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Man blames car wreck on prehistoric winged reptile (Pterodactyl)
HeraldNet ^ | 12/29/2007 | Rachel Schleif

Posted on 01/01/2008 9:18:47 AM PST by dayglored

WENATCHEE -- A 29-year-old Wenatchee man told police a pterodactyl caused him to drive his car into a light pole about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wenatchee police cited the man with first-degree negligent driving. A breathalyzer test showed "a minimal amount of alcohol," said Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith. ...

When police asked the man what caused the accident, his one-word answer was "pterodactyl," Smith said. A pterodactyl was a giant winged reptile that lived more than 65 million years ago.

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Clearly this fellow is the product of a modern government-run public school education. Or else he's been reading too much Calvin and Hobbes...
1 posted on 01/01/2008 9:18:49 AM PST by dayglored
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To: dayglored

Ron Paul supporter


2 posted on 01/01/2008 9:21:11 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dayglored

At least the excuse was entertainingly original.


3 posted on 01/01/2008 9:21:46 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: dayglored

Did the police look for funny little cigarettes in his car?


4 posted on 01/01/2008 9:21:51 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: dayglored
Or he’s been listening to Coast To Coast way too much.
5 posted on 01/01/2008 9:22:44 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: Spktyr

Not at all like that “I was carjacked” thing by that Dem politician Parata in California.


6 posted on 01/01/2008 9:23:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: dayglored

Let me know if you want to be on the “pterodactyl attack” PING list. We can round up all these pterodactyl stories in one place.


7 posted on 01/01/2008 9:24:00 AM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Doogle

LOLOLOLOL


8 posted on 01/01/2008 9:24:11 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: dayglored

Those pterodactyls are getting to be a nuisance. Perhaps it’s time to extend the pterodactyl season a few weeks and thin the flock.


9 posted on 01/01/2008 9:24:49 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: dayglored

I hate when that happens.


10 posted on 01/01/2008 9:25:09 AM PST by ditto h
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Don’t be surprised if George Noory books him for the show.


11 posted on 01/01/2008 9:25:44 AM PST by Kuksool (Pelosi & Reid have managed the worst Congress ever)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Hmmm...the start of an epidemic.


12 posted on 01/01/2008 9:26:45 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: dayglored

Pterodactyl sighting in modern America tend to involve mass quantities of booze.

Booze consumption is caused by global warming and upsets muslims so it will need to be banned.


13 posted on 01/01/2008 9:27:00 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: dayglored
A breathalyzer test showed "a minimal amount of alcohol,"

I thought you had to be over .1 to start seeing pterodactyls.

14 posted on 01/01/2008 9:27:31 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Kuksool

Yep, on the same night that RuPaul and Alex Jones are scheduled to appear.


15 posted on 01/01/2008 9:28:05 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: dayglored
A breathalyzer test showed "a minimal amount of alcohol," said Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith. ...

When Ted Kennedy gets down to a minimal amount of alcohol he starts seeing flying pterodactyls. The P in DTs is silent.

16 posted on 01/01/2008 9:30:27 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: Moonman62
> I thought you had to be over .1 to start seeing pterodactyls.

Hey, at .2 you can start TALKING with them...

17 posted on 01/01/2008 9:31:54 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

“WENATCHEE”

A lot of meth labs out in them parts.


18 posted on 01/01/2008 9:32:01 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Spktyr

Yes I’ll definitely give him points for creativity.


19 posted on 01/01/2008 9:32:47 AM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

What we need is a pterodactyl recipe book.

Tastes like chicken, a really, really big chicken.

Wonder where I can get a 55 gallon drum of cheap beer for my famous Beer can pterodactyl.


20 posted on 01/01/2008 9:32:55 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: dayglored
a pterodactyl caused him to drive his car into a light pole

I believe you man!

I STILL remember the nightmare I had when I was a kid 30 years ago. I dreamt that a T-Rex was peeking into my bedroom window. It was so real that I woke up petrified with fear.

21 posted on 01/01/2008 9:33:17 AM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: dayglored; Squantos; Horatio Gates

Used to get that excuse all the time.


22 posted on 01/01/2008 9:33:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: dayglored
Is there a new drink called pterodactyl?
23 posted on 01/01/2008 9:33:33 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: edcoil
> Booze consumption is caused by global warming...

NO, no, no... Booze consumption CAUSES global warming. Haven't you ever downed a shot and felt the "global warming" running through your body?

24 posted on 01/01/2008 9:33:37 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Hint to law enforcement:

It wasn’t alcohol.

