Friday, September 28, 2007

Kirk. You're still alive, old friend.



(P.S. - Aaron - the pecs are real.)

Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you.

It was just a matter of time before the O.J. raid to recover his memorabilia inspired copycat crimes. I'm disappointed in Jonathan Frakes for this.

Frakes' “crew” known only as “The Away Team” consisted of several grips, cameramen, and one makeup artist from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Frakes' plot centered on hotel patrons and employees not recognizing his "Romulan counterpart" disguise. Donning Picard's Romulan make-up from ST:TNG episode 108: Unification, Frakes stormed into the hotel demanding, among other things, his old uniform, a phaser on display, and a copy of the Playboy with Denise Crosby in it.
Riker, we hardly know thee.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm the Horned One. The Devil. Let me give you my card.

If you didn't get a chance to catch the CW network's new show Reaper the pilot is re-running tonight.

It's pretty damn quirky and funny for a network show which is reason enough that it'll probably be cancelled by mid-season so check it out while you can.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help.

Am I a masochist because I do business with at least two of the 10 Worst Customer Service Providers?

Verizon would be the top of my personal list. Any sort of billing problem and you find yourself descending into the lowest level of Dante's hell with no escape in sight. I literally spent upwards of 12 hours total trying to work through a problem with them last month. They have the art of not fixing a problem down to a science.

The problem is NOBODY does customer service any more so there aren't a whole lot of alternatives.

If you get a chance read through some of the forums linked above where customers detail complaints. It's pages of pages of similar issues followed by a comment from some "customer" of that service named "Verizonrokz" taking everybody else to task because they're too stupid to understand what a great company they're dealing with and that we're all lucky just to be able to send them our checks every month and use their services. **Cough** PLANT **Cough**

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

You have a kind of sick desperation in your laugh.

The real danger of the Democratic party refusing to lead-

I was going to write something about the tempest over Ahmadinejad's visit to New York and how the media have bought the administration's push for war hook line and sinker but what would be the point? The Administration can do whatever it wants including a war with Iran because the Democrats will just roll over.

Then I was going to write something about the Treasury Department's report on Social Security which is clearly another attempt by the Boy King to try and kill the program but what would be the point? The Democrats don't have 60 votes in the Senate so clearly Social Security is at the mercy of the Republicans.

In fact it's hard to find anything that I personally think is worth fighting for right now. My squad is the Washington Generals and rooting for them or giving them pointers or expecting them to put points on the board is pointless.

I can't motivate myself to support losers and the things I care about politically are too damn important to watch jackasses go through the motions barely pretending they care.

Screw 'em. I'm going to blog about sports, movies and Star Trek for a while. Sorry CB.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Desperate ducks commit desperate acts!

So far this year I've had to eat a bit of crow on the Ducks. I was sure we'd see a breakdown by Dixon before now along the same lines as last year. As of yet that hasn't happened.

Still - I expect the fist real test will be facing Cal this weekend. I'm looking forward to this game as it ought to be a real, old-fashioned Pac 10 shootout. The true challenge will be when Dixon faces a tougher secondary than he has so far this year and throws a couple of interceptions. That seemed to be the beginning of the end for the Ducks last year.