Sunday, October 31, 2010

No one knew the meaning, All our efforts seem to fail

We're never sure what we're going to find with the Riddled dream machine. This seems to be someone's Star Trek fantasy. Evidently the main viewscreen is receiving some kind of interference so the transmission from the Klingon Ambassador is coming in garbled and stupid. Kirk is giving Lieutenant Uhura beans about it.

We can't show what happened later because, as a trained typographer, I can't bring myself to use the term "slash-fic". It should of course be "virgule-fic".

UPDATE: Everyone came up to the bridge and kicked the computer but they're still not getting a clear signal on the main viewscreen. Serves them right for buying cut-price gear from the Ferengi.

12 comments:

mikey said...

Serves them right for buying cut-price gear from the Ferengi.

The fact that the shipment came with a "City Lights Bookstore" address label should have been a dead giveaway....

ckc (not kc) said...

...I want to get me some of them now-you-see-em-now-you-don't windows. Great for energy savings!

Smut Clyde said...

The way the disappearing windows work, ckc (not kc), we use the change-blindness phenomenon so you don't even notice the changes!
Like this one.

Come to think of it, change blindness works with animated GIF files too. New project.

ckc (not kc) said...

...good election slogan - "Change you don't even notice!"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

ckc (not kc), that hurts.
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Substance McGravitas said...

With all that kneeling going on why not make the ceilings lower?

Smut Clyde said...

Not kneeling. Quicksand.

M. Bouffant said...

Dunno which is more disturbing, catching S.C. using Star Dreck©™® references as if there were no tomorrow, or that I know what he's on about in the first place.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I couldn't get past "giving Uhuru the beans" and I don't even know what it means.

Nichelle Nichols did more than just about anyone to make racism seem utterly asinine. As Al Franken (channeling Strom Thurmond) said, "The pecker knows no bigotry!"

Another Kiwi said...

Giving beans = remonstrating with. Pointing out the ineffectiveness of the big screen. In this case Lieutenant. I. Think. We. Will. Not. Shop. There. Again.
or "That Hobbit movie gave beans to our sovereignty, ay?

mikey said...

God dammit.

I came out with some kind of double deep literary reference and I'm just a high school graduate from the fecking california public school system and I connected the ferenghi with Lawrence Ferlenghetti and did it, if I do say so, in a subtle and effective mother fucking fashion, and nobody even notices?

Dicks..

Substance McGravitas said...

Ferlinghetti is nowhere near as fun as rotini.