Preparing blog posts for Tet Zoo takes hours, sometimes days or even weeks. It's done in "spare time". Putting crap on facebook takes minutes and can be done during the course of a normal work day. Some of the stuff is soooo hilarious it deserves to be shared...
Francisco GascÃ³ (aka Paco) knocked this up, thanks Paco. It was taken in about
1992 1994 (when I was 18 19): note the Battat dinosaurs on the terrarium lid, Greg Paul theropods on the wall, and Luis Rey spiky amargasaur t-shirt. The croc skull is a juvenile C. niloticus.
My one and only photo of a British big cat, taken on Dartmoor c. 1992. Yeah, right. From left to right: Ewen Bennett, Matthew Colmsee, Paul Rutkowski, John Martin. Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme expedition.
We had a big debate on facebook: who would win in a fight between all 540 toad species, Darwinopterus, or PZ Myers? Reese Witherspoon said Darwinopterus, and Science agrees with her!
Finally, here's me in Mark Witton's pterosaur dungeon (aka the foamadome), wrestling a baby titanosaur. Note the legendary trousers in the background, as seen on (web) TV!
Back to toads soon, but it's all down to time...
And in the style of facebook, I give a thumps up 'like' to this post! :)
After fighting the toads, don't forget to speak of Sinotyrannus and Neovenatoridae! Theropod ground is rumbling!!!
Based on the presence of Battat dinosaurs, the first photo is not older than 1994.
Is the baby-sauropod also made of foam?
That's young Indiana Jones or Young Einstein? ;-)
That's young Indy! ;)
Thanks for the refference!
Ah, so this is all the hubbub going on at facebook! excellent :D
Reese Witherspoon...? O RLY?
Hmm... reportedly :)
We had a big debate on facebook: who would win in a fight between all 540 toad species, Darwinopterus, or PZ Myers?
Clearly, someone needs to update this classic quiz by replacing 'five year olds' with 'toads'...
From showing off juvenile croc skulls to wrestling foamy titanosaurs - paleontology sure has some fascinating rituals. =D
Caption for the first one:
"This belongs... In a museum!"
Wow Darren. That top photo, I remember when you looked like that! Probably a couple of years before we met, but still how I remember you.
The years... have been kind.
Hey, I'm jealous. I don't have a croc skull and your dinosaur figurines are cooler than mine.
Yeah. How did you get that croc skull at that age!?!
Oh, you know, I went to a few parties.
Yes, Reese Witherspoon!!!! And you should know, Darren, that she is thrilled that she got a mention in Tet Zoo. She's finally made the big time!
That top photo looks more like a young Egon methinks...
What did you keep in the terrarium Darren, im a dab hand at reptile and amphidian keeping myself.