Correct me if I’m wrong, but the movie Jurassic Park was just a movie about a family having a fun day at a dinosaur theme park, right? It was nice because you didn’t really have any anxiety while you watched it and it was just like, ugh, finally I can just ENJOY MYSELF at a movie? Right? Just a fun romp, encouraging man’s never-ending quest for control over nature? Perfect, I thought so. With that in mind, an Australian billionaire is trying to create his own Jurassic Park! Using dino DNA! From Sunshine Coast Daily:

THE suggestion would be considered unbelievable – if it involved anyone other than Clive Palmer.

The controversial billionaire is rumoured to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum.

Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.

If Mr Palmer can resurrect the Titanic, what is to stop him from trying with another of his other alleged passions – dinosaurs?

The Titanic thing the clip mentions at the end is referring to how Clive Palmer, sane billionaire, is also BUILDING A TITANIC II. Hahaha. My goodness. What a perfect man with only the best ideas. I love you, Clive Palmer! “Also I’m going to attempt to matter transport myself with a fly and see what happens.” “Also I’m going to become winter caretaker at the Overlook II.” “Also I’m going to try to mend my relationship with LC even though Spencer has told me not to, again and again.” “Also I think Georgina has really changed.” All classic Clive Palmer quotes, I bet. (Via Geekologie.)

Comments (54)
  1. Does Clive Palmer fall asleep halfway through every movie?

  2. You know that old saw about wealth: The first generation earns the money, the second generation manages to keep it, and the third generation spends it all, the first generation tries to make fucking dinosaurs.

  3. This just sounds like an elaborate excuse to pig out on melting ice cream.

  4. Viral marketing for Jurassic Park IV?

  5. Clive Palmer is pretty close to Chili Palmer who was played by John Travolta, therefore Clive Palmer intends to coerce velociraptors into giving him handjobs.

  6. doyouthinkhesaurus

  7. This is great news, because I’m on the verge of discovering how to fill a shaving-cream can with whipped cream.

  8. Let’s just clone Jeff Goldblum.

  9. The real question is does he plan to spare any expense?

  10. LOL. You are all clever girls. Now hold on to your butts!

  11. So he is just going to make one and make it be an attraction at a casino or whatever? FREE this dinosaur that doesn’t exist yet.

  12. Also, Clive Palmer announced that he is running for a seat in the Australian parliament.

    That probably seems normal to all you denizens of the US of A with the likes of the Governator, Jessie the Body Ventura and Ronald Reagan at various levels of government.

    But it creeps the hell out of us.

  13. Bingo! DINO DNA!


  15. “mr. palmer imagines those who travel with a first-class ticket will be able to afford to go to the casino but perhaps not those in third class.

    but he says he’ll be buying a third class ticket.

    ‘it’s more fun to dance with a Irish drunk than to sit in a casino.’”

  16. When chaos theory proves true at Clive Palmer’s Jurassic Park and they need to hack into the mainframe, hopefully a resourceful girl who is intimately familiar with UNIX will be there to virtually fly through the file system.

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