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Out of the Blue

Last year MrsBlue bought a pair of deck brushes, saying we could use these to clean our deck with OxyClean instead of hiring someone to power-wash it. This weekend I learned what should have been obvious, which is that by "we" she meant I would be doing the work, apparently her brush would be for beating me if I slacked off. So I'm out there following the instructions from the OxyClean container -- mopping the deck with some Oxy-water, letting it sit, scrubbing it with that deck brush, and hosing it all off -- when it occured to me what was happening: In the year 2009 I was actually swabbing the deck! I would have complained, but I was afraid I'd end up in the brig... or maybe even walking the plank.

Swabby Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Links: Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'. Thanks Kxmode.
Fanciful Fads of the Fifties. Thanks Neatorama.
Stories: What would Spock do?
Dude gets $100 Mil…If he gets married. Thanks Digg.
Star Trek’s $112M Global Opening Weekend. Thanks Mark.
Science: New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers. Thanks Slashdot.
'Cone of silence' keeps conversations secret. What? Thanks Slashdot.
Media: 300 - by Bioware. NSFW.
'Star Trek' cast tackles hardcore fans on SNL.
The Funnies: UserFriendly.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2009, 13:33 Nucas
i saw star trek last night and found it to be average in all respects. i'm not a trek fan, really, so i can only really judge it as a sci fi movie. it was very jj abrams - feed the criteria for scifi movie into a fucking computer and film the necessary elements it supplies (another stupid fucking time travel story? do we have to?)

it did have likable characters and performances though chris pine's kirk doesn't make my own list. what a stupid douchebag.

i found it enjoyable enough to catch on hbo and guess i'm being harsher than i might otherwise be based on the ridiculous glowing praise.
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