My Favorite Fossil

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My Favorite Fossil

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:59 am

I'm really appreciating the hard work (including the hard work of saying the same thing over and over again) that trylobite has been putting. Especially after losing AntiM, it's very nice that this board has a voice of sanity. I know I'm burnt and short in the (I just can't look away and not see the trainwreck) ticket sub-forum.

Thank you, Trilobyte!
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Asherbeez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:36 am

Hear, hear! I'll have a pbr on the playa waiting for you, should you care to claim it!
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:31 pm

I find he is doing amazing work. Huzzah for TB!

Wait, Wait a minute, that doesn't sound right, does it?

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Asherbeez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:52 pm

AntiM wrote:I find he is doing amazing work. Huzzah for TB!

Wait, Wait a minute, that doesn't sound right, does it?
hahaha! :lol:
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:15 pm

AntiM wrote:I find he is doing amazing work. Huzzah for TB!

Wait, Wait a minute, that doesn't sound right, does it?
NOw that's an endorsement!
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Igneouss » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:20 pm

Trilobites are fun. I have one on my shoulder (Corynexochina). But halucinogenia sparsa is better. But my absolute favorite fossil is Anomalcaris saron, which is the big fossil on my back. :)

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:26 pm

i thought this was a carol channing appreciation thread.

never mind.
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Igneouss » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Ouch!
I hadn't connected Trilobite and Carol Channing.
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Isotopia » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:31 pm

Why choose only one when you have the Burgess shale.

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by trilobyte » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:42 pm

Thank you kindly, glad to help where I can.

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:44 pm

I just hope after all these years he has finally fixed his goggles.
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:35 pm

Isotopia wrote:Why choose only one when you have the Burgess shale.
I wouldn't want to get too greedy. You know how it is, you go out to pick up a trilobite, and you see a cute smilidon with that "come hither" look and the next morning you wake up having blown your salary for the next six months on an archeopteryx.
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Isotopia » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:10 pm

archeopteryx
We had a date at our lab not too long ago.

I about flipped when I saw it being placed in the beam hutch. I think the English term is gobsmacked.

http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/resea ... teryx.html

http://askwhy.co.uk/dinosauroids/?p=1286

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:15 pm

*very impressed*
Iso has such a cool job!
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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by Igneouss » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:12 pm

Been doing field geology on and off for 25 years... The tendency, as noted by Fish, is alive and well....

Ya find this cool fossil...I'm sure there's anther here... Look! whole brachs that just pop out the rock! I need a crate full! If I skip lunch I can find 100s of miocene shark's teeth!... No trilobtes here but tons of trilobits... Look at the ultra cool tiny fossil in the 50 ound slab...good thing I brought the truck...

You should see the amazing amount of 99% useless fossils I have amassed... I swear they multiply at night...

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Re: My Favorite Fossil

Post by graidawg » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:28 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Isotopia wrote:Why choose only one when you have the Burgess shale.
I wouldn't want to get too greedy. You know how it is, you go out to pick up a trilobite, and you see a cute smilidon with that "come hither" look and the next morning you wake up having blown your salary for the next six months on an archeopteryx.
oh fishy! i nearly peed my pants, this is so clever
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