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It's like the entire world left Caps Lock on for 180 million years.
June 17, 2013 10:19 AM   Subscribe


 
Completely flat, horizontal ground stretching way off into the distance seem to occur in the overwhelming majority of palaeoart scenes. Go and Google some for yourself to check.
posted by DU at 10:57 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


YOUR TERRAN REP-TILE CAPS LOCK CANNOT DEFEAT THE CAPS LOCK AB-IL-I-TIES OF THE DA-LEKS. CAPS LOCK IS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE DA-LEKS. OUR CAPS LOCK IS SUPERIOR TO THE SONTARANS. IT IS SUPERIOR TO THE CY-BER-MEN. IT IS SUPERIOR TO THE 11TH DOC-TOR (HE IS THE SHOUTY ONE). YOUR INFERIOR CAPS LOCK AND BROAD PRAIRIE LANDSCAPES WILL BRING VICTORY TO THE DA-LEKS. EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:16 AM on June 17, 2013 [8 favorites]


Having just driven through Iowa and Nebraska on vacation, I can tell you that there's actually a near-infinite supply of flat horizontal ground stretching way off into the distance.
posted by echo target at 11:58 AM on June 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


That said, I do like his counterexamples from John Conway. The third from the bottom looks like those glowing idyllic landscapes from the early 1800s. But with dinosaurs!
posted by echo target at 12:04 PM on June 17, 2013


Worth it for the gator video alone.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:05 PM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sweet murdering reptiles, the Therizinosaurus is like the Edward Scissorhands of the dino world!
*shudders*


ROOOOAAAARRRR!!!
posted by BlueHorse at 12:06 PM on June 17, 2013


So I've been sick all weekend and trying took today off trying to get better. But it's really hard to do just sleep/relax now that I can't stop trying to come up with the plot for my new movie Dalek Invasion Earth: 200,000,000 BC.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:13 PM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


BlueHorse: "Sweet murdering reptiles, the Therizinosaurus is like the Edward Scissorhands of the dino world!"

I only recently became aware of Therizinosaurus and I instantly fell in love. What a bizarre animal! Massive, portly, short tailed with gigantic arms and claws. I particularly like Conway's reconstruction (first image).
posted by brundlefly at 12:40 PM on June 17, 2013


Oh, and another paleoart link that I found interesting: You're Doing It Wrong: CGI Feathered Dinosaurs
posted by brundlefly at 12:56 PM on June 17, 2013


« Older Feathers, photographed and scanned.   |   STOP Newer »


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