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Re: Dinosaur Popularity (was Re: Semper Die(again))
> kmh wrote:
> Jurassic Park and the like may help inspire continued public interest,
> but the really encouraging part is this --- the fascination (including
> Michael Crichton's fascination) started with nonfiction. Hollywood's
> blitz took off from there.
> ES wrote:
> Perhaps, if you go back to the beginning, it is not quite so easy to > see
> where the fascination really started:
Lord, ES --- I wasn't talking about the BEGINNING beginning of paleo
pulsating. I meant this round. Crichton is a notorious reader. He
sucks down information like must of us suck down soda. So when he read
about DNA studies, an idea took flight.
(OH, btw, I can believe I left the charming and constantly videographed
Jim Farlow out of my media man list. How could I have forgotten those
timeless shots near the Paluxy...the ever dapper Farlow perched on a
classic motorbike? Be still my girlish heart. <g>)
And yes, I have seen the Paper Dinosaurs Exhibit. I wrote an article
about it for the Dino Times. GREAT exhibit with an amazing $12.00
booklet to go with it, btw. And yes, I concede the origin of this
topic, on a broader level, is as old as human imagination.
But for me and this post, I was referencing something a little more
Now can SOMEONE send me that bizzare Barbie gif? It's begun to
strangely haunt my dreams.
sleepless girl dino writer