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t-rex gets more complicated hands [Oct. 17th, 2007|04:24 pm]
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According to this news here:

...paleontologists at Montana's Hell Creek have found the missing third finger of one of Tyrannosaurus rex's undersized "hands." The finger suggests that T. rex had a powerful wrist and its hands were probably able to hold onto chunks of flesh while the monster's gnarly jaws did all the killing.

This is pretty exciting news, if true! Knowing that T-Rex only had two fingers has long separated the TRUE DINOSAUR ENTHUSIASTS from the mere posers. Also: knowing that they didn't have any ears.

Will I update my art? The answer is no
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[User Picture]From: resk
2007-10-17 08:27 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday on Saturday!

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Yay for more fingers!
[User Picture]From: nedroid
2007-10-17 08:30 pm (UTC)

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Oh, so just because I make a few mistakes, I'm suddenly not a dinosaur enthusiast?

[User Picture]From: qwantz
2007-10-17 08:37 pm (UTC)

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Man, your posts are the best ones ever!

I HAVE A NEW DESKTOP IMAGE NOW
From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-18 12:10 am (UTC)

Ha

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Awesome, I knew that was nedroid before i saw his username from the art style alone.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-28 10:48 pm (UTC)

Hahahah!

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I'm sorry, I know this is Ryan's LJ, but Anthony, you're just too funny!
[User Picture]From: professor
2007-10-17 08:31 pm (UTC)

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But is T-rex fast or slow? Science seems to disagree on this point.

YOU FAIL, SCIENCE.
[User Picture]From: smelly_cat_face
2007-10-17 08:33 pm (UTC)

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Yes, but through Dudical Theory™ we know that T-Rex is awesome.
[User Picture]From: noromdiam
2007-10-17 08:33 pm (UTC)

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You can add the middle finger when T Rex feels the need to flip people off.
From: colonel_froggie
2007-10-17 08:35 pm (UTC)

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First feathers, now this!
Soon they're gonna be telling us they've discovered that dinosaurs spent all their time making friends, or they were all purple, or something. Science schmience; did they ever think about the impact they'd have on fans of Jurassic Park?
[User Picture]From: spectralbovine
2007-10-17 08:37 pm (UTC)

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No ears?? How did he jam to rock music?
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2007-10-17 08:38 pm (UTC)

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Same way frogs do! With tympanic membranes
[User Picture]From: spectralbovine
2007-10-17 08:47 pm (UTC)

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Oooh right, those things! Good old tympanic membranes.
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2007-10-17 08:47 pm (UTC)

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Always up to their old tricks!
[User Picture]From: becomingaspeck
2007-10-25 02:56 am (UTC)

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Much love for the icon. That is sheer brilliance!
[User Picture]From: westacular
2007-10-17 09:31 pm (UTC)

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"There is a reason that carrying meat away would be useful."
[User Picture]From: westacular
2007-10-17 09:31 pm (UTC)

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My guess is buffets.
[User Picture]From: mister_p
2007-10-17 09:44 pm (UTC)

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I think the important think here is that the article used the term "gnarly jaws".
[User Picture]From: luthwyhn
2007-10-17 10:25 pm (UTC)

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JAWSOME!!!
[User Picture]From: arfmooo
2007-10-23 07:12 pm (UTC)

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jawsome so hard!!!
[User Picture]From: finback
2007-10-17 11:17 pm (UTC)

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"missing third finger"?

Iunno, the tyrannosaurids we have at my work all have the third nubbin..
[User Picture]From: littlegirltoast
2007-10-18 01:33 am (UTC)

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Hey, that's a neat little birthday present for him! I'm sure he can think of all kinds of things to do with another finger.

So is T-Rex's birthday October 19th? Is that canon now? Or did today's strip take place in a DIFFERENT week from now? I only ask because my birthday is October 19th and the more I have in common with a tyrannical lizard, the better.

PS hey have you heard Halifax rapper Ghettosocks' single, Step To A T-Rex? It's about how rappers act tough but they wouldn't be so macho if they had to FIGHT A DINOSAUR and it's pretty amazing. Check out the cute rap video...

