Right benind you! 8O
If you don't know me, you're bloody lucky. If you DO know me, I am SO sorry! :D
@Japanese Ghost Hey, a rose by any other name would be ... the past pluperfect? :D
2 years ago on Classic Star Trek Alternate Title Intro
@Japanese Ghost But I'm allergic to roses! ;)
@Japanese Ghost Hey! WAIT! Are you sayin' I'm gonna die? Whaddaya know? HUH? WHAT?!? ;)
@Japanese Ghost Never forget, my friend, that any science sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic - or in this case, and amount of knowledge sufficiently superior is indistinguishable from godhood... ;)
@BinkyNow, see, THIS is why you're having troubles. You limit your thinking! You're worried about a few million pissed-off people and some silly treaties, and I'M trying to get you into space! Besides, the Russians are desperate for hard currency, I'm sure you could pick up a bomb or two - or two hundred. :D
2 years ago on Star Trek: Enterprise
@Japanese Ghost I don't know what gutter YOUR mind is in, I'm just talkin' rocketry here! :D
@Binky Too few people have. Not only decent Brit sci-fi, but three VERY hot females, depending on what point in the series. And if y'all give me enough support, I got a pretty funny story about one of the hot ladies, Sally Knyvette. ;)
@Binky @Japanese Ghost Just remember - it ain't the amount of fuel your rocket carries, it's the size of your orifice! ;)
@Binky Have you considered fission-explosion-powered lasers to initiate your fusion? Not only do you get the benefits of fusion power, but you get rid of a bunch of messy fission bombs. Alternately, you can go for the (1st iteration) Orion Drive system. You just toss A-bombs or H-bombs out the back of your ship, and let then explode against a shock-absorber-mounted plate. Gives you a good push, gets rid of lots of bombs, and if used at low altitude, well, it really lights up people's lives! :D
@Binky Here's a hint. Capacitors. They hold as much power as batteries and discharge WAY faster. Gets your laser initiator powered up faster, and hotter! Good luck, and remember - there's a fine line between sustainable fusion and a glassed-over crater a mile in diameter! :D
@Binky Sorry, dude, too many replies for me to keep track. You like both? Which ones? (And if you have any idea what Blakes 7 is - no cheating with Wiki! - you get extra credit, and my undying respect. Both are worthless, but at least they won't raise your tax bracket! :D )
@Binky @Japanese Ghost I don't think the NFL is part of the space program, but it would make for an interesting take on the "long bomb" pass! Imagine a football with a few thousand pounds of thrust behind it! 8O
Actually, over at www.orionsarm.com, they have a future sci-fi game ("gravball", I think, but I might be wrong) where the players toss small, re-entry proof balls (think solid cannon shot) from orbiting platforms. Try receiving THAT sucker, coming in from a couple hundred miles up! :D
@Binky Impressive, even if the Wombats are restricted to low-tech chem rockets. One question - how do wombats survive hard vacuum without environment suits? Otherwise, great work! Gimme a call when you get fusion power worked out, I'll show you a nice, neat "torchship" that'll get you to the stars in short order! (Well, longish order, actually. ;) )
@Japanese Ghost Um ... no, I can't. Not unless you have SEVERAL weeks' time, and thousands of TERABYTES of memory! ;) (If it took place in space, I probably liked it. If it was "X-files" type sci-fi, probably not. Superhero stuff? Depends - "Greatest American Hero" was my fave. Does that give you a clue? :D )
@Japanese Ghost @John Erickson @Nathaniel7 I do really like TNG, as I've said previously, but the new movie just didn't do it for me. Too many little character details were wrong. But hey, to each their own. I love Babylon 5, and I know a lot of folks who rate DS9 higher. Now, you'll impress me if you know of one of my TRUE favourites, Blakes 7! ;)
@Binky I would truly be fascinated to hear of the Great Wombie Space Adventure! :D
@Japanese Ghost @John Erickson It didn't last more than about a season and a half. The animation was HORRID, most of the voice parts were "phoned in" (Shatner was never in the same studio as the other folk) but some of the stories rocked! Walter Koenig wrote at least one storyline, and James Doohan did most of the "extra" voices. I really wanted to see their part-time navigator, a red 3-armed 3-legged critter called Lt. Arex, in the movies - they had the tec to do him with prosthetics, but sadly, he never appeared.
