Scientist Names Ancient Lizard After Obama

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•50 Dec 12, 2012

In honor of President Barack Obama, a Yale University scientist has bestowed the name Obamadon gracilis on a species of ancient lizard that was less than a foot in length and went extinct around the same time as the dinosaurs. What do you think?

  • “To think it was only a couple months ago that we were all wondering, ‘Who will win this election so that we can finally name that lizard?’”

    Gabriela Scadato –
    Toxicologist

  • “And still not so much as an iguana named after Chuck Schumer. Disgraceful.”

    Sully Jaggars –
    Lettuce Trimmer

  • “Yeah, I thought about naming my cat Obama, but he just looked more like a ‘Puff,’ you know?”

    Charlie Panagos –
    Lace Weaver