Thursday, October 16, 2008

Coming Distractions October 21st, 2008

Bustin' out Tuesday:

The Incredible Hulk
Family Guy - Volume 6
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Entire Series
The Legend of Sasquatch

As you will soon discover, The Legend of Sasquatch box art has fur. Now, I trust it's not real fur, and that no actual sasquatches (sasquatchi?) (not to be confused with the Sasquatch music festival: now carbon neutral!) or other mythic creatures were harmed in the making of The Legend of Sasquatch, but it got me thinking about giant hair-covered man-like animals (which, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization have been spotted in North America for over 400 years.) In fact, just this last year the American Museum of Natural History hosted an exhibit about Mythic Creatures exploring the many composite creature/monsters that humans have invented during our time on this earth, and the exhibit allowed one to even create their own animal amalgamation (soon to be possible through the powerful science of genetics?! hot. dog!). Though the exhibit is shut down they still have the website up here. I heard about the exhibit, 9 months too late, listening to old episodes of Radiolab.

Few things are as satisfying as listening to Radiolab while making soup (except... of course... renting videos...), but still the question plagues me... Are Champ and Nessie relatives separated during the dispersal of the continents? Are they long lost lovers waiting out their eternal sentences of loneliness? Have they never met and wouldn't necessarily like each other if they met- would they fight and who would win?

the gentle giant from Lake Champlain <3 or vs ? The Sweet Gaelic Lady

Fun fact: did you know that Kevin Peter Hall was the 7'4'' actor who forged his career by playing such roles as Harry in Harry and the Hendersons, the Monster in Monster in the Closet, and the Predator in both Predator 1 & 2?

1 comment:

Undead Molly said...

Cryptozoo Grammar

Since Nessie and Champ are reported to be (on average) the same size - 20-30ft - it would be a good match-up for a fight, unlike chupacabra vs. Mothman. That's just nuts.

For a highly realistic portrayal of the plesiosaur's fighting style, see Legend of the Dinosaurs and Monster Birds.