Yeah, but does he have a clever autoresponse?
It could be the hoax of the month, but it appears that Saddam Hussein answers his Email. No word yet on what his geek code is.
Since there are just 7 more days till Halloween (my favorite holiday of the year), I thought everyone might like to look at something scary.
I was asked by adequacy.org to do an interview, quite sometime ago. Of course, being Mister Responsibility, I read the questions, and said, “I’ll get to those later today”.
Well, this day has lasted 5 weeks.
I finished the interview this afternoon, and I’m scooping adequacy, and posting one of my answers, here:
P: Let’s say some group of terrorists blew up a Federation planet, and
Picard had to decide how to respond- how to protect civilians from getting
blown up without starting a huge galactic war. What do you think he’d do?
Do you think that Star Trek’s mushy liberal view point, like the Prime
Directive of non-interference, holds any water in today’s post-tragedy
W: Well, the first thing he’d do is hide out for the better part of the day, when the planet was blown up, because his handlers knew he wouldn’t be able to address the UFP with any grace or aplomb. Then, when he did speak, he’d tell the UFP that everyone is either with us, or with the terrorists, to effectively quash any criticism of his policy decisions. Then he’d find a planet where he could claim the terrorists lived, and he’d launch a long and profitable war against that planet, with no endgame in sight. His approval ratings would skyrocket, because nobody would want to be perceived as “against” the UFP. As an added bonus, when he wanted to do something really stupid, like drilling on Lothar 7 for oil, in the Lotharian Brazilfish Reserve, it’d be very easy for him, because everybody would be so focused on the war that they wouldn’t notice.
Wait, none of that makes sense. That’s just plain stupid. Nobody with any brains would do anything like that.
Picard is smart, and what he’d do is improve security within the UFP, for REAL, even if it cut into profit margins for the big companies that drive the UFP’s economy. He’d also do it in an informed, well-thought out way, ensuring that all UFP citizens were safe, without having to trample all over their rights as UFP citizens.
But something like that would never happen. That’s just TV.
Now, I gotta finish the /. questions. Sure, I could get to them later, and I could always start my training tomorrow…tomorrow…tomorrow…
Have I told you about my condition?
Beat The Geeks was lots of fun. I searched *all* over the net, trying to find anything about it…but, alas, I came up empty.
Unfortunately, nothing very funny happened, and I thought about making something up, but I’ve decided against it. I’m just not feeling very funny the last few days.
I hate it when I lose my funny. It’s like someone left the door to my house open, and all the comedy ran out.
I’m reading my emails today, and I got the following, and I’m trying to decide if it’s a Troll or Flamebait…
I’m guessing that everyone here is familiar with me, more or less, and you’ve read my entries. So read this, and comment on it. Do you agree?
Subject: Old Fan of Wesley
I just found your web page and read your faq. I’m really disappointed in the reasons you left Star Trek, I hope you have grown up and realized you screwed up. I hope you find work in the future.
I hate to see so many actors think they can do better only to find out they were very lucky to begin with.
Your character ( Wesley) was going to go so far….
I really hope to see you get back on your feet.
The thing I love the most is that this guy marked this email “Highest Priority”.
Good Monday morning to everyone!
I am off, to work on my friend Keith’s show, “Beat The Geeks”. I’ll have at least one cool story to tell this afternoon.