Friday, September 3, 2010

Kinda cool, dumb, then sad

Where the hell was I when this came out?

School-yard gay, but it still had some dinosaurs in it. It looks like the heroes are trying to stop the villains from killing dinosaurs, or something. That makes no sense. Dinosaurs should be killing everything. Like Heidi Klum and her kids.

And referring to the Torosaurus v. Triceratops post from a few days ago, someone from Geek O System (someone stupid) posted the dumbest thing I've ever heard. For a Geek, they don't seem to know the half of what they're talking about - and as you read through the post, you can see that they've made updates, adjustments and responses to comments to "clarify" what they posted. [Worse: the National Post covered this story with the headline - Triceratops never actually existed, scientists say" - although they could also headline "Triceratops never actuallay existed, creationists say" too.]

And on a very sad note, a Prehistoric Forest that was run by an aging mom & pop business will be closing down. They're getting on in years and want to do some travelling before it's too late. They've run the park for 53 years with "life"-like models strewn about a 10-acre park out in Ohio. It's a great shame that it will be closing down.

“We’ve watched people’s kids grow up,” said Denise Tieman, who owns Prehistoric Forest and Mystery Hill with her husband, Len. “They pop back into the gift shop and say, ‘Do you remember me?’

“We do. I like that.”

Customers like them will make it difficult for the Tiemans to close the park at the end of this season. After three years of consideration, the couple decided to close this fall so Len, 63, can retire.

“I’ve got a few years left, and my wife and I want to do some traveling,” Len said.

The Tiemans, who bought the park in 1995, plan to pack the park’s two dozen or so dinosaurs into storage and close up Mystery Hill cabin, a shack that defies gravity atop a hill in the park.

“We’re not interested in selling it at the moment,” Len said.

Instead, the couple plans to enjoy the woods and spend more time with their children and 14 grandchildren, three of whom are working at the park this summer.

Their decision, which they announced through advertisements by marketing this year as the park‘s last season, has been hard for regular visitors and locals to accept.

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