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Re: Forelimbs of "Terror Birds" (WWB Mild-Rant Cont)
At 1:09 PM -0800 12/10/01, Jaime A. Headden wrote:
Art Sippo (ArtSippo@aol.com) wrote:
<The premier of WWPB last night showed a <SNIP>
The bird in question was *Gastornis* -- <SNIP>
And did anyone notice the homage to WWD -- part one -- with the
"scent-marking" *Smilodon* in
the South American episode? :) Of all the animals, I think they
could have done those better,
Oh! I agree wholeheartedly!- the cats. WHY didn't they manage to get
them more realistic? Plenty of modern examples. T'would have almost
been more fun if they had just merged a Saber Tooth head on to a
lion's body and done the chase and kill routine off of what has to be
hundreds of miles of video footage that must be in the documentary
The "SLO-MO" as the predators closed in for the kill to make it more
realistic? Ok. Drama - with the monotonic overtone voice with no head
and whispering. Yes. Cracked camera lens as it gets kicked and all.
Errr .......(sigh) Oh well. What do I want - to see a very cool
depiction of science that will flesh out my world and take me back in
time without fantasy just once? I must be mad. (don't any of you who
actually know me answer that!)
but I felt everything was incredible but for two things ... the
(Sorry, not possible ... eeek!) and the too-digital
australopithecines ... who kept getting names!
You must mean the genitalia-challenged australopithecines with names?
The phorusrhacid, for those who missed it, had normal, tiny
psilopterid-like wings. All prettied
up and colored to look like a secretary bird.
I didn't miss that. I was laughing. But thank you for bringing it up
so I could chuckle again!
Sorry for the rant...
Not at all! :)))
PS: For those many, many of you who worriued about me after SVP but
to whom I haven't been in touch with - thank you for all the
get-well wishes and yes, I am beginning to feel my feet again. :)
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Marilyn D. Wegweiser, Ph.D.
CMC Research Associate
Adjunct /Vertebrate Paleontology
Cincinnati Museum Center
Geier Collections and Research Center
"How exceedingly stupid of me not to have thought of that!"
-Thomas Henry Huxley, 1859, after reading
Darwin's On the Origin of Species