Sneaky Geeky: Trek Nerds Succeed in Bid to Get Pluto's 3rd Moon Named "Vulcan"

The naming agency insisted that, per protocol, the moon be named something that had something to do with Pluto.

Well, Vulcan was Pluto's son, so the Trekkies get a win. Even though they're totally not pushing "Vulcan" just because it's the name of Pluto's son.

They know why. We all know why.

Vulcan loopholes.

The other moon will be named Cerberus. There probably is a Star Trek thingamabob named Cerberus too.


Via @danriehl.

Posted by: Ace at 09:24 PM



Comments

1 Of course, "Pluto" got the astronomer's initials in - "percival lowell"

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (lbiWb)

2 So which one is "Planet of the Hot Green Chicks?"

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:26 PM (NaNKB)

3 Cerberus was Captain Kirk’s penis.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (CeNUw)

4 Cerberus was Captain Kirk’s penis.

I Did Not Need To Know That.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:27 PM (NaNKB)

5 Anyone sort of wish Star Trek was about a medical crew trying to cure cancer?

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 09:28 PM (LCRYB)

6 But Pluto is still a non-planet, right?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 25, 2013 09:28 PM (8sCoq)

7 This is all bullshit.

Posted by: Goofy at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (PrDJQ)

8 The other moon will be named Cerberus. There probably is a Star Trek thingamabob named Cerberus too.

What about Endor?

Or Ceti Alpha 6?

Or Riza?

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (doBIb)

9
#5,
er, No. Never.
Oh, and Drew, Cerberus was McCoy's daughter's homeworld...
(hangs head in shame for knowing that... )

Posted by: Jess1 at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (lbiWb)

10 This post is lacking in hot green women. Maybe Hot Air has hot green women.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (GEICT)

11 How can a non-planet have moons?

These pointy headed types better start organizing and categorizing things instead of just makin' it up as they go along.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (qyv02)

12 I guess "Testicle" is already taken.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (BVkEs)

13 Cerberus could be a Mass Effect reference, for those taking a slightly different path to their geeky science fiction.

Posted by: The Rogue Economist at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (/VINK)

14 Oh, and Drew, Cerberus was McCoy's daughter's homeworld...

Isn't it also that shadow organization from Mass Effect?

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (doBIb)

15 Threadwinner @ 7

Golf clap

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (Md8Uo)

16 Anyone sort of wish Star Trek was about a medical crew trying to cure cancer?
Posted by: ace at February 25, 2013 09:28 PM (LCRYB)


Star Trek Voyager being a cancer wasn't close enough for you?

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (8kIXE)

17 Cerberus is a 3 headed dog that guarded Hell if I recall my mythology.

How is that vulcany?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:31 PM (qyv02)

18 I guess we all know who's a geek in this thread.



* looks around *

* adjusts pocket protector *

* pushes glasses back up nose *

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 09:31 PM (doBIb)

19 7
lol

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (F2Vrz)

20 Ace stomped on the troll in the last thread before I got there, so the fun over there was over.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (NaNKB)

21 Cerberus was the 3 headed guard dog of hell that stopped the dead from coming back from Hades. I'm not making this up.

Posted by: CozMark at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (BjOkm)

22 Bad idea. Vulcan / Hephaestus should be a hot planet, inside Mercury's orbit.

And if there isn't a planet inside Mercury's orbit (it literally took fuckin' Einstein to figure this out) then a hot planet should be found elsewhere.

The planet at Alpha Centauri B is my first choice. And it's good for fanbois too because, hey, the Vulcans are supposed to be the nearest sentients to us.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (QTHTd)

23 Glasses that are taped together. Pocket protector that has large ink stain. No eye contact.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (qyv02)

24

LOL, William Shatner started the watershed of votes.

Over the last several weeks, Captain Kirk regularly pumped out tweets to his million-plus followers asking them to vote for Vulcan. In true Spock form, Leonard Nimoy himself tweeted that Vulcan "is the logical choice."

Posted by: beach at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (LpQbZ)

25 Given it's size I'm just going to call it Kero-chan.

Posted by: CCS fan at February 25, 2013 09:33 PM (8kIXE)

26 I was just thinking today about what total bullshit "Star Trek Voyager" actually was.
Chokotay, the 24th century "Indian" and his pals "the Maquis" hiding out in the 'badlands' resisting the statist Federation.

what a load of tripe.

