Triceracopter: If Only Evolution Had Worked Out Differently

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The Triceracopter is half Triceratops, half helicopter. Built as a sculpture in 1977 by artist Patricia Renick, it's now available now for the discerning collector/dinopilot.

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The Triceracopter is subtitled "Hope for the Obsolescence of War," and I guess that's why it's a dinosaur combined with a military helicopter. But somehow I feel like it promotes war. I mean, if the US had dinosaur helicopters, you think they wouldn't want to try them out? I mean, come on, dinosaur helicopters!

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Just don't say anything like that if you're looking to acquire this piece of art. The artist might not be down with that interpretation. [Facebook via NotCot.org]

DISCUSSION

zenpoet
zenpoet

Dinosaur Helicopters is the military equivalent of 1000 bigfoots armed with flamethrowers. It doesn't matter what the conflict is, you win.

Who could withstand the awesome sight of a dinocopter bearing down on them without falling to their knees, weeping and gnashing their teeth?