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Poem for Sunday

Long Gone
By Jack Prelutsky

Don't waste your time in looking for
The long-extinct tyrannosaur,
Because this ancient dinosaur
Just can't be found here anymore.

This also goes for stegosaurus,
Allosaurus, brontosaurus
And any other saur or saurus.
They all lived here long before us.


Older son spent most of the morning and afternoon at a Robotics Club event, younger son spent most of the morning and afternoon volunteering at Hebrew school and then visiting my parents. The Redskins lost their playoff game against the Seahawks. So the only part of my day worth talking about, the enormously fun part, was dinner with sheafrotherdon, beeej and gblvr at The Melting Pot downtown after we all converged on an academic conference and I and wandered into gay bookstores and stuff. gblvr brought her brand new John Sheppard action figure in her purse, and we insisted that he be put on the table and admired, and the hostess decided he looked lonely and brought him a plastic dinosaur for company, and the Stargate: Atlantis fans at the table decided it was a Rodneysaurus, and...well, in between the Coq Au Vin fondue course and the Flaming Turtle fondue course, this happened:

The Saga of John and the Rodneysaurus

One day while doing reconnaissance in the bush, John Sheppard was attacked by a strange species of dinosaur.

Quickly he leapt on it to subdue it. But the dinosaur was quick and wily, and had to be tamed!

Finally, John was able to get the upper hand. Er, foot.

He rode that dinosaur hard!

And then he realized: the dinosaur was Rodney McKay, transformed by Ancient technology!

John felt terrible. He dressed the Rodneysaurus in his own jacket...

...and got down on one knee...

...and asked the Rodneysaurus to marry him. And the Rodneysaurus said yes! And babies and stuff ensued because what's the point of having Ancient technology otherwise? And they lived happily ever after.

And I can't possibly say anything to top that except that sheafrotherdon, beeej and gblvr are awesome, so I'm going to bed!

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