[meteorite-list] Dam Hammer
From: Darryl Pitt <darryl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:19:33 -0400
Completely agree. And as previously mentioned, in the not too distant
future an ever increasing number of meteorite showers will contain a
stone that hits a roof.
On Mar 18, 2009, at 3:04 PM, Jeff Grossman wrote:
> I'm going to further stir this up. In addition to my last comment,
> that "hammer" should only refer to the offending stone that did
> damage, I think there has to be a certain fame or notoriety
> associated with the impact for it to be noteworthy enough for a
> special name like this. Certainly, the larger Sylacauga stone is
> worthy of the term. Peekskill, for the image of the mashed car that
> appeared everywhere. Benld is a great one, for those of you who
> remember the FMNH exhibit. If one of the Nakhla stones really got a
> dog or Valera got a cow, which everybody has heard about, then sure,
> these are hammers. But a piddly piece of some shower that dings a
> shingle on a roof? No way. It's still a subjective term, but let's
> give it some force.
> MeteorHntr at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 3/18/2009 1:28:20 P.M. Central Daylight Time, gmhupe at htn.net
>> Adding trees, dams, mounds, playfields, lawns and other man-made
>> or touched places is reaching to an extreme, and "yes", it does
>> cheapen the true "smashers".
>> I found two specimens in an Indian Camp Site with arrow points
>> around, and Qynne found one in a different Indian Camp Site, next
>> to where I found a real cool flint chisel.
>> How is that for extreme? An "Ancient Indian Yard Hammer."
>> I also found some specimens near where I found some dinosaur bones
>> too. So how about a "Dino Grave Hammer" for the list?
>> Yes, it gets ridiculous. But I just like the sound of "Dam
>> Hammer" damn it!
>> OK, I will go back to my Photobucket and change the names to "Dam
>> Non-Hammer" just so people will feel better.
>> I think civil conversations on these types of topics are great.
>> It makes the M-list a good place to be.
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