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A Day Like This Needs A Smile Or Two

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86 Responses to “A Day Like This Needs A Smile Or Two”


  1. 1 Vicki
    February 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Hello, nerdy.
    Checking in to say thank you for your tireless and totally worthy contributions thtat keep us all up to date.

  2. February 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    That’s a good one.

  3. 12 yardarm756
    February 27, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    IT’S WARMER IN ALASKA THAN IT IS IN CHICAGO!

  4. 13 forus50
    February 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Happy Friday nite Nerdy! Thanks for the fun post. I actually used to use Bing search back in 1998 or so until someone much younger told me to start using Google and I remember thinking, “Ok, but that’s an awful name”. I still think it’s an awful name but I don’t know what I’d do without it now. Both for work and every day life I probably use it 20-40 times a day. lol I just googled to see when Google started. 1998.

  5. 19 yardarm756
    February 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Right-wing CPR.

  6. 22 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      • 24 jacquelineoboomer
        February 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm

        Good one. Just sent it to my friend in FL who’s in mourning for her fellow nerd and plans to watch Star Trek all weekend. LLAP.

        • 25 jacquelineoboomer
          February 27, 2015 at 11:29 pm

          Bad idea (Ha!) on my non-nerdy part. Now my Nimoy-loving friend is sending me random Googled thoughts like these:

          The Vulcan salute and greeting “Live long and prosper” was a totally Nimoy invention.
          “This is the shape of the letter shin,” Nimoy said in the 2013 interview, making the famous “V” gesture. The Hebrew letter shin, he noted, is the first letter in several Hebrew words, including Shaddai (a name for God), Shalom (the word for hello, goodbye and peace) and Shekhinah, which he defined as “ the feminine aspect of God who supposedly was created to live among humans.”

          “Uhura” comes from the Swahili word uhuru , meaning “freedom”. Nichols states in her book Beyond Uhura that the name was inspired by her having had with her a copy of Robert Ruark ‘s book Uhuru on the day she read for the part.

      • 28 Dudette
        February 28, 2015 at 12:15 am

        Thanks Sailor!

  7. 29 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    worth a repeat after what happened today.

  8. February 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

  9. 32 Vicki
    February 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Even RW Wash Post writer Robert Kagan has a piece up objecting to Bibi’s speech and the longlasting damage it will do the office of the Presidency. GOP must be confident that 1) either they will never be President again or 2) they have total control so if they are in the WH nobody will be able to pull this shit on them.

    This is so Wrong. Everybody except the Dems in both houses of Congress admits the harm.

    Silence and attendance are both consent. The principled act is to refuse to participate. There are still a few days left to mount a vigorous protest and make sure word gets to Israel that the elected Democrats will stand with President Obama.

    • 33 amk for obama
      February 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      principled act? from this congress???

      nut n yahoo is gonna hurt himself and israel more than he will Obama. at best, he’ll get coupla news cycles.

  10. February 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm

  11. February 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    bbl ….

  12. February 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

  13. 39 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 10:56 pm

  14. February 27, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Had to do this before departing to prepare dinner ….

    … didn’t want to forget acknowledging Senator Whitehouse’s vaporization of the stupid that is Jim Inhofe ….

  15. February 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm
  16. 46 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    the famed & feared aussie bowlers are being dismissively and contemptuously slaughtered by black cats all over the ground. 72/1 in 7. Over 10 runs per over.

  17. 47 purpleshoesla
    February 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    For those that are Amazon Prime members (like me), Season 1 of Star Trek (TV Show) remastered is available for unlimited streaming. Worthwhile marathon watching this weekend. #LLAP

  18. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    February 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

  19. 54 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Oy!

  20. 55 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:18 am

  21. 56 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 1:22 am

    newzies are making a hash of chasing such a small target. 7 runs needed with 3 only wickets on hand. poor shots. great come back bowling by aussies.

    • 57 amk for obama
      February 28, 2015 at 1:25 am

      unbelievable. they lose the 8th wicket. 6 needed with only 2 wkts.

