Daily Archives: March 24, 2008

I Love Public Transit

Yeah, this is pretty much what my commute home tonight was like. Only instead of a cute little puppet, I was being eyeballed by a scruffy guy who smelled suspiciously like onions and cheap bourbon…

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A Shat Sampler

For my own tribute to The Greatest Thespian of Our Time — and I’m only being somewhat facetious here, because I honestly do think William Shatner is much better than most people give him credit for, at least when he’s really trying and not just collecting a paycheck — I’d like to present some of his finest moments in front of the camera.

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Happy Seventy-seven, Bill!

The Shat is

Ack! I am ashamed to admit that I’ve been remiss in my fanboyish duties: I forgot to observe The Shat’s seventy-seventh birthday on Saturday!

Luckily, E.E. Knight was on the ball; to honor the One True Kirk, he posted up a photographic tribute to the lovely ladies of the original Star Trek. I could be a little nitpicky with some of these choices — several of these ladies were Spock’s, Scotty’s, or even Chekov’s love interests, not the captain’s, and some of them were simply there on the show and not any kind of love interest at all — but that would be churlish. It’s a fun entry with some nice eye candy (well, it’s nice if you like 60s-style women, which, as it happens, I do).

Each lady gets her own poll question — the adolescent and somewhat misogynistic “would you hit it?” — but many of the answer options are funny, especially the bizarrely meta-textual ones. (My favorite is the first option for Elinor Donahue: “I’d hit it until Robert Young told me to stop hitting it for medical reasons. Then I’d ignore him because he only plays a doctor on TV.” You see, Elinor played Robert Young’s daughter on Father Knows Best, and Young played the title character in Marcus Welby, M.D., so that one’s funny on something like six different levels. At least I think so. But then I really am a geek…)

Anyhow, click on over to Knight’s tribute, and join me in wishing Bill a belated happy birthday. Let’s hope there are many more to come!

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