Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because his paintings are fucking awesome. Keep reading »
Hey guys, what do you think of my sweet new ride? Just kidding, I wish I could afford this “Star Trek”-themed “boogie van” (really, that’s a term?) for sale on eBay for $8,500. I’m moving to Los Angeles in a few months and I need a set of wheels, and this 1978 GMC van has all the right vibes I’m looking for. I can picture it now: cruising down the 405, rocking a Baja hoodie, beaming up hotties for intergalactic sexual adventures in the red velvet-covered back seat. Hmm, the auction ended today and it looks like no one bid. Maybe the owner is open to negotiations… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I’ve been a “Star Trek” fan since I was a little girl, when I started watching the show (first “The Original Series,” then “The Next Generation”) with my dad. Even when the TV was off, “Trek” stoked my imagination. One of the fondest memories I have of my dad (who died in November 2012) was listening to his “Star Trek”-inspired bedtime stories, starring Yeoman Amelia and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise. Much of the action took place on the bridge, and ever since, part of me has always looked upon that space and thought, I want to go to there.
And I could, if Quebec resident Line Rainville would invite me over to hang out in her “Star Trek” basement. Rainville spent $30K renovating her basement to look like the Enterprise, complete with its own bathroom (with a sweet insignia mosaic in the shower!), comfy captain’s chairs, and a (stuffed) pet Tribble. Click through to see just how detailed Rainville was with her renovations. [Metro UK]
Last night, Ami and I had the pleasure of going to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in “No Man’s Land” on Broadway. The show was fantastic and funny, and I’ll tell you more about it when we give away tickets next week. After the show, I bid Ami adieu and then stood outside in the freezing cold to wait for my favorite duo to exit through the stage door.
Obviously, as a “Star Trek” obsessive, I was not going to miss my chance at meeting the man who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I do not say this lightly: I would not be the Amelia I am today without Picard. His infinite wisdom and exemplary leadership skills inform my daily life. I mean, when I’m in a tough spot and am not sure how to handle it, I just ask myself, What would the captain of a Galaxy class starship with over a 1,000 crew members do? and I’m immediately on the right track. Keep reading »
Dear Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell,
Actually, I guess I should say ex Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell, because you officially resigned from your position yesterday. I’m not in the habit of propositioning politicians, especially politicians who are resigning in order to stage a write-in campaign as a Constitution Party candidate, but it’s the way you resigned that caught my attention. See, you didn’t just submit a normal letter of resignation. You wrote your letter in Klingon as an “inside joke.” The mayor called it “unprofessional.” I call it brilliant. Keep reading »
It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hours discussing our preferred ranks, poses, uniform options, the inherent risks involved with being a member of Command, and how unflattering the Starfleet jumpsuits are, even on our plastic doppelgangers. In the process, we realized that these action figures would make the perfect Christmas gift, and not just for Trekkies like us, but for every single person on our (and your!) holiday gift lists. Here’s why: Keep reading »