Wednesday, January 28, 2009

IC - The Bone Man

It has come to my attention that paleontologists
have been sadly neglected in the literature, over the ages.
An ironic oversight, perhaps, but one I felt need to correct:

The Bone Man

Paleontologists are an amazing lot,
You have to admire those fossil guys;
Seldom included in poem or plot,
So dull, they rarely even socialise.

But when you stop to think of it
The thing they do is quite complex:
They take a toe-nail from a pit
And then reconstruct the whole T-Rex.

Somehow they know, with just one bone,
The shape of the remaining beast.
But they seldom disclose its favourite cologne,
A sign of respect for the deceased.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. What sort of cologne would a T-Rex where - something from Diddy?

  2. Mama Wheaton beat me to it.

    I don't know who Diddy is though; I would have put my money on a Brut.

  3. Brut's good. Old Spice is probably better. Certainly prehistoric.

  4. Lee beat me to it, I was going to say Brut. Where do you get the inspiration J Cosmo?

  5. Loved "They take a toe-nail from a pit/ And then reconstruct the whole T-Rex." So true. Brut is most apropos, but what about English Leather? (...the scent that always made me want to puke.) It's prehistoric, too. And you can smell it from a mile away... which was also true of T-Rex, I think.

  6. I'm with all of you on the Old Spice way of thinking.

  7. isn't there something out there called eau de lizard?


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