Sev TNG: Balding captains
Did Kirk go bald? I honestly don't remember :-)(original archive here)
Break? What's a break?
From last week's gamercat (I think the author is taking a break). As for me... not so much...full steam ahead for dissertation proposal. The literature review is half way done. I've completed writing the MOOC part and I am moving onto the Collaboration part. The MOOC part still needs editing, and it would make any APA aficionado weep, but the core is there.
Sev TNG: Vash the stampede
Hmmm... wonder if Vash comes back in post-nemesis novels... I wonder if she ever ascends (if the Q are sort of like the ancients in Stargate)(original archive here)
Donald and John...
Seems like people are having fun with Trump in a variety of ways. Here is a comic that puts Trump in a Calvinesque (Calvin & Hobbes, not the other Calvin ;-) ) role. This would be much more fun if it weren't so serious. Stable Genius indeed...
Sev TNG: Data looking for love
Wonder why data needs to look for a romantic partner... Is he programmed for that?(original archive here)
Gamercat waits for Greek Santa ;-)
A little holiday humor from Gamercat that I just came across. A little late for most western Santas (St. Nicholas), but not that late for Greek Santa (St. Basil).
Sev TNG: Captain Picard Day!
I guess Picard changed his tune in the books that continue the series ;-)(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Make it show ;-)
I just realized that both Sisko and Picard are bald...(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Program #9
I guess the subtext here is something sexual in nature? The punchline sort of works because it it leaves a lot to the imagination, but it's not all that funny :-/ (original archive here)
A castlevania christmas
A little humor found this past weekend on Kotaku's Sunday Comics (especially for those Castlevania fans) :-)
Sev TNG: Dr. Polaski joins the crew
I do wonder if there is a universe there (or a book series?) where Polaski and Crusher meet and collaborate...(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Missing Away Mission
🙄 OK, this was pretty bad. It appealed to the high schooler in me (when I first read it), but it really has not aged well :-)(original archive here)
The human cooks!
This made me smile this past weekend :-)I've heard of butterball turkeys in the past, but have never really bothered to look up what makes the different from 'regular' turkeys
Sev TNG: Out of phase
Shine a light on it...as Marty would say ;-)(original archive here)
A game plan for playing games
A little humor from last week's gamercat. I think I went through the 'must play every game' phase when I was in middle school, I've slowly paired it down to the 'I only have so much time, what do I want to play?' :-) The urge to play (or at least try) them all though is still there :)
Sev TNG: More technobabble
This seems a lot like a Janeway joke...or from the show Slings and Arrows "yes,...black!" :-)(original archive here)
Mario's worst enemies
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017 01:30 | comics, Entertainment, Humor, nintendo, supermario, video games, VideoGames
A little humor from last week's Nerdrage. Mario's most recent enemy seems very...pedestrian :-)
Sev TNG: Fire at will!
LOL... I don't know how many times, in how many iterations I've heard this joke :-)(original archive here)
Sev TNG: the Picard Maneuver
A jab at the first season uniforms ;-) I do wonder if Patrick Stewart did not have a problem with them, if the uniforms would have stayed the same. More skants? :-)(original archive here)
Sev TNG: The X-Gen choice
I guess you have to be of a certain age to get this reference (link to Pepsi commercial)(original archive here)
You can't please everyone
A little humor from this weekend's video game related comics :-)
Sev TNG: Captain Obvious?
This just reminds me of the "Captain Obvious" Hotels.com commercials :-)(original archive here)
I came across this comic strip a week or so ago (but of course I forgot to post). It reminded me of my own (sometimes misplaced) nostalgia for older games. They were marvelous for their time, but really hard to go back to these days (unless you are very persistent).
Sev TNG: Red Alert
I somehow think that this is not what Reed had in mind ;-)(original archive here)
Sev TNG: choose a door, any door.
Back in the day this seemed funny (just for the sake of being funny). I think these days (especially with what's been happening in the world) it seems like a good episode of trek in the making... (you know, the whole exploring social and political issues of the day through the lens of scifi)(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Where are the toilets on this ship
The joke works only as a double-entendre (probably doesn't translate well either). I think my two favorite alteranates are: " Does it matter? These uniforms have no zippers." and " You heard me back at Starbase 5: "Does anybody need to go? I'm not stopping once we go to warp..."" (original archive here)
Sev TNG: space cats!
