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From the portfolio of BaLLOONiacs.comTitle: The Dinosaur (based on "The Moose")
Creator: Mark Verge
Description: I hit a dinosaur once. I was driving my van in Oak Brook, IL outside of Chicago and I hit a dinosaur during a snowstorm so I tied him to the roof of my van. And I'm driving along highway, but what I didn't realize was, that I hadn’t killed the dinosaur, but hit him just enough to knock him unconscious. So I'm driving with a live dinosaur on my van. The dinosaur is signaling for a turn, you know. There's a law in Illinois against driving with a conscious dinosaur on your van, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. And I'm very panicky, and then it hits me: some friends of mine are having a balloon twisters convention at the Marriott Oak Brook Resort. I'll go, I'll take the dinosaur. I'll ditch him at the convention.
It wouldn't be my responsibility.
So I arrive at the hotel and go in to the convention registration desk. The dinosaur is next to me. Jay comes to the window. I say ‘Hello. You know the Solomon’s.” I buy the dinosaur a day pass and we enter the convention. The dinosaur mingles. Did very well. Scored. Two guys were trying to teach him a Tac weave for an hour and a half. Twelve o'clock comes - they give out prizes for the best costume of the night. First price goes to the Berkowitz’s, a married couple dressed as a dinosaur. The dinosaur comes in second. The dinosaur is furious. He and the Berkowitz’s lock talons in the middle of the jam room. They knock each other unconscious. Now, I figured, is my chance. I grab the dinosaur, strap him onto my van, and shoot back to the roads, but - I got the Berkowitz’s. So I'm driving along with two Jewish people on my van, and there's a law in Illinois that on... Tuesdays, Thursdays and especially Saturday…
The following morning the Berkowitz’s wake up in the woods, in a dinosaur suit. Mr. Berkowitz is shot, stuffed and mounted at the Chicago Athletic Club, and the joke is on them, because it’s restricted.
(Adapted from "The Moose" by Woody Allen)
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