|"Kickin' it old-school."|
|Born:||September 15, 1973|
|Favorite series:||I love 'em all. But, the post-Gene Roddenberry ones have a higher crap-factor|
|Favorite theme song:||Enterprise's Mirror Universe Theme!|
|"The man can't bust our music!"|
|Favorite alien:||Saavik (Kirstie Alley)|
|Pet Peeves:||"I don't have pet peeves. I have psychotic f**king hatreds" - George Carlin|
|Favorite alien name:||Tak Tak|
|Least favorite food:||"cheese"|
|Favorite foods:||French fries, Curry Dishes, & Chicken Chow-Mein|
"Will you just, like, take it easy...man?"
"This aggression will not stand, man."
- I play guitar, bass, and (kinda) sing. Harsh noise artist, writer, painter, actor, creator.
- Local reputation as "King of (soda) pop."
- Former guitarist/roommate of "The Impaler", Detroit's vampire poet.
- Very briefly played with Wesley Willis, "M.S.B.R.", "Monster Island", "Monster Bait", and "His Name Is Alive".
- Former keybordist/guitarist/noisemaker for the primitive noise electronic group "Bionics".
- Aquaintance/assistant/roadie/camerman/etc. for time STEREO label artists like "Princess Dragon-Mom" and "Mog Stunt Team".
- Contributor to "John Tesh is an alien" propaganda of the mid-1990s.
- I'm trying to learn Japanese, slowly.
- My interests in science have led me into a backdoor to Buddhism.
- I highly recommend;
- "The Tao of Physics" by Fritjof Capra
- "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig.
- "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner
- "Myths to Live By" by Joseph Campbell
- "Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist" by Paul Arthur Schilpp
- "Understanding Stupidity" by James F. Welles, Ph.D.
- "The Story of Stupidity" by James F. Welles, Ph.D.
- "Dispatches From the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit" by Danny Goldberg
- "Wealth and Democracy" by Kevin Phillips
- "The Physics of Star Trek" by Lawrence M. Krauss
- "The Ethics of Star Trek by Judith Barad, Ph.D., with Ed Robertson
- "Make It So: Leadership Lessons From 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'" by Wess Roberts, Ph.D. and Bill Ross
- "Boldly Live as You've Never Lived Before: Life Lessons From Star Trek" by Richard Raben and Hiyaguha Cohen
- "The Fourth Turning" by William Strauss and Neil Howe
Favorite Star Trek Episodes
- I grew up watching Star Trek, even wore a pair of Star Trek: The Motion Picture socks as a kid (with picture of Kirk, Spock, & Ilia). But, I never really considered myself a Trekkie/Trekker. I love all the series, although the post-Roddenberry ones have a higher crap-factor.
- Although quality movies and episodes like "The City on the Edge of Forever", "The Drumhead", "In the Pale Moonlight", Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, etc. are great stories. The entertainment value of atrocities like "Spock's Brain", Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, "The Fight" shouldn't be underestemated. It's fun on an almost masochistic level.
- There's an MST3k-fan version of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which is hilarious.
- "No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai (And the dedication plaque for the USS Excelsior)
- "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
- "Rights are not inherent or granted, they are fought for and earned. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free." - Howard Zinn
- "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
- "American civilization? I think that would be a good idea! - Mahatma Gandhi
- "In a speech earlier today President Bush said if Iraq gets rid of Saddam Hussein, he will help the Iraqi people with food, medicine, supplies, housing, education, anything that's needed. Isn't that amazing? He finally comes up with a domestic agenda, and it's for Iraq. Maybe we could bring that here if it works out." - Jay Leno
- "President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either." - David Letterman
- "I think technology will save us. And I think our own goodness will save us, basic human decency."..."Money is a terrible thing. Why do people work at jobs in Star Trek? Why does someone become a baker? Because the family is going to starve to death? No. People become bakers because certain people love the smell of things baking and certain people take pride--we all have a little pride--in something. 'Let me give this to you because it's delicious and you will love it, and I made it, and this is my recipe'. All things will be taken care of."~~Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek) "The Last Conversation"
- "The revolution will not be televised. but it WILL be wikified" - Kingturtle
- "There IS such a thing as a free lunch. You just have to offer it." - Kingturtle
- "All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. ... " – Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf 1925 (James Murphy translation, page 134)
- "Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. Revealed faith is not harmless nonsense, it can be lethally dangerous nonsense. Dangerous because it gives people unshakeable confidence in their own righteousness. Dangerous because it gives them false courage to kill themselves, which automatically removes normal barriers to killing others. Dangerous because it teaches enmity to others labelled only by a difference of inherited tradition. And dangerous because we have all bought into a weird respect, which uniquely protects religion from normal criticism. Let's now stop being so damned respectful!" - Richard Dawkins
- "In your own words....I use the same words as everybody else. In my own words it comes out as, 'Oop vlap lillip FLOOOM!'." - George Carlin
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