It's funny, but I had never thought of Spot's gender on the series. The alternate punchline that I would prefer is: THAT cat was a stunt double. (original archive here)
Sev TNG: Parting gift for the Borg
I do wonder what Wesley would have done for the borg, given his 'traveler' abilities and all. This alternate actually made me laugh: I locked him in a closet with Barf and a dribble! (original archive here)
Sev TNG: no sound in space
Well...not that bad. I guess in space no one can hear you scream either :p I did like this alternate though "I don't know, but Industrial Light and Magic gets $18,000 every time it happens!!!"(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Picard the ladies-man
Hmmm... this would seem better if delivered by a Vulcan. Of course, it could have been after the mind-meld with Sarek...so ...potentially explainable. One of the alternates was a little better in my opinion " At least Tryhard's still here! Mine are all either transferred, dead, or whisked off with Q!" (original archive here)
Sev TNG: Free cable
I guess it should be free satellite, not free cable. I prefer the alternates of "Sure beats the pajamas that Star Fleet makes YOU wear!" and "After a few Millennia, you tend to run out of fashion ideas. . ." (original archive here)
Sev TNG: Measly is going to the Academy
I guess this one is for those who didn't like Wesley Crusher. The alternative punchlines were all very mean-spirited toward Wesley, but this one was the one that I liked the best from all of them, and it feels a little more comic-strip-like: Sev Fleet's Insurance Company won't insure the Enterprize while you're on board. (original archive here)
Bugsy is back!
I don't fully get this comic strip, but the funny thing is that I recognized the character (Bugsy) even though I've only really played about 5 minutes of the game on someone else's console...around 20 years ago.
How to get rid of Magikarp...
From last week's (or from two weeks ago?) Gamercat - how to get rid of your Magikarp... I do wonder if anyone is still playing that game (Magikarp jump). I found it dull and repetitive.
Sev TNG: Jazz humor...or not
This one didn't really resonate with me these days. Yes, it makes sense for Riker - given his interest in Jazz, but I think the alternate submission of " We could use it as a hood ornament for the Enterprize" was a little better.(original archive here)
Sev TNG: I mean, have you looked at the other guy?
It's hard to believe, but I guess life imitates art. A couple of weeks ago the Democratic Party in the US unveiled their new slogan: I mean, have you seen the other guys? (link to TheHill.com). I guess someone's got to make the Federation look good with all those badmirals running around :p (original archive here)
Sev TNG: disfunctional tractor beams
Not really sure how to interpret this one. Wondering what I thought when I originally read this.(original archive here)
How to get treats, if you're a cat
Yes...this trick works really well ;-) (from last week's gamer cat comic)
Sev TNG: the French captain
Hmmm... Should Picard be drinking tea? Or, since there is synthahol why not some good Bordeaux? ;-) (original archive here)
Sev TNG: IBM compatibility
Oh the 90s... when everything was IBM compatible (well, PCs before Windows took over were touted as being IBM compatible, which I guess was DOS compatible). I do wonder what today's equivalent would be. What OS would data run?(original archive here)
Sev TNG: Klingons always annoyed
A bit sophomoric humor about a Klingon's resting angry face...(original archive here)
Review: Star Trek Classics: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen
Star Trek Classics: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen by Keith R.A. DeCandidoMy rating: 0 of 5 stars This was an interesting collection of Next Generation comics. There were some very odd stories in this collection where the story was more than a little odd, like having Picard and Troy being quite nimble and round-house some aliens in the jaw... The design of some aliens reminds me a little
Sev Trek: The X Generation
With the end of the original series trek,the Sev Trek crew moved onto the X Generation. Before I start re-posting from the archive, here is an introduction to the crew. 20 years ago when I first came across these I thought they were funny. Some of them now seem quite sophomoric... 😐 . I guess some things don't get better with age 😜 Jet Lag Pinchhard As Captain of the Enterforaprize,
Sev Trek: Kirk kisses clone
Love thyself? (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Earth-centered galaxy
Earth-centered starfleet? nope! It's the entire galaxy! (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Shapeshifter
Kirk can only focus on one thing at a time... (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The rediscovered franchise
LOL, that is before the JJ reboot of course ;-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Kirk casts God
ROFL...(original archive here)
Of Metal Gears and Fidget Spinners...
From this past week's Sunday Comics section of Kotaku - Snake talking about the evolution of the metal gear mech design, and news on fidget spinners (a fad of the mid 2017s for those future historians looking back).
Sev Trek: Jailbreak
Hmmmm...(original archive here)
Throwing money at Nintendo...
