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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Design Preparations – An Atheist Nativity

Dinosaurs, Star Trek and Batman. A scene literally made of awesome! 🙂

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Atheist Nativity, Batman, Dinosuars, Religion, Star Trek, The DWR Sunday Religious Dissserivice

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Dead Wild Roses: Transporter or Death Machine? – Star Trek Questions.

Star Trek writers have fun with the technology in their universe. CGP gray takes a look at some of the issues that transporters bring to the table. Filed under: Philosophy Tagged: Consciousness, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Teleporters . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Transporter or Death Machine? – Star Trek Questions.

mark a rayner: William Shatner’s Inaugural Address

(After Winning the First Post-Two-Party Presidential Election) Friends, Americans, Countrymen! Lend me your ears. I come to bury our two-party system, not praise it. I stand before you today, not as a conqueror, not as pop icon, but as your President. … . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: William Shatner’s Inaugural Address

Dead Wild Roses: George Takei – On Star Trek and Society

Science fiction is one of those genres that can inspire genuine hope for the future. Gene Roddenberry’s idea was well ahead of its time, let’s hope we can live up to some of the ideals he put forward as to how 23rd century life would be like.

Also, I had no idea about the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: George Takei – On Star Trek and Society

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Live Long, And Prosper – Nimoy Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek, is dead from COPD. He quit smoking 30 years too late.

Of the original Star Trek cast, Scotty and Bones have also passed away.

Good-bye @TheRealNimoy. You made a lot of people very happy in this world, and that's a life well lived. #StarTrek

— Saskboy K. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Live Long, And Prosper – Nimoy Dies at 83

Calgary Grit: Don Iveson will stand the test of time

Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor not a politician!

Naheed Nenshi has built a reputation as Canada’s coolest mayor, at least among young progressives. He’s big on the Twitter. He’s hip (by politician standards). He’s funny (by politician standards). He shatters the (unfair) stereotype of Calgary as Canada’s redneck wasteland.

However, Nenshi may have . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Don Iveson will stand the test of time

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Escape From Planet Earth

I watched “Escape From Planet Earth” [8/10] a cartoon with Rob Cordery, and it’s pretty good. William Shatner plays the bad guy.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

Oh radio 2, how I wish you’d reformat again with more classical music. A huge hattip to the CBC for producing this wonderful journey through song.

Also, who knew Tom Allen was a purveyor the dark art of lower brass musicianship? 🙂

 

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

Oh radio 2, how I wish you’d reformat again with more classical music. A huge hattip to the CBC for producing this wonderful journey through song.

Also, who knew Tom Allen was a purveyor the dark art of lower brass musicianship? 🙂

 

Oh hey our conservative government is trying to squash the CBC . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek

Melissa Fong: Why is Captain Picard so awesome?

First, this halloween getup: and now this: Jean-Luc, you are a stone cold fox. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Amnesty International, awesome, Patrick Stewart, social justice, […]

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Cycling In Regina Isn’t Always Easy

What’s it like for a Regina cyclist to go see a movie?

Besides homicidal/comical drivers (from Alberta),

there are flooded Multi Use Pathways,

and underpasses that are creeks.

Persist past those hazards, and there are gravelly “Shared” bike lanes with parked cars ready to give you the “door-prize”.

Can you see . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Cycling In Regina Isn’t Always Easy

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Few Movies

Taking some time on the weekend to waste a little time, I caught up on some movies. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” [6/10] was extremely uncomfortable at times, and oh so predictable, but still enjoyable enough to get a passing mark. The Spock on TV joke during the movie helped me figure out the voice . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: A Few Movies

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: How to outrage four kinds of nerds with one image

I think we may have discovered a new sport. (via Humor Train.) Alltop cannot be offended by humor, unless you make fun of Power Rangers. Then it’s gloves off!

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: On a Trek for Stars

I can’t simply make a fun Star Trek related blog post, I have to tie it into the Canadian political discourse also. So, here we go.

Ottawa Citizen reporter, Glen McGregor came up with a manifesto to guide modern journalism. He’s seen journalism fall prey to some ridiculous habits, like commenting on the tweets of . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: On a Trek for Stars

Politics and its Discontents: Resistance Is NOT Futile

In the various incarnations that the series Star Trek has enjoyed, The Next Generation was my favorite. Starring the well-known Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart, whose regal commands propelled The Enterprise into inter-stellar adventures each week, … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Resistance Is NOT Futile

Trashy's World: Most super awesome…

Google doodle today! But maybe I’m just being a nerd. (7) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

350 or bust: Live Long And Prosper, Already

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the amazingly popular Star Trek series, was a man ahead of his time. Here is one of the things he to say about humanity and our problems (with one editorial comment from me!): “I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, and we’re . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Live Long And Prosper, Already

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Red Shirt

Trekkies know what happens to the characters on away missions, if they are wearing red.

Smith got the Vulcan hand sign for “Live Long and Prosper” incorrect. Her thumb should be held away from her hand. She’s a good sport not to have warp core meltdown after the paper let a photo like this loose.

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Why Dr. McCoy was not a whiny bitch

McCoy, Kirk and Spock are all about to die as their bodies are de-atomized over a period of several agonizing seconds. Everyone in the original Star Trek was quite condescending to Bones whenever he got fretful about using the transporter. … Continue reading →

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The Wandering Joe: The Wandering Jew

This may seem like an odd name for a blog, or at the very least a dire one so I figure it is probably a good idea to offer some insight.

I chose the name “The Wandering Joe” for a couple of reasons; the name tickled me for certain, but it also has some meaning . . . → Read More: The Wandering Joe: The Wandering Jew