    • 59 Dudette
      February 28, 2015 at 1:45 am

      Dude, I have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about, but it sounds splendid. 🙂

      • 60 amk for obama
        February 28, 2015 at 1:49 am

        It was splendid. Better than baseball. Any day. 🙂

        • 61 99ts
          February 28, 2015 at 2:24 am

          Auzzie batting – not splendid – terrible

          • 62 amk for obama
            February 28, 2015 at 2:41 am

            Barring Mccullum, batsmen from both sides played horribly today. But kudos to bowlers for making this a nailbiter. 50 over games is totally stacked against the bowlers, especially this WC with even more field restrictions favoring the batsmen totally. So, I am very happy it’s the bowlers who stole the show today. Who said only the big runs hitting matches are fun to watch?

  22. 63 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:23 am

  23. 64 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:31 am

  24. 65 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 1:32 am

    phew. finally the newzies pull it off. Literally snatching victory from the closing jaws of defeat.

    Great end bowling by the aussie bowler mitchell stark. It was just a coin toss loss for them. Poor doods.

  25. 66 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:37 am

  26. 67 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 1:38 am

    New Zealand needed six. Australia needed one wicket. One moment of magic, either side could have won it.

    Just about sums up the thrillah of the match. Newzies were very lucky to get away with it.

  27. 72 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 1:54 am

  28. 73 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:04 am

    From Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    He never met Leonard. This is some of what he had to say… I can identify with this so very much. [Damn, here come the tears again!]

    “…When I was a kid, long before I put on Wesley Crusher’s sweaters or piloted the Enterprise, I loved Star Trek. I watched it all the time in syndication on our black and white television, and when the other kids at school wanted to play CHiPs or the A-Team on the playground, I wanted to turn the jungle gym into the Enterprise. On those rare occasions that I convinced my classmates that we were boldly going toward new worlds on lunch recess, one of the Cool Kids would claim the role of Captain Kirk, and I would always happily assume the role of Mister Spock.

    I was too young to fully understand why, but as I got older and looked back on those years, it became clear: I identified with Spock because he was weird, and cerebral, and he was different from everyone else. He was just like me, but the things that made me a target of ridicule on the playground made him a valuable and vital member of his ship’s crew. In ways that I couldn’t articulate at the time, I wanted to be Mister Spock because if I was, I could be myself –quiet, bookish, alien to the people around me — and it wouldn’t be weird. It would be awesome.

    When I was cast to play Wesley Crusher, and became part of the Star Trek family, one of the first things I got excited about was meeting Mister Spock, and the actor who played him. It never happened, really, so I never got to know the man behind the ears and the eyebrows and the character that meant so much to me. But as I said on Twitter this morning, we in the Next Generation stood upon his shoulders, and we got to explore a universe that wouldn’t have existed without him. I’ve met thousands of people over the last decade, who have told me that Wesley Crusher meant the same thing to them that Mister Spock meant to me, and for that I am eternally grateful to everyone who was part of Star Trek before I was, including Leonard.

    Mister Spock made it okay for me to be the weird kid who eventually grew into a slightly-less weird adult, but it was Leonard Nimoy who made Mister Spock live, and who made Star Trek — and every science fiction TV series since 1966 — possible.

    Thank you, Leonard, for making it okay to be me, and for making it possible for me to explore brave new worlds, and boldly go where you had gone before. I wish I’d gotten to know you the way so many others did, because everyone says you were as awesome and wonderful as I hoped you would be. Rest in peace, sir.”
    .

  29. 74 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:17 am

  30. 75 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:24 am

  31. 77 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:41 am

  32. 78 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Remember this? 🙂

  33. 81 Dudette
    February 28, 2015 at 2:55 am

    ,,, and now I must go, as I am compelled to follow these directives.

    Good morning, good afternoon, and good night wherever you are!

  34. 83 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Really, icc? Another one to two overs – 5 to 10 minutes, tops – and this match is so over. But since the holy grail of 16 overs has been crossed, you need to ‘follow the rules’ and take a 45 minute break? #stupidity

  35. 84 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 5:53 am

    uae = walk in the park. #done&dusted. 3/3 wins.

    though they should have done it under 15 overs. before the effing ‘ dinner break’.

  36. 85 amk for obama
    February 28, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Obama said in a statement: “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy”.

    “Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his time and talents.

    “And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the centre of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.”

    Obama’s approach to politics has been described as Spock-like. He greeted Nimoy with a four fingered Vulcan salute when the pair met in 2007.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31672543


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