Tuesday, May 16 2017 01:30 | comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, nintendo, video games, VideoGames
From last week's gamercat... As much as I want to throw money at Nintendo for the switch, I can't justify the cost and game availability (and cost thereof). As a child of the 90s though....Nintendo! (i.e. irrational behaviors at times)
Sev Trek: Catching Quirk
I soooo don't remember this part of the movie... rewatch is in order...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: Poor Squatty
When I first came across this in high school I thought it was funny...now some of these seem in poor taste... RIP Montgomery Scott(original archive here)
Sev Trek: The infernal frontier
LOL...The one where they meet God?(original archive here)
Sour grapes, gamer cat!
I agree that the VR stuff costs a lot of money, but given a compelling game, and a compelling price, I'd play those games :-). From last week's gamer cat comic.
Sev Trek: There be whales here
Poor Scotty...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: Translating the probe
So long and thanks for all the fish... :-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Can a Mac really do that?
Someone needs to have Trek time travel and do fast food...but these days that might just be free product placement...Advertising ruins everything! :-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: Strong language
I was getting some Snakes on a Plane thoughts with this one " I have had it with these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday through Friday plane!" ;-)(original archive here)
Sev Trek: Punks
Sort of reminds me a bit of the Voyager episode...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: Whale thoughts
Scratching that itch, or mindmeld? or both?... (original archive here)
Playing games with someone better than you...
I feel your pain, GamerCat...
Sev Trek: Mindmelding with whales
Who knew you could mind-meld with a whale... (original archive here)
Joining the Breach
The Breach came back as an event queue in Star Trek Online last week. This comic sums up exactly how I felt about it. Although to be honest, it's much shorter, and the rewards seem better as compared to the original Breach queue, and I need to get enough Lukari marks to finish off that reputation... (original here)
Sev Trek: The Voyeur Home
Hey, it's that time-traveling movie about saving the whales... :-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Kirk should have had more meaningful relationships in his time :-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Not a great punchline... ;-) (original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Ahhh yes... Now I remember this movie (looks like Spock has a pokeball on his chest)...(original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
Ferengi...before the Frerengi!(original archive here)
Sev Trek: The spoof of spock
A little 'search for Spock' humor... I actually don't remember that movie much, but I guess the enterprise gets destroyed (again) ;-) (original archive here)
Found this past week on the web. Sociopolitical commentary on the current state of world politics (well, at least North American and European politics). Wondering where this world is going to.
Gaming with cats...
A little found humor this week from Gamercat. Describes perfectly my gameplay while Ezio (my cat) is around...
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL. While I like the TWoK uniforms, they are a little too red for my taste :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
#facepalm...(original archive here)
Super Mario Holidays
Saturday, Dec 31 2016 20:00 | Christmas, comics, Entertainment, holidays, supermario, video games, VideoGames
Just before this year ends...a little video game humor which made me smile. Even Boos need a little holiday cheer!
Jurrassic Trek:The Wrath of Khant
Kirk had a kid?! Wonder if we are going to see this in the NuTrek ;-)(original archive here)
Tuesday, Dec 27 2016 02:30 | Books, Comic Book, comics, goodreads, reading, review, School, Social Networking, Social Networks, StarTrek
Couldn't escape the GoodRead year-end-review!I am generally very conservative when I set my reading goals each year because I tend to think of books as thick things that take a long time to get through. However, as this year has proven again I've read more books than I expected. If you notice, you'll see that it's a lot of comic books and star trek novels (audiobook or text-to-speech ebooks
Jurrasic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
Making fun of a very touching moment...(original archive here)
Jurrasic Trek: The wrath of Khant
Poor Doohan...(original archive here)
Art imitating life?
Saturday, Dec 10 2016 02:30 | Comic Book, comics, commentary, Entertainment, media, Sci-Fi, Society, StarTrek
I have been reading some Star Trek related literature and comic books over the past year (figured that there is plenty there to keep me entertained since there is no trek on TV...yet). I came across this in a comic book recently (I think it's from the Year Four missions):
For the Borg, secret santa didn't work out
Saw this on Savage Chickens the other day. It made me laugh ;-)
Jurassic Trek: The Wrath of Khant
ROFL...Chekov did look different (I guess Kahn has built in software to extrapolate age) :-)(original archive here)
4k pixel goodness!
