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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,09:28   

I call this the battle of the Michaels.  In this corner we have Michael Shermer, in that corner we have Michael Medved.  Only one will come out on top!

YOU be the judge.

Two Yahoos Claim They've Found Big Foot

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,11:15   

I see that the big press party is scheduled for tomorrow - Could we have a whole new level of the stupid for a Special Edition Friday Meltdown?

Stay Tuned!

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,11:56   



J-Dog, he kinda looks like you.  Do you have any relatives in Georgia?

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,13:12   

Uncle Bill?????

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,14:52   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 14 2008,12:56)


J-Dog, he kinda looks like you.  Do you have any relatives in Georgia?

Actually, he looks a lot like your avatar Mr_C.  Is Bigfoot an atheist?   :)

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,15:14   

He does kinda look like me...Uncle Jesse, is that you?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2008,16:40   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 14 2008,11:56)


J-Dog, he kinda looks like you.  Do you have any relatives in Georgia?

What's with the garden hose? Are they giving it a posthumous enema?

  
Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,09:01   

Well today is the big day for bigfoot watchers and id theorists (same level of tard).  

I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for the press conference in just a few short hours.  My butt hurts.



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,09:31   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,09:01)
Well today is the big day for bigfoot watchers and id theorists (same level of tard).........My butt hurts.

Arden must be attending your watch party.

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Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,09:49   

Ahem, actually I think HIS butt is hurting for different reasons.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,11:25   

Well!......Well!........Anyone, an update from the press conf???

I'm only asking because Amelia Earhart keep bugging me.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:04   

I can tell from the quality of the "Bigfoot Finder's" Website that this is gonna be a lot of fun.

From their website:

"Here are some of the vital statistics on the "Bigfoot" body:

*The creature is seven feet seven inches tall.


*It weighs over five hundred pounds.

*The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like.


*It is male.

*It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes.

*It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and
five toes on each foot.

*The feet are flat and similar to human feet.

*Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five
and three-quarters inches wide at
 the heel.

*From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its
hands are eleven and three-quarters inches
 long and six and one-quarter inches wide.

*The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the
same day that the body was found.)

*The teeth are more human-like than ape-like.

*DNA tests are currently being done and the current DNA and photo
evidence will be presented at the press
 conference on Friday, August 15th.

The creature was found by Matthew Whitton (AKA Gary Parker) and Rick Dyer (residents of Georgia) in the woods in northern Georgia. (The exact location is being kept secret to protect the creatures.)

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer will be flying in from Georgia to be at the press conference. Also present at the press conference will be Tom Biscardi, CEO of Searching for Bigfoot, Inc.

Whitton is a local, Georgia, police officer, who is currently on administrative leave after being wounded in the course of duty pursuing an alleged felon. Dyer is a former correctional officer. Whitton and Dyer are co-owners of bigfoottracker.com and Bigfoot Global LLC., a company that offers Bigfoot expeditions. Whitton and Dyer are working with Bigfoot hunter, Tom Biscardi, and Biscardi's Searching for Bigfoot, Inc., to present and conduct the scientific study of the evidence and information on this body. "


source:  http://www.searchingforbigfoot.com/

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:36   

Looks badly photoshopped, the mask (um "head") is an unsaturated greyish color, while the fur is saturated and dark.  Different lighting.

They've gotten themselves a fair amount of press attention, something tells me they're having a great laughing hoopla over it.

  
dhogaza



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:39   

Ahh, maybe publicity for the Shopping For Bigfoot online store is involved ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:48   

Quote (dhogaza @ Aug. 15 2008,12:39)
Ahh, maybe publicity for the Shopping For Bigfoot online store is involved ...

They had better be careful if they are going to be Messin' with Sasquatch.

EDIT:  SRSLY

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:55   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Aug. 15 2008,07:31)
 
Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,09:01)
Well today is the big day for bigfoot watchers and id theorists (same level of tard).........My butt hurts.

Arden must be attending your watch party.

What? Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I was, uh, out for a while.

