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Today's Adventures
We went to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I have no idea why some people are complaining about this movie. It delivers exactly what it says on the tin. As shown in the trailer, the volcano blows up and it rains dinosaurs. Then the dinosaurs get loose and eat some assholes, because that always happens. Darwin Awards! Darwin Awards EVERYWHERE! Finally, the dinosaurs are saved. Yay! \o/ And BONUS: now they are spreading all over the world, which creates opportunities for more movies if we want. It was even better than I expected. The only reason to dislike this movie is if you hate dinosaurs, in which case you should know better than to watch it in the first place.

Remember, folks: Science can tell you how to clone a Tyrannosaurus rex.  Humanities can tell you why this might be a bad idea.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: July 13th, 2018 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
"It delivers exactly what it says on the tin."
Truth in advertizing--I love it!

LOL! I'll be sure and watch it when it arrives on Netflix.
:^D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 13th, 2018 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes ...

Have fun, it's a hell of a ride. :D
From: rhodielady_47 Date: July 13th, 2018 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

It's exactly what I want when it comes to an action film!
Hope you're having a good day.
:^)

fayanora From: fayanora Date: July 20th, 2018 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank the gods the only way to get viable DNA to clone dinosaurs is to go back in time to get it, at which point you might as well just grab the dinos there and skip the expensive cloning process. Unless of course you go the route of petting-zoo sized dinos.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 20th, 2018 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well ...

No it's not. Birds ARE dinosaurs, and Gaia loves her kitchen junk drawer. So if you tweak the genes a bit, you can get chicken embryos with toothed snouts instead of beaks. Scientists have done this, just didn't let them hatch. Fortunately.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: July 21st, 2018 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well ...

Oh, duh. I forgot about that.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 21st, 2018 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well ...

There's a game, After the Bomb, with anthropomorphic characters. Including throwback raptors made from chickens. Shortly before the apocalypse, someone placed an order for enhanced chickens. "What do you want enhanced, sir?" "They're CHICKENS, man! Just optimize 'em!" Which has become my catchphrase for ill-conceived gengineering. The first-generation chickens laid huge blue eggs; some hatched into raptors; and down the line, there are still some throwbacks along with ordinary chicken types.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: July 21st, 2018 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well ...

LOL optimized chickens.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 21st, 2018 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well ...

It's what got us into the situation we have now. Leghorns are only good for making eggs -- they can't brood worth a damn. Cornish Cross are only good for making meat, and at that, they grow so fast they're prone to serious problems. None of the commercial breeds are any use on a farm unless you keep them in a coop, which largely defeats the purpose. They suck at foraging. You want garden hens, you have to hunt down the heritage breeds.

So what do these lulu chicken tycoons say when they find out about gengineering? If they know the business, they ask for one of those two things -- eggs or meat -- specifying an improvement on current production. But if they're general executives ...

"They're chickens, man! Just optimize 'em!"
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