Out of the Blue

Yesterday's trip to introduce Gunnar to his Uncle Sparky went great, everybody got along famously, and by the end 14-year-old Sparky was horsing around with the youngsters like he was a puppy himself. Gunnar did leave a submarine-sized turd in the bedroom, but it cleaned up pretty readily, and he was forgiven for his toilet training shortcomings. This morning, however, Hudson the wonder dog resumed her recent spate of picking on the other dogs in her trail-running pack, focusing on large males and unfamiliar faces, as she seems quite determined to exert her dominance over the group as alpha dog... if this continues as it is, I may actually have to stop taking her out to run with this crowd, which would be a shame.

Who knows what links lurk in the hearts of men? Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
Links of the Day: The Time Traveler Convention. Thanks Brian.
You're fired. Thanks Ant.
Story of the Day: Berman: Trek needs a rest.
Down Under cemetery given OK to bury dead standing up.
Washington Bureaucrats Make Way for Ducklings.
Science: Testing a Sun-Powered Space Sail.
Auction of the Day: Barris Motor Car Collection. Thanks Devicer.
Images of the Day: Scandals 3.
Teh Funnies: FoxTrot.
Follow-ups: Bill Would Outlaw Sale of Copied Cats.
Scientists: Life on Mars Likely.
NASA Scrubs Shuttle Launch. Thanks Loonybomber.
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I'll tell you what f**ked up Star Trek
May 3, 2005, 01:33
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I'll tell you what f**ked up Star Trek May 3, 2005, 01:33
May 3, 2005, 01:33
 
Fricking "Character" episodes. In the future, if human beings are still bitching and moaning about their emotions and having awkwardly adolescent romantic encounters, then hopefully some other species will come and end our misery.

Star Trek: TNG was a masterpiece because it wasn't loaded with a bunch of small talk, shooting the breeze, stupid humor, or otherwise irrelevant dialogue. It was straight-forward sci-fi, serious and to the point. It showed human potential in its efficiency.

I DESPISE how the show is bastardized and simplified to appease a shallow American audience. I just watched the latest "24" on FOX and was AMAZED at how the Counter-Terrorism unit in the US is portrayed as so bumbling, incompetent, dysfunctional, and at times incredibly immature. A nuclear device is about to be detonated and people are talking about old relationships and whatnot.

Stupidest crap ever. I think the next Star Trek series needs to have no Berman or Braga, and needs to be Star Trek Academy, but instead of having teens with hard-ons for one another, it should be almost military-esque in terms of discipline. No more showers with a barely naked hot vulcan female. In fact, I think making women on the show sex objects should be stopped also.

Anyways, my two cents. I luckily can always go watch my ST:TNG whenever I want to, but still, I wish they could reproduce what made that show good...actual STORIES and NOT focusing on the CHARACTERS...their petty emotions and minor quabbles. That's not humanity...that's us at our worst.

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