Don't worry, I just brought your wife back. Her butt's probably more or less okay, but I don't make any promises.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:56   

More analysis here.  They've even found the company the suit was bought from.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,12:59   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,07:49)
Ahem, actually I think HIS butt is hurting for different reasons.

Actually, that picture looks like Mr Christopher's mother after a bad night.

Which is to say, any night.

Especially last night. Yeesh.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,13:19   

AP's lead paragraph on the story is great:

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A hairy corpse crammed in a Georgia freezer is Bigfoot, say two men who have been tracking the legendary creature, when they aren't busy looking for leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster...


Treats them with the seriousness they deserve, I'd say.

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,13:40   

You Disbelievers!

Just wait until Discovery Institute Fellow World Renowned Bigfoot Believer Michael Medved valdates their claim. Then we'll see if the shoe will be on the other hand...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,14:16   

The press conference is on CNN right now. They promise DNA results and more pictures. (No body yet, surprise, suprise.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,14:22   

If this is a joke (it has to be), then those guys have guts.

Edit:  they admittedly released a fake video, but they still claim having the corpse in their freezer. :D

Who is doing the DNA analysis, the bigfoot hunters themselves?

Someone reported on wiki says a DNA analysis would be useless because there is not referenced bigfoot to compare, but this argument is bogus.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,15:34   

The DNA angle intrigues me.  They can't do it themselves, I mean I don't know anything about DNA analysis but I'm under the impression you can't just stick some DNA into a USB port and scan it into your computer like you can cheap porn (or so I'm told).  They'd have to send it to a lab, and the lab would be only too aware of the attention that they'd get from being involved in such a high profile thing (like it or not, it's getting attention).

If I try to put myself into the con artist mindset, there has to be a hitch with the DNA angle somewhere.  Either they're going to really analyze something, but then never show the real report and just type up a fake document and show that, or else fabricate the report and skip the whole analysis thing in the first place.  I find option B more likely, because then no one can find the lab that did it and get a copy of the genuine report.

I dunno.. I feel that it's kind of like pro wrestling.  You know it's fake, but you want to see what they're going to do next.  We have a crappy picture of a dark mass in a box with what looks like a halloween costume head resting on top (with some additional apparent guts thrown on top for no apparent reason).  We have a standard low quality video image.  We have a high profile publicity campaign.  What next?

For the next step I vote for "Bigfoot is my baby's daddy".

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,15:59   

Quote (Nomad @ Aug. 15 2008,15:34)
If I try to put myself into the con artist mindset, there has to be a hitch with the DNA angle somewhere.  Either they're going to really analyze something, but then never show the real report and just type up a fake document and show that, or else fabricate the report and skip the whole analysis thing in the first place.  I find option B more likely, because then no one can find the lab that did it and get a copy of the genuine report.

Regarding the DNA results, I've read two conflicting reports so far. (I didn't have the patience to watch more than a few minutes of the press conference.)

A poster on the board linked to earlier says:
 
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DNA test results...

3 samples...

1 came back inconclusive
1 came back human
1 came back opossum

They took the sample from the intestines! How stupid is that?
http://s2.excoboard.com/exco....page=10

Another blogger reports:
 
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TEST results:
First test: Inconclusive
Second test: Human DNA
Third test (taken from the creature’s intestines): Possum DNA
http://ghosttheory.com/?p=131

It just keeps getting stupider and stupider.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,16:07   

hey, everyone likes to eat possum.

wait.  never mind.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,16:10   

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1 came back opossum


What if it's only playing dead? :p

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,17:43   

The only way for them to gain some credibility is to send samples to at least two independent labs.
You cannot come at a press conference and release a DNA sequence saying "this is bigfoot".

My bet is that no lab will be see any material.

Edit: as expected, this is a hoax. Nothing to see here.

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:02   

well it seems to me that DNA of Bigfoot would be recognizable particularly if it is a homind.  there are enough things sequenced for COI out there that you'd know what the hell it was with a small chunk of mtDNA.  

