Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Happiest Boy in the World!

Tonight, I'll be happy as the proverbial clam because tonight's Secret Science Club lecture concerns... wait for it... TYRANNOSAURS!!!! Oh, baby, I am going to be like a six year old boy with the ID of a considerably-older-than-21 year old man. Booze and theropods, how could I not be ecstatic?

Speaking of booze and theropods, Ogden Nash, who ranks among my favorite poets (he's in such august company as Egil Skallagrimsson, Another Kiwi, and the Dragon-King of LEAFS SUCK!) had this to say about theropods:


Tiny tots of either sex
Adore Tyrannosaurus Rex
Indeed, all little ones adore
Any savage carnivore
Of which, O Rex, though rightly boastest
Thou art not only first, but mostest



And this to say about booze:


Candy
Is Dandy
But liquor
Is quicker.



To cap it all off, it's pushing 60 degrees today, so the piles of cruddy snow are melting in earnest. This could very well be the best day of the year, so far.

UPDATE: How about a little T. rex as a consolation prize for those not Brooklyn-bound?


18 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Agreed on Trex, young man.
~

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You'd best be! Dissing dinosaurs is a one-way ticket to Banistan!

TruculentandUnreliable said...

The best thing about the tyrannosaurus is the WEEEEE ARRRRMS.

vacuumslayer said...

You're kidding, right? A post about dinosaurs and liquor? Good lawd, I married the wrong man.

But seriously, I developed a late-in-life fascination with dinosaurs and recently I've recently gotten into prehistoric sharks. I'm beginning to think having a boy is the best thing that could have happened to me because apparently as I get older I am morphing into a geekly little boy.

vacuumslayer said...

recently I've recently

I meant to do that.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Ogden Nash, huh? I think I got his number.

They say that it's bigger in Texas,
But surely not bigger than Tyrranosaurus Rex-as
Because what could be moar,
Than a mighty Tyrranosaur?
But the one thing I wonder about Rex,
Is how they have sex.

Smut Clyde said...

as I get older I am morphing into a geekly little boy

Have you warned your husband?

vacuumslayer said...

geekly

Um, was I struck with some weird typing disease when I arrived at this blog? Geez.

Have you warned your husband?

Oh, he knows, he knows...and gives me shit for it. He has come to terms with the fact that he is married to a huge dork.

Hunger Tallest Palin (or whatever handle I posted under the last time) said...

Rrrraaaaaar!
[Stomp stomp stomp]
Rrraaa!
[Stamp crash thud]

[T-Rex Slashfic.]

(I like geekly.)

Another Kiwi said...

T-rexes had sexes
roughly, as expected.
With grunting and wails
and lashing of tails
and extincting them faster
the cigarette after.

He said geekly.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

The handsome theropod
Noted "there's a pud"
As she climbed on,
She was your mom.

wv gives more detail - hindect.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

recently I've recently

grammar zombie brainz melt.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The best thing about the tyrannosaurus is the WEEEEE ARRRRMS.

The best thing about the WEEEEE ARRRRMS is that they were bigger than your arms.

You're kidding, right? A post about dinosaurs and liquor? Good lawd, I married the wrong man.

You can "turn" your husband- you'll make him geekalicious within a couple of months.

But seriously, I developed a late-in-life fascination with dinosaurs and recently I've recently gotten into prehistoric sharks.

Have I got something for you! One of my absolute favorite websites, and Mike Everhart is a genuinely nice guy- I corresponded with him, and he sent be a bunch of journal articles.

But the one thing I wonder about Rex,
Is how they have sex.


That topic came up, but there are no fossils of dinos doing it-alas! The fact that the tyrannosaurs only have two fingers is pretty suggestive- shocking, even!

as I get older I am morphing into a geekly little boy

Just make sure you warn your husband before the transformation is complete- can't have him arrested for child abuse, now!

grammar zombie brainz melt.

Brainz melt is zombie fondue! Zomdue?

[T-Rex Slashfic.]

"Nice arms... you working out?"

Now I am thinking of "T.rex style", where you use shrink wrap to confine your partner's upper arms, so they can only wave their forearms

vacuumslayer said...

B^4, he's actually pretty geeky about some stuff, just different stuff. We like be diversely geeky here.

zombie, I was testing you. Congratulations, you passed the test.

Whale Chowder said...

I come to you geekly
Never so meekly
Do I speak of a T-Rex
Or your version of sex
Or my imagination, bleakly.

(can't decide if the fact that nobody will read this is good or bad)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Someone will read it, laddie... someone will read it.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Indeed someone will. Ogden-mericks!

There once was a Tyrant Lizard King,
Who could make his hydrant wizzer sing.
Many wish the had been
Tyrant Lizard Queen
But it turns out he's into pirate fissuring.

Fenwick said...

Nothing like starting the day with some good rockin'. (Which paleontologists do too...)

It's nifty to discover new interests throughout one's life. I came late to science-y stuff. Geology, paleontology, and living critters drew me in. (Also began to appreciate birds as critters; previously only a mammals guy.)

Looking forward to your post about Nifty T-Rex Stuff gleaned tonight.

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[Way off topic, for B^4: The light-bulb just went off in my head about your recent weekend ironman double-shift to help a colleague with a very ill child. You are a fine, generous, and loving Bastard. I hope the pain is beginning to recede some for you and for the family.]