Dinosaurs

Happy Easter: Celebrating Monstrous Eggs!

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Happy Easter, everyone! Well, this year our glorious egg-filled holiday sneaked up on me,plus we have had a tragedy in our group of friends. I am trying to just be constructive today because I was not able to attend a visitation. When you have an animal rescue, you just can’t get up and go where you need to go that easily.
Anyway, with that said, let’s delve into some of my favorite EGGS from film and TV:

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Monsters of Africa: Mokele-mbembe!

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Mokèlé-mbèmbé means “one who stops the flow of rivers” in the Lingala language. This is a legendary water-dwelling creature of Congo River basin folklore and closely resembles the extinct sauropods of the dinosaurs’ reign. It is usually described as being gray-brown in color, and it prefers river bends and deep water in its jungle habitat. Some cultures, such as those of Boha Village, describe the creature as a spirit rather than a flesh-and-blood animal. Some reports describe it as being more like elephants, rhinoceroses, and other known large animals. Since neither species of African rhinoceros is common in the Congo Basin, the mysterious  animal may be a combination of mythology and folk memory from a time when rhinoceros were actually found in the region.
Numerous expeditions to Africa in search of Mokèlé-mbèmbé have been launched,  and some have reported close encounters. However,there have been sightings of it for the past two hundred years, but no one has photographed it or produced any physical evidence that it exists.

Happy Christmas!

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Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas,Hannukah,Festivus,or whatever you celebrate!
Oops, I should explain: no stocking i ever received in my youth was complete without a can of Hershey’s syrup. Uncle Steve now continues my parents’ tradition with a bottle of the stuff! Mmmm!

Spooky Saturday: Baby Ghost!

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You’ve met Misty, but I betcha didn’t know I had a Baby Ghost puppet, didja?

Baby Ghost was created quickly one day to have something fun to carry out into the audience while I was doing my Halloween Show, The Puppatoons Halloween Revue.  I am a little sad to say that Baby Ghost farted a lot, courtesy of a tiny MP3 player. I never thought I would use fart jokes in a show, but heck, the kids howled over it.

Snackerdoodles: Enormous Love!

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I have such enormous love for you,
I’ll stomp a T.Rex,maybe two.

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My dear readers, the dinosaurs pictured here are loosely based on Mamenchisaurus, a sauropod named after the province of China where it was discovered, in 1952. The architecture of this dinosaur is remarkable, with a neck 35 feet long and making up half the length of the entire body.