If it is a hominid then presumably it would fall out between humans and chimps.  of course if DNA similarities are the consequence of common design then what would be the hypothesis?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:23   

Watching The Situation Room on CNN at the minute, apperantly they're going to broadcast something about it in a few minutes. Really, and you thought CNN could sink no longer with those UFO folks at Larry King a while ago.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:29   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Aug. 15 2008,18:02)
well it seems to me that DNA of Bigfoot would be recognizable particularly if it is a homind.  there are enough things sequenced for COI out there that you'd know what the hell it was with a small chunk of mtDNA.  

If it is a hominid then presumably it would fall out between humans and chimps.  of course if DNA similarities are the consequence of common design then what would be the hypothesis?

You could still provide a fake DNA sequence.
However you can't fake a DNA sample.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:34   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 15 2008,12:59)
Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,07:49)
Ahem, actually I think HIS butt is hurting for different reasons.

Actually, that picture looks like Mr Christopher's mother after a bad night.

Which is to say, any night.

Especially last night. Yeesh.

My mother's hair is BLONDE!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:35   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,16:34)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 15 2008,12:59)
Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,07:49)
Ahem, actually I think HIS butt is hurting for different reasons.

Actually, that picture looks like Mr Christopher's mother after a bad night.

Which is to say, any night.

Especially last night. Yeesh.

My mother's hair is BLONDE!

Not everywhere.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:43   

Ha ha ha.  You're wrong Arden, because I dye her hair!

Ok...So from a SA article:

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“What they should have done is contact a reputable scientist and have it examined at a known university,” said Benjamin Radford, who writes for the Skeptical Inquirer magazine and has followed Bigfoot hunters for more than ten years. “Instead, this whole thing is very cloak and dagger. It all about, ‘We have unnamed scientists working at an undisclosed location under armed guard.’”


I say, is that a description of the big foot "science" or the intelligent design "lab"?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,18:54   

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It all about, ‘We have unnamed scientists working at an undisclosed location under armed guard.’”

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I say, is that a description of the big foot "science" or the intelligent design "lab"?

You're suggesting the intelligent design lab is located in a secure facility for the criminally insane?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,19:00   

Armed guard?? What the hell, do they think there is some kind of government conspiracy who want to cover up Big Foot. Or just the eeeeevil scientists with there massive armies of....calculators and....bunsen burners!!!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,19:17   

Quote (Assassinator @ Aug. 15 2008,20:00)
Armed guard?? What the hell, do they think there is some kind of government conspiracy who want to cover up Big Foot. Or just the eeeeevil scientists with there massive armies of....calculators and....bunsen burners!!!

Would you like a guard without arms? Where would he attach his hands?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,19:38   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Aug. 15 2008,18:02)
well it seems to me that DNA of Bigfoot would be recognizable particularly if it is a homind.  there are enough things sequenced for COI out there that you'd know what the hell it was with a small chunk of mtDNA.  

If it is a hominid then presumably it would fall out between humans and chimps.  of course if DNA similarities are the consequence of common design then what would be the hypothesis?

Unless, of course, it is, as some have suggested, an offshoot of Gigantopithecus in which case the DNA would place it near orangutangs. If I were going to fake it, that's how I'd start... :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,19:46   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 15 2008,19:43)
I say, is that a description of the big foot "science" or the intelligent design "lab"?

Yes.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,19:57   

Since I am just a stupid software guy who does image processing. I know how easy it is to fake pixel based thingys. I wanna know would it be hard these days to throw together some fake DNA with a mix of human and ape good enough to make it look like it might be hominid DNA.

PS... yes I am ashamed by all those "expert" ID types that have a background in software.

Oh, and one thing I do know... never let the PhD guy write software unless his PhD is in computer science. I had to untangle some math guys stuff. He was a great at math, but he should have been kept away from the complier. I had to get a shot at you smart guys.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,20:52   

Quote (Assassinator @ Aug. 15 2008,17:00)
Armed guard?? What the hell, do they think there is some kind of government conspiracy who want to cover up Big Foot. Or just the eeeeevil scientists with there massive armies of....calculators and....bunsen burners!!!

Don't forget test tubes and pocket protectors.



