Mips: frivolous notes of the Skyylark


T-rex a slow-poke? Who knew?

This article heading just made me chuckle for some reason:
T-rex article
I guess it just kinda strikes me funny to picture the Tyrannosaurus as being the last one picked in gym class.


  • At June 7, 2007 at 7:23 AM , Blogger cK said...

    Man, for being such a publicity freak, the T-Rex had a lot of disadvantages: slow, movement-based vision, those ineffectual tiny arms, etc.

    It's the William Hung of dinosaurs. Or maybe it's the Ana Kournakova: lots of style but no substance.

  • At June 7, 2007 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Annie said...

    Is that Ken hanging out of the T-Rex's mouth? Just wondering. I always thought that Ken moved quite fast, too.

    I would also like to see the T-Rex
    try to climb a rope or do doubles in jump roping. That would add entertainment to any gym class.

  • At June 8, 2007 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous Ned said...

    Yes, I doubt that T-rex made much of an impression in school, except that he was the tall, awkward, "kind-of-slow" dinosaur.

    Not good at sports, "slow" (as we've established), and unpromising in other pursuits. Imagine, for example, trying to take piano lessons with two digits on each hand.

    But seriously...I think there is a raging debate about whether T-rex was a predator at all or more of a big scavenger who would show up after something was already dead and scare away all of the other more gifted dinosaurs. In other words, he was the classic school-yard bully. Kind of "slow," big, untalented, obnoxious. In fact, he's probably in jail as I write this.


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