Ah, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. As we all learned in grade school (or during our "I'm gonna be a paleontologist!" infatuation period after repeated viewings of Jurassic Park), its name literally means "tyrant lizard king."
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You've probably all seen Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics, a nine-year-old, award-winning humor site featuring a T-Rex merrily stomping on a log cabin while pontificating in funny and often thought-provoking ways to his dino friends. The art stays the same every day. The funny just gets funnier.
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Brilliant humor site The Oatmeal has also taken on the T-Rex, offering seven reasons why you should keep him off crack cocaine.
That's just No. 1; you'll have to follow this link to read the other six. (Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal, also has strong feelings on Pterodactyls.)
There's now a new comedy lizard stomping around the Internet: T-Rex Trying ... This Tumblr celebrates all the things that the T-Rex, with his tragically comic short arms, just cannot do. It's funny and occasionally heart-wrenching.
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Teeny tiny T-Rex arms are also fodder for two of my favorite t-shirts. First, we turn to push-ups. A Google search turns up tons of buying options, but this one, by poortrex at CafePress, is probably my favorite.
604Republic takes on T-Rex fights in the Epic Duel t-shirt. Truly, it is a majestic slap battle.
Incidentally, my introduction to T-Rex humor came in Gary Larson's late, great The Far Side, perhaps the single funniest comic ever created. I'd include the image here, but Larson has written a heartfelt plea that people not post his work online, and I wouldn't dream of ignoring the wishes of my favorite cartoonist. However, if you do a Google image search for "far side t-rex," you might find someone less respectful than I. It's worth the hunt.