Cabazon Dinosaurs: The Web Site
Since most of us can’t just hop in the car and take a quick jaunt over to Palm Springs to see the creationist dinosaurs, lets hop in our browser and take a quick jaunt over to their web site.
In typical fundie fashion, their home page is designed to be as hard on the eyes and ears as it is on the brain. The first thing that hits you is the awkward color scheme. The second thing is the crowded four-column layout. Four narrow columns of text, but pointlessly-wide margins. It’s not web 2.0, it’s web 0.2!
But the third thing that hits you, is their stupid animated masthead with dancing dinosaur, then below that a tiny animation of a dinosaur farting. I think it’s actually supposed to be the sound of the car that’s driving by. I guess it’s an audio Rorschach test. You hear what your brain thinks it’s hearing. I look at their web site, and all I see is a giant creationist turd being dumped in front of my eyes.
The first column contains some comments from their guestbook:
This place takes you back to pre-historic times.
This place is awesome.
God rules, love His creation.
What? Why do fundies just drop God-bombs at random? It’s like a theistic Tourette’s syndrome.
Kids loved it.
Now that one is actually a subtle insult. “Well, the kids liked it, but the missus and I could barely keep from vomiting on your creationism signs.”
So big! Fantastic!
Oh, the statues are anatomically correct!
The second column on their home page has an unremarkable video. Below that, they tell us that they have rides! It’s a veritable creationist Disneyland! Well, more like Bizarro Disneyland. Where Disneyland has minimum height requirements, the Cabizarro Dinosaur rides have maximum height requirements:
Kiddies [sic] rides have height and weight restrictions.
I suspect this is the PZ Myers rule. They’re afraid he might visit.
The third column has the farting dinosaur. Below that, it says:
Add an educational element to your event!
By visiting a different museum?
Then they tell us you can hold your next party there. That is accompanied, without explanation, by the photo at right. I can only guess that is part of the entertainment for little Johnny’s party. For all we know, there is a defrocked Catholic priest in that costume, and he’s going to be at your kid’s party! Maybe that’s what they mean by “kiddie rides”!
(For the don’t-sue-me-record [i.e., you can be like Kevin Wirth and not sue me!], I’m sure there really is not a Catholic priest inside that costume. Instead, it is something far scarier: a fundie!)
The fourth column on their home page mentions their two dinosaurs and their dino dig, all of which have their own pages, which I hope to cover in the next couple of days. Stay tuned!