Die young and penniless, 2016

Me at the beginning of 2016; me about 5 hours ago, wishing 2016 would GTF off my planet already. pic.twitter.com/BsXMiJzBMo — Messenger Puppet (@messengerpuppet) December 13, 2016 I really thought this was going to be a Pon Farr kind of year (ideally without the treachery). It started out with such promise. I still blame Mötley […]

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Logic

SPOCK: You’ve done well, Valeris. As your sponsor at the Academy I’ve followed your career with satisfaction. And as a Vulcan, you have exceeded my expectations.
VALERIS: I do not understand this representation.
(referring to a painting on the wall)
SPOCK: It’s a depiction from ancient Earth mythology. ‘The Expulsion from Paradise.’
VALERIS: Why keep it in your quarters?
SPOCK: To be a reminder to me that all things end.
VALERIS: It is of endings that I wish to speak. Sir, I address you as a kindred intellect. Do you not recognise …that a turning point has been reached in the affairs of the Federation?
SPOCK: History is replete with turning points, Lieutenant. You must have faith.
VALERIS: Faith?
SPOCK: That the universe will unfold as it should.
VALERIS: But is this logical? Surely we must…
SPOCK: Logic? …Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.

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Into Darkness

So kid no. 2 and I watched the The Hobbit 2 Electric Boogaloo Desolation of Smaug (SPOILER:  he’s not that desolate).  Loved the movie, other than the obvious, obnoxious cliffhanger. However, we saw some parallels to movies that have gone before. REAL SPOILERS FOLLOW.

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Top ten? Only 10?

The Star Trek website/Facebook is running a contest to name the top 10 episodes of the original series. Sounds good, but it’s 10 from a preselected 30.  We agree on 15 of their 30.  We just think they zigged when they should have zagged on 35 others (15 of theirs; 20 of ours that don’t […]

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Life, the Universe, and Everything

Life, the Universe, and Everything is explained by football or Star Trek.  It’s true.  Football is easy – anything that has to do with sex fits. Star Trek takes on other things – racism, war mongering, cultural elitism.  Recently, it became apparent that Star Trek explains divorce behavior. David Marcus Kid: I’m sorry, sir. Just don’t […]

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Spectre of “the Bodyguard”

So last night I watched Wyatt Earp, the 1994 Kevin Costner flick.  I never intended to watch this movie, as it was one of those copycat releases that were so popular in the 1990s: Tombstone (1993)/Wyatt Earp (1994) (the Earp story) Braveheart (1995)/Rob Roy (1995) (crazy Scots who live in mud and fight those damn […]

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