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A Trek of Many Colors

26 Jun

June 26, 2021

We all know Star Trek. Captain Kirk, Dr. Spock, Ship Surgeon “Mac” Coy, engineer Scotty Pippin, Fozzie Bear, Jabba the Hutt, Buzz Aldrin. All your favorites!

You think I don’t know Star Trek? As sure as James B. Kirk beat Ming the Merciless at the Battle of Midway, I know Star Trek better than these guys:

Yellow? Those are the classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan red uniforms. Mad Magazine, did you let Roger Kaputnik color this cover?

Blue? Now the red uniforms are blue? That’s a mistake I’d expect from Cracked, not a magazine of such journalistic integrity as Mad.

Did I say blue? Sorry Cracked. (And by the way, Kirk and Spock are about to die.)

And lastly, those red uniforms are blue again. Seriously, did Flash Gordon get his zap gun mixed up in the space ship Enterprise’s khyber crystals again? I sure hope somebody got fired for that one!



Words of Inspiration and Solace

9 May

May 9, 2013

I’ve been having a rough time lately. Sometimes it seems like everything I do is wrong, like everyone is against me. It is at times like these that I think back and rely on a bit of wisdom handed down through my family. I draw solace from its words, inspiration from its meaning.

You can’t ride a wet horse to Germany.

That old adage comes from MAD Magazine and never have truer words been spoken by Alfred E. Neuman.

I feel better just for having shared.

And now, Dave Berg’s The Lighter Side.


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