Friday, April 17, 2009
Collections Assessment Update
You can read another update from Alex Fernandes about our ongoing collections assessment project on the AMNH's perissodactyl blog here. She generated a bunch of interesting results which Lisa Elkin and I have been working with her to interpret - expect publication at some not too distant date. Sadly I have had to explode her long-held belief that Smithsonian entomologist Ron McGinley, creator of the "McGinley Method" of collections assessment, was the possessor of a handlebar moustache. So instead, I have included this picture of Wyatt Earp. As you may recall, Kurt Russell played Earp in "Tombstone" (1993), which is arguably the greatest moustache movie of all time, but even the Hollywood version pales in comparison to the real thing.