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Old April 27 2013, 12:08 AM   #121
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Re: final episode...

So it's zombie Trip in the shower instead of zombie T'pol?
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Old April 27 2013, 12:36 AM   #122
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Naw, it's an allusion to one of Dallas' season openers, which nullified the entire previous season.
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Old April 27 2013, 12:46 AM   #123
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Oh, obviously I haven't seen that show then. Wouldn't say all of season 4 deserves hand waving away. Just that one episode.
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Old April 27 2013, 12:48 AM   #124
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It doesn't need to be hand waved, it needs to be nuked from orbit.
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Old April 27 2013, 12:54 AM   #125
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It doesn't need to be hand waved, it needs to be nuked from orbit.
I once suggested an actor commentary on a Night in Sickbay featuring Porthos peeing on the script. TATV deserves similar treatment.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:20 AM   #126
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. . .TATV deserves similar treatment.
Porthos could squeeze out a giant t*rd on that one.
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Old April 27 2013, 01:52 AM   #127
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Rather than ending with it being a holoprogram Troi and Riker are participating in it should have ended this way:

Trip is stuffing his face with popcorn during movie night while pressing his thigh against T'Pol's who is sitting next to him. He begins to choke with laughter at the screen.

T'Pol: Those people look very unhealthy. Who are they supposed to be?

Trip: That's what's so hilarious! This old science fiction has the most ridiculous characters!

On the movie screen Riker and Troi exit the holodeck doors
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Old April 27 2013, 02:14 AM   #128
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Trip chokes to death on popcorn because T'Pol's unfamiliar with the Heimlich maneuver.
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Old April 28 2013, 06:47 AM   #129
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Dude. Joking about Alzheimer's isn't funny.
There are dozens of cancer jokes, leukemia jokes, down-syndrome jokes, Alzheimer's jokes... It's called "black humour", and it's distasteful as hell, but it does tend to be funny. Occasionally.
Not from where I'm standing. Sue me.

My grandmother died of cancer. My aunt died of leukemia. My own mother is a cancer survivor.
I'm sorry for your loss, and very happy for your mother. I wish her continued good health.

None of them were/are offended by mere lack of taste.
They're better men than I, Gunga Din. Don't mess with me about this, please.

But ironically, I wasn't trying to be funny. It was just another way of saying "you're full of shit".
It's even worse if you're not even trying to be funny! "You're full of shit" is less offensive merely because it does not carry the same baggage--it's simply a common vulgarity. But if you can't resist the urge to hurl an insult, I'd actually recommend something more creative. Without shrapnel that may hit innocent bystanders.

Like when you call someone "retarded", for saying something stupid.
I see no "degrees" regarding this brand of insult. All bad. But then again, where is the "good" in an insult?

You don't actually mean to insult mentally handicapped people with that.
But it happens. The better course, IMHO, is to bypass that whole insult mentality and try something more constructive. But that's just me.

AT least go back to insulting TATV. It's not even real. And it's on topic.
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Old April 28 2013, 07:12 AM   #130
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This is so much more pleasant that the usual TATV rant thread.

...Perhaps because no one is talking about TATV.

This is one of those times when I don't really care if you get back on topic, tho.

*quietly tiptoeing out*


I was around for the original spoilers, where folks were calling for Sirtis and Frakes's heads for even participating in the finale. The original grading thread was E P I C wank, which was saying a lot, even at the height of the shipper war nonsense.

Ah, good times.
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Old April 28 2013, 07:45 AM   #131
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Insult humor should not be in the hands of amateurs. Don Rickles could usually pull it off, but he still probably got punched in the face a lot in the early days.
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Old April 28 2013, 09:38 AM   #132
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AT least go back to insulting TATV. It's not even real.
So do you as a moderator on this Enterprise forum disavow TATV's canonicity?
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Old April 28 2013, 10:10 AM   #133
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That's the sort of question a journalist would throw at a politician.
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Old April 28 2013, 12:52 PM   #134
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Not from where I'm standing. Sue me.
Can't afford to.

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I'm sorry for your loss, and very happy for your mother. I wish her continued good health.
Thank you very much. Mom is ok, though her health is not exactly perfect. She's still around and going strong at 63. Gotta be grateful for that.

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Don't mess with me about this, please.
Noted. Don't get me wrong, I really am sorry if my post hurt your feelings.

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It's even worse if you're not even trying to be funny! "You're full of shit" is less offensive merely because it does not carry the same baggage--it's simply a common vulgarity.
Sometimes a guy gets the urge to say something ugly. Sometimes he goes out of line. I'd know. Honestly, I should have considered the chance that among hundreds of people who follow this board there are bound to be some who lost (or are losing) their loved ones to the terrible disease that is Alzheimer's.

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But if you can't resist the urge to hurl an insult, I'd actually recommend something more creative.
Dammit lady, I'm an engineer, not a writer!
(like yourself)

Srsly, I tried that once. Writer's block kicked in before the first chapter was finished.

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I see no "degrees" regarding this brand of insult. All bad. But then again, where is the "good" in an insult?
Never underestimate the power of catharsis. The trick is not to seek it in all the wrong places (DS9 reference intended )

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AT least go back to insulting TATV. It's not even real. And it's on topic.
Congrats, this makes you the second person to have made my day today.

Thanks for the elaborate response. Much appreciated.
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Old April 29 2013, 07:24 AM   #135
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So do you as a moderator on this Enterprise forum disavow TATV's canonicity?
Well, it was broadcast. *sigh* But I still say Barclay got roaring drunk and messed with the holodeck controls.

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Noted. Don't get me wrong, I really am sorry if my post hurt your feelings.
I appreciate that. We're cool.

Dammit lady, I'm an engineer, not a writer!
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AT least go back to insulting TATV. It's not even real. And it's on topic.
Congrats, this makes you the second person to have made my day today.

Thanks for the elaborate response. Much appreciated.
Any time.



Now who's up for throwing more rocks at that pitiable waste of an hour? Or, for you brave souls, complimenting it? (Man, that was hard to type.)

I'll give it a go. I liked T'Pol's hair. And Archer's dress uniform. And...




...nope, that's about it.
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