Weekend Open Thread: Ancient Colorful Beast

Seriously: without using a Google Image search, who can identify this ancient colorful beast?

And yes, it will be visiting you in your dreams!

Note: the Ancient Beast’s coloring is realistic yet artificial; it was not created by me or anyone I know.

This is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about this ACB or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of dignity and decorum.


It’s a cartogram. Specifically, it’s a space-warping anamorphic contiguous cartogram.

It represents a particular election result; guessing which one should be easy.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)