posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 10:38 PM
It's the "mass grave" reference, more than anything else. "Mass grave" is normally such a loaded and ominous phrase-- calling to mind images of
genocidal soldiers machine-gunning groups of ill-fed and ill-clothed civilians and pushing the corpses into enormous holes to be covered by
So I see this image of genocidal Dodos in fatigues machine-gunning groups of ill-fed and ill-clothed (feathered?) Dodos, while other Dodos sit,
waiting, bulldozers idling...
Then there's the wholly slapstick image of a big hole in the ground that the Dodos just sort of wandered into. I see them stepping off the edge and
out into space, then, like Wile E. Coyote, hanging in midair for a moment before they look down, realize they're no longer on land and fall,
stretching-- feet first, then legs, then body, then-- neck stretching, their heads disappear over the edge, eyes wide and unblinking. "Squawk!"
*Thump* And the other Dodos look around, looking up, down, between their legs, behind trees, certain that there was another Dodo standing there just
a moment ago-- right there, over by the.... "Squawk!" *Thump*
And there's the statement that the bones, particularly if there are complete skeletons, could be worth millions
of dollars. Why would anybody
search for gold or diamonds when Dodo bones are worth that much? Is there going to be a sudden influx of Dodo prospectors, or it it all already
off-limits? I would have to assume the latter, or there would've already been Dodo prospectors all over the island. Are there Dodo bone
It's just a great story.