I really don't get the whole craze around the NES classic. I never had an NES (but I've played games on it). I've played enough games on emulators, and granted the keyboard isn't as satisfying as a gamepad, if I felt like playing those games more often I'd go the Sweets route (orange cat here) - just get the original console and a CRT ;-)
Jurassic Trek: Slow Motion Approach, part deux
More poking fun at the intro of the motion picture(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: Slow motion blackboax
Motion picture innovations (along with the disco inpired uniforms), they had this thing that looked like a giant belt buckle. Seems like a technology fannie-pack (in the American sense of the word) to me :)(original archive here)
Nothing interferes with gaming!
From the most recent GamerCat - I bet it tastes like chicken ;-)
Jurassic Trek: Slow motion approach
Ah yes...that long...long...long intro scene in the motion picture. Good fanboyism in the day, but seriously - too long!(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek: Oath of Celibacy
We've now moved on to the Movie-Era TOS comic strips. This on comes from the Motion Picture, which is parodied as "the slow motion picture". Commentary on this is interesting. I remember watching the motion picture and I found it odd that they needed to mention the oath of celibacy - It is the future, and starfleet is a military organization (in some part) - why bother? :-/(original
Jurassic Trek files: Synonyms for death
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the (time honored?) trope of killing off the red shirt ;-) Pretty fitting for this to be the last strip in the TOS. Starting next week, TOS movie-based comics ;-)(original archive here)
Linguistics humor - phonemes
This past week I was looking on the web for interesting news, research, and funny humor, relating to language and linguistics for my department's social media presence (here, here, and here are some places - if you are interested). I came across this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip which made me chuckle, but it seemed inappropriate for work...so here it is :-)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk's torn shirt
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of themany time Kirk had a torn shirt... (you'd think Starfleet would have more durable materials!)(original archive here)
Slayer of beasts
Funny gamercat comic strip from this past week. Can slay tons of beasts in games...but not a spider.
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk vs. Computers
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of...well... not sure of this one...(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Time estimates
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Scotty's time estimates for when things are ready ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk's speech
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the way Shatner spoke as Kirk (or at least the exaggerated way people make fun of it) ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Treating aliens
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Kirk's libido (again) :p(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Only ship in range
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the being the only ship in range to take care of galactic disasters.(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Ensign target
Pumpkin spice already?!
This from a recent gamercat comic strip. Soon I guess we'll all be buying Christmas gifts in the summer ;-)
Off to the races...
Some esoteric video game humor from this past week...
Jurassic Trek files: Silicone-based life forms
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the orions...and Kirk's libido.(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: New Sev Fleet Uniform
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the various uniforms in Trek (someone should make fun of the TMP uniforms!)(original archive here)
Free-to-play? or pay-to-win?
Tuesday, Aug 30 2016 03:00 | comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, mobile, video games, VideoGames
GamerCat explains mobile F2P gaming :-)
Reminds me a lot of my own experiences managing my inventory in games..LOL (from this week's comic strips)
Jurassic Trek files: Reharshed ensign
ROFL - had a good laugh at this past week's GamerCat. It's exactly how I felt when my first Poke-egg hatched and out came a ...ratata X(
Jurassic Trek files: Velcron marry human
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of interspecies marriages (and probably marriages in general) :-)(original archive here)
Most distracted during a lit review
This came across my feed the other day. I feel like there needs to be a medal for being distracted by social media while trying to conduct a literature review :-) This has been one of my problems of late - too many other interesting (or just plain distracting) things posted on social media while I am working on my dissertation proposal :p
Jurassic Trek files: Mindreading Qwirk
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the trinity of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy(original archive here)
New formats, new social norms?
Wednesday, Aug 10 2016 03:30 | ARG, comics, Humor, mobile, nintendo, pokemon, video games, VideoGames
A little social commentary on PokemonGo and the social awkwardness that can ensue (from last week's comics).
Old school copy protection?
What is the NES had today's 'copy protections'? :-)
Summer show catch-up: Agent Carter
One of the shows that's been flying under my radar for a couple of seasons is Marvel's Agent Carter. Since it's summer, and fairly quiet on the new TV show front, I thought it would be great to catch-up and see if this show was any good. The show follows Peggy Carter, from the Captain America movies, after the conclusion of World War II. The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) still exists,
Jurassic Trek files: Future Qwirk
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the iconian time gateway...and Kirk's future ;-)(original archive here)
More on achievements and trophies
Wednesday, Aug 3 2016 16:09 | achievements, comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
A little gamercat humor for you :-). While playing Star Trek Online I don't often think of achievements (since my achievements/medals aren't visible anywhere). This past week though I started playing Bully again on my xbox and I started wondering what achievements exist, and what I need to do to get them :-)
Bill and Ted meet Pokemon
A little cross-over humor from last week's video game comics :-) Bill & Ted meet bulbasaur and squirtle ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: Qwirk dewigged
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of...well, I am not sure. Did Shatner wear a wig on set? (original archive here)
Back in my day...people died of dysentery ;-)
Funny comic strip from this past week by Nerfnow :-)
Animal behavior explained...