You've got faster than light travel, and a whole galaxy to fill. Go find yourself a planet and ignore the Federation. The pantywaist effect.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (Md8Uo)

27 Cerberus was the name of the mortar Kirk built, using a rudimentary lathe, to fight the Gorn.

Posted by: R. Burghandy at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (4cRnj)

28 Cerberus was Captain Kirk’s penis.

Three chicks. At the same time.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (QTHTd)

29 I caught Cerberus from that green Orion chick.

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (8/bPb)

30 Glasses that are taped together. Pocket protector that has large ink stain. No eye contact.


Fixes bow-tie.


Pulls up pants even higher.


Takes another puff from inhaler.

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (doBIb)

31

This post felt comfortably into the ending of the movie we just finished watching:

Safety Not Guaranteed

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/

Really fun flick re: time travel. Funny.

Posted by: beach at February 25, 2013 09:35 PM (LpQbZ)

32 Kyrzakhstan!

Posted by: Whatev at February 25, 2013 09:35 PM (A7Wh1)

33 WTF is yer prob with this, Ace?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (UTq/I)

34 Gotta admit..I voted 10 times. But I won't really get pumped until they name a planet Romulus.

That's right. Nothing outside of TOS ever happened, TNG bitches.

Posted by: jack m. at February 25, 2013 09:36 PM (Bl3Ug)

35 How about...

...Praxis?

Posted by: EC at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM (doBIb)

36 Kyrzakhstan?

Isn't that John Kerry's newest allie in the war on branes?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM (Md8Uo)

37 How does a not-planet have not one, but three moons?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM (QupBk)

38 Did they bother OKing it with the people that live there?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 25, 2013 09:38 PM (l86i3)

39 Vulcan, eh? What, does it orbit Pluto every seven years and then have planetary scale PMS?

That reminds me, I need to put some cream on the Old Admiral. Friction is a bitch.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (Lxw+T)

40 That is logical.

Posted by: S. at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (7x9pP)

41 Look at yourelves. When's the last time you kissed at girl?

Posted by: Shatner on SNL at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (RORUp)

42 You've got faster than light travel, and a whole galaxy to fill.

I hate to put my nerd hat on but...

In the Star Trek universe, there really wasn't a whole galaxy to fill. They were restricted by the maximum practical speed of warp, for a start, and then there were the zones of influence controlled by various alien races.

For instance: the Maquis was mentioned. Glad it was! Why are they the Maquis? Because these were humans who got themselves into what they thought was empty space, but turned out to be too close to the Cardassians. Then a treaty signed them over to the Cardassians, and the Cardassians did what they usually do to the races under their control (cf, the Bajorans).

The Cardassians did get what was coming to them, so there's that, but then there are all the other colonies that disappeared and didn't get featured on the show. Pretty sure the Klingons had their way with a few, for a start. We all know the Borg did

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:39 PM (QTHTd)

43 How does a not-planet have not one, but three moons?

It's technical . I won't bore you with details .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (TQOZk)

44 I got 2 more moons than you faggots but I'm not a planet?Fuck you.

Posted by: Pluto at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (9XBK2)

45 And the moon shall be called Expendable Crew Member.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (BVkEs)

46 Cerberus was Captain Kirk’s penis.

Three chicks. At the same time.


Yesiree. Three chicks, one athletic cup. A large one.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (Lxw+T)

47 "Your Anus" would be funny you guys.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (R18D0)

48 And the moon shall be called Expendable Crew Member

"Red Shirt" is shorter.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (Lxw+T)

49 31

This post felt comfortably into the ending of the movie we just finished watching:

Safety Not Guaranteed

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/

Really fun flick re: time travel. Funny.
Posted by: beach at February 25, 2013 09:35 PM (LpQbZ)

Been on the fence about this one - will put it on the list.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (vS6fu)

50 >The other moon will be named Cerberus.

Sounds like a perfect place to locate a base for stationing a para-military Terran group of the same name...

Posted by: The Illusive Man at February 25, 2013 09:41 PM (EV9p4)

51 I say we nuke Vulcan from orbit.

But first, nuke Gearbox's corporate headquarters in Plano.

