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It started like any other day in Glasgow. The rain had stopped, so the dog and I decided to race to the park before the heavens opened. As expected, the rain started just as we approached the gates of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Somewhat more unexpected was the semi that was backing a dinosaur (sans head and tail) through the gates watched over by a laughing dino head, hatching baby dinos, and a disturbing trail of dino-bits.


dino babies

Hatchling #1: Please don’t sit on my head. Hatchling #2: Does this egg make me look fat?


John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.
[—Jurassic Park, 1993]

Big Mama: No, you can’t prey on children who are on the swings before you. We just had lunch and I’m all out of ketchup.

Steggy: “I’ve heard the small ones taste like chicken.” 

Dinosaurs Come to Glasgow 27 August-10 September.