Posts tagged Star Trek
I am having a shitty day, and, frankly, I am surprised at the intensity of my sadness.
From the NYTimes:
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Icons, especially ones who were already established when I was born, tend to feel permanent – but, obviously, they’re not. I imagine this is how my dad felt when John Wayne, or Jimmy Stewart, died. I’m feeling a little deflated, but there’s one thing that we’ll always have to add a little brightness to this sad news, and this loss to so many different fandoms.
Rest in peace, live long and prosper.
Hiya, folks! This is a “Best Of” The LEFT Show (The One With Brenda) as we get ready for our 100th Episode, our giant branding overhaul, getting Hold 322 moving to it’s new field of possibilities, and launching a couple of new shows for the network.
Basically, I’m busy as hell, and I’m going to start drinking in a few minutes.
This one has a Jason in it, too!
OMG, I think I’m hungover and I didn’t have a drop to drink. I finished off my bottle of 12 year old Glenlivet the Peter and Lisa Westbrook gave me for my birthday in 2009, a few weeks ago, and I won’t touch the Natural Light that Forrest left here.
Speaking of Forrest, he joined Jake and I in the studio for a Boxing Day Spectacular! Yay for boxing day!
We also covered movies that make Jake cry, movies that prove Forrest is a Robot, and the fact that I had a wee little weep at a Kevin Smith movie. Seriously!
Oh, yeah! Jason loses his temper in an all new Bat Sh@t Crazy, which is GREAT!
Oh, it’s Christmas Eve … so, hey, let’s talk about gun control, shall we?
There were so many different stories about gun control; like this, and this, and this, and this, and this. Oh, and, the NRA stepped out in front of some cameras and said some really dipshitty stuff. And the reactions were grand.
Look, oddly enough, we did have some fun, and shared some stories, and had a few laughs. Won’t you join us this festive eve of Jul (Yule, X-Mas, Christmas, whatever).
New News from the Walking Dead and Texas lets its ignorance bite it in the ass. The Boy Scouts of America continue to be just plain shitty and Bill O’Reilly tries to top them. The return of GOP Jesus (get it?) sees us stack the deck (with Satire) to make sure of the winner and Bristol Palin spends almost half a million dollars on her reality show.
Jason Williams is back to break down everything about health care … or something like that.
All this and more!
The downward spiral (in content) continues! Jeff, Jake, Jon, and Forrest are joined in studio by Alex Cragun from SLUG Magazine, who bears witness to yet another screwy, out of control episode. This Monday show feels like a Wednesday show … which should excite you for Wednesday’s show!
We begin with the sad stuff that quickly runs to anger and arguments. Helped by Bryan Fisher from the American Family Association and his asshat comments; Rupert Murdoch, and his startling comments; and the Rock Hill Herald just screws up in a massive EpicFail.
Gun Control beats Texas secession on the White House petition site, but, folks also want a giant Star Wars Death Star, so, for all our faults and horror, some Americans are still pretty awesome. Hostess CEO’s proudly admit to raiding pension funds before their Cut-N-Run; Senator Al Franken is the BESTEST; Romney Watch 2012 has yet ANOTHER epilogue, and one young man in California is a stand up guy!
All this and MORE!