Rockhound Humor


Our own RockHound recollections
By Marvin Oesterle
“That is a genuine piece of quartz!"
http://www.michrocks.org/rockin-fun/member-pages/marv-oesterle.html
XKCD cartoon


WOW! an entire website of Mineral Humor!
Limericks, Puns, Riddles and more!
http://mineralhumor.homestead.com/index.html


Reasons Collectors Collect Trilobites more often than Coral
By Marc Behrendt
Go to the end of the page.
http://www.paleoprep.com/articles/coral.htm


Fossil Collecting Jive and Terminology
By Marc Behrendt (and several dozen terminology donators)
"Bucket brigade – a scout troop at a fossil site"
http://www.paleoprep.com/articles/jive.htm


Murphy’s Laws of Trilobite Collecting
By Marc Behrendt
"The best trilobite of the day will be found in the flakiest shale."
http://www.paleoprep.com/articles/murphy.htm


Directions for collecting vertebrate fossils.  From 1884!
" Each member of the party should be provided with a rubber blanket "
http://www.oceansofkansas.com/Strnbrg84.html


You Might be a Rockhound if -
"You went to a rock festival -- and you hate music."
http://www.amfed.org/rockhoun.htm


Our Mineral Afflictions:
"Fractured toe: from kicking boulders that will not split after beating on them all day."
http://home.comcast.net/~paugilmo/OurMineralAfflictions.htm


Writing Clinic #1  
Building Suspense withWorrisome Narrative Phrases
“…The larger moose didn’t scare as easily…”
http://home.comcast.net/~paugilmo/Newsprint.html


Deciphering Collector-Speak 
(Mineral collectors sometimes say one thing and mean another.)
"Hey, you found a really nice specimen!"
http://home.comcast.net/~paugilmo/Meaning.html


Rockhound Cartoons 
Collected from many sources
"Is this ugly thing any good?"
http://www.utahrockhounds.com/tooelegem/cartoons/