Taxonomy of Big Bird

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8 Responses to “Taxonomy of Big Bird”

  1. baronkarza says:

    I kept waiting for him to thank the letter B and the number 4, or something along those lines. Nice nod to Mr. Henson instead, thanks!

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    I want to know what planet Snuffleupagus evolved on.

  3. This is like those pop culture books on philosophy, deviously tricking you into learning something with an elaborate joke premise.

  4. Andrew Singleton says:

    See. This guy is the definition of deication.

    ‘the Extremaly un-airconditioned wing of…’

  5. Ross F says:

    Anybody know how to nominate this guy for an igNoble prize?  His lecture seems to be worthy of such an honor. 

  6. tin robot says:

    @RossF:disqus  – Perhaps, although the similarity in basic concept to “The Taxonomy of Barney”, which has already appeared in the Annals of Improbable Research, might put them off.   (I confess I haven’t been able to watch the video, so apologies if I’m completely off with this, but it certainly sounds similar…)
    http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume1/v1i1/barney.htm

  7. Thanks for the nice comments. I think my skeleton reconstruction is more accurate than the Barney one. Snuffleupagus is surely a dwarf island mammoth. And I’ve no idea what deication is.

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