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Every time I run into something like this--alien's trying to figure out what humans "looked like"--I cringe at the thought of how screwed up our perceptions of ancient Terran animals probably are.

P.S. The alien archaeologists won't find any information about me on Facebook. I don't have an account and ever since I read that the NSA and CIA and other intelligence agencies consider people "suspicious" if they don't have social media accounts I'm inclined to never acquire such accounts out of sheer spite.

Is that what a velociraptor most likely looked like? That's majorly disappointing yet fucking brilliant.

Hah that's great. Let's hope they find the Voyager Craft first Though we may have collectively gained a few pounds when (if) they finally find us.

Copper Zen:
P.S. The alien archeologists won't find any information about me on Facebook. I don't have an account and ever since I read that the NSA and CIA and other intelligence agencies consider people "suspicious" if they don't have social media accounts I'm inclined to never acquire such accounts out of sheer spite.

Welcome to the club of the suspicious people. I don't have social network accounts neither....because I can.

The comic made me smile. But the picture of the female is wrong. The......best.....part is missing ;)

Copper Zen:
Every time I run into something like this--alien's trying to figure out what humans "looked like"--I cringe at the thought of how screwed up our perceptions of ancient Terran animals probably are.

P.S. The alien archaeologists won't find any information about me on Facebook. I don't have an account and ever since I read that the NSA and CIA and other intelligence agencies consider people "suspicious" if they don't have social media accounts I'm inclined to never acquire such accounts out of sheer spite.

you run into the risk that aliens will assume that you are space hitler and just got unceremoniously disposed and "forgotten".

I lol'd so much, milk came out of my nose.

Not as much gratuitous cleavage as I expected though.

Duck faces....so many duck faces!!! *curls up and trembles in the corner*

Not even aliens, what will future human civilizations think when they find all our crap? Like what about the humans re-discovering Earth after we've moved off to colonize the stars? What are they going to think of those that used to inhabit the homeworld centuries ago?

Copper Zen:
I cringe at the thought of how screwed up our perceptions of ancient Terran animals probably are.

Usually when paleontology is "wrong" it's a case of being misportrayed in the media.

ProtoChimp:
Is that what a velociraptor most likely looked like? That's majorly disappointing yet fucking brilliant.

Jurassic Park played fast and loose a lot, but they REALLY did it with them raptors.

Deadcyde:

Not as much gratuitous cleavage as I expected though.

Yeah, based on what I've seen on Facebook, you'd think there'd be a lot more boooooooooooooooooooobs.

This is why I don't have Facebook. Well actually it isn't, but it's yet another reason not to.

That's lucky. If they uncovered that sort of stuff while we were still alive, they'd have no choice but to virus-bomb the planet.

To be fair, prevailing opinion at the time was that raptors were featherless.

The size can't really be explained though. No excuses there.

TopazFusion:
Wait, why are the aliens speaking English?

Google Translate.

OT: And thus the history of mankind was lost in a sea of drama and food pictures.

Well, I'll be entirely honest here. Those photos are a whole lot more flattering than the usual "selfies" that my brother and sister usually post on the Book of Faces.

Where did they get the chick's legs from?

Or is thighs-down a variety of photo I am unfamiliar with?

Galaxy Quest got it right.

I expect aliens will intercept our broadcasts of Star Trek, Doctor Who and others, believing we possess the ability to pass through time and space. Also that we're incredibly used to alien attacks based on how many times popular culture has invaded our planet.

Wow, they sure will be disappointed when the screaming and running starts.

ProtoChimp:
Is that what a velociraptor most likely looked like? That's majorly disappointing yet fucking brilliant.

There are better reconstructions out there. And honestly, I like to think of them as more like the cassowary than a chicken. It's a much more accurate comparison.

It is believed that the dromeosaurs used their wings for balance while they hooked their claws into prey and ripped into their throats with their jaws. That is a fucking awesome image.

Zachary Amaranth:

Jurassic Park played fast and loose a lot, but they REALLY did it with them raptors.

The only real mistake is that veliciraptor is a genus, not a species. Deinonychus, the species they used was once to be classified as a velociraptor, and was moved to a different genus (at the time the book came out this was something palaeontologists were still arguing about, so might have been totally out of date by the time the movie came out). The feather thing didn't have solid evidence in the 90s either, a few therapods were known to have feathers, but no velociraptorae until the 21st century.

evilthecat:
To be fair, prevailing opinion at the time was that raptors were featherless.

The size can't really be explained though. No excuses there.

If it weren't for the fact that it wasn't officially discovered and named at about the same time Jurassic Park was released, I feel like they would have modeled the Velociraptors in the movie after the Utahraptor, which actually was about that size. They even tried to name it after Spielberg (Utahraptor Spielbergi) in exchange for funding, though apparently the amount couldn't be agreed upon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utahraptor

that giant chicken will bite your head off man.
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Going up?

"Book of Faces"? "Book of Duck Faces" is more like it.

Zhukov:
Where did they get the chick's legs from?

Or is thighs-down a variety of photo I am unfamiliar with?

Photos where the person has the camera four inches from their face and it covers everything but their legs? I'm not sure, I tend to stay away from people who take that many pictures of themselves.

I kind of ruined the punchline for myself by looking to the right too early. But come on, it really draws your eyes there immediately.

This has a remarkable resemblance to a part from the comic book seriers called saga.

I very veyr much hope FB won't ever become a historical source.
For anyone or anything!

It could be worse
Aliens could be using 4chan to figure out what average person was like :/
Man, we are one fucked up species

Blemmyes and Showgirls

Also, quoting Discord. Ain't that somethin'

And probably the same intelligence of a chicken too. -_-
Jurassic is just so wrong...

I fucking hate that face that girls make for photos... what look are they trying to go for, "Make myself look as repulsive as possible by looking like I'm doing an impression of a retarded donkey" or...?

Just want to point out that the slightly more fabulous chicken that was the velocoraptor would still eat your face if it was in front of you and hungry. We would have had a lot more to fear from them if we walked next to them than, say a T-rex, to whom we would not even count as a snack.

ProtoChimp:
Is that what a velociraptor most likely looked like? That's majorly disappointing yet fucking brilliant.

They did have feathers, yes, and actual velociraptors were quite small. Much smaller than in the movies.

But I think it's also worth noting that at least one other member of the raptor family were about the size demonstrated in the movie, and likely were the type those were based on. I believe they were even known as velociraptors around the time the book was written? Might be wrong about that part though.

Still, two meter tall dinosaurs with massive scary claws on their feet did exist.

Spare a thought for the Toronto Raptors in all this. What a way to represent your city.

IceForce:
"Book of Faces"? "Book of Duck Faces" is more like it.

Did you watch that one YouTube video about how to use Facebook too? With the narrator yelling at the user "Duck Face"? QUAK!

OT: Just imagine what aliens would conclude about us if they went through Twitter.

Darth_Payn:

IceForce:
"Book of Faces"? "Book of Duck Faces" is more like it.

Did you watch that one YouTube video about how to use Facebook too? With the narrator yelling at the user "Duck Face"? QUAK!

OT: Just imagine what aliens would conclude about us if they went through Twitter.

I'm on twitter, it's full of unhinged minds and nudes!

It's great fun :D

 

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