Here’s an old joke from the Cretaceous Era:
Caveman 1: “Man, that Titanosaur is big.”
Caveman 2: “How big is he?”
Caveman 1: “He’s so big his butt’s in one room and his head’s in another!”
The Museum of Natural History has some giant halls, but its infrastructure clearly was no match for the Titanosaur! The new dinosaur was unveiled to journalists on Thursday, and will be revealed to the general public on Friday. The beast, discovered recently in Argentina, is 122 feet long. Its upper leg bone (femur) is 2.5 meters long, or about the size of a living room sofa.
Nancy Novick, who attended the media reveal and snapped the photos above and below, says the dinosaur will eventually get a new scientific name. We vote for “Morty”. Leave your suggestions below.
Given the first syllable, um, Dolly?
Re: “We vote for “Morty”.
How’s about “Tedosaur”, for Pres. Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt ? That would be appropriate, considering that the great naturalist’s statue adorns the CPW entrance to “The Natch,” and the park on Columbus bears that name also.
And, in the coming election season, that name might appeal to many of the Red-State tourists visiting NYC who might think more kindly of Big-Bad-New-York for naming the dinosaur for the presumptive Republican nominee for president–TED Cruz.
It’s a perfect match! Can anyone think of a Republican who is a bigger Neanderthal/dinosaur than Cruz??
How about “Avi”?
Let’s start a petition!
Are you saying I’ve got a big head? Or a big butt?
Only that you tell quite a (wait for it)…. tail….
I like Toto. Just ’cause.
Well, thank heaven the Titanosaur is parked indoors, or the Defenders of T. Roosevelt Park would be apoplectic and have to start another petition and attack more celebrities.
Consider Snouty—the dinosaur would not fit in the room bec of the snout.
How about “Humongusaur” for this extraordinarily large creature?