1. bmatchick says

    How many people know what he’s referring to? If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll know. :)

  2. StevoR says

    Oh FFS! I’d swear thjose letters were different when Ityped them. Also Ido swear generally but yeah..

  3. wzrd1 says

    What’s that person doing on your back?
    People know better than to try to ride on my back. Therapods with a can give a rough ride.

  4. indianajones says

    I dunno. I mean if you are illegally riding a Triceratops, who’s gonna stop ya?

  5. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    StevoR @ 9: If that were Marc Bolan in the picture, he’d be riding a white swan.

  6. CompulsoryAccount7746, Sky Captain says


    Pharyngula – The CreoZerg commences today! (2009-08-07)

    the Creation “Museum”—we’ll be heading off […] We have 285 people
    a lot of people […] want to get a photo of the dinosaur with a saddle. I should mention that last I heard, it was no longer there—it was out for maintenance. However, in an amusing coincidence, a van full of godless atheists on its way to Kentucky last night passed a trailer carrying… you guessed it. It’s an omen. […] the entire van erupted in laughter

    Pharyngula – The Creation “Museum”

    He demands that you respect his ideas […] Go to his “museum” as you would to a cheap freak show, and laugh, laugh, laugh… and go home to publicly mock and heap scorn upon it. Irreverence is our answer, not dumb humble deference.

    [Photo of PZ riding the triceratops, waving a cowboy hat with one hand, a plush squid cradled in the other]

  7. Akira MacKenzie says

    Personally, I’d want to tame and ride a Utahraptor, but to each their own.

  8. Oggie: Mathom says

    At the risk of starting a war between the splitters and the lumpers, is the a Torosaurus, or a Triceratops? Of course, it could also be am Chasmosaurus/Pentaceratops (the jury is still out as to whether those are one or two genuses. Er, geni). Or maybe a Regaliceratops? There are quite a few Ceratopsids which present with three horns in lateral view, so we really need to be more specific.

  9. Oggie: Mathom says


    “. . . is the a . . .” should, of course, be “. . . is that a . . . ”

    All hael Tpyos and lal thta.

  10. hemidactylus says

    When PZ rode a triceratops he was around three years younger than I am now. Saying that I’m getting my 2nd cataract surgery next week so might not be talking much here for a bit.

  11. wzrd1 says

    Had my second cataract surgery a few months ago.
    Nice to be able to not only see, but see blue again! Before surgery, my left eye couldn’t see anything more than six inches away.
    Now, I need reading glasses (+1.75) to read, distance is great. I did need to get the posterior lens capsule of the right eye lasered in 2015, after the surgery from 2009.

    A bit of trivia. The IOL (IntraOcular Lens) is entirely due to one observant ophthalmic surgeon’s observation that his patients from Allied aircraft had no inflammation or rejection to the perspex blown into their eyes on Allied bombing missions. So, after the war, he studied using such plexiglass as replacement lenses. The initial patient he had observed eventually became his patient for an IOL many years later.