Posted by: Hicks at February 25, 2013 09:42 PM (QTHTd)

52 What, no "Uranus" joke?

Posted by: fluffy at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (z9HTb)

53 WHAAAAA? It wasn't named Barrack or Michelle?
Racist fucks

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (HDgX3)

54 They know why. We all know why.


Well, NO we old farts have no clue. Star Trac shit or something?


Hey, buddy can you share a fucking explanation?


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (wR+pz)

55 Safety Not Guaranteed

It's good. Not great but good. Worth the Redbox rental fee.

"Seven Psychopaths" was shit. I should have listened to Ace.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (QTHTd)

56 Once I tried to name a new planet after my scrotum, but Starfleet thought it undignified. After all, a starship captain should try to christen something actually larger than his own parts.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (Lxw+T)

57 What, no "Uranus" joke?


Posted by: fluffy

*cough* 47 *cough*

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (R18D0)

58 I have never seen an episode of Star Trek or seen any of the Star Wars movies.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (HDgX3)

59 It's not a planet, but it has moons.

Got it.

Posted by: zsasz at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (MMC8r)

60 43 How does a not-planet have not one, but three moons?

It's technical . I won't bore you with details .
Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 25, 2013 09:40 PM (TQOZk)

Debating the planety-ness of Pluto is a much better use of astronomers' time than, say, figuring out how to blow asteroids to smithereens before they harass Russia.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (vS6fu)

61 Flash is a cool name for a moon.

Posted by: F Gordon at February 25, 2013 09:44 PM (BVkEs)

62 Maybe Hot Air has hot green women.

There is a hot green woman in the side bar. No need for Hot Gas.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 09:45 PM (dBayF)

63 "Your Anus" would be funny you guys.

You owe me a new keyboard.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:45 PM (NaNKB)

64 Cerberus was the clandestine govt group that built the gateways and redoubts in Axler's Deathlands, right?

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 25, 2013 09:46 PM (/gHaE)

65 alex® ,

I'm a moron . I have no details .

That is all .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 25, 2013 09:46 PM (TQOZk)

66 20
Ace stomped on the troll in the last thread before I got there, so the fun over there was over.



Well, shit, I miss a troll stomping. Was it the same guy posting faggot jokes that Andy stepped on?


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 09:46 PM (wR+pz)

67 There is a hot green woman in the side bar. No need for Hot Gas.

Wasn't that an early-Seventies song by the Hollies?

"Hot Green Woman in the Side Bar"

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:46 PM (NaNKB)

68 *cough* 47 *cough*


Yeah, yeah. I was at 53. How often you want me to refresh?


Oh, and take another puff on your inhaler.

Posted by: fluffy at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (z9HTb)

69 WHich moon will be named Barack and which Assteroid will be named Moochelle?

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (+OTLF)

70 I'm sure this was keeping you up ...

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.

A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service--“Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules"--identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others.

Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (e8kgV)

71 maybe Cerberus was the subgroup that time trawled "Doc" through a gateway...

...I don't remember.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (/gHaE)

72 "Seven Psychopaths" was shit. I should have listened to Ace.


Posted by: boulder toilet hobo

I should have seen that post. Started out so good and then got all pretentious and boring. If you have Netflix streaming check out "Headhunters". Quirky and dark foreign film.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (R18D0)

73 Starfleet just announced a sequester, and we can't afford to name that moon Vulcan. We have to shorten it to a symbol, like a pound sign. I propose two carets: ^^

First Officer Pointy Ears will be pleased.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (Lxw+T)

74 seven spychopaths wasnt total
shit...well atleast the parts with christopher walken was good. the rest of the stuff was shit yeah

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 25, 2013 09:48 PM (+OTLF)

75 65 alex® ,

I'm a moron . I have no details .

That is all .
Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 25, 2013 09:46 PM (TQOZk)

That was directed more at astronomers than you, and non-moron-astronomers if you happen to be a moron-astronomer.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:48 PM (vS6fu)

76 In the mid-19th Century a planet orbiting inside the orbit of Mercury was hypothesized to account for Mercury's orbital precession. It was named Vulcan, and numerous observers claimed to see it. Eventually, Einstein's general theory of relativity explained Mercury's motion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_(hypothetical_planet)

Posted by: rickl at February 25, 2013 09:48 PM (sdi6R)

77 Cerberus is a 3 headed dog that guarded Hell if I recall my mythology.

Yeah, but he was totally ineffective. Anybody could get into hell and do you think you're going to deport ten million suffering souls?

