|The real E.D. Cope|
PC: On this 100th anniversary of our journal Copeia, I'd like to call our namesake, and Bruce Collette’s college roomate, Edward Drinker Cope.
PC: Dr. Cope what an absolute honor it is to have you up here with us. You look remarkably well preserved for someone who has been dead for more than 120yrs and sick for 150.
By the way has someone seen my skull Has anyone checked Lundberg’s office?
PC: Well I'd like to ask you what you think about the the journal Copeia.
COPE: Well I am pleased by the honor but I wish our impact factor was a whole number. I mean my personal H-index is higher than all of Copeia! Couldn’t you have named a better journal after me like Science or Nature or maybe Herpetologica?
PC: How about the ASIH society are we living up to your name?
Tom Near (Yale Professor):
PC: Fellas, fellas, take it easy, let's get back to the questions here. Dr. Cope what do you think of the next generation of ichthyologists and herpetologists here today, the students. Can you speak directly to them.
PC: Uh thanks, I guess. They are supposedly making a movie called Bone Wars about your career and rivalry with Marsh. Marsh was set to be played by James Gandofini until his recent passing. What do you think of being played by Steve Carrel?
PC: Well I gotta ask would you like to clear up the rumor that you regularly dipped your, uhh…member…in formaldehyde to ease the symptoms of syphilis.
- those drinks later for Edward Drinker.
|Prosanta and E.D. Cope toasting and roasting.|
LATER ON THAT EVENING....Cope's parts in italics
It has been a great meeting. At this time I want to bring up Dr. Cope once again….to help me with a toast, so please raise a glass and drink!
Here’s to 100yrs of Copeia
A hundred years of cheers, a hundred years of beers
A hundred years of graduate student tears
Here’s to Copeia..
Here’s to 15page reviews for 5 page species descriptions
Here’s to cold blooded lower vertebrates and mass extinctions
Here’s to Copeia, the finest fish and herp journal in the land
Here’s to Copeia the ONLY fish and herp journal in the land
Here’s to 100 more years of our beautiful journal being fresh and new
The first edition was stapled together, the last one will be too
TOGETHER: Well 3 cheers for Copeia. May you last forever and never die!
Nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye!!!