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The DinoBus is coming, and everybody's jumping...
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I stood, lonely and surrounded by a small crowd of commuters, swaddled against the bitter wind, waiting.

The muffled roar of a diesel engine, straining against the low gears of city commuting, filtered through the remnants of the fog of my morning, caffeine struggling to dispel the wisps and banks of sleep and exhaustion.

When it arrived I realised I was looking at one of the new city buses... a massive Triceratops, with rubber horns and roughly dimpled hide, its jaws gaping wide to receive another influx of passengers.

Several people exited beneath the behemoth's raised tail while I swiped my travel card and made my way to a seat just behind the massive front knee.

The morning was looking up. This was my first ride on one of the new T Line vehicles. Maybe tomorrow I'd get a Tyrannosaur or a Titanosaur!


UnaBubba, Apr 23 2012

CatBus http://www.higashik...s/magicnekoride.jpg
Barely-related whimsy [Alterother, Apr 23 2012]

Drive faster! http://www.hiphopsi...Zoo_Bus.preview.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 24 2012]

baked as a car! http://commons.wiki...inosaur_vehicle.jpg
[xandram, Apr 24 2012]


       The initial rollout would cause problems with those that only commute at night, but otherwise YES. I want a velociraptor taxi.
erenjay, Apr 24 2012

       Lewis Carroll:

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus
hippo, Apr 24 2012

       Great! Straight from Jurrasic Parks to Rosa Parks...
4whom, Apr 24 2012

       Dr Ian Malcolm, in a rush to get to work, approaches the bus driver:   

       "Must go faster."
theleopard, Apr 24 2012

       Does it feature a half-eaten goat?
Alterother, Apr 24 2012

       [xandram]! I was at Bestival 2010, and I saw that dino!
theleopard, Apr 24 2012

       Triceratops was a vegesaurus, [Alter]. However, the driver of the T. rex models has a goat tethered to his seat. Does that help?
UnaBubba, Apr 24 2012

       Sure, why not. Goats are helpful in many scenarios. They aren't nearly as helpful as rhinoceroses, but that's a very difficult standard to equal.   

       It was probably the T. Rex taxi I was thinking of when I posted that anno anyway. I don't really remember. I'm on some post-op pain meds and have subsequently had even less contact with reality than usual. Oh, look, I posted a link, too!
Alterother, Apr 24 2012

       Lack of contact with reality is no real impediment to halfbaking.
UnaBubba, Apr 25 2012

       [theleopard] so cool that you went there!! (now we know how [UB] gets his ideas)!! haha
xandram, Apr 25 2012

       but is halfbaking an impediment to contact with reality ?
FlyingToaster, Apr 25 2012

       Only if performed while observing the correct safety procedures. Oh, look, I posted a link, too!
Alterother, Apr 25 2012


       "My Friend Totoro"? One of them Studio Ghibli ones..
not_morrison_rm, Apr 26 2012

       Got it in one. Not my favorite of Miazaki's (that would be 'Porco Russo'), but they're all good.
Alterother, Apr 26 2012

       //is halfbaking an impediment to contact with reality ?// I bloody hope so.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2012

       >Not my favorite of Miazaki's   

       I preferred his Wagner's Ring Cycle, the one with talking cats and 20 ft clowns. Notices the Laudanum bottle is nearly empty.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 27 2012

       If only Kafka had a chance to do a rewrite of LOTR, while I'm thinking of it.
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012

       I'd prefer a Douglas Adams rewrite. 'The Hobbit's Guide to the Middle Galaxy' or somesuch.
RayfordSteele, Apr 27 2012

       I'd cry heresy*, but that actually sounds pretty interesting.   

       * The 42nd Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Fuck Around With Important Literature.
Alterother, Apr 27 2012

       LOTR is "serious literature"? You're fucking kidding, right?
UnaBubba, Apr 28 2012

       No, I'm not. It's not right at the top of my 'most important fiction of all time' list, but it's on it. If you don't understand, go read it again. If you read it again and still don't understand, A) you don't understand the significance of language and mythology in modern literature, and 3) I'll happily argue over it until the hobbits come home.
Alterother, Apr 28 2012

       Hey! Hey now... put down the, put it down. Just put it...
Don't ma... just d...

       Can we all agree that LOTR rings was a serious work of art?
Can we do that?


       Anyway, [Alterother] said '"important" not "serious" and there is a difference.
AusCan531, Apr 28 2012

       There is. Lord of the Rings is both.
Alterother, Apr 28 2012

       I think I tackled it when I was 12 or 13... all the names that began with "G" (ie: most of them) ran together.
FlyingToaster, Apr 28 2012

       Yeah, yeah, it has too many characters with unpronouncable names, it has too many endings, too many subplots, etc. I've heard all the complaints...   


       Read it again. If you do not find in it a profound and timeless message intertwined with a beautiful work of fiction that is simply enjoyable in its own right, the likes of which will never, _can_ never be written again, then there is nothing I nor modern medicine can do to cure your condition, and you have my sympathies.
Alterother, Apr 28 2012

       Didn't say I didn't enjoy it, and I've read it at least 4-5 times over the years.
FlyingToaster, Apr 28 2012

       Sorry. My back hurts and I'm irritable. I should never anno when I'm in a pissy mood.   

       Anyway, I was probably talking to [UnaBubba]. At this distance, it's hard to tell which one of you I'm looking at. Curvature of the Earth, and all that.
Alterother, Apr 28 2012

       not like I couldn't have said "the *first* time I tackled it" or anything... sleep cycle's off.   

       It's a large chunk of fiction rather well thought out and detailed which I haven't read in at least a couple decades, but I'm currently 5 books behind, including a biography of Glenn Gould and memoirs of a WWII Lancaster bombardier.
FlyingToaster, Apr 28 2012

       ^jealous. I've run out of unread books (of the readable variety).
Alterother, Apr 30 2012


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