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Friday, May 6th, 2011

Subject:Seriously, at least run a search on Wikipedia or something.
Time:10:32 pm.
Isn't it just adorable when someone who's apparently never been in the same room as a comic book decides to write an article on the subject?
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Subject:This happened.
Time:9:08 pm.
Customer (producing two completely different types of hair barrettes): This one says it's $2.99, and the other one says it's $4.50. Is that correct?

Me (after scanning both items): Yes.

Customer: I'm buying a lot of stuff. Could you just make that one $2.99 also, and I'll buy both of them?

Me: ...no.

Customer: But I'm buying a lot of stuff.

(She was buying two items that came to $30.)

Customer: I think because of that, they should both be $2.99.

Me: That's... not how these joints operate. I can't haggle. Just because you think something should be a different price doesn't make it so.

Customer: But I'm buying a lot of stuff here.

Me: You're... buying two items... and together, they're thirty bucks... that's not exactly a lot. And, as I said, I can't just haggle. And you're talking about like two dollars here.

Customer: Are you the manager?

Me: ...yes. I'm the manager.

Customer: Well, you are being really inflexible. I just won't take either of the barrettes.

Me: Uh... okay. Er..., $31.79, please?

MY BRAIN WENT PAST FURIOUS AND SETTLED AT AMUSED. I SHOULD ACTUALLY START CARRYING MEDALS AROUND TO HAND OUT FOR THIS NONSENSE. I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER IF SHE'S AT HOME RIGHT NOW YELLING ABOUT THIS AT WHATEVER POOR HUSBAND SHE HAS.

(Yeah, I'm one to talk--I'm yelling about it at the internet.)
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Subject:ALIVE
Time:9:19 pm.
 Heavens.  I haven't posted here in a long time.  I am not dead.  I've gotten sidetracked and begun blogging in places like this.  I have found myself at a point where I don't find my daily activities interesting enough to faithfully document here, I suppose.  But while far from perfect, life is decent.  I'm returning now to my groundhog hole.  I will try to come out more often.  How is everyone?
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Monday, March 29th, 2010

Subject:inside
Time:11:47 pm.
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Subject:Dreamland
Time:2:05 pm.
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Subject:Children in Need 2009: THE END OF TIME preview
Time:10:42 am.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Subject:Russel T. Davies bingo!
Time:11:46 pm.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Subject:mission
Time:3:27 pm.
The Secret Adventure Mission Generator - a New Mission Daily!
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Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Subject:Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars trailer
Time:9:37 pm.
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Subject:first clip from Doctor Who: Dreamland
Time:9:34 pm.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Subject:Torchwood
Time:12:39 am.
Huh?  I mean... whuh?  Really?  I know it's Russel T. Davies.  But... really?
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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Subject:Marvel's Star Trek had some very silly covers.
Time:11:40 pm.
I've been reading the recently published Star Trek Omnibus Volume 1 from IDW. It reprints the entire Star Trek series from Marvel that was released right after Star Trek: The Motion Picture (the first three issues are omitted--they were an adaptation of the movie itself and will be collected in a movie adaptation omnibus that will make up Volume 2). In those days when Marvel picked up a license to make comic versions of a Hollywood property, the results were often rather lame. A lot of it could be elements of transfering a property from one medium to another--just as sending a comic to a movie theater can be disastrous if one doesn't know what one is doing the same is true of moving a movie/television property to the comic medium. It isn't always bad, and comics companies have learned better ways to do this. But when Marvel did it, it was usually particularly bad (example--although not technically a Hollywood property as such--Marvel's Godzilla series). When Marvel regained Star Trek rights in the 1990's this still happened:



Overall this volume was not as bad as I expected. The artwork is a bit awkward in places. In particular, the Enterprise is drawn with its nacelles at awkward angles. The refitted Enterprise had made only one appearance, the movie, at this point, but the basic geometry of it was the same. Through much of the book the stories actually felt like Star Trek, which was a nice surprise. Towards the end of the run the covers became increasingly bizarre. Here are my favorites. I have no idea if anyone else finds them as funny as I do.

