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Source: (consider it) Thread: The U.S.S. USA-- Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse!
Kelly Alves

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So, everyone seemed to be drawing a blank on the name of this thread, and I couldn't think of anything either. So I did what is wisest when one seeks deep council on things of great import-- I asked Golden Key. Her reply:
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"Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse"?

It's from an old Star Trek parody. Kinda fits the situation. [Biased]

Brilliant! Away we go!

[ 02. January 2017, 08:01: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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LOL.

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USA? More like DST (Disgruntled States of Trumperica), no?

Seriously, your good ship is in the prayers of many peeps, aliens etc., right across the multiverse...

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I was hoping this treads new title would be Trumpton.

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My son-in-law's parents sent me this as a Christmas gift.

I love it.

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[ 02. January 2017, 13:39: Message edited by: Moo ]

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That's beyond brilliant!

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quote:
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I was hoping this treads new title would be Trumpton.

Ahem. Trumpton Abbey.

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Originally posted by balaam:
I was hoping this treads new title would be Trumpton.

Then maybe our long-lost Shipmate, Corpus cani, would return.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
USA? More like DST (Disgruntled States of Trumperica), no?

Seriously, your good ship is in the prayers of many peeps, aliens etc., right across the multiverse...

IJ

That would be nice to believe.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
My son-in-law's parents sent me this as a Christmas gift.

I love it.

Moo

Oh,hot dog!
[Yipee]

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Excellent thread title, Kelly and GK.

Wishing all my chums to the south all the best for 2017, and know that up here in the frozen north we're rooting for you.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
I asked Golden Key. Her reply:
quote:

"Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse"?

It's from an old Star Trek parody...


quote:
Star Trekking,
across the universe.
We keep on going forward,
'cause we can't find reverse!

We come in peace...
Shoot to kill!
Shoot to kill!
Shoot to kill!

I learned it in high school, but I think I might have also heard it on the Dr. Demento show.

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Dr. Demento! Pancho, you are my brother!

[ 02. January 2017, 17:24: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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That's where I heard it. Interestingly somebody used the "It's XX, Jim, but not as we know it" on a different thread. Surely Star Drek's time has come.

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We taught that song (with actions) at our church holiday club last summer.

Altogether now There's klingons on the starboard bow....

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Nooo! I'm going to be humming this all year now [Help] [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by North East Quine:
We taught that song (with actions) at our church holiday club last summer.

Altogether now There's klingons on the starboard bow....

Scrape 'em off, Jim!

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Love that song! There's a great video, done in claymation, for it, too. Probably on youtube if someone feels like looking.

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You know what I've got the wrong song. I was thinking of Star Drek, and we're talking about Star Trekkin'. Got 'em mixed up. The former is good too but it's more of a mini radio drama than a song.

Sorry about that.

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Originally posted by neandergirl:
That's beyond brilliant!

We saw lots of them in 2015 in Morocco.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
You know what I've got the wrong song. I was thinking of Star Drek, and we're talking about Star Trekkin'. Got 'em mixed up. The former is good too but it's more of a mini radio drama than a song.

Sorry about that.

Wasn't it also one of the seemingly endess Mad Magazine parodies?

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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
quote:
Originally posted by neandergirl:
That's beyond brilliant!

We saw lots of them in 2015 in Morocco.
Yes, I've seen the real life version too, but never thought to make a calendar. Ordered one for me and one for the boss.

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Dr. Demento fan here, too. He helped get me through high school.
[Overused]

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Did that song come out in 88? I used to have it as a vinyl single.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
You know what I've got the wrong song. I was thinking of Star Drek, and we're talking about Star Trekkin'. Got 'em mixed up. The former is good too but it's more of a mini radio drama than a song.

Sorry about that.

Wasn't it also one of the seemingly endess Mad Magazine parodies?
I remember a Mad Magazine parody musical version of Star Trek with songs to tunes from Hair. Sing this to the tune of the chorus of "Aquarius" (this is the dawning...)

And we can do it with a crew that's dispensable
Crew that's dispensable
dispen-sa-ble!

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quote:
Originally posted by Robert Armin:
Did that song come out in 88? I used to have it as a vinyl single.

I've just Googled it, and it was 1987, by a band called The Firm. I remember hearing it on the radio, and if I'd been asked to date it I'd have probably said early/mid 80s.

Ah, my lost youth ... [Paranoid]

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Here's a ink to the original claymation video I mentioned. Star Trekkin'

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Hmmm. Thought it was from the '70s, but it's not. Probably because that's when I listened to the Doc the most.

Here's the Wikipedia entry for "Star Trekkin'". Has a little info about the claymation film.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
You know what I've got the wrong song. I was thinking of Star Drek, and we're talking about Star Trekkin'. Got 'em mixed up. The former is good too but it's more of a mini radio drama than a song.

Sorry about that.

Wasn't it also one of the seemingly endess Mad Magazine parodies?
I remember a Mad Magazine parody musical version of Star Trek with songs to tunes from Hair. Sing this to the tune of the chorus of "Aquarius" (this is the dawning...)

And we can do it with a crew that's dispensable
Crew that's dispensable
dispen-sa-ble!

