theory

February 17, 2008

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DANCE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW or
The joyful unawareness of extinction theories.

Dinosaur extinction theories have been the subject of debate among scientists for quite some time now. One of the most popular theories, first proposed by Walter Alvarez in the late 1970’s, suggests the dinos were unable to survive climatic changes caused by a giant meteorite crashing to earth near the Gulf of Mexico. Dust and debris kicked up by the impact, blocked sunlight long enough to set off a deadly chain of events. Plants were unable to survive without the sunlight, causing plant eaters to die off, which in turn caused meat eaters to perish as well.

Personally, I blame the tyrannosaurus rex. So fond of raves were these behemoths. So oblivious of their surroundings were they. While gyrating and stomping about to their trancey, music, these scaly revelers never even noticed the giant earthquakes that resulted from their dance party. The seismic activity that followed tripped a volcano or two and set off a chain reaction of further volcanic eruptions. The climate change brought about by the post-rave eruptions, is, what I believe caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Look it up.

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The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Theory” and the Sugar Frosted Goodness challenge is “Joy.” So I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone.

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stitch

January 14, 2008

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When it comes to pure, unfettered, joy, what can compare to a giggling, frolicking, baby, without a stitch of clothing on?

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Stitch”.

Two characters were competing for attention this week. This cheeky little guy won the first round, but something else, something quite different is lurking in the shadows.

Stay tuned.