Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 8, 2006

40 years of Star Trek

Continuing on the nerd/geek theme, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today is the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original Star Trek series. Forty years, hundreds of TV episodes and books, and several movies later, the franchise is completely ingrained in American culture, so much so that catch phrases like…

This is just hilarious. I particularly like the part about “hooligans,” “Godless Sodomites,” and “fag-enabling fools.” And don’t forget: “the Satanic spirit of mockery.” (I wonder if Respectful Insolence™ would qualify.) Funny, but Phelps looks and sounds much as I pictured him. Actually, I couldn’t watch more than the first half of it, as it…

As regular readers may have noticed, I was on vacation the last two Fridays in a row. To keep Your Friday Dose of Woo (YFDoW) going, I decided to resurrect a couple of posts from the old blog that would have made good installments of YFDoW installments, had YFDoW existed at the time when they…