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,21:35   

Quote (Tulle @ Aug. 15 2008,19:57)
Since I am just a stupid software guy who does image processing. I know how easy it is to fake pixel based thingys. I wanna know would it be hard these days to throw together some fake DNA with a mix of human and ape good enough to make it look like it might be hominid DNA.

PS... yes I am ashamed by all those "expert" ID types that have a background in software.

Oh, and one thing I do know... never let the PhD guy write software unless his PhD is in computer science. I had to untangle some math guys stuff. He was a great at math, but he should have been kept away from the complier. I had to get a shot at you smart guys.

i dont think that is possible.  like someone said before they could give you a fake sequence but no way are they going to construct any significant sized chunk of DNA that also fits in the right phylogenetic node (which as noted above could be in several different clades, no one knows what the hell 'bigfoot' would be).

which by the way is interesting, gigantopithecus.  i wish it were true.  i hear bigfoot is in northern california.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,22:00   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 15 2008,13:35)
i hear bigfoot is in northern california.

Do you have an address?

Asking the right question to the right person often saves a lot of time... :-)

I think I decided it was a fake after seeing this.
I think it was the Knight Rider music.  :p

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,22:59   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Aug. 15 2008,21:35)
Quote (Tulle @ Aug. 15 2008,19:57)
Since I am just a stupid software guy who does image processing. I know how easy it is to fake pixel based thingys. I wanna know would it be hard these days to throw together some fake DNA with a mix of human and ape good enough to make it look like it might be hominid DNA.

PS... yes I am ashamed by all those "expert" ID types that have a background in software.

Oh, and one thing I do know... never let the PhD guy write software unless his PhD is in computer science. I had to untangle some math guys stuff. He was a great at math, but he should have been kept away from the complier. I had to get a shot at you smart guys.

i dont think that is possible.  like someone said before they could give you a fake sequence but no way are they going to construct any significant sized chunk of DNA that also fits in the right phylogenetic node (which as noted above could be in several different clades, no one knows what the hell 'bigfoot' would be).

which by the way is interesting, gigantopithecus.  i wish it were true.  i hear bigfoot is in northern california.

Yes, I have to agree. In order to pull something like that off you would need short enough sequences that they couldn't identify the species, but then you would have to say that the DNA has degraded in order to explain the short sequences. Then you would have to explain why the DNA is degraded in a fresh specimen. All in all it would be easier to fake a report than it would be to fake the actual DNA.

Rumor has it bigfoot is in southern Missouri as well...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 15 2008,23:43   

Or they could have... oh, I don't know...  invited a news crew over to see their frozen monkey man, instead of releasing a picture that looks like it was taken with a Barbie brand digital camera and then stampeding straight to the secret lab and DNA tests.


Hey, this DOES sound like ID work.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,00:01   

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do you have an address


wherever tarden lives.  bigfoot is his first and third wife.  or so i have heard.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,06:20   

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do you have an address


wherever tarden lives.  bigfoot is his first and third wife.  or so i have heard.

Goony Goo Goo

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,06:39   

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do you have an address


wherever tarden lives.  bigfoot is his first and third wife.  or so i have heard.

Goony Goo Goo

SNAP!

I was thinking the exact same thing.

"Your wife is a bigfoot, Gus, she ain't no Puerto Rican!"

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,06:54   

Apparently, they sent the samples to a university scientist who returned negative results (Human and possum DNA).
These guys are not afraid to waste other people's time with their sh*t.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,07:06   

Here's a link to Reuters' coverage

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Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence.

Its spread was fuelled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator.

One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.


I am shocked.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,07:57   

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do you have an address


wherever tarden lives.  bigfoot is his first and third wife.  or so i have heard.

"I married Bigfoot." :D

It reminds me one of the best episodes of The Simpsons.


  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,08:24   

maybe we are getting far far far ahead of ourselves.

Let's not throw the possum suggestion away so quickly.  Bigfoot could be a giant marsupial.  Why can this not be true.  After all Louis has an internal butt pouch.  

Teach the controversy!

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,10:25   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Aug. 16 2008,14:24)
maybe we are getting far far far ahead of ourselves.

