Sunday, March 04, 2012

Dinosaurus

"Dinosaurus", from 1960, is the latest film I've seen on YouTube.

The locale of the film is a Caribbean island, of the sort that those who belong to the Contented Class in rich northern countries go to for their sun-filled beach-lazing holidays.

A construction company is altering sections of the island's shoreline as part of building something-or-other. When you alter a shoreline, the first thing you do is put dynamite deep in the sea not too far from a beach. Then you blow up the dynamite. If you do this, though, chances are you'll blow up the sea bed below as well, that contains embedded frozen bodies of creatures that lived long, long ago, like dinosaurs and Neanderthal men.

Would you know it, such creatures were under the very sea bed that the construction company blew up. The frozen and perfectly intact bodies of a Brontosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Neanderthal man, float to the sea's surface after having lain peacefully under the sea bed for millions upon millions of years.

Ordinarily they would make fine specimens for a museum or some-such. However, while becoming unfrozen, they are struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. This seems to re-light the life-force within them. The bodies come alive and roam the island.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex causes the most problems because it's a natural meat-eater, and is particularly nasty as a result. The Brontosaurus, an eater only of leaves and whatnot, is more gentle. As for the Neanderthal man, he's not as fearsome as he looks, and is more confused by the modernity he comes across, than anything else. For instance when trampling through someone's garden one night, he sees behind a window of the house, a woman who has just applied lashings of make-up to her face. This so terrifies him that he flees.

An orphan boy makes friends with not only the Neanderthal man, but with the Brontosaurus. It's too bad for the orphan boy that the gentle Brontosaurus gets in a fight with the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, and loses, and dies of its wounds.

There's lots, lots more in "Dinosaurus".............

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While there's no known instance of frozen dead bodies being brought back to life, who's to say this'll never happen. And some scientist somewhere in his lonely laboratory may well already have brought a frozen dead body back to life, but daren't tell anyone for fear of being put in jail.

You've no doubt heard of those frozen dead bodies of rich men who, when alive, had ordered that they be frozen at the moment of their death from some disease or other, so they can be unfrozen when someone discovers a cure for what they died of, and they can then resume their lives where they left off.

Even if you have no disease, but find life boring, it might be nice to have someone put you in a fridge and freeze you. You could be unfrozen in, say, a thousand years time, when life is less boring than now. Although having someone freeze you when you are still alive isn't allowed, this could one day change.

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Should you wish to watch "Dinosaurus", *click here*.

2 comments:

  1. You said, "The frozen and perfectly intact bodies of a Brontosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Neanderthal man, float to the sea's surface after having lain peacefully under the sea bed for millions upon millions of years."

    While the Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex lived millions and millions of years ago - 65 million years ago, most people think - Neanderthals lived less than a million years ago - no more than 600,000 years ago, most people think.

    You display a scientific illiteracy that is becoming the bane of our contemporary civilisation.

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  2. I do admit to scientific illiteracy. But I can't help this because I was born without the ability to be scientifically literate.

    While scientific illiteracy may be a bane of our contemporary civilisation, I'm not sure its the bane.

    I put it to you, Jeraboam, that the widespread willful ignorance of history and of the things that go with it, are more a bane of our contemporary civilisation, and are arguably the bane of it.

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