Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 18th, 2010
When I introduced Monster in the Woods (2008, director Andy Davis) at Merrill Auditorium two years ago, humorist Tim Sample introduced me. I remarked that my work had been laughed at more often than his.
Pause for the laughs.
Okay, I’m not a comedian and sometimes my jokes do bomb. But as a cryptozoologist, you do have to retain your sense of humor, so on Saturday, January 12, 2008, I naturally talked a bit seriously about what a “cryptozoologist” does, as three characters in that 2008 indie feature-length fiction film assumed that role (including me).
So, what does a cryptozoologist do?
I’ve been replying to this question for most of my last 50 years, in person and in print.
A cryptozoologist does what?
The answer may be as elusive as Yeti and Sasquatch, or merely amusing and revealing.
What does a cryptozoologist do?
I decided to search a bit, and found this footage of another’s answer to this often-heard question:
This clip is from The Shabbos Bigfoot (2006), which is directed by Patrick Coleman Duncan (no relation); starring Andrew Goldenberg (Reeling in Reality, Outtakes of the Christ), Heidi Schooler (Inland Empire, Calling Hedy Lamarr), Rebecca Metz (Nip/Tuck, Without A Trace); full running time: 22 minutes.