And I suppose with this entry, I have completely confirmed my "40 year old virgin" status. (Well, not quite on the "year" part. ;) )
@Nathaniel7 @John Erickson Well, I'll be nice here - you can keep that crappy carpet. And nothing personal, but you can keep Billy Boy as well. I have enough problem with space around here - I don't need an ego that could fill the Grand Canyon! ;)
@Japanese Ghost @John Erickson Yeah, I keep hitting "reply", but the dang thing doesn't always co-operate! I do love the original trio of Star Wars films - I remember standing in line for the first one, and being completely blown away after seeing it! The second trilogy leaves a lot to be desired - we'll see if the last trio work without Lucas at the helm. And as a rabid purist, I LIKE the original films with their "dull" explosions and "too few" ships. I hate it when people diddle with films to make them "better" - even if it IS their creator! But "Trek" was my first, and will always be my greatest, love. Not so much DS9 and the Scott Bakula series, but original and TNG. And yes - I am immensely, unceasingly, and PAINFULLY a nerd, right down to my Star Trek "collector's issue" belt buckle! :D
@Nathaniel7 Well, part of the problem is it includes concepts from Next Generation - so nothing happens until almost the 90s for that. It also has kind of an "art retro" feeling, so I'm not sure how folk who were around in the early 60s would've accepted that affectation. Otherwise, it IS pretty cool. Personally, my favourite opening has always been from the Animated Series - even though they used their own music, it was a cool tune, and the animated Enterprise actually looked better than the model in the Original Series. I haven't seen too much of the digitally remastered Original Series, but I've heard that the ship really benefits. Maybe if I'm a REALLY good boy, Santa will bring me the entire remastered set! (Doubtful. :( )
(Sigh.) That's the NCC-1701A, the SECOND Constitution-class ship named Enterprise - and it's the post-series upgrade, to boot! Ya need ROUND warp nacelles - ROUND, not flatish like a Klingon D-7 battlecruiser! YEESH! What are ya, one a them chuckleheads what like all that Lucas "Star Wars" fantasy crap? ;) :D
(That is a beautiful head-on of the "A" - I think from near the start of "Star Trek VI - The undiscovered Country". And if you want a double treat, there ARE words to the opening theme from the classic series, as sung by the VERY vocally talented Nichelle Nichols. I've got it on a tape somewhere around here. By the by, parts of that "retro" opening theme looks like they pulled some sheets from the animated series' opening. Very interesting! :) )
Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the size during my search. And the picture is for YOU, so I don't have to hunt you down and hurt you - like telling you bad jokes for 12 hours straight! :D
Try this URL - if it doesn't work, the original is at www.allposters.com/~sp/ and look for original series Enterprise.http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=I.4977262271201660&pid=1.7&w=249&h=80&c=7&rs=1
Okay, let me go try to figure out LiveFyre. (Sigh) Can't you just work off Wordpress like us idiots do? ;) :D
I will faithfully follow you and support your posts on ONE codition - take down the photo of that flying abortion (above) and put up the REAL Enterprise - as Scotty said in "Relics", "NCC-1701. No bloody A, , C, or D.";)
I guarantee we WILL have manned spaceflights in the future. All we have to do is wait for the robots to develop personalities, then they'll get so whiny and pissy, we'll be GRATEFUL to get off the planet! :D
My wife, who uses the screen name "Allie Gator", fully approves, though her first answer was "You call him 'SIR!'".
Yep - she's got the same warped sense of humour. Just a far more mild version of it.
2 years, 6 months ago on What do You Call an Alligator in a Vest?
You need to catch "The Big Bang Theory" - they introduce a variant called "rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock". I forget the exact details - I do remember that the lizard bites Spock, but not what Spock tops. :D
2 years, 6 months ago on Rock, Paper, Scissors: Mexican Standoff
Oh no! I forgot my welding goggles! Now I'm BLIND! All i see is grey! :D
(Yes, the words you're looking for rhyme with "cart glass". ;) )
2 years, 6 months ago on Once in a Lifetime View of Venus Passing Over the Sun Viewed From Indiana
Never had a stoned dog that looked other than sleepy (following operations). We once had some friends move in with us, and they brought their cat. Little did I know that catnip is kitty weed, so I played with the cat by repeatedly bopping it lightly on the nose with a catnip-filled toy. Next morning, the poor thing couldn't even walk straight, and in an attempt to do so, tried leaning against a wall while it walked. Problem was, the wall ended at the entryway to the downstairs. What goes "thump thump thump thump thump thump thump meow"? Our friends' cat, definitely NOT landing on its' feet! :D (No cats were harmed in the making of this story, though I did pull an abdominal muscle, laughing so hard. )
2 years, 6 months ago on What Weed?
