Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jurassic Elvis

Technically speaking, this week's title should be Cretaceous Elvis. But that's not nearly as catchy if you ask us. And, hey, don't just ask us, ask anyone. When people vote for The King of Dinosaurs, there is only one candidate. There can be no debate: the biggest rock star in the panoply of terrible lizards is...

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Note: this represents just a small sample of T.Rex images in the TSG archives.  Time and space considerations prevented us from displaying more pics from our dinofiles.  We originally hoped to include a snapshot of Sue, but finding that photo CD proved to be harder than we expected.

Update: still can't find the photo CD w/Sue, but I did unearth this:

And, this:


Parm said...

Excellent photo topic! Living more-or-less in the same town as Sue, I do believe I have a pic or two that I could share; I'll see what I can find.

I recognize the image from the opened book! I would think I still have that Golden Book of Dinosaurs (?) down in the basement somewhere.

Hmmm. While looking for my Sue shot, I think I also have a shot of me posing with the T-Rex head from Jurassic Park (and just the head; the rest of the body was not around at the time).

Willard Biscuit said...

The opened book in this case is "The World We Live In" from 1955. It was a collection of articles and artwork from Life magazine that ran in 1953. The dino panorama ran in the September 7th issue:

There is also a "full sized" mural of this at the Yale Peabody Museum.

Parm said...

Didn't know that. Thanks for the link - the bronto/stegi painting was cool in a very '50ish kind of way. That kid's book I referred to with that picture had many more of similar ilk, as I recall. Probably a dumbed-down version of the Life articles.

Parm said...

I remember seeing that picture with Ed posing by the dino previously at this blog. A treasured rerun.

As for interesting T-rex-themed Youtube videos, click the link in my name to see a modern T-rex concept.

WB said...

Hmmm...I thought I had posted that image before, but I was too lazy to go back and check. The Walking w/Dinos traveling show came through here awhile back. I almost went, but I didn't want to get stuck sitting next to a bunch of screaming kids.