C’mon, Simone, let’s talk about *your* big “But”.

The Los Angeles Times reports that tragedy has struck the dinosaurs of Cabazon.

Looming over Interstate 10 on the way to Palm Springs, they are the sort of cheesy roadside attraction that makes this country great, an icon of childhood road trips to the desert. It’s the place Pee-wee and Simone cemented their lasting friendship, where she shared her dreams of Paris and Pee-wee asked about her “big but”.

And now, as Ashley Powers reports, they have been overtaken by the forces of darkness:

Dinny’s new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah’s Ark. The gift shop at the attraction, called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, sells toy dinosaurs whose labels warn, “Don’t swallow it! The fossil record does not support evolution.”