Godzilla Has a New Rival

 

Beware the terrible Obamadon:

Yale scientists… recently named an extinct, tiny, bug-eating reptile after the commander in chief.

The Obamadon gracilis lived millions of years ago and was among lizards wiped out by an asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs, a Yale University press release states.

In reassessing previously collected fossils, they came across an unnamed species and called it Obamadon gracilis. In Latin, odon means “tooth” and gracilis means “slender.”

It is a small polyglyphanodontian distinguished by tall, slender teeth. … (Researchers) said the creature likely measured less than one foot long and probably ate insects.

I assure you, this is not from The Onion, and is all too real.

Somebody needs to start right away on a major motion picture starring the fearsome Obamadon. This monster would live on the blood of taxpayers, spew socialist fire from his upturned nostrils, and breathe deep the fumes of dying liberty.

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  1. Profile photo of Western Chauvinist Member

    Clearly Yale scientists are racists.

    • #1
    • December 13, 2012 at 8:50 am
  2. Profile photo of Austin Murrey Member

    The cult of personality thing just keeps getting more creepy, which is remarkable because it’s already drawing a 9 on the creep-o-meter.

    • #2
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:10 am
  3. Profile photo of J Wesley Inactive

    These scientists have no idea what they’re talking about. An asteroid didn’t kill off the dinosaurs. Aliens did…

    According to the History Channel.

    • #3
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:17 am
  4. Profile photo of Barkha Herman Member

    3682959-a-slender-lizard-warms-up-in-the-early-morning-sun-angkor-wat-cambodia.jpg

    Beware the slender lizard!

    • #4
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:26 am
  5. Profile photo of Aaron Miller Member

    Great. Let’s give him back to Japan (or Indonesia, as the case may be).

    • #5
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:36 am
  6. Profile photo of Garrett Petersen Inactive
    Austin Murrey: The cult of personality thing just keeps getting more creepy, which is remarkable because it’s already drawing a 9 on the creep-o-meter.

    My greatest worry about Obama is that he’ll be remembered as a great President. If that happens, all hope is lost. Hopefully future people will look on the Obama fad the way we look at parachute pants.

    • #6
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:43 am
  7. Profile photo of Foxfier Inactive

    Is anyone else picturing the little walking-pack-of-piranhas type dinosaur from Jurassic Park?

    • #7
    • December 13, 2012 at 9:43 am
  8. Profile photo of Peter Robinson Founder

    Nathan, this post is a thing of beauty.

    • #8
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:04 am
  9. Profile photo of Schrodinger's Cat Inactive

    How sharper than a child’s tooth to have a thankless serpent!

    • #9
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:04 am
  10. Profile photo of Pseudodionysius Inactive

     This monster would live on the blood of taxpayers, spew socialist fire from his upturned nostrils, and breathe deep the fumes of dying liberty.

    Nigel Farage: EUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

    • #10
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:06 am
  11. Profile photo of Vance Richards Member

    I like the extinct part.

    • #11
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:12 am
  12. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge

    The Obama phenomenon will haunt us until the day we die. Our kids will come home from college having read the latest book about Obama saving the universe and we will be ripping our hair out “he was a terrible president, and an even worse person!” 

    “Why, then, Dad, did they rename my school after him?”

    Sigh

    • #12
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am
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    Garrett Petersen
    Austin Murrey: The cult of personality thing just keeps getting more creepy, which is remarkable because it’s already drawing a 9 on the creep-o-meter.

    My greatest worry about Obama is that he’ll be remembered as a great President. If that happens, all hope is lost. Hopefully future people will look on the Obama fad the way we look at parachute pants. · 33 minutes ago

    Not going to happen. He is the new Kennedy, only much, much worse.

    • #13
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:17 am
  14. Profile photo of with me where I am Inactive

    I don’t think the scientists realize the appropriateness of naming an extinct dinosaur after the latest iteration of Nimrod.

    • #14
    • December 13, 2012 at 10:22 am
  15. Profile photo of wilber forge Inactive
    Foxfier: Is anyone else picturing the little walking-pack-of-piranhas type dinosaur from Jurassic Park? · 7 hours ago

    Kinda liked those critters, then again I was the kid that wanted the Flying Monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.

    Perhaps Frankenfish may be a better term. A true man made mutation created as a weapon. Odd movie.

    • #15
    • December 14, 2012 at 7:31 am
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    Nathan Harden: More importantly, can anyone pronounce “polyglyphanodontian”? · 10 hours ago

    I never studied a classical language, but I’m guessing the stress is on the 2nd to last syllable. Any takers?

    • #16
    • December 14, 2012 at 7:55 am
  17. Profile photo of Foxfier Inactive
    Nathan Harden: More importantly, can anyone pronounce “polyglyphanodontian”? · 11 hours ago

    Yes.

    Can anyone pronounce it correctly?

    Not a clue, thought with me where I am seems to have one to offer.

    Hey, reading kid’s books is very handy– especially Doctor Seuss, since made-up words teach you to take ’em apart, and I’m familiar with all the modifiers in it, just don’t expect anything more dignified than “Zizzer Zazzer Zu.”

    • #17
    • December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am
  18. Profile photo of Nathan Harden Contributor
    Nathan Harden Post author

    More importantly, can anyone pronounce “polyglyphanodontian”?

    • #18
    • December 14, 2012 at 9:09 am
  19. Profile photo of wilber forge Inactive

    Yes, actually. Such is the way of we old grey folk that studied these things.

    • #19
    • December 14, 2012 at 9:56 am