So, is ESTP what you add to your electric car to keep the motor running smoothly? :D
(Dude, I'm a gearhead, the car jokes flow from an endless fount! ;) )
2 years, 9 months ago on Famous ESTPs
@Scholar Mel I'm a halfway between I&E, STP. (How appropriate for a gearhead to have an STP subtype!) I was initially afraid I was going to come up with either an NERD or a GEEK type! :D
2 years, 10 months ago on Famous ISFPs
Um - what the heck does ISFP stand for? (Yes, I am an old fart, so if it's Internet slang, no wonder I don't know nuthin'! :D )
@Scholar Mel Actually, it depends on what's considered a "hot" area- and that is constantly in flux. My knowledge is 2 decades out of date, though I could find out for you, if you decide to move to that great, beautiful city! (Ahem ... sorry, my bias was hanging out there for a moment. ;) )
2 years, 10 months ago on Google Valentine's Day Logo 2012 Supports Gay Marriage
@Tony McGurk He was equal opportunity. He found out another apartment block in the area had raised their rates, so he ran his up. The whole area went nuts, 'cause it had been named as a "great place to live" in one of the Chicago Tribune's articles. That tended to happen a lot on the North Side.
@Ahmnodt Heare. Dude, there's a whole industry in Chicago just for the dead vote! Heck, some of the most reliable voters in Chicago have been pushing up daisies for decades! :D
I'll say this, Dixie. My wife and I both have a lot of gay friends (sci-fi seems to attract them, for some strange reason), my first time being propositioned was by a guy (I politely refused, and he politely demurred), and we had a gay couple live with us for several months when their landlord tripled their rent one month.
And good luck to your Teddy. Glad to hear Angus is going to get ... um ... "fixed". That kind of attention is hard for Teddy to "bear". :D
@Scholar Mel You keep testing, and I'll keep trying.
Your patience, that is! :D
Okay, that post was supposed to reply to Dixie. Oops!
@Scholar Mel@Tony McGurk Simple solution - train your cat like a dog. Mine fetches, does a cute little "yip" that sounds like a bark, and compliments of the vet, doesn't claw me. I have, in the past, even taught a cat to give paw. One caution - don't do this to a cat that belongs to a cat lover - they get REALLY pissed! :D
The absolute, most unbelievable match-up? Me (genus and species unknown) and my wife, a font of common sense and decency. How the heck that works, I STILL haven't figured out, and we'll be celebrating 20 years together! :D
(Sorry, but it always helps to score a few cheap points, to store for use when I screw up next. And THAT is a definite! ;) )
You have to check out The Idiot Speaketh at www.redriverpak.wordpress.com. I also recommend www.brainrants.wordpress.com , but beware - 'Rants is quite fond of certain words, f*#k being primary among them! :D
2 years, 10 months ago on Top Ten Personal Blogs of 2030
I'll have to stick with the 20th century, especially the foremost of the boys' names. Then again, I'm kinda biased, for obvious reasons!
By the by, I'm told John means "Given by God". Guess even HE couldn't stand me! :D
2 years, 11 months ago on Top Baby Names in the 20th Century
@Scholar Mel@livefyre It's better today. Yesterday, I had to keep logging in, even though I was already logged in. Maybe it was "Anonymous" attacking, to stop support for the SOPA/PIPA bills? :D
2 years, 11 months ago on Top 10 Cutest Dogs in the World
@Scholar Mel Actually, all three names come from one show. We were huge Miami Vice fans at the time, so....
Not sure about this LiveFyre stuff, it's acting rather weird. Hope I don't end up in Spam again! :D
No Border Collies? Come on, they are unbearably cute!
And I support Cedric. If you're gonna have dog pictures, why not rat shots? We actually had rats as pets for a time - Sonny, Rico, and Marty. Extra points if you can guess the inspiration for their names! :D