Apr 062010
 
 Tuesday, 6 April 2010  Posted by at 10:07 geek, history, humor, politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »

From one of my colleagues in Poland:

Well, I don’t know why but that brings a memory of what I read about Lord of the rings….

You see, back in the communist era, there were people that were writing things aligned to what the party’s doctrine was and so some idiot wrote a review of the LotR

And so in his review, sauron was a poor land owner who was struggling with adverse actions lead by the revolutionary hobbits who were ugly sinners because they were so close with each other and wanted to grab Sauron’s land.

Totally skewed view of the whole book. Now, it’s entertaining to read, hehe.

May 132009
 
 Wednesday, 13 May 2009  Posted by at 08:42 meme Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

Your results:
You are Geordi LaForge

































Geordi LaForge
85%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
70%
Jean-Luc Picard
60%
Deanna Troi
60%
Data
52%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
50%
Chekov
50%
Beverly Crusher
50%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
45%
Spock
42%
Mr. Scott
35%
Uhura
35%
Will Riker
35%
Worf
35%
Mr. Sulu
30%
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fix problems quickly. Your romantic
relationships are often bungled.


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Apr 092009
 
 Thursday, 9 April 2009  Posted by at 13:02 geek, humor, TV Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

From a Radio 1 interview with David Tennant:

What advice would you give to Matt (Smith), who’s taking over as the 11th doctor?

He’ll be fine. He doesn’t need any advice. He’ll be fine. He’s got the hair. He’ll be grand.

Mar 042009
 
 Wednesday, 4 March 2009  Posted by at 12:03 geek, humor, TV Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »

Dalek Found Submerged in Pond

In a scene right out of a Doctor Who script, a team of volunteers clearing a pond of rubbish uncovered a long-submerged Dalek.

The Telegraph reports that sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.

The 42-year-old said: “I’d just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface.

“I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me.

“It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage.

“One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out.”

Pond warden Tony Brown, 70, was leading the volunteer squad clearing dumped rubbish from the pond, near Beaulieu, Hants.

He said: “We made a very thorough search of the rest of the bottom of the pond and there were definitely no alien remnants lurking.

“We’ve all agreed it best to keep the pond’s exact location under wraps.

“The last thing we want are sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically seraching for other Dalek parts.”

Mr Brown, who trained as a pond warden with Southern Water, has been helping clear out the area for the past eight years.

He said: “We’ve dredged up everything from shopping trolleys, toys, and bicycles.

“But this is the first time a Dalek’s appeared. We have no idea how it ended up in there, or how long ago.

“We discovered the BBC often took the Daleks out on location for filming, and they travelled to Hampshire on at least one occasion in the 1980s, when Colin Baker played the Timelord.

“Who knows, this might be the remains of one of the originals from the old TV series. I’m told they they were built to last.”