Let's not throw the possum suggestion away so quickly.  Bigfoot could be a giant marsupial.  Why can this not be true.  After all Louis has an internal butt pouch.  

Teach the controversy!

It's called a "colon", dumbass!

Just because yours has been rogered out of you by legions of mountain men using you as their temporary "man-wife" on hunting excursions doesn't mean that your ignorance of basic human anatomy is in any way excusable.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,11:30   

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Just because yours has been rogered out of you by legions of mountain men using you as their temporary "man-wife" on hunting excursions doesn't mean that your ignorance of basic human anatomy is in any way excusable.


That would be an excellent description of how the cryptozoology community feels this morning. They went from the thrill of victory to the horrid realization that they had been totally "rogered" as Louis so delicately put it. Now denial has set in...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,13:05   

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Just because yours has been rogered out of you by legions of mountain men using you as their temporary "man-wife" on hunting excursions doesn't mean that your ignorance of basic human anatomy is in any way excusable.


That would be an excellent description of how the cryptozoology community feels this morning. They went from the thrill of victory to the horrid realization that they had been totally "rogered" as Louis so delicately put it. Now denial has set in...

Let's be blunt, the cryptozooLOLogy community should be used to it by now.

There's nothing more I'd like than to have some ETs found, or a big foot, or a plesiosaur in Loch Ness, or a Jesus somewhere, but lets be even blunter than usual: bloody unlikely innit?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,14:15   

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Just because yours has been rogered out of you by legions of mountain men using you as their temporary "man-wife" on hunting excursions doesn't mean that your ignorance of basic human anatomy is in any way excusable.


That would be an excellent description of how the cryptozoology community feels this morning. They went from the thrill of victory to the horrid realization that they had been totally "rogered" as Louis so delicately put it. Now denial has set in...

Let's be blunt, the cryptozooLOLogy community should be used to it by now.

There's nothing more I'd like than to have some ETs found, or a big foot, or a plesiosaur in Loch Ness, or a Jesus somewhere, but lets be even blunter than usual: bloody unlikely innit?

Louis

Totally unlikely, and yeah, they should be used to it by now.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,18:43   

Could the Big Foot be a lost cousin of the Addam's family?

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 16 2008,22:36   

i don't even know anybody named roger.  you however spit out a tooth while you said that.  i kicked it under the couch, it was pretty rotten and crumbly.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 17 2008,02:23   

Why in the world would a DNA sample of bigfoot end up in Minnesota?  Couldn't they find a closer lab?  I also seriously doubt that any lab in Minnesota would be under armed guard.  

Silly stuff.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 18 2008,10:28   



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 18 2008,19:39   

big foot's press conference...

http://www.boingboing.net/images/x_2008/bigfootpressrelease_72a.jpg

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 18 2008,23:18   

Am I the only one who keeps thinking back to a classic Dominos Pizza commercial for their Bigfoot pizza?  I've looked on youtube and couldn't find it, but the routine was basically a perky pizza delivery guy arriving at the door of the average American household, and when they open the door he announces "it's bigfoot!" with the sort of enthusiasm and energy that suggests that he'd been running an IV drip of a combination of caffeine and speed.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,11:20   

Quote (Nomad @ Aug. 18 2008,23:18)
Am I the only one who keeps thinking back to a classic Dominos Pizza commercial for their Bigfoot pizza?  I've looked on youtube and couldn't find it, but the routine was basically a perky pizza delivery guy arriving at the door of the average American household, and when they open the door he announces "it's bigfoot!" with the sort of enthusiasm and energy that suggests that he'd been running an IV drip of a combination of caffeine and speed.

Well, I don't remember the Domino's ad, but I am liking the new BigFoot ad where two jokers on a golf cart shake up a soda and give it to BigFoot and laugh as it sprays all over him.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,13:00   

Quote (J-Dog @ Aug. 19 2008,11:20)
 
Quote (Nomad @ Aug. 18 2008,23:18)
Am I the only one who keeps thinking back to a classic Dominos Pizza commercial for their Bigfoot pizza?  I've looked on youtube and couldn't find it, but the routine was basically a perky pizza delivery guy arriving at the door of the average American household, and when they open the door he announces "it's bigfoot!" with the sort of enthusiasm and energy that suggests that he'd been running an IV drip of a combination of caffeine and speed.

