Monday, August 30, 2010

Failure to Obey the Signs

Monday, August 30, 2010
6 comments
Recently, while strolling along a wooded path (on the grounds of a classic Ohio roadside attraction) with my family, we came upon this sign (above): "Keep Off the Dinosaurs."

Our kids are reasonably well-behaved creatures, so we did not think anything of it. Well, I guess I thought the sign had a pinch of the kill-joy spirit in it, but that's life these days in the United States of Litigation.

We walked onward.

Moments later the unthinkable happened. Liam was attacked by a raging triceratops.

Perhaps there should have been a sign for the dinosaurs saying "Don't Eat the Tourists."

Thank heavens I had my iPhone with me or I wouldn't have gotten this photo of the attack. We'll need it for the lawsuit.




[ok, just kidding. Liam is fine. So is the triceratops, according to its lawyer and agent.]

6 comments:

On August 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM cyberthrush said...

from that blurry, 4-second photo (...you must've been shaking in your boots from fear!) I can't tell if it's truly a triceratops or just the far more common staghorn beetle giganthropus...?

On August 30, 2010 at 7:23 PM Erik said...

Since that place is going out of business this year they'd probably sell the Triceratops for a good price. It would look great in the lobby of the BWD World Headquarters.

On August 31, 2010 at 1:10 PM Catbird said...

I'd like to see it free-ranging at Indigo Hill.

On August 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Now THERE is a good idea. I would like a little klatsch of Bondosaurs for the meadow.

On September 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM Rondeau Ric said...

I'm partial to signs.
This is one from our Australia trip that is in my top 5.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricmcarthur/4166726070/

word verification - graggle

Liam was graggled by a triceratops.

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