The 50 year MAD anniversary tome has this little section on the various ways MAD kept picking on Star Trek over the years. "Star Blecchh" was definitely one of their titles.

I remember reading/ singing along with the Aquarius parody when I was a kid. ( Particulary that song you just quoted). If I'm not mistaken, MAD won a copyright argument over this one-- the owners of the rights to "Aquarius" apparently clutched their pearls over the "to the tune of" part. The judge said (a) get over it, you idiots, it's not like they are republishing pieces of the score, and (b) the freedom to satire implies that there is an actual entity/ product/ institution which you are going to satirize. See above statement about getting over it.

[ 03. January 2017, 03:55: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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quote:
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Here's a ink to the original claymation video I mentioned. Star Trekkin'

Played that, and it scared the kittens off my desk! A useful weapon to add to my arsenal....

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quote:
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Here's a ink to the original claymation video I mentioned. Star Trekkin'

Oh thank you!
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Miss Amanda is going to take a nap now. Wake her up, someone, will you, there's a sweet lamb, when you're all done paying homage to Star Trek parodies?

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Well, if it's beauty sleep you are after, we'll be happy to continue on into Next Gen parodies on your behalf.
[Angel]

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Or perhaps Dr. Demento's entire playlist, decades long?
[Two face]

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Did anyone watch the Rose Parade this year? I missed it. Did any of the floats stand out for you?

I went to it one year and camped out on the sidewalk the night before. It was a crazier night than I expected. I hardly slept at all.

(Also, YouTube is throwing an ad for KFC in front of King's College Choir singing O Holy Night. I need to get AdBlock.)

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quote:
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... YouTube is throwing an ad for KFC in front of King's College Choir singing O Holy Night. I need to get AdBlock.

I'd be happy to have anything coming between me and O holy night. Even King's couldn't make me like it.

Is there such a thing as "O holy night-Block"? [Devil]

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quote:
Originally posted by Pancho:
... YouTube is throwing an ad for KFC in front of King's College Choir singing O Holy Night. I need to get AdBlock.

I'd be happy to have anything coming between me and O holy night. Even King's couldn't make me like it.

Is there such a thing as "O holy night-Block"? [Devil]

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Pancho:
... YouTube is throwing an ad for KFC in front of King's College Choir singing O Holy Night. I need to get AdBlock.

I'd be happy to have anything coming between me and O holy night. Even King's couldn't make me like it.

Is there such a thing as "O holy night-Block"? [Devil]

I'll join you in a block for that piece Piglet. Have sung it and hated it. Horrible alto part, weird timing, odd intervals to jump. And yet it almost seems to be the favourite Christmas song in USA. When I sang in choir at church Christmas function it was chosen by conductor fro California who was down here. He was surprised at depth of feeling from Aussies.

Perhaps we should start a subscription fund for Oxford Book of Carols? [Big Grin]

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Anyone here going on the women's march in Washington on the 21st? My Dear Wife and her friend are going on a bus trip organised by Democrats Abroad, and I wish they weren't. I have an uncomfortable vision of the town being swarmed by rabid fascist thugs in red ball caps looking for hate targets.

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Stercus Tauri, I'm not going to the one in DC, I'm going to the one here in NYC instead. Good luck to your wife and friend, I hope it goes peacefully in DC.

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I'm going, my husband is going, and a large number of friends as well. Also a surprising number of friends are coming in from out of town.

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I'm going to the Women's March in Chicago. Solidarity!

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I think Brenda Clough is planning to go to the DC march. She's mentioned it a couple of times on the current US election thread in Purg.

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RuthW

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And two posts up, too!

I'm going to the march in LA. There's a rally here in Long Beach the evening of the 20th as well which I'll probably attend.

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I live in the DC suburbs. If you are coming and need crash space, pm me.

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I can't go to the DC match, but we have a local one (mostly to oppose our former governor, Mike Pence, I think)

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The temperature this morning is 6°F, and my car has four inches of snow on it. I'm not going to try making it to church. It would take at least ten minutes to clear the snow from my car, and breathing that cold air for that length of time would be too much for me.

I don't have to go anywhere until Tuesday. Tomorrow afternoon the temperature is supposed to be in the high 20s, and I will clear the car then.

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Wise words, Moo - if you don't have to be anywhere, then don't be. Stay indoors, keep warm and make some soup - best way to beat the winter blues. [Smile]

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Although I've been in Arizona for 10 years now, I can't get the Eastern mentality out of my system -- the long, cold winters.

After I put away the Christmas ornaments and take the poinsettia off the porch (which I do on New Years Day, not waiting until Epiphany), my porch will remain empty of flowers until the beginning of spring. If I do put something out, it will be pussy willow and forsythia cuttings -- again, the harbingers of spring back east.

Meanwhile, my neighbors are beginning to put out carnations, which I never had any luck with.

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Stercus Tauri, I'm not going to the one in DC, I'm going to the one here in NYC instead. Good luck to your wife and friend, I hope it goes peacefully in DC.

Thank you - I wish I could be there with them. They have known each other for over sixty years and have never done anything like this together. I am advised that some important parts of suitable attire for the day will be this. Even in solidarity you won't ever catch me in one of those hats.

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