WARNING: SO, SO NERDY.
In between doing laundry, failing to buy the dirt we were planning to buy, and watching Downton Abbey, Steve and I have been entertaining ourselves with selected episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I didn't watch it much the first time around, but I was moved to revisit it after I fell down the delightful rabbit hole of Fashion It So.
It is pretty enjoyable! This is particularly true if you have a high tolerance for Deanna Troi's cleavage and also have someone on hand to make sure you don't accidentally watch any of the really stupid episodes that are terribly stupid and make you say "this show was stupid and terrible and stupid." Try to avoid that, unless you like it better that way.
The big surprise for me is that Riker is my favorite. I'd thought, based on my hazy memories of the series, that he was either very boring or some kind of irritating Cyclops type.* (I am making myself really super un-nerdy with this line of discussion and this comparison in particular, right? Where are you going, beloved readers who care about Nancy Mitford novels, analytic philosophy, and/or Serge Lutens perfume? Come baaaack!) But no, he is awesomely smug and smoove. I particularly enjoy when he is just puttering around in the background and instead of doing some kind of generic background tech, he is being a background total player. Also, he plays the trombone.
Anyway, last night, the conversation turned to replicator-generated human meat, as it will do.
"As long as I was at it, I'd have the replicator make it be me meat. Because why not?"
"But what cut?"
"Yeah, I don't know that there's that much good eating on a person."
"Right, and I don't really want to eat something that is TOO obviously HI! YOU'RE EATING A CHUNK OF HUMAN. So ribs are out."
"Ooh! Yes. Person bacon. PERSON BACON. Very catchy. Or sausage. Maybe a pulled person sandwich?"
"I think you mean pulled dork."
"Of course! Or dork chops."
So then, just now, I was looking at this post and trying to think of how I could end it, you know, with some funny little button. But...
"This is the dorkiest thing I have ever written," I said.
"You could make a joke about William Shatner and ham," suggested Steve. But I think I won't.
*Updated, much more delightful link! "An Interview with X-Men's Cyclops, Who Sucks."