Some People Need To Get A Life

Well, ok, a lot of people do. Today’s example are these folks

Paleontologists Slam ‘Jurassic World,’ Call Movie ‘Major Step Backward For Accuracy’

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – “Jurassic World” is poised to make monster money at the box office this weekend. And while that’s certainly good for Universal Studios, it’s a pain in the neck for another group: paleontologists.

They say while it’s good the movie series has renewed interest in dinosaurs, audiences come away with skewed ideas about how dinosaurs really lived
“You deal with these inaccuracies over and over every time you give a talk,” James Kirkland, who has been involved in the discovery of 20 dinosaurs, including the Utahraptor, told CBS News.

He would rather filmmakers focus on science, and not make people believe that a T-Rex can’t see you if you stay perfectly still or that velociraptors can open doors.

“It gets really old after a while,” Kirkland added. “If they wouldn’t do that, we wouldn’t have to deal with this. We could step to the more interesting issues like what we are discovering next.”

Are you kidding me, you pomptastic ass? Repeat after me: It’s. A. Friggin. Movie.

What’s next? The American Society of Anthropology complaining that Orcs are actually humble farmers and not the violent bloodthirsty beasts that LOTR (awash in the morass of its Gondor Privilege) portrays them as?

11 Responses to “Some People Need To Get A Life”

  1. gregor says:

    probably penned that while he was sitting on his ass watching Reality Stars Marriage Boot Camp. farkin’ jack weed. And spacecraft don’t sound like fighter jets when they’re zooming around in space shooting the crap out of each other with lasers, but Star Wars would have been pretty boring without the added effects. my seething hatred for those outside my small circle of friends and acquaintances grows each time I read something like that. Self important slobs. Ugh…

  2. Nobrainer says:

    I think the asshats here are the journalists. It is simply not news that scientists think that movies are scientifically inaccurate. Yawn.

    You know you have a hack asshat journalist when they use the word “slam” in any way shape or form.

  3. Dr Alice says:

    These guys suffer from an ailment known as “tunnel vision,” aka “Our Job Is the Most Important Thing Ever.” They need to get some perspective. As you said, it’s just a movie.

    That said, I do admit to heckling medical inaccuracies I see on TV shows.

  4. Syd B. says:

    It’s a crazy world. And not good crazy. Psycho, red headed, been cheated on and out for revenge ex-girlfriend crazy. Except for us.

  5. Julie says:

    Wait… you mean stuff in movies isn’t always true? Why, that would mean people can’t really fly like Iron Man! Or travel in time like Kate and Leopold! HOW CAN YOU SAY SUCH THINGS!

  6. JeffS says:

    What everyone said.

    Plus, there is the not-so-minor fact that paleontologists make their living from studying fossilized remains, once organic material transformed into what engineers and geologists have been known call “sex stones”, a/k/a, f**king rocks. F**king rocks surrounded by other rocks. Heck, some of those fossils are just impressions of skeletons.

    The facts known about dinosaurs are truly limited in scope. A great deal can be conjectured from those remains, and the material they are found in. But any “conjecture” is an educated opinion.

    And I believe that the clues left by their remains thus far don’t offer much insight into the mentality of the creatures, except by comparison with living creatures today. Reasonable, but not proof.

    So no one knows. Anything in that area is within the realm of imagination. Including movie makers.

  7. Gunslinger says:

    “He would rather filmmakers focus on science, and not make people believe that a T-Rex can’t see you if you stay perfectly still or that velociraptors can open doors.”

    Then climb down out of your ivory tower and your own damn movie. Don’t let the fact that nobody wants to watch a movie featuring a snobby, droning Paleontologist going on about dinosaur “facts” that are mainly theoretical in the first place, stand in your way.

  8. Skyler says:

    I agree with the paleantologists. This is a safety issue. You don’t want people thinking that they can avoid getting mauled by a dinosaur by just staying still.

  9. Gunslinger says:

    But Skyler, everybody knows you can distract a dinosaur, especially the T-Rex with a road flare.

  10. nightfly says:

    I can see if they’re protesting “misinformation” that actually might make a difference in somebody’s actual life – but who here is going to ever sue Speilberg because their loved ones were killed following the “advice” Dr. Allen gave?

    And BTW, plenty of idiots call Tolkein racist because of how the books treat Orcs. As far as I know none of them are filing official complaints in scientific journals, but surely it’s only a matter of time.

  11. NJSue says:

    Dr. Alice is right. Plus, if this scientist had a bit more imagination, he would realize that getting a bunch of kids interested in dinosaurs through a blockbuster fantasy movie is the first step in getting them to study paleontology, where they can then have all of their earlier misperceptions corrected.

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