From: ex_chrisbil
2007-10-22 01:53 pm (UTC)

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Why is it that just because rappers have syntactic stlye they think they are capable of truly impossible feats? Man, that T-Rex woulda been all *stomp* "step to a that"
[User Picture]From: dangerosive
2007-10-18 03:19 am (UTC)

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i bet t-rex is pretty pumped about getting his finger back. i'd be pretty upset if i were missing a finger for so long. way to go, t-rex!
[User Picture]From: westacular
2007-10-18 08:29 pm (UTC)

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"DUDE! I've been looking for that for 65 million years! Frickin' asteroid."
[User Picture]From: breakstone
2007-10-18 06:41 am (UTC)

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T-Rexes are cool and all, but I've got to give you Mad Props (or somesuch) for linking to Rice Boy... possibly the greatest surrealism-project-turned-webcomic ever. Makes me feel like a neanderthal, creative-wise, in comparison. Absolutely astounding.
[User Picture]From: icecoldinalex
2007-10-18 07:48 am (UTC)

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Ah man, but surely this is like the Masters of the Universe movie to dinosurs? Stop messing with the canon, paleontologists!

Another childhood truth dashed.
[User Picture]From: minusthepants
2007-10-19 02:03 am (UTC)

it is pretty exciting news

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Evidently you sent my friend Dave an email thanking him for tipping you off about this factoid. It made his day that you emailed him back. And you making his day made my day and so on.
Hooray!
[User Picture]From: wreakjavik
2007-10-22 04:44 pm (UTC)

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That said, the new finger bone is not going to cause much change to reconstructions of T. rex, says Hartman. Throughout the evolution of meat-eating dinosaurs there was a trend towards fewer fingers, with the earliest having five fingers and the T. rex having two. This newfound nubbin of a third finger was already on its way out, and did not stick out much, he said.

"In another 10 million years they would have lost (the third finger) completely," said Hartman. Unfortunately for them, however, the age of dinosaurs ended before that could happen.


Oh gosh! Does this mean that T-Rex is... super evolved?!? And if this is true, does he have mutant powers?
[User Picture]From: manicmelia
2007-10-22 07:49 pm (UTC)

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Oh, I do enjoy this theory! I bet he does have powers we have yet to discover... excitement.
From: thomas_a
2007-10-22 10:20 pm (UTC)

GUYS!!! THIS IS OLD HAT.

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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-22 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: GUYS!!! THIS IS OLD HAT.

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That, sir, is an Allosaurus. A fine beast, but nothing on the king of monsters.
[User Picture]From: becomingaspeck
2007-10-25 02:42 am (UTC)

Re: GUYS!!! THIS IS OLD HAT.

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Indeed. Besides, T-rex and stegosaurus were seperated by 75+ million years, so yeah, it's not like they ever would have had a chance to go toe to toe with each other.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-28 07:01 pm (UTC)

Re: GUYS!!! THIS IS OLD HAT.

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lolz sup Denver Museum
[User Picture]From: ____impassioned
2007-10-23 03:17 am (UTC)

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How powerful is his wrist? Is it powerful enough for knockouts?

also; jamie t is amazing, you should, if you get a chance, go see him live. Such a good show and good all around dude.
From: origami_agent
2007-10-23 09:39 pm (UTC)

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I like how T-Rex fixates on certain phrases sometimes... one I think might be fun for him to explore is "What kind of asshole does that?"
[User Picture]From: owlyfriend
2007-10-25 08:14 pm (UTC)

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I'm going with the "super evolved" theory too. That explains the woman, the log cabin, and the little car.

Continuity PRESERVED

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[User Picture]From: twapa
2007-10-26 09:38 pm (UTC)

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My favorite bit was "They would have made it possible for a T. rex to carry yummy slabs of dino flesh to its carnivorous babies."

From: (Anonymous)
2007-11-01 10:30 pm (UTC)

Break-through??

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If that's true, he might be able to participate in more excellent video activities of the gaming persuasion. I think I know somebody who would be interested to know more of this, "T-REX, I WISH TO ASCERTAIN IF YOU WOULD AGREE THAT THE MICROSOFT X-BOX CONTROLLER IS MORE ERGONOMIC THAN SONY'S DUAL-SHOCK THREE CONTROL UNIT"