yes, that is a union soldier about to be devoured by a tyrannosaurus rex.
this weekend, I went to dinosaur kingdom in natural bridge, virginia, a weird, alternate universe where the union army has tried to harness the power of the mighty dinosaurs and failed miserably. the “kingdom” is picturesquely situated along a wooded path, the sylvan glen echoing with the angry growls of dinosaurs set to a soundtrack much like the one my mother played one halloween.
what. the. hell.
then of course there was the mighty two-headed tortoise, taunting one soldier by sipping from his canteen…
…and of course the terrible moment when a rogue velociraptor stole the gettysburg address from abraham lincoln.
I can’t tell how lincoln feels here. is he angry? sad? suffering from writer’s block? helplessly bullied by a prehistoric pest?
while in natural bridge, we also stopped at foamhenge, which was created by the same man who started the dinosaur park.
BEHOLD ITS MAGISTERIAL GLORY!
apparently, this is was made in the same dimensions as the actual stonehenge, and it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to seeing the real thing. my only regret is that I forgot my druid robe.