Well, I don't remember the Domino's ad, but I am liking the new BigFoot ad where two jokers on a golf cart shake up a soda and give it to BigFoot and laugh as it sprays all over him.




See it on intertube

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,13:13   

Quote (Mr_Christopher @ Aug. 19 2008,13:00)
 
Quote (J-Dog @ Aug. 19 2008,11:20)
   
Quote (Nomad @ Aug. 18 2008,23:18)
Am I the only one who keeps thinking back to a classic Dominos Pizza commercial for their Bigfoot pizza?  I've looked on youtube and couldn't find it, but the routine was basically a perky pizza delivery guy arriving at the door of the average American household, and when they open the door he announces "it's bigfoot!" with the sort of enthusiasm and energy that suggests that he'd been running an IV drip of a combination of caffeine and speed.

Well, I don't remember the Domino's ad, but I am liking the new BigFoot ad where two jokers on a golf cart shake up a soda and give it to BigFoot and laugh as it sprays all over him.




See it on intertube

More here.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,13:48   

This is hilarious! Looks like the Georgia boys took Biscardi's money (an "undisclosed amount"), and then skipped town after Biscardi's investigator thawed out the supposed body and realized it was, in fact, a rubber costume.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,406101,00.html

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,13:56   

I should add that that's Biscardi's version of the story. It's also highly likely that he was in on it from the start and is now portraying himself as a victim to distance himself. Still, I like to think that the Bigfoot scammer got scammed.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,13:57   

Quote (Lowell @ Aug. 19 2008,11:48)
This is hilarious! Looks like the Georgia boys took Biscardi's money (an "undisclosed amount"), and then skipped town after Biscardi's investigator thawed out the supposed body and realized it was, in fact, a rubber costume.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,406101,00.html

Sense of humour spotted at Fox News!
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• Click here to read the sad story in its entirety on SearchingforBigfoot.com.

• Click here to start your own Bigfoot hoax.


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,14:30   

Quote (JohnW @ Aug. 19 2008,13:57)
Quote (Lowell @ Aug. 19 2008,11:48)
This is hilarious! Looks like the Georgia boys took Biscardi's money (an "undisclosed amount"), and then skipped town after Biscardi's investigator thawed out the supposed body and realized it was, in fact, a rubber costume.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,406101,00.html

Sense of humour spotted at Fox News!
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• Click here to read the sad story in its entirety on SearchingforBigfoot.com.

• Click here to start your own Bigfoot hoax.

Laughing in the face of danger, I am sure that Ben Stein and the DI's Crack(ed) Expelled Investigatory Team will be all over the Darwinists that kidnapped expelled those good ol' boys from GA.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,18:38   

I really can't resist giving an Old Joke a reviving spin in the fresh air in its wheelchair...





Thank you for your patience and forbearance.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2008,20:45   

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I really can't resist giving an Old Joke a reviving spin in the fresh air in its wheelchair...





Thank you for your patience and forbearance.


Yo, Amadan -

Weren't you supposed to be "over the pond" here, cruising the Great American West, searching for BigFoot?

How that go?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,08:25   

Well, we started in San Francisco. Covered a lot of ground, including hanging out of cable-cars, cycling across the GG bridge, and touring Alcatraz. No Bigfoot, though I did notice quite a few very fit gentlemen with big moustaches. I took this as a divine signal that we were on the right track.

On to Monterey. There is a kind of paddling-zoo there they call an 'aquarium'. We saw lots of fish, some of which had Big Fins. The trail was getting stronger.

Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks nearly put us off the scent. These fiendishly clever diversions had Bigfoot-style features such as waterfalls (Bigfoot's shower, they would have us believe) and enormous wooden phallic symbols. However, a prominent feature named the Half-Dome is clearly a sarcastic reference to the intellectual capacity of run-of-the-mill Bigfoot hunters, and I deduced that we were being led astray. Damning all park rangers as unbelieving materialists, I left to reconsider our tactics.

