Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:33 am UTC

40.Because God found them annoying.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby mathmannix » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:32 pm UTC

42. They may have popped out for a bit of tea. (Or possibly a liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.)
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Whizbang » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:40 pm UTC

42b. They have jumped the gun, much like mathmannix's previous comment.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby emlightened » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:23 pm UTC

44. Because over the millions of years, they ended up doing mass-ghost-suicide, forming Mount Everest.

P.S. Envolope's reason should have been indexed 41.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Whizbang » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:16 pm UTC

45: Because everyone makes mistakes, including me.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby faubiguy » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:22 pm UTC

46. Because dinosaur ghosts are so scared of books that they all died of shock after the invention of the printing press

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Yablo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:28 pm UTC

47. They don't make sheets that big.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby mathmannix » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:18 pm UTC

48. If you had all the time in the universe, and could travel to far-off planets by merely wishing it, would you hang around earth for long? I mean, especially once your loved ones are all gone... and it's a big universe, so much to explore! They're not gone, they're just on vacation.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby emlightened » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:51 pm UTC

49. Because they never went extinct. They just evolved into the trees of today.

The average rabbit has dug around about six different dinosaur's undersides.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby faubiguy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:00 pm UTC

50. Ghosts spontaneously disappear with a half life of approximately 12 years, therefore all the dinosaur ghosts have.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby mathmannix » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:24 pm UTC

51. Dinosaur Pac-Man.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:36 am UTC

52. Who said there aren't? They are there. They are just hiding, watching everything you do and judging silently.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Vytron » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:49 am UTC

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53.Because they only exist in the alternative universe where the Dinosaurs didn't become extinct on Earth because the Meteor that was going to kill them missed it.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Freddino18 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:46 pm UTC

Lawsome wrote:33) There was a ghost meteorite.

Like the one from Danny Phantom?
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:00 am UTC

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(I would have suggested the first #40, again, if it weren't for the pre-existence of #40 for it to be again... But reference to Roman Legions knee-deep in York cellars, rather than TST.)
#54) Ghosts are tied to the physical Earth (spinning around each day, orbiting Sol each year, Sol moving along its path in galactic space, the galaxy moving around its Local Group cousins, etc) only loosely. There's a gradual drift between a ghost's actual locale of haunting and the physical world. There's a 'space wake' of ghosts of certain continuous degrees of antiquity flying out into the cosmos, as the first clairvoyant to visit the ISS will realise...

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby teelo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:08 am UTC

55. The laws of Gravity do not apply to ghosts. The dinosaurs got bored of us a long time ago, and left Earth to go haunt another planet currently going through its jurassic period.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 am UTC

teelo wrote:55. The laws of Gravity do not apply to ghosts. The dinosaurs got bored of us a long time ago, and left Earth to go haunt another planet currently going through its jurassic period.

I'm not playing the game, but it strikes me that something like this could make for an awesome science-fantasy setting, just with human ghosts rather than dinosaurs. Say ghosts exist, and are (of course) massless and so can fly at any speed up to that of light. Human ghosts have therefore had time to settle the entire galaxy in the few hundred thousand years we've been around, and somewhat-modern ghost civilization fills a sphere around a hundred lightyears in radius. Animal ghosts wander far out into the interstellar voids (dinosaur ghosts having spanned the entire local group long ago by now, what with even Andromeda only being like three million years away), and if there have ever been aliens in our galaxy, their ghosts are a part of the vast galactic ghost civilization along with human ghosts too.
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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby teelo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:54 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
teelo wrote:55. The laws of Gravity do not apply to ghosts. The dinosaurs got bored of us a long time ago, and left Earth to go haunt another planet currently going through its jurassic period.

I'm not playing the game, but it strikes me that something like this could make for an awesome science-fantasy setting, just with human ghosts rather than dinosaurs. Say ghosts exist, and are (of course) massless and so can fly at any speed up to that of light. Human ghosts have therefore had time to settle the entire galaxy in the few hundred thousand years we've been around, and somewhat-modern ghost civilization fills a sphere around a hundred lightyears in radius. Animal ghosts wander far out into the interstellar voids (dinosaur ghosts having spanned the entire local group long ago by now, what with even Andromeda only being like three million years away), and if there have ever been aliens in our galaxy, their ghosts are a part of the vast galactic ghost civilization along with human ghosts too.

And in our book/movie/TV show we'll have some race of aliens show up in our galaxy that is able to interact with the ghosts. They'll try to decipher our ancient egyptian language to locate Earth, then BAM Independence Day III.

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Re: Why aren't there dinosaur ghosts?

Postby commodorejohn » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:02 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
teelo wrote:55. The laws of Gravity do not apply to ghosts. The dinosaurs got bored of us a long time ago, and left Earth to go haunt another planet currently going through its jurassic period.

I'm not playing the game, but it strikes me that something like this could make for an awesome science-fantasy setting, just with human ghosts rather than dinosaurs. Say ghosts exist, and are (of course) massless and so can fly at any speed up to that of light. Human ghosts have therefore had time to settle the entire galaxy in the few hundred thousand years we've been around, and somewhat-modern ghost civilization fills a sphere around a hundred lightyears in radius. Animal ghosts wander far out into the interstellar voids (dinosaur ghosts having spanned the entire local group long ago by now, what with even Andromeda only being like three million years away), and if there have ever been aliens in our galaxy, their ghosts are a part of the vast galactic ghost civilization along with human ghosts too.

Strikingly reminiscent of the end of minus. actually.
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