So I haven’t gushed over local dino-man Matt Lamanna, one of my imaginary self-united husbands, in a while, right? So I figure you’re due.
1. First, it pleases me to no end that The Burgh Blog is the third site listed when one Googles “Matt Lamanna,” appearing only behind the Carnegie and Wiki.
How can I make a run at Wiki, I wonder?
2. Matt appeared recently on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and watching him talk about dinosaurs … his excitement is just so infectious. He truly loves what he’s doing and it comes through in his natural ease in talking about them. He just gushes. He’s like a kid all:
“Mom. Mom. Mom. You know what? This is an allosaurus, mom. And this right here, see this, Mom. Mom. See? This is a baby apatosaurus and he’s afraid of the allosaurus, Mom. Because, you know why? Because the allosaurus is so mean, mom. And he’s huge. You know what else, Mom? Mom. Know what else? Dinosaurs lived like 150 million years ago. You know how much 150 million is, Mom? Mom. It’s like a lot more than a hundred. You know what? I really like dinosaurs. Cause you know why? … I just do. And this one, Mom? Mom. Mom. This is stegosaurus. See his spikes, Mom? He’s mean, too, I bet. Spikes are mean, right, Mom? Cause you know why? They hurt.”
There are few people in the world who are doing EXACTLY what they were born to do. Matt Lamanna is one of them.