Archive for October, 2011

Star Trek: Of Gods And Men, A Review

I’m only four years late but I just watched an addition to the Star Trek franchise universe of motion pictures. The movie is called Star Trek: Of Gods And Men. It was filmed in 2006 and released in 2007 on what some would call a laughably small budget. The cast features some of Star Trek’s most elite and beloved characters. Nichelle Nichols as Captain Uhuru, Walter Koenig as Captain Chekov, Tim Russ as Tuvok (who also directed the film) and Garrett Wang as Garan.

Do you remember Charlie X from the original series? Charlie returns after having escaped his forty years of captivity to seek revenge on Captain Kirk. Upon learning that Kirk has been dead for almost twelve years, he seeks his revenge upon him from the past.

The movie is set in the year 2306 where the dedication of the U.S.S. Enterprise – M is set to be dedicated when they receive a distress call. The thing is I really enjoyed this movie and I have not seen so much poor acting since I was in high school.

The movie is broken up online into three 30 minute parts so it is easy to watch a little or a lot whenever you have the time. To learn more about the movie before watching it, check out what Wikipedia has to say about Star Trek: Of Gods And Men.

This isn’t much of a review to be honest. I liked the film and you might like it to. You can view it online for free by clicking on the DVD artwork.

If you have already seen the movie let me know what you thought of it.  Regardless of what you do, live long and prosper!

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Next week is the beginning of November and my guest blogger this month is Lakia Gordon. Lakia approached me with an idea and I thought it might be best expressed through a guest post. Lakia has been working on a project and she will share with you, as only Lakia can, just what it is all about. Suffice it to say she has put into it  a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the project and is busting at the seems wanting to spread the word. Stop by on Saturday, November 5th to see what the commotion is all about.

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New Recurring Post Idea: Are You Smarter Today Than You Were Yesterday?

I have a wealth of knowledge in the deep recesses of my mind and from reading and watching Jeopardy, I find that I am constantly adding to the gray matter. I thought to myself that it might be a good idea to share what I know. Perhaps it would inspire someone to leave some of their knowledge for me in the comment section. That isn’t really important cause I just want to share. If you read this it won’t really make you smarter but it will fill your head with some new worthless trivia courtesy of Tom Baker.

FACT:

Your body makes 2,000,000 million new red blood cells every second of every day. That means your body is making 120,000,000 new red blood cells every minute. Which in turn means your body is making 720,000,000 every hour. That means you do the math because these figures are getting far beyond my pay level.

Additionally, red blood cells (erythrocytes) are made in the red bone marrow in your bones. Furthermore, despite what you may have been told as a child, blood is always red. It may appear to be blue underneath you skin but it is most definitely ALWAYS red. If you doubt, blood is drawn from your veins. Veins carry deoxygenated blood throughout your body. If blood were truly blue then when you donated blood it would come out of your body and fill the bag with ‘blue blood’. Blood is always red.

So tell me, is this a worthwhile series or just not a smart idea?

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Why Women Cry

I found this during my internet wanderings one day and I thought I would share it with my many female readers. Of course I want the men to read it too.


Photo Credit: Lohey

Why Women Cry

A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” she told him.

“I don’t understand,” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.”

Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason,” was all his Dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, “God, why do women cry so easily?”

God said, “When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,

yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.”

“You see my son,” said God, “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart – the place where love resides.”

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