So Here’s Ronald Reagan On A Velociraptor Shooting An Uzi

This drawing started showing up online sometime yesterday and it hasn’t shown any signs of going away. It is, I think, the ultimate blend of Americana, Reagan nostalgia, and dinosaurs ever created:

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Franklin says:

    This can’t be real. Dinosaurs died off hundreds of years before Reagan was even born!

  2. John Peabody says:

    I don’t think RR is wearing a flag lapel pin. Is he actively supporting the Taliban?

  3. Ben says:

    That is almost certainly not a Velociraptor he is riding, as they were about 3 feet tall. Jurassic Park lied to all of you.

  4. Boyd says:

    Yup, all those other blends of Americana, Reagan nostalgia and dinosaurs just don’t cut the mustard.

  5. Moosebreath says:

    Soon to show up in a creationist science textbook.

  6. @Boyd:

    I know, right?

  7. Vast Variety says:

    That would make for a pretty cool cover to an Alternate History book in which some dionasurs weren’t killed by the asteroid 65 million years ago and were eventually domestcated by humans.

  8. @Vast Variety:

    Quick, someone call Harry Turtledove!

  9. Russ says:

    First it was Lincoln riding a bear with an AK-47, now this. What we really need to complete the Awesomeness Trifecta is George Washington standing astride a pair of honey badgers, wielding a bazooka.

    America, f**k yeah!

  10. rodney dill says:

    What we really need is a picture of Obama, riding an ouroboros,, swinging a golf club.

  11. Tillman says:

    If he’d wanted to do this right, he shouldn’t have given Reagan an RPG strapped to the back (popular insurgent weapon). The other hand should’ve been wielding a sawed-off with the reins in his teeth.

    And for historical accuracy, the entire (utah?)raptor should’ve been covered in feathers.

  12. John Burgess says:

    @Ben: From Wikipedia:

    The largest described U. ostrommaysorum specimens are estimated to have reached up to 7 m (23 ft) long and somewhat less than 500 kg (1,100 lb) in weight, comparable to a grizzly bear in size.[1][2] Some undescribed specimens in the BYU collections may have reached up to 11 m (36 ft) long, though these await more detailed study.[4]

  13. gVOR08 says:

    Not wonderful portraiture. I’m taking Doug’s word for it that that’s Reagan.

  14. john personna says:


    I worry that it might be vicente fox …

  15. Ben says:

    @John Burgess: Right, there were other dinosaurs that were that size, but that’s not a Velociraptor. I was just pointing out that the popular depiction of Velociraptor specifically was wildly inaccurate, as they were barely taller than a modern turkey.

  16. Jed says:

    Replace the RPG with an Ash from Evil Dead II boomstick and the chain-saw hand and you’ve got a best-seller.

    Rip the sleeves off and add an apple pie biceps tatoo, it’ll only be outsold by Farrah Fawcett in the red bikini.

    Do kind of wish that the face didn’t look like the love-child of Fred Gwynne and Sam the Eagle, but one can’t have everything.

  17. Trumwill says:

    I saw this and immediately changed my Facebook cover thingie to it.


  18. matt says:

    @Russ: Will this do?

    Dude has been doing this for a while..

    The high res version on his site has details galore like a dare bumper sticker and such.

  19. @Ben: Also, it isn’t an Uzi but a Heckler & Koch MP-7.