This we did in the town of San Luis Obispo.Translated from the original Puerto Rican, that means 'Saint Looey Bishop'. And then it came to me: Of course! The name was a cryptic message, discernible only by Those With Eyes To See™. The real St. Louis is in Missouri, deep in the True Believing Heartland. Bishops are a pagan, idolatrous, Mary-worshipping Catholic abomination. The message was clear: get away from the liberal coast or be damned forever along with the Romanists. Asserting my God-given authority as master of the household, I loaded the bags into the car just before my wife told me to.

We drove to the deeply religious city of Las Vegas. Oh Praise! It was a wonder to see the faithful so selflessly giving of their worldly goods, even without a televangelist to egg them on. I was taken aback to see so many people using playing cards, but then I recalled that they too serve the Lord's purpose. Others made their love-offerings through strange machines with flashing lights and whirling symbols that seemed positively satanic. However, I discovered that the machines were called 'SLOTS', clearly as reference to the Second Law of Thermodynamicus (the famous emperor who banned Evolution). Now as every televangelist knows, material wealth is a sign of divine favour, but in their zeal to demonstrate how hard it is to pass through the eye of a needle, these folks had taken it to extremes. I have never in my life seen sheer corpulence in such an amount or on such a scale. With so many Bag-like Bras, Bulging Bellies and Behemoth Backsides, I knew Bigfoot could not be far away.

The Grand Canyon proved to me that we were on the right path. Only a monstrous creature could have gouged such a cavity in the Earth's surface, even if the ground had been softened by the Flood. I explained this in great detail to others there. Inspired by my message, they suggested that I go to Hell, presumably to continue my research. Not sure how to get there, it occured to me that Hollywood is the source of nearly all the evil in this Christian Nation, so I betook myself to Los Angeles.

It took me three days, scouring the Godless wastes of Los Angeles but, sustained by my faith, I eventually found him.








Keep going!









Bigfoot!





Edited by Lou FCD on Aug. 21 2008,06:37

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,08:51   

Quote (Amadan @ Aug. 20 2008,08:25)
Well, we started in San Francisco. Covered a lot of ground, including hanging out of cable-cars, cycling across the GG bridge, and touring Alcatraz. No Bigfoot, though I did notice quite a few very fit gentlemen with big moustaches. I took this as a divine signal that we were on the right track.

On to Monterey. There is a kind of paddling-zoo there they call an 'aquarium'. We saw lots of fish, some of which had Big Fins. The trail was getting stronger.

Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks nearly put us off the scent. These fiendishly clever diversions had Bigfoot-style features such as waterfalls (Bigfoot's shower, they would have us believe) and enormous wooden phallic symbols. However, a prominent feature named the Half-Dome is clearly a sarcastic reference to the intellectual capacity of run-of-the-mill Bigfoot hunters, and I deduced that we were being led astray. Damning all park rangers as unbelieving materialists, I left to reconsider our tactics.

This we did in the town of San Luis Obispo.Translated from the original Puerto Rican, that means 'Saint Looey Bishop'. And then it came to me: Of course! The name was a cryptic message, discernible only by Those With Eyes To See™. The real St. Louis is in Missouri, deep in the True Believing Heartland. Bishops are a pagan, idolatrous, Mary-worshipping Catholic abomination. The message was clear: get away from the liberal coast or be damned forever along with the Romanists. Asserting my God-given authority as master of the household, I loaded the bags into the car just before my wife told me to.

We drove to the deeply religious city of Las Vegas. Oh Praise! It was a wonder to see the faithful so selflessly giving of their worldly goods, even without a televangelist to egg them on. I was taken aback to see so many people using playing cards, but then I recalled that they too serve the Lord's purpose. Others made their love-offerings through strange machines with flashing lights and whirling symbols that seemed positively satanic. However, I discovered that the machines were called 'SLOTS', clearly as reference to the Second Law of Thermodynamicus (the famous emperor who banned Evolution). Now as every televangelist knows, material wealth is a sign of divine favour, but in their zeal to demonstrate how hard it is to pass through the eye of a needle, these folks had taken it to extremes. I have never in my life seen sheer corpulence in such an amount or on such a scale. With so many Bag-like Bras, Bulging Bellies and Behemoth Backsides, I knew Bigfoot could not be far away.

