So I was thinking about going to see the new Star Trek this weekend. Because I like Star Trek, dammit, that’s why. And because the new Lt. Uhura looks freakishly hot. I can’t help it. At least I love old Star Trek, where Jim Kirk wasn’t worried about alien diseases while trying to promote racial harmony by bedding a female from every species in the galaxy. He was kind of like Gandhi and Tom Jones, all rolled up into one.
So my question is: How many of you Trek freaks are going to be out in costume on Friday night? And where? I need to know so I can either come down and see for myself how foolish you’ve become after not being let out of the basement in many years, or I need to know where you’ll be so I can avoid you. Feedback is appreciated. Live long and whatever.
I was tempted to use a clip from the Dean Martin show, a Mel Brooks movie, or outtakes of Cannonball Run, but on a day where you’ll see plenty of Dom Deluise tributes, this is probably the weirdest you could find.
I just got back yesterday from doing three days at Disneyland (coming soon to a Travel section near you). Which is six hours closer to the middle of where a potential global pandemic started a few weeks ago. And It didn’t really dawn on me until I’d been there for an hour and found myself smack dab in the middle of a third large, Spanish-speaking group of tourists. It was then I started thinking: Should I be wearing a mask? And, if so, would a full-sized Darth Vader mask keep out germs?
So yeah, I had the swine flu on the brain last weekend, since I was in the middle of a place where thousands of people congregate to breathe on each other. Funny enough, I only saw one person wearing a mask – which equalled the exact amount my mom claimed to see wearing masks at Target in Walnut Creek on Saturday. And, maybe-not-so- funny enough, the person I saw wearing a mask at Disneyland was carrying a baby … which wasn’t wearing a mask. I tried to get her name to nominate her for 2009 International Mother-of-the-Year, but when I swiftly approached her, she screamed something in a language I didn’t understand and ran away. I’ll tell you one thing: This swine flu isn’t doing anything for international relations.