Well, after seeing that, what else is there left to say? I'm convinced.
The definitive proof of Bigfoot's existence is released in Palo Alto of all places, it's the biggest thing to come out of my hometown since "The Wave" and I missed it by less than a month. Looks like Jane Goodall was right about Sasquatch after all...
I can't believe it's the 21st century and these shitwits couldn't think of anything better than blurry photographs and "we're keeping the body in a safe place."
I mean, even a photoshopped image and "it ran away" would be more credible.
I also am amused by the media reaction. I remember vividly back in '02 when some lady claimed to have cloned a human. She timed it, with genius, for Dec. 27, a slow news day _ which meant that understaffed news agencies jumped on the story and then were left with no way to refute a claim... and the woman got the attention that she wanted for her cult or what have you.
Yes I played a small sad role in that...
In this Bigfoot case, last week was a heavy news week, what with a war on in Georgia, and the Olympics in Beijing _ so how did the old Bigfoot manage to strike such a chord?
I still think it's something about the timing. Like, it's been a long while since there was a big silly weird news item.
And what do you do with it once it's caught on, as responsible media? Ignore a story like this at your peril. Mild skepticism and tongue-in-cheek remarks seem to be the only solutions people came up with.
Did anybody even attempt just discrediting the story (not my favored approach) or better, out-bizarring them?
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
-Hunter S. Thompson.
So, like, the first question to the hunters/ex cops should have been: "Isn't it true, sir, that you have been romantically linked with Amy Winehouse?"