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Re: SVP humor

My favourite bit of humor was in regards to those who would not accept that birds descended from dinosaurs. The comment was made that there were a few who still rejected the grouping of aves within dinosauria. This comment was followed by a slide depicting a heavily armored, battle ready medeival warrior! Cracked me up!

Also not only was Tatooine filmed in Tunisia but it was also filmed in the Tunisian town Tataouine (Different spellings)

Martin Brazeau
Heritage College,
Hull Quebec, Canada

From: "David Krentz" <David.Krentz@disney.com>
Reply-To: David.Krentz@disney.com
To: bettyc@flyinggoat.com, tholmes@dolphinsoft.com
CC: "'dinosaur message to list'" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: Re: SVP humor
Date: 26 Oct 1999 11:16:22 -0700

Reply to:RE>>SVP humor                                       10:59 AM

  For me, the humor came on strong when Scott Sampson (who should be a
presidential candidate due to his commanding and animated speaking skills)
was trying to make a case for erectile tissue in the naris of centrosaurine
dinosaurs.  As support for his theory, a photo of the male member split in
two like a hot-dog was projected on the screen.  Every man in that room
crossed their legs and sunk into their seats.

I also liked it when someone asked a young man (whose name escapes me at
the momment) why he restored his skeletal drawings of sauropods with flexed
knees. With a bewildered look on his face,he answered as politely as
possible, that there is good evidence for locomotor skills in sauropod

 David Krentz

Date: 10/26/99 10:02 AM
To: David Krentz
From: bettyc@flyinggoat.com
I was quite fond of the young gentleman who borrowed a slide from
another presentation showing a table (of genera found in a site, I
think), simply so he could have a technical data slide (which had
nothing to do at all with his talk) somewhere during his 15 minutes of

Also the charming gentleman during the bird-dino section (the talk that
started out "Observations something") who said that he would NOT be
having any cladistic systematics in his talk and got an ovation for it.
We need more like him ;]

And Tattoine was filmed in Tunisia, for those of you who didn't know.


Thom Holmes wrote:
> Comments that made us laugh, sometimes uproariously, while listening to
> presentations at the SVP. It takes a special kind of person. Be proud.

-- Flying Goat Graphics http://www.flyinggoat.com (Society of Vertebrate Paleontology member) -------------------------------------------<,D,><

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