DAHLIA OFFENDERS LIST
Not many this week, but WSJ’s blogs rack up a sophomore offense. The headline on this article is exactly the kind of prejudice we fight every day: “Sounds Like a Dinosaur, but It’s No Small-Brainer”? How about “Sounds Like Sandra Ward, but Smells Better”? How do you like that? WSJ blogger Rachel Emma Silverman apparently believes dinosaurs were murdered not by...
A local church, rather than condemning Hallowe’en, has decided to make it more awesome by including dinosaurs. LIKE THIS ONE MAYBE??? (image by this guy, used under CC-by-Attribution)
“We are finding thousands of well preserved 66 to 47 million-year-old fossils from an extremely under-sampled part of the world, and approximately 80 percent of the more than 500 species we have collected so far are new to science,” said Peter Wilf, associate professor of geosciences and principal investigator on the project. “This time period includes the ‘dinosaur’...
Cheerio and all that rot
I like the cut of this article’s jib: the first line warms the cockles of my heart. So it looks like a new kind of pliosaur has been discovered, and it blows all the others in the family out of the water. Granted, these guys aren’t technically dinosaurs—they’re marine reptiles—but they are still cool.
25 Years? Me Grimlock Amazed! →
So yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the most retarded dinosaur robots ever conceived: Transformer’s Dinobots. Dinosaurs and robots seemingly can’t go wrong until you try to combine the intelligence of a 3-year-old with the raw awesomeness of dinosaurs and raw power of transforming robots..
Pleo returns! →
From the article: For those unfamiliar with Pleo, it is a animatronic baby dinosaur, designed to evolve based on its environment and interactions. Basically he’ll grow as a real baby dinosaur would. The Life OS software takes Pleo through three separate stages. Being born, hatching, and juvenile. At press time, there was yet no word on how to approach The Talk, how you should help Pleo to handle...
Not a dinosaur →
Dinosaur … kale? That’s one thing that isn’t exactly improved by combining it with “dinosaur.” Dinosaur certainly isn’t improved by the addition of kale.
What's cooler than a regular dinosaur? →
Any number of wacky combinations, when you think about it. In this case: dinosaur mummy.
NO DAHLIA OFFENDER'S LIST
Not this week, anyway. I just didn’t have the energy for it. PEOPLE: Fuck all y’all who use “dinosaur” as a derogatory term.
…but goddamn if this article doesn’t have the dumbest lede I’ve read in a while: The feathered creature called archaeopteryx, easily the world’s most famous fossil remains […] Um, hello? I have to imagine that both the overrated Tyrannosaurs fucking rex and velociraptor are both a bit more famous than archaeopteryx. Granted, archaeopteryx is way more interesting and...
FOR ALL YOUR DINOSAUR SELF-PLEASURE NEEDS →
This is one of the weirder things I’ve come across searching for dinosaur things on the internet. The saddest thing about this is that it’s sold out. :(
BTW WANT →
I vote for this as CA's state dinosaur, plz →
More on the India "meteor" →
More info in this one and I am pretty much with the skeptics here: dude doesn’t have enough solid evidence to make a case that there was a second shooter. Lee Harvey Chicxulub was the culprit.
Genocidal Maniac May Have Struck Elsewhere →
No offense, but I’m interested in seeing what an independent team comes up with in doing further research. One dude leading the pack to say the meteor landed in India isn’t exactly the most reliable source.
Top 5 Dinosaur Fights in Comics →
DAHLIA - This Week's Offenders
Financial Times Peter Legrove of Literacy News Some chump at Fierce CIO, who also jumps to absurd conclusions Toby Gooley at DC Velocity I don’t know who wins the coveted WORST OFFENDER trophy, because Legrove and the chump both had egregious problems. Legrove tagged the article with “Dinosaur” even though the word doesn’t once appear in the body. Chump claimed that IM...
DINO LINKS FUCK YES
Dinosaurs had no respect for the dead. New pterosaur evolved like a fatty, according to this headline. New trove of dinosaur fossils in China “may include new species.” Dinosaur implicated in bomb squad bust at Drake.
WHAT--THE FUCK--EVER →
Some people are just retarded. DINOSAURS OFFEND MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BECAUSE I’M A FUCKING MORON is what the guy is really saying. WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS FOR AN ASTEROID TO STRIKE THE EARTH AND SELECTIVELY KILL OFF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HOLD OPINIONS THAT DIFFER FROM AND THUS OFFEND MINE.
An interesting theory →
Could about 1/3 of known species not existed because they are misidentified juveniles? It’s entirely possible, and given that the amazing Jack Horner was part of the research team makes is that much more plausible that the study shines light on past mistakes in paleontology.
Herbivorous species in Japan Dinosaur footprints in France Analysis of how dinosaurs coped with slippery, steep terrain
And now that I’m finally caught up with my dinosaur feeds after last week’s move, I find that the T. rex skeleton sold for a paltry $3.6 million. MEANWHILE THERE’S A HORNY NEW TYRANNSAURID ON THE BLOCK.
And a combination of my two favorite things →
BOOKS AND DINOSAURS, FUCK YES
DAHLIA - LIST OF OFFENDERS
Colin Rigley Margo Howard San Jose Mercury News And the DAHLIA Idiot of the Week award goes, for claiming that science is a religion and that the possible discovery of soft-tissue DNA supports creationism (the greater of the two offenses, after all), to this douche chill. But then I don’t accept much more from some editorialist, not even worthy of the term “armchair...
India can totally rock for future dinosaur... →
Shiiiiit even The Onion is in on it →
The lure of a DINOSAUR AUCTION is too great; even the country’s biggest satirical news source needed to get in on the action.
And a better article →
For more information about Indian dinosaur eggs, I’d rather trust the one above than one that’s basically copypasta of the original one I linked to earlier.
Place sounds like a fucking blast →
So if you live in Vermont, give it a shot! DINOSAURS FUCK YES
Happy International Dinosaur Month
I’m moving, so don’t expect anything super special today or tomorrow, sadly. BACK ON MONDAY WITH MORE AWESOME DINOSAURS.