Paul Sereno, one of my FAVOURITE palaeontologists, is coming to @ROMToronto this Sunday and I could not be be MORE excited. Except for maybe those times when I was a kid…
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When I was a kid I had a pretty strict bed time. For grades 3 through 5, bed time was somewhere around 8-9PM. Very rarely were exceptions made. About the only time I ever remember my mom letting me stay up was for one of my favourite tv shows, Paleoworld.
Paleoworld was awesome. It was a documentary about dinosaurs and palaeontology that ran during the mid 90’s. It had great cut scenes with dinosaurs, animations and wonderful interviews with some of the world’s best and most well known palaeontologists.
Now even though my mom knew that Phil Currie was my favourite palaeontolgist, and even though she knew Paul Sereno wasn’t on all the episodes of Paleoworld, she would let me stay up. Just in case.
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So obviously you all can understand how JAZZED I am to meet Paul Sereno this Sunday. I mean, look at this selection of awesome dinosaurs he’s discovered and helped identify.
If that doesn’t get you all giddy with excitement and joy, well… I’m not sure what will!