Anyone with kids will tell you that sometimes they end up becoming enamored with the ugliest and derpiest of toys. Like a Tyrannosaurus Rex figure that looks like it was designed by someone whose knowledge of dinosaurs was relayed to him by a drunk guy reciting erotic Jurassic Park fan fiction from memory.
And while oftentimes I just suck it up whenever my kid takes a liking to a toy I just cannot stand, I don't know I'd react to him if he started carrying around this yellow T-Rex that's cracking everyone up on Twitter right now.
Just look at the toy in question
The internet being the beautiful machine that's capable of churning out ridiculous content at the drop of a hat, had people submitting their own derpy-looking dinosaur toys and figures created by people who had no idea what they're doing.
There was also shared images of other unfortunately-proportioned characters: both dino and non-dino related. Like this reportedly leaked poster for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie starring Jean Ralphio from Parks & Rec fame. Take a gander at those legs. Yikes.
People were also quick to post textbook images from back in the day when paleontologists and illustrators had an even vaguer idea of what a dinosaur looks like than whoever created that yellow monstrosity Johnny Sun originally posted online.
Not to mention this cringey abomination that was supposed to be Bart Simpson from The Simpsons Movie. There's no way that's officially licensed merchandise.
And like Sun requested, Twitter users were more than quick to provide some roasts for this sad-looking, large yellow lizard. People went the excellent pun-route, along with pointing out the fact that it looks like a weird lemon.
Some of them hit a little more close to home. The dinosaur was a manifestation of not only the physical awkwardness we experience in specific social interactions, but the very real mental anguish that we suffer from as well.
For others, the dinosaur was an avatar, a representation of their spirit for when they engaged in the kind of activities they're not proud to admit of partaking in.
I must also say, as a tall person with thick legs myself, that is exactly how I look when I peer through the peepholes of doors.
This guy just pointed out that the dinosaur in question (T-Rex, Megalosaurus?) shouldn't be castigated and ridiculed simply for having a favorite body part that they like working out. What's the poor dino going to do, arm extensions?
No list of roasts would be complete without referencing other iconic memes and references to actual people. Like Theresa May's unforgettable spastic walk/dance/awkward shuffle, and this large-necked criminal who apparently gargles peanut butter.
At the end of it all, however, there was someone who cared enough about the toy dinosaur to give them the glow-up that they deserved. To Amber Gillenwaters: thank you. It takes a truly great photographer to capture someone's natural beauty, and when that fails, it takes someone who's excellent at photoshop to correct their mistake.
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