Posted by: AmishDude at February 25, 2013 09:48 PM (T0NGe)

78 We have lost containment on the ONT and it's now spreading out to all adjacent threads . . .

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:49 PM (NaNKB)

79 boulder toilet hobo
The whole future is a creation in someone's head. The writers created all this to create some kind of dramatic tension. I realize you are reciting the canon of the show to illustrate the dramatic consistency. The Bajorans are supposed to be the Palestinians, or some such nonsense. The entire future reality is meant to be some kind of allegorical narrative about the present. That's why, to me, it was just so much bullshit.
The writers LITERALLY (uh oh, caps, I'm shouting) had the whole galaxy to write about, and they create these silly allegorical faux morality tales. Like the faux environmental eyewash about warp drive wearing out the continuum, or something like that.
Star Trek (TOS) was supposed to be the New Frontier writ large in space, but at least it was kinda fresh and different in 1966, and some episodes actually had some real SF twists to them. The later Star Treks were all allegory and deux ex machina, in that there was always a clever new tech fix for any tight spot they got in, or a level three diagnostic, or ejecting the warp core, or Data using his super cybernetic reflexes to save the day.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:49 PM (Md8Uo)

80 Safety Not Guaranteed

It's good. Not great but good. Worth the Redbox rental fee.

"Seven Psychopaths" was shit. I should have listened to Ace.
Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:43 PM (QTHTd)



It's on Netflix now, if you have it. So, no need to rent.

Posted by: beach at February 25, 2013 09:49 PM (LpQbZ)

81 For a dwarf planet, Pluto certainly has a surfeit of moons.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (2HjDP)

82 The other moon will be named Cerberus. There probably is a Star Trek thingamabob named Cerberus too.

Now you're just discriminating against aardvarks.

Posted by: Cerebus at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (Vk2pI)

83 Ignore me at your peril, bitches.

Posted by: Nibiru at February 25, 2013 09:51 PM (BVkEs)

84 I should have seen that post. Started out so good and then got all pretentious and boring. If you have Netflix streaming check out "Headhunters". Quirky and dark foreign film.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:47 PM (R18D0)

I am trying to finish "Carlos". This last hour is terribly boring. They pretty much skip over 12 years of Reagan/Bush, the Cold War ends and now he's just whining in the Sudan waiting to get captured. Snore! The actress that played his wife is very attractive though.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:51 PM (vS6fu)

85 For a dwarf planet, Pluto certainly has a surfeit of moons.

Well, that's a word you don't often see in an AoSHQ comment thread.

Dwarf.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:51 PM (NaNKB)

86 Barack will have an asteroid that gets stuck in Uranus' orbit named after him...

... it will be known as DingleBarry.

Posted by: cosmic justice at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (Ks9M3)

87 The later Star Treks were all allegory and deux ex machina...

...in essence, they were a type of weasel.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (/gHaE)

88 Posted by: Cerebus at February 25, 2013 09:50 PM (Vk2pI)

Hey, Earth-Pig-Born! How's It Hangin?

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (NaNKB)

89 78 We have lost containment on the ONT and it's now spreading out to all adjacent threads . . .
Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:49 PM (NaNKB)

AOSHQ-19: The Widowmaker

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (vS6fu)

90 Will Vulcan be a gun free moon?

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (U9UrF)

91 Oh, and take another puff on your inhaler.


Posted by: fluffy

I can't. I dropped it in my Legos Ewok Village, Journey to Endor play set and I'm afraid I'll fuck it all up if I reach in there. Looks kind of like an Endor Speeder Bike. I'm leaving it.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (R18D0)

92 I wanted to name my son "Rainbow Trololol," but his mother just stared at me.

She had eyes like drill bits. She stared and stared right into you and then you felt holes in back of your head.

I might have to stop mainlining that Romulan ale.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:53 PM (Lxw+T)

93 >>>which Assteroid will be named Moochelle?

I'm naming both of my orbiting hemorrhoids after that big amazon beast.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 25, 2013 09:53 PM (4Mv1T)

94 Something that always bugged me about Star Trek was the name. They weren't on a "trek". The only Trek series that was actually a "trek" (a long journey toward a particular destination) was Voyager.

