DS9 Had No Trouble with Tribbles

DS9 Had No Trouble with Tribbles

If you're a Trekkie, but not a fan of Deep Space Nine, you owe it yourself to watch DS9's fifth season episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations".

If you're have a casual familiarity with Star Trek, particularly the original series, you owe it yourself to watch DS9's fifth season episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations".

Scratch all of the above.  Just go watch DS9's fifth season episode, "Trials and Tribble-ations".

This episode was produced in celebration of Star Trek's 30th anniversary, and it paid tribute to the original series by adding the DS9 crew to the classic TOS episode "The Trouble with Tribbles".

This could have been an epic disaster.  It could have come off as a tacky attempt to mix DS9 with the original series.  Instead, it is a masterfully done episode full of comedic moments and tributes to the original series.

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'Jewelarchon Gaming' Blog Shows Love for Nintendo & Early Days of Gaming

Shortly after posting my previous post regarding the Wii U, I discovered a blog created by a gamer who shares my nostalgia for the early days of gaming.  He is also a fan of Nintendo.  If you're a Nintendo fan, or just gaming in general, I recommend that you check it out: Jewelarchon Gaming.

His July 8th post titled Back in the Day, When I was Young captures the same nostalgia that I have for gaming history and Nintendo in general.  Like me, his first experience with  the Mario Bros. was in the game Mario Bros. on an Atari console.  His post also focuses on the fun of gaming, something I also mentioned in my previous post (in my case, because I believe that Nintendo is still the embodiment of fun gaming).

Please note that this post was written immediately following a gaming session of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

David Bowie - Strangers When We Meet

I recently started reading a book called Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. It has a quote by David Bowie that says "The only art I'll ever study is stuff that I can steal from." This is one of the reasons I love Bowie. He is honest.  He is also a great painter. 

That is why today's song of the day is my all time favorite Bowie song, Strangers When We Meet.  The song was released on 2 separate albums. the first was The Buddha of Suburbia in 1993. Only to be re-recorded in 1995 for the album Outside. (This is the version I prefer) 

The Monkees - Nine Times Blue

On this date in 1967, the Monkees started a tour, with an opening act called The Jimmy Hendrix Experience.

That is why today’s song of the day is called Nine Times Blue performed by The Monkess.  It was written by Mike Nesmith. It was never officially released while the band was together, but it was performed live on the Johnny Cash show. 

The song was officially released in 1987.

The Beatles - Let It Be

For years I always thought that Mother Mary in the song Let It Be, was about Jesus’s mother. I was wrong. It was in fact about Paul’s mother. She died when he was 14 years old.  According to McCartney, he had vivid dreams of his mother during the end of the Beatles, and she said to him “It will be all right, just let it be.”

I think the lyrics take on a little more meaning this way.