Posts tagged with: Star Trek

Incidents in the Experience of White Privilege

A good friend of mine recently sent me a link to “What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege” by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, the editor of Good Black News, and said that as a result of reading it, he finally understood what white privilege is. In that …read more…

I’m a Red Shirt!

So I took the Which Star Trek Character Are You? quiz that Jeff Baker offers on his web site. Guess what? I’m a red shirt! And proud of it! (I think.) Your results: You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt) An Expendable Character (Redshirt) 90% Spock 84% Geordi LaForge 75% Jean-Luc Picard 65% Data 64% James …read more…

In which I (kind of) learn how to create a WordPress plugin

I’ve wanted to create a plugin for WordPress for some time now. I have plenty of ideas for them (mostly scholarly or academic uses). The only problem is I don’t have enough knowledge of how WordPress operates to really accomplish that. What I know about PHP is not much. However, I was a biology major …read more…

…it’s a part of my rock and roll fantasy…

It just will never get cooler than this. I wish I could remember where I found this image. Bonus: two of these people are Canucks. Can you guess which ones?

How the new “Star Trek” movie should have ended.

I was really looking forward to the latest Star Trek movie, but it turned out to be just a tired retread of the last Star Trek movie: ugly Romulans (read: foreigners, illegal aliens, Arabs, people from India, Muslims, people with beards, Mexicans, Democrats, people with turbans, people with an accent, immigrants, people with dark hair …read more…

to boldly go where yeah, whatever…

Something weird happened to me a few years ago. I was at my parents’ house, surfing through the channels they get more or less to justify my position on television: I pay nothing and get about twenty channels, of which only one or two rarely have something worth watching, so why should I pay $50 …read more…