25 posted on 01/01/2008 9:34:50 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

One problem, you’ll also need a really really big grill to cook it on.


26 posted on 01/01/2008 9:35:38 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: dayglored
Or....it could be another sighting of Batsquatch.
27 posted on 01/01/2008 9:35:54 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Got pics? :0)


28 posted on 01/01/2008 9:37:11 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: Doogle
> Ron Paul supporter

I was thinking it was a fan of Dennis "UFO" Kookinutcase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G980aLrAwoM

29 posted on 01/01/2008 9:37:16 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

I keep one of those devices on my hood that makes a whistling sound as the wind passes through it. Since I started using it, I’ve not had a single near-accident with a Pterodactyl.


30 posted on 01/01/2008 9:37:45 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: do the dhue
> Is there a new drink called pterodactyl?

I dunno, but I'll bet it'd be popular.

31 posted on 01/01/2008 9:38:07 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Man blames car wreck on prehistoric winged reptile (Pterodactyl)

Sounds like a Kennedy family drunk driving excuse.


32 posted on 01/01/2008 9:38:28 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

And the charcoal!

There goes the rainforest!


33 posted on 01/01/2008 9:39:52 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: dayglored
This is the oldest excuse in the book. Fred Flintsone and Barney Rubble first used it after a long night of drinkin’ back in the day?
34 posted on 01/01/2008 9:39:56 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: dayglored

my dad is the most honest person I ever met and a 1000 others will tell ya the same.........when he was 19 in Killeen Tx “on the river” he said a huge ,really huge bird swooped at him.......I asked just how big...........he said, son it looked like a cow with wings.....


35 posted on 01/01/2008 9:40:04 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: dayglored

36 posted on 01/01/2008 9:40:21 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: dayglored

http://www.laattorneyvideo.com/nonlegal/pterosaurs/


37 posted on 01/01/2008 9:40:31 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: dayglored

Pterodactyls: Are They Still Alive?

http://www.laattorneyvideo.com/nonlegal/pterodactyl/


38 posted on 01/01/2008 9:40:54 AM PST by Rocky
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To: Non-Sequitur

Didn’t Ted Nugent have a song called “Batsquatch Fever?”


39 posted on 01/01/2008 9:42:28 AM PST by hellbender
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To: dayglored
Ummmmm

There really have been large pterodactyls flying in the US, as recently as 20 years ago.  The Smithsonian had an Imax film about it in 1985...

 

The Quetzalcoatlus Northropi, on the wing over Death Valley, CA. 

Maybe Paul MacReady's ghost was having a little New Years fun. It is his first "free" New Years, after all.  He was rather unique (MacReady, not the QN).

40 posted on 01/01/2008 9:42:37 AM PST by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: dayglored

I bet a moose once bit his sister as well.


41 posted on 01/01/2008 9:43:11 AM PST by kimmie7 (this year i will turn ffff....ffo........foooort.........i can't say it. i'll just be 20. twice.)
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To: dayglored
Wenatchee

My bad, I thought Hillary was in Iowa campaigning.

42 posted on 01/01/2008 9:45:04 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: dayglored
He's been watching too much "Johnny Quest".
43 posted on 01/01/2008 9:46:17 AM PST by hawkboy (Duncan Hunter '08!)
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To: kimmie7
> I bet a moose once bit his sister as well.

Perp: "Pterodactyl!"

Officer: "So, was that a European pterodactyl or an African pterodactyl?"

44 posted on 01/01/2008 9:46:34 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Doogle

No, that couldnt be it

A Pterodactyl wasn’t addressed in the Constitution, so it can’t be real. 8-)


45 posted on 01/01/2008 9:46:54 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Nope. I got a copy of “Monter Spotter’s Guide to North America” by Scott Francis as a gag gift for Christmas. It has a drawing in it that looks like one of the flying monkeys from “The Wizard of Oz”. On the other hand, there are supposed to be some photos floating around the net somewhere.


46 posted on 01/01/2008 9:47:12 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: dayglored
Give him points for creativity. After all, when you need an excuse, any one will do.
47 posted on 01/01/2008 9:47:49 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hellbender
Didn’t Ted Nugent have a song called “Batsquatch Fever?”

I believe it was "Sasquatch Fever". His homage to the Northwest U.S.

48 posted on 01/01/2008 9:49:01 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: dayglored

It would sure be interesting to see what happens in court when he tells a judge that! The fine curve tends to get steeper the bigger the A-Hole.


49 posted on 01/01/2008 9:50:01 AM PST by BobS
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To: dayglored

Awesome.


50 posted on 01/01/2008 9:50:20 AM PST by forkinsocket
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