Waltzing with Dinosaurs

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
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There’s something I’ve been meaning to get off my chest. After a lot of thought, and extensive research (i.e. sitting on the couch drooling in front of the TV), I have reached the logical conclusion that dinosaurs have been misrepresented in mainstream media.

Why is it that without fail, in all these shows the Dinosaurs are so cantankerous? Admittedly palaeontologists can speak with some authority on how dinosaurs may have looked, but I suspect it gets a bit murkier when it comes to their emotional state. These shows would have you believe that every single dinosaur had an impending dentist’s appointment and were venting their rage at the world as a result. In reality, dinosaurs may very well have been genial fellows who liked nothing more than playing cards on a Sunday and going thrift shopping on a Tuesday.

Even the names of some of these shows are somewhat misleading. ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’, for example, what are they trying to suggest exactly? That dinosaurs are dull and lazy. Why not running with dinosaurs or something a bit more upbeat like waltzing with dinosaurs? Yes dinosaurs might not have been the nimblest of creatures but if there’s anything that Strictly Come Dancing has taught me it’s that even the most uncoordinated person can learn.

So what am I trying to say exactly? Well basically you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, unless it’s Where’s Wally of course. Sure dinosaurs may look menacing but underneath that harsh exterior they might just be diehard romantics at heart. I mean Rodney Dangerfield or Dane Cook based on their looks aren’t exactly the kind of guys you would want to run into down a dark alleyway either, but looks can be deceiving, and the fact of the matter is you would be more likely to die of laughter than anything else. So the next time you watch a show on dinosaurs, try and be less biased and imagine them wearing tutus instead.

  1. colonialist says:

    Yes, all this bad press for dinosaurs is a stereotype created by bigoted racists.

  2. roberta4949 says:

    I think the behaviors of dinos were quite different then portrayed as well, I believe they were more laid back and did not go around starting trouble (unless desperately hungry) with beasts larger and well armed then themselves, like the triceratops adults or sauropods who where huge or even others of their kind. still I like the way they look,

    • innocent1 says:

      Agreed, you can’t exactly accuse dinosaurs of looking dull. Not that I would ever be brave enough to offer them fashion advice anyway because, well I value my personal safety.

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