AM  
2 votes:
Poverty can be cured scientifically?
2012-11-12 07:28:01 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-12 10:43:28 AM  
1 vote:
He's covered with hair, and he's got a name like 'Sasquatch'?...
No wonder the dude never comes out of the house where you can photograph him.

/or 'Bigfoot' or 'Yeti' - what were their parents thinking?...
2012-11-12 10:13:04 AM  
1 vote:
So... they're going to use a blimp. To hunt a cryptid that, if it does exist, has only remained hidden because it lives in *nearly impassable forest*?

I'm no scientician, but I'm pretty sure thermal cameras don't see through surfaces. And the boughs and limbs and pines and leaves of densely packed big-ass trees that are quite a bit taller than bigfoot will ... substantially limit its effectiveness. To say nothing of the amount of time it would take to reasonably scan even a small slice of the forests in the continental 48, even assuming cooperative weather.

You know what I think they're going to get for that 300k? 200k in cost over-runs and another book.
2012-11-12 05:03:14 AM  
1 vote:

Lord Summerisle: Strange things happen. Didn't they recently discover a big waterfall in the wilds of northern California that nobody knew about?

Geologic formations don't need ancestors. Show me bigfoot's ancestors. Hell, show me any ape species native to north or south America.
2012-11-12 02:15:49 AM  
1 vote:

Apos: In order to achieve his goal,though, Meldrum needs to raise $300,000-plus in private donations

Good luck with that Kickstarter, buddy.

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Who's gonna fund that?

THESE GUYS, baby!! 

/it's just that we're not comfortable being a power trio, man!!
2012-11-12 01:16:08 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here!

You ought to at least give credit where it's due. Click for Mitch.
2012-11-12 01:02:05 AM  
1 vote:
I know it's a joke, but I've met someone who made similar statements and was 100% serious.
They failed to understand that being a "scientist" is a extremely vague title, and just because someone is a professional in one scientific field doesn't mean he/she could work in another.
It was a surreal moment, that when they expressed that they thought I as (computer) scientist should spend time focusing on curing cancer. I suspect the mindset isn't unique.
It took a while for them to understand that not all scientists are in a field even remotely capable of assisting in creating a cure, so getting upset that any scientist chooses to research an unrelated field is pretty pointless and immature.
2012-11-12 12:59:04 AM  
1 vote:
I have a hypothesis about 'footers, kooks, and other pseudo-scientists.

I think it's an issue with wanting to be respected. These kooks see the respect actual scientists and doctors get, and they crave it. They want it badly. But not badly enough to do the years and years of hard work to actually get to that level. They want the respect, but they're lazy.

So they become kooks. Any idiot can become a "bigfoot expert". You watch some blurry bigfoot videos, you learn how to make your own plaster casts, ensure you can't properly identify animal hair, join footer boards on the 'net, and print out a GED in bigfoot expertise. Boom, done. You're now a bigfoot expert. You've found the shortest pillar to climb, and when you get to the top, you get to bask in the applause of the very limited bigfoot believer crowd. It's just a shame you'll never contribute anything worthwhile, other than a footnote in historical texts about cults.
2012-11-12 12:52:33 AM  
1 vote:
"Goony goo goo."

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2012-11-12 12:49:47 AM  
1 vote:
I'm over here, guys.


How hard was that?
2012-11-12 12:46:34 AM  
1 vote:

taurusowner: The research probably won't find bigfoot, but I bet it will find something very neat and unknown. Even now, there's a ton of stuff out there we have no idea about. Wasn't there a fark article last year about some expedition finding a bunch of new species, like some blue spider or something?

With the kind of thermal camera one can afford with the leftovers of $300K after building a blimp? They're not going to discover shait. They're going to find some unexplained orange streaks (or whatever color they use to designate heat) and claim that they're too big/too hot/too cool/moving too fast/whatever to be anything other than bigfoot. I guarantee it.
2012-11-12 12:43:52 AM  
1 vote:
How much squash has Sasquatch squashed, if Sasquatch has squashed squash?
2012-11-12 12:42:10 AM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Meldrum is kind of a joke in the bigfoot community.

A story about a guy who is a joke among people who are themselves jokes and yet Time wonders why their relevance goes down a little every year. I wonder how long until they have to go the Newsweek route and at least stop killing trees to distribute their useless claptrap.
2012-11-12 12:38:09 AM  
1 vote:

arentol: We discover new organisms every day. Admittedly they are usually incredibly small or very deep in the ocean or the most impassible jungle, but we still keep finding them. Who knows, maybe this will actually find something new.

A new organism in the deepest depths of the ocean or a small monkey discovered in the impassible jungle still isn't an 8 foot tall walking monkey that only drunk stupid people have claimed seeing.
2012-11-12 12:35:55 AM  
1 vote:
Actually, a lingering wildlife-studying thermal camera might find some interesting nature stuff overall. You might find thermal blips where people never go and find there's 3000 of a species believed to be endangered wandering around, but never know about.

Or it could be a complete waste of time. You never know.

Provided your tech is good. In truth thermal cameras do have limitations. Blimps can't handle tough weather conditions either, and are really difficult to bring home and hangar, especially on short notice. Storm coming in, well, it'll take 3 hours to bring the blimp home, if the wind is already blowing by then it'll be impossible to land, and it could be forced down and destroyed if left in the storm. The US Navy tried blimps in the 30's, both of them (Macon and Akron) were destroyed by storms.
2012-11-12 12:32:17 AM  
1 vote:
We discover new organisms every day. Admittedly they are usually incredibly small or very deep in the ocean or the most impassible jungle, but we still keep finding them. Who knows, maybe this will actually find something new.
2012-11-12 12:31:42 AM  
1 vote:
This picture is the only proof I need that they exist.

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