Monday, January 17, 2011

Dinosaur Wars

The last place on the television that I'd expect to see/hear ANY monkeys at all: an OPB show about the true-life melodrama surrounding two early American paleontologists. They showed a clip of Humphrey Bogart in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre." This is a movie about gold prospecting in the old west, not dinosaurs. Or monkeys. But the clip was to help illustrate that in the early part of the century, early paleontologists on long, arduous digs would apparently ditch their assignments and go dig for gold instead. Smart. But the clip they showed included these words from Bogie: " won't monkey around with Fred C. Dobbs."

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