Saturday, March 04, 2006

BIGFOOT, MY GRADE 1 PROJECT

In grade one, I had to do an assignment where we could do research on anything we wanted. I chose Bigfoot of course. My mother, thankfully, saved pretty much everything I ever did. My scanner is buggered right now so I photographed the pages.


10 out of 10!!! That's 100%!!! Top marks!!!
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The bigfoot on the right here is holding a car's motor. This picture was inspired by the Six Million Dollar Man action figure. On the box it showed Steve Austin lifting a motor.
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Toni Death. There were neighbours up the road named "Death" but they pronounced it "Deeth."
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Here's my skilled rendering of the famous Patterson footage!
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My teacher corrected my word "fur" to "footprint" which is wrong. I do remember a story from some TV show (probably Unexplained Mysteries) where a man found little patches of fur stuck to branches on the trees.
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This story was "made up." All the characters, the plane, "jeep" and "boat" are from Fischer Price's "Adventure People."
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Clearly you can see the differences between the monkey, gorilla and bigfoot. There's no mistaking them!
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I remember seeing a picture of what I now know as the "Minnesota Iceman." Sometime in grade 1 I did a science fair project. I took a teddy bear and put it in a box, covered the top with "plastic wrap" and said that it was a bigfoot trapped in ice. I got a "worst place" ribbon.
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I remember the billboard clearly. It was huge (maybe 20 feet high?--perspective is weird when you're a kid) and it had bigfoot holding a huge rock up over his head. I really wish my dad took a picture of this sign as the bigfoot in it looked really fucking cool. I think it was at a campground in B.C. called Bear Lake.
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My friend and I did find some footprints but they weren't sasquatch. We just really really wanted them to be.
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The bearded guy is my favourite but I think the coolest guy would be the guy with the tape recorder and check-mark above his head. The guy in the green shirt is alright (a little bit shifty) and the guy in the blue shirt is a complete ass.
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This man needs medical treatment stat!


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These trucks are really cool and I'm going to buy one sometime soon.
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"siy" = shy. "cild" = killed. The weird one on the right is sitting by the lake having a drink. He's going to be on everyone's t-shirt next week.


This is the back cover. It wraps over to the front cover with a sasquatch walking up the hill into the trees. The guy here is plugging his nose and saying "What's that smell?"

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What's amazing is the teacher's random corrections. There are so many spelling errors throughout but she only chooses to point out a select few.

I also had the opportunity to meet with one of the world's leading Bigfoot experts John Green at his home a few years back. I had brought this "book" for him to look at. It was pretty cool to have John Green reading my bigfoot "research" in his backyard. I have some video of this and when I dig it up, I'll post some of it.

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