It’s not a good tribute to the classic sci-fi show Star Trek, nor is it a clever spoof. Unless you think that show was only about the catchphrases, I suppose.
And what is up with the claymation? This is like the Birdemic of stop motion animation. “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.”
This song was actually played on commercial radio in the 1980’s. It’s proof that in the good ole days, broadcasters would actually play anything. Can you imagine Apple’s Beats One network giving time to a Game of Thrones novelty song?
Someone needs to make a sequel to this song. Because, as we know, in the Star Trek universe, the even-numbered releases are the good ones.
Minipigs were a fad after the movie Babe so it’s no surprise that dinosaurs are the latest fad pets, given the success of the film Jurassic World. What that movie fails to show is just how much of a — pardon the language — how much of a dick dino pets can be.
Take this dude’s velociraptor, for instance. All he wanted was to have a nice breakfast.
This is why dino pet owners can’t have nice things. Or why they can’t have cereal bowls. Or, at least, why they shouldn’t leave them on a counter where… just watch the video.
Via John Hodgman, #38 in a series of hilarious re-cuts of the classic sci-fi TV show, Star Trek: The Next Generation. It helps if you know the show. The character of Commander Riker, a.k.a. “Number One”, was played by the actor Jonathan Frakes.
Frakes and his (after-season-one) debonair beard assumed the personal of galactic ladies man. Just like Captain James T. Kirk in the original series (TOS), Riker was known to bed down with whatever foxy alien lady the plot might require. As you can see from Captain Picard’s look at the end of the video, maybe he sometimes takes it to a little of an extreme.
Hats off to the graphics artist for going above and beyond with some Riker-face CGI!
Some ladies have the great advantage of having an ageless look. But where does that leave the guy who wants to make sure he’s dating age-appropriately?
The crew at Wong Foo have illustrated the conundrum in a little sketch called “How Old Is She?” Through context clues, one erstwhile suitor will discover the age of a woman whose timeless beauty only narrows the timeline to the years between 17 and 98. Or will he? Sometimes people aren’t into age-appropriate pop culture.
Be sure to stick around long enough to see the tables turn on the self-appointed Sherlock. That’s right, gents. The ladies also have their own conversational traps.