Jeff Goldblum was scared of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. He was probably more scared of them because he used to be a tiny fly, and the size differential and all that. But he's a hypocrite, he was happy to do all those beer adverts even though a tiny fly would be in trouble if it got in a beer. But his fear was in ignorance, he was right in the film but that was by chance, for he didn't really know about dinosaurs, he knew about maths. He didn't, for instance, know how pterosaurs landed, but now thanks to a news we know. They landed in a stupid clumsy way. I thought dinosaurs were supposed to be all fantastic? We didn't know about that, what else do we not know? Perhaps the brontosaurus made a noise like a sheep. No, that would be impressive... um... perhaps the brontosaurus watched Big Brother! No, they didn't have Channel 4 in those days. Perhaps they didn't get The Rite Of Spring, and said that it was just noise. And hated Picasso, and
Image via Wikipediasaid he couldn't paint. Yes, the brontosaurus, the Prince Charles of the dinosaur world.
I see that Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, has died, aged eight-five. His name was Dae-jung, and he was eighty-five. I expect I'd find that funny if I was some sort of racist, but of course I know there's nothing funny about names that are different from those more common where we grew up, so it never occured to me that there might be anything funny about it. Three cheers for me.
And finally, a surprise return for Eurovision Song Contest news - following last month's splendid news that the Czech Republic have come to their senses and are giving it up, we have breaking news (well, it's been in the pile since Tuesday, but that's not important right now) that Azerbaijan just does not get it. According to a news the police there had been questioning people who voted for Armenia. Get with it, Azerbaijan, caring about the Eurovision Song Contest is sad! Are you trying to be camp or something? If so, I think you're getting it wrong. The whole heavy thing - you're not quite getting it, like if Santa Claus dyed his beard pink in an attempt to be feminine. Just not as cute.
that's all from me for now
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