I have nothing to say about this one.



There were two "Captain Kirk's crazy" covers in a row for unrelated stories.





How many comics series brag about being canceled? This last issue boldly proclaims itself to be a collectors' item.







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Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Subject:Okay.
Time:11:21 pm.
Your results:
You are Will Riker
Will Riker
80%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
80%
Jean-Luc Picard
75%
Worf
55%
Chekov
45%
Geordi LaForge
35%
Beverly Crusher
30%
Mr. Scott
30%
Deanna Troi
25%
Uhura
25%
Data
24%
Spock
22%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
15%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
5%
Mr. Sulu
0%
At times you are self-centered
but you have many friends.
You love many women, but the right
woman could get you to settle down.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Subject:Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
Time:1:28 pm.
I quit.  I've been fighting with LiveJournal's codes for about three hours just trying to get this post up the way I want it, and I don't want to waste anymore of my day on this.  Strangely LiveJournal's codes work fine on the two other sites where I post my blog; I set them up here then paste them to the other blog sites.  Anyway I don't know what's going on, I'm tired of screwing around with HTML codes, and I'll just refer everyone to another place where the blog went up just fine if anyone's interested.

grumble grumble...

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Subject:The Extremely Slow Murderer with Inefficient Weapon
Time:1:01 pm.

Untitled from Nik on Vimeo.

 
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Subject:Whisk: an entirely fictional William Shatner endorsement
Time:9:05 pm.

 
 
With William Shatner's absence from the new Star Trek movie (which makes perfect sense continuity-wise) I thought perhaps reposting this old thing would appease, to some degree, any huge Shatner fans out of the three people who are reading. I wrote this script in a college class on writing advertisements for radio. This assignment was to write a 60 second radio advertisement for a non-existant razor blade company that made their blades from whatever material it is from which spacecraft are made. Naturally there was only one man alive who could effectively endorse such a product. The resulting script, posted below, kind of ticked off the professor. But he was so ticked off he angrily read the script to the class, and the room erupted with laughter. I do hope that was not my life's greatest achievement. So here's the script:

Client: Whisk razor blades
Description: 60 sec humorous
Airdate: 15 June 1999
Author: Liam Kemp
Title: Shatner endorsement

ANNCR: For Whisk razor blades here's William Shatner.

SHATNER: Hello I'm William Shatner. Most of you remember me as Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame. Over the years I've been asked by thousands of fans how I managed to bed at least one alien chick in just about every episode of Star Trek and get away with this blatant disregard for the Prime Directive. Well my answer is Whisk razor blades. They're new right now but by the twenty-third century everyone will use them. If they work such wonders on future alien women just imagine the success you could be having right now on earth with blades made of ceramic used for America's space exploration program. They might cost a little more than lower quality blades but it's worth it. Listen to me-

ADMIRAL: (BEEPING SOUND CUTS SHATNER OFF IN MID-SENTENCE... FEMALE VOICE) This is Starfleet Command. We've another child support claim from the planet Orion....hey how did you get such a close smooth shave?

SHATNER: Um, with Whisk space-age razor blades.

ADMIRAL: What was I saying?

SHATNER: Just to buy whisk razor blades and the future will be yours now.

ADMIRAL: And they're great for women too.
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Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Subject:...or be somebody's fool.
Time:8:32 pm.
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Monday, March 16th, 2009

Subject:Help?
Time:10:39 pm.
I'm trying to make a screensaver from this:

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/torchwood/squid.swf

I keep hitting brick walls. Probably since I have no idea what I am doing. I'm having trouble even getting it saved.  Does anyone have advice?
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Subject:Hurm...
Time:8:10 pm.
Rorshach's Journal March 15, 2008

Annoying couple on Metro.
Woman keeps telling man dumb stories.
Man laughs as loud as he can.
Turn up volume on audio device.
Annoying laughter still heard.
Scum probably thinks he'll get to do filthy things to woman if he laughs enough.
They get up to leave. Probably to fornicate.
Man is wearing Watchmen shirt.
World is getting strange.
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Subject:This clip again.
Time:7:58 pm.
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