Monday, March 26, 2012

Caption Competition!

I realise that I've been very light on the content recently and I can only apologise. Please, accept this gift of a book cover of such flabbergasting wrongness that you won't sleep well for several nights. Because it'll haunt you. Its toothy grin and flouncing posture will lurk in the darkest recesses of your bedroom. You won't be able to see it, but it'll be there...waiting.





























Once seen, never unseen.

And hey, Niroot had a good idea recently - a caption competition! Please, devise the best captions for the dancing dinosaur above, and the winner will receive fame beyond the wildest dreams of anyone ever mentioned on some blog about dinosaurs.

By the way, this is the work of Adrian Chesterman and forms the cover of The Explorer's Guide to Dinosaurs. Since most of the rest of the book consists of blatant copies of Sibbick illustrations and DK models from the 1990s, I'll let him off on the basis that he doesn't know dinosaurs too well. Although this book did have no fewer than two 'picture researchers', and you've gotta wonder about that...

35 comments:

  1. He looks like a cereal mascot.

    Chomp into a bowl Cretace-Os brand cereal! Tony the T-Rex says they're T-Riffic!

    ReplyDelete
  2. In my mind it's just saying "Haaaaaay". Or if this was several years ago, "WaaaSSSAAAAAAAAAP"

    ReplyDelete
  3. I literally JUST bought another book with that cover. "the big golden book" or something. Hilarious.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I literally JUST bought another book with that cover. "the big golden book" or something. Hilarious.

    ReplyDelete
  5. "I'm the prettiest princess at the ball!"

    ReplyDelete
  6. So in a few years time I'm going to have to flap? LIKE THIS?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nah, he's impersonating The Mask: "It's showtime!" or variations thereof.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks kind of like he's trying to strike a martial arts pose. "Hiiiyaaaaahhhhh!"

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm surprised I'm the 1st 1 to mention this, but there's 1 line that came to mind 1st when I saw said dino (especially given its nose): Ha-cha-cha-cha!

    ReplyDelete
  10. "I got rhythm,I got music,I got my man --Who could ask for anything more?"

    ReplyDelete
  11. "CRETACEOUS SCHOOL MUSICAL!!!"

    ReplyDelete
  12. (looks behind at Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus) "Oh no, the experiment went wrong! I'm back in the Jurassic!! - get me OUTTA HERE!!!"

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's Fabulousaurus choreographicus!

    ReplyDelete
  14. (I'm enjoying all these captions!)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Heeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, Limbo Limbo Limbo!

    When you Limbo in the Jungle
    You don't got no time to bungle
    Got to Limbo like a pro
    Be like me, Tyrannimo!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great stuff everyone, keep them coming!

    ReplyDelete
  17. "Rex was considered the strongest student in his Tai Chi class, if for no other reason than he had messily devoured everyone else."

    ReplyDelete
  18. I swear, the Ichthyotringa that got away was thiiiiis long!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    I'm a woman's man, no time to talk.
    Music loud and women warm.
    I've been kicked around since I was born....
    Stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
    Feel the city breakin'
    And ev'rybody shakin'
    And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha,
    Stayin' alive.
    Stayin' alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha,

    ReplyDelete
  20. At least he wore braces as a kid, or is he wearing dentures?

    ReplyDelete
  21. It has to be... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsROL4Kf8QY&feature=related
    (from Matt vR)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That one would be in my top 5 favorite cartoons ever.

      Delete
  22. I think a simple "Hey Girl, Hey!" would probably cut it...

    ReplyDelete
  23. The most feared mimes to ever walk the Earth.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Slam it to the left (if you're having a good time)
    Shake it to the right (if you know that you feel fine)
    Chicas to the front (huh huh)
    Hi, see ya, hold tight!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I don't get it. Its just a T-Rex having a FABULOUS time.

    ReplyDelete

Trolls get baleted.