The Grand Canyon proved to me that we were on the right path. Only a monstrous creature could have gouged such a cavity in the Earth's surface, even if the ground had been softened by the Flood. I explained this in great detail to others there. Inspired by my message, they suggested that I go to Hell, presumably to continue my research. Not sure how to get there, it occured to me that Hollywood is the source of nearly all the evil in this Christian Nation, so I betook myself to Los Angeles.

It took me three days, scouring the Godless wastes of Los Angeles but, sustained by my faith, I eventually found him.








Keep going!









Bigfoot!


- POTW -  - EXCELLENT TRAVELOGUE TARDELOGUE!

Sorry about the shouting, but your post was great, and  it looks like you had a great time.  I'm looking forward to searching the North Antrim coast for Bigfoot in the next couple of years.

Then the shoe will be on the other hand...

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,12:27   

It looks like BigFoot stuff is The Gift That Truly Keeps On Givin' - I found a site that looks like it might be put up by some of them GA boyz cousins.

Athiests Suppress BigFoot Evidence

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,03:07   

So did anyone else notice that this is coming around to bite Matthew Whitton, the police officer, in the ass?

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As for Whitton, he doesn't seem to have a job to come back to in Georgia.

Asked for comment on Officer Whitton, Clayton County, Ga., Chief of Police Jeffrey Turner, corrected FoxNews.com. "You mean ex-officer Whitton."

"As soon as we saw it was a hoax," Chief Turner explained, "I filed the paperwork to terminate his employment."


source

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,03:56   

He can write a book (or have it ghost-written), hit the talk-show circuit, and never miss the day job.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,04:22   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 21 2008,09:56)
He can write a book (or have it ghost-written), hit the talk-show circuit, and never miss the day job.

Sorry, are we talking about IDCists or bigfoot hoaxers or Holocaust deniers or climate change deniers or UFO conspiracy theorists or 9/11 conspiracy theorists or alternative medicine proponents or.....

Wait a minute! I just spotted me a similarity!

;-)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,06:25   

I think J-Dog is on to something.

Whitton has been EXPELLEDED!!!!

Someone get Medved on the phone RIGHT NOW

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,06:35   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 21 2008,03:56)
He can write a book (or have it ghost-written), hit the talk-show circuit, and never miss the day job.

I'm thinking the title would include words like coverup and conspiracy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,06:43   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Aug. 21 2008,12:35)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 21 2008,03:56)
He can write a book (or have it ghost-written), hit the talk-show circuit, and never miss the day job.

I'm thinking the title would include words like coverup and conspiracy.

I expect at least one of these to pop up soon.

"The evidence for bigfoot THEY don't want you to know about"
"Sasquatch medicine - harnessing the healing powers of bigfoot"
"A message from bigfoot - FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE"


Edit: speling

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,14:08   

It was just a joke that got out of hand!

They blame the victims:

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Dyer, asked if ever thought that the hoopla had become more than just a joke, implied that everyone should have known it was a hoax.

"Well, we told 10 different stories," he said. "Everyone knew we were lying."


Actually, he's got a point ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,14:46   

Quote (dhogaza @ Aug. 21 2008,12:08)
It was just a joke that got out of hand!

They blame the victims:

   
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Dyer, asked if ever thought that the hoopla had become more than just a joke, implied that everyone should have known it was a hoax.

"Well, we told 10 different stories," he said. "Everyone knew we were lying."


Actually, he's got a point ...

And as soon as he signs his book deal, the project is complete.

Either that, or it was someone's term project for a sociology class.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2008,14:55   

Funny quote:

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"He was a real go-getter," Turner said, citing Whitton's wounding in the line of duty earlier this summer while apprehending a suspect who had allegedly shot a woman in the head. "For someone to do a complete three-sixty like that, I can't explain it."


360? That's like 2 180's...

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