A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kinda Jealous


Someone purchased this Triceratops skull at auction for over $250K last January.
Although I'm pretty sure I'd never spend that kind of money on something like this,
I'm kinda jealous of whoever it was. I'm adding Triceratops skull to my wish list.

24 comments:

Rachel said...

sweet, how awesome would that be!!

JD said...

Nicolas Cage has a couple of them, ask him, he may let you take a look at them.

Rayburn Family said...

I think you could probably use it like a saddle and rig up your own triceratops riding machine. Awesome! Maybe Santa will bring you one if you've been a good boy this year.

AML said...

He doesn't have any Triceratops that I know of, but artist Dan Frazier makes some amazing and affordable faux fossils. Check out his work at http://www.danfrazier.com/Dan_Frazier/Fossils.html--most of the fossils are less than $1000, which is a darn site more affordable than $250K. :)

PoNCh said...

Is that the one that Nicholas Cage bought?

That turned out well for him!

IslandPearl said...

Have you seen the dinosaur exhibit at Bishop Museum yet? Pretty cool!

Capcom said...

Wow, I agree, it's enough to give ya dinosaur envy! It would be fantastic to have that on a podium, sitting on a black velvet mount, in a glass box, with a spotlight on it in your living room...next to a baby grand piano, of course.

:-)

James Hernandez said...

Jorge,

Dude, the triceratops looks more like a rhinoceros having a bad hair day! No way would 250K leave my pocket for a creature that couldn’t escape extinction.

Mark Stitham said...

yeah, tricerotops was always the coolest dino. BTW think I'm the only person in Kailua who hasn't met you--I was a day player twice on Lost, so it would be cool to do so before you wrap. Have a happy holiday season!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you'll have to put Waco, Texas on your list to visit. we have a dig that has a building built over it because of the full grown body's of dinosaurs..its amazing..

Malea said...

huh, I'm still on the fact that somone even has 250K to spend. that's totally rad.

Tena Lynn said...

Wouldn't that be a cool thing to be able to say you have? I think so!!

Rogers said...

Triceratops are bad-ass. I'd like one, too. Keep up the good work.

Damian said...

I've always been a Dinosaur fanatic, so I'd probably kill for one of those and then sleep with it next to me in my bed : )

Slave Driver said...

Poor Beth, I can imagine it now. The Triceratops skull over here, then the Triceratops skull over there...

Dirk said...

I'm with you. If I had that kind of disposable income, a triceratops skull comes before a Ferrari or something like that.

Tasha Who? said...

If I happen to find two...

Jenea said...

Jorge, you have "wish list" (you saw "The Bucket list"???- film with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicolson).

is very funny ideas!!! Maybe Santa Clause can give you one of this, in Christmas night!!! :)

Barry Traylor said...

By an odd coincidence The Discovery Channel had some excellent shows about dinosuars last night and featured on one of the shows was the Triceratops and showed that although it was a plant eater it could easily have fought off a T-Rex due to it's armor plating and those nasty brow horns. They compared it to a Rhino on steroids.

SawyerCallsMeGrimace said...

Well, as High Priest of the Dinasaur Hed Cult I have quite a bit of envy myself. Jorge, you and I must come up with a caper to obtain said fossil and make it ours!

www.kate06.skyblog.com said...

Maybe you could get it, if fans put some money together ;)
Although, I think it must be quite scary to have such things in your house, especially at night...^^"

Evonne said...

Frankly, I'd like to have a replica of my OWN skull. Including the bump behind my left ear.

Gray said...

Sorry to revive an old post, but there's a shop in Santa Monica (I wasn't sure if it was still there so I just googled it and it is. It's on Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway close to the Promenade) and they apparently still have a Triceratops skull. I believe at one point they used to have two...

But if you go to get it you should check the bridge of the nose between the snout horn and the eyes. One of the skulls got busted (I heard the owner was hitting on a girl and leaned on it) in that spot and it was repaired with bondo and a decent paint job. So look closely and see if you can tell, and then ask for a price cut.

raieven said...

Thank you for giving me a goal in life. Seriously. Gotta have one of those someday!