Now this explains my cat's behavior...
Jurassic Trek files: Transploder Malfunction
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the many transporter malfunctions :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Shortened mission
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the killing off of the original series after 3 seasons. However, Spook is incorrect here - it seems (at least according to various Trek sources I read) that the original mission was 4 years in at the end of season 3 (or was it at the end of the animated series?)(original archive here)
Perfectly exemplefies this weekend...
Something from a recent PhD comics. From my part... I am working on the research methods section of my dissertation proposal. Working on motivation to finish this draft so I can submit it by Monday...
Jurassic Trek files: Squatty's Fingers
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek seemed originally to be going for a "live long and prosper" but I guess it's all about workplace safety :-)(original archive here)
Having just found out about mid-summer game sales... well... this was humorous :-)
Metal Gear language translation
Where game humor and language humor meet - Metal Gear ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: Spock's Catchphrase
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of "fascinating" ;-) (original archive here)
Art imitates life: GamerCat
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016 03:00 | achievements, comics, Entertainment, Humor, motivation, video games, VideoGames
I had a good chuckle at this comic the other day. I used to be like GamerCat - must collect all the trophies and badges...now I feel like I just want to enjoy the story, and any badges are incidental :-)
Jurassic Trek files: Interracial Kiss
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek comments on the infamous episode with the interracial kiss (which was controversial for its time)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Spock joins Sev Fleet
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the reason why Spock joined Sev Fleet ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: sibbling rivalry?
Hmmmm....(original archive here)
Stargate Atlantis comic out!
A while back, on Kickstarter, I had seen a campaign to fund a continuation of Stargate: Atlantis. I was intrigued, but the campaign had already ended. The other day, while browsing the sci-fi section of my local comic book store, I saw the first issue of this comic out. I don't generally buy comics in their "floppy" form, and I opt instead of buying collections that are more in book
Independence Day humor
A little humor in comic strip form about the movie Independence Day 2
Jurassic Trek files: Quirk's Wig
Did Kirk have a hairpiece? (original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: On catch-phrases
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of Scottys "she cannae take any more capt'n!" ;-)(original archive here)
Mega Gear Logic (and the stealth option!)
I love metal gear. I also love it when people make fun of metal gear :-)
Jurassic Trek files: More red shirts
Jurassic Trek files: Away Missions
Jurassic Trek files: Spock's ears
How very... recursive :-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: that thing that Uhura wears...
Jurassic Trek files: Wait until you meet Q ;-)
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of not changing the laws of physics... wait until TNG to meet Q ;-)(original archive here)
A little castlevania humor
Tuesday, Apr 19 2016 02:00 | castlevania, comics, Entertainment, Humor, Playstation, video games, VideoGames
This isn't laugh out loud funny - but it did manage to get a chuckle...
LOL... I guess Kaz joined willingly? ;-)
Jurassic Trek files: The Jurassic Trek Mission
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the original five year mission (cut short after 3 years due to budget cuts?) ;-)(original archive here)
Gamercat explains miitomo
Tuesday, Apr 12 2016 04:00 | comics, gamercat, Humor, miitomo, nintendo, Social Networking, Social Networks
All I can say is... "yup..."
Jurassic Trek files: Dammit Gym I'm a Doctor...
I think this strip was made as a tribute to DeForrest Kelley when he passed :-)(original archive here)
A convention is a convention...
I came across this last week. I know it's portraying a more geeky convention (something I haven't been to in ages), but this is how I feel when I am at the vendor floor at an EdTech conference and I am looking to find colleagues ;-)
I came across this comic last week ;-) Snake messes up (and no cardboard box to hide in :p)
Jurassic Trek files: Tribble troubles
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun Kirk's...promiscuity? ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: The doctor...and the transporter
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the McCoy's fear of transporters ;-)(original archive here)
Jurassic Trek files: Transporter Error...
This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the (many?) times there were transporter issues on the Enterprise (might still be under warranty...)(original archive here)