Posted by: Jon (not the troll) at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (2g9rv)

95 86
Barack will have an asteroid that gets stuck in Uranus' orbit named after him...

... it will be known as DingleBarry.


Posted by: cosmic justice at February 25, 2013 09:52 PM (Ks9M3)

haha ok i laughed out loud and my coworkers now know i am not working...nice!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (+OTLF)

96 Will EC post another pic of his hot wife on the ONT? Serious you guys, stay tuned.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (Md8Uo)

97 If we do colonise the planets, I feel sorry for the poor bastards stuck on the Uranian moons. "The Ass End Of Space", as the 1997 short "Troops" put it. . .

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (QTHTd)

98 92 I wanted to name my son "Rainbow Trololol," but his mother just stared at me.

She had eyes like drill bits. She stared and stared right into you and then you felt holes in back of your head.

I might have to stop mainlining that Romulan ale.
Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:53 PM (Lxw+T)

She probably wanted to name him "Double Rainbow Trololol". Next time.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (vS6fu)

99 TOS did allegory too,remember the half black-half white guy episode just for one.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 09:54 PM (9XBK2)

100 Battlestar Galactica was the trek-trek series.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (QTHTd)

101 92
I wanted to name my son "Rainbow Trololol," but his mother just stared at me.



She had eyes like drill bits. She stared and stared right into you and then you felt holes in back of your head.



I might have to stop mainlining that Romulan ale.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:53 PM (Lxw+T)
Atleast you didnt name him adolf...i hope.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (+OTLF)

102 They could have named it Neverlaid.

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (Sw+B7)

103 77 Well done, sir.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (/Zkfu)

104 steevy @ 99
3rd season, out of ideas, massive fail. You are correct sir.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (Md8Uo)

105 Battlestar Galactica was the trek-trek series.

Oh, no. Here we go . . .

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (NaNKB)

106 If you have Netflix streaming check out "Headhunters".

Headhunters was good. And, not what you expected.

Posted by: beach at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (LpQbZ)

107 "WHich moon will be named Barack and which Assteroid will be named Moochelle?"


A moon would have to be named after Moochelle. I cant believe you missed that backsides orbit.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (vfB2N)

108 FUCK YOU, PHILLY!

Hahahaha.

Well-done, Leafs.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 25, 2013 09:56 PM (m0/qQ)

109 #26 No matter how far you go into the universe the Democrats will be after you to tax you to death and confiscate your guns...."for the children" of course.

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (U9UrF)

110 Star Truck! The Search for Shocks!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (Md8Uo)

111 107 uh those would be uranus in charge

Posted by: Clemenza at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (x59Gv)

112 Hypothetically, if one were sitting here thinking that the fed. gov't is kinda like Tribbles, would it mean one was spending too much time on this blog?

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (SUKHu)

113 EC?

Shit, I just spend eight hours in a continuing ed class sitting next to my friends wife, the one with the green eyes, 38d's that teaches Yoga.

Going to the bathroom every 30 minutes to beat down my Woodie got obvious after the first three hours.



Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (wR+pz)

114 How can a non-planet have moons?

These pointy headed types better start organizing and categorizing things instead of just makin' it up as they go along.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM (qyv02)


It's a dwarf planet, or more accurately, one of two dwarf planets in in a binary system, since the center of gravity between Charon and Pluto is outside of Pluto.

Posted by: Cerebus at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (Vk2pI)

115 100
Battlestar Galactica was the trek-trek series.


Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (QTHTd)
The original was a boring ass show with constantly recycled cylon fighter ship sfx shots.They played it flipped left and flipped right to get the most out of it...was so fucking lame and used it ad mauseum in every episode...terrible show.

And Lorne Greene,...fuck...he was the original pussy pacifist in space.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 25, 2013 09:58 PM (+OTLF)

116 100
Battlestar Galactica was the trek-trek series.


They weren't on a trek, they were fucking lost without a clue or a map. Lost, lost in space.

SG-U had it even worse...they were on a robo-ship flying itself. Spam in a can.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 25, 2013 09:58 PM (/gHaE)

117 They could have named it Neverlaid.

That's what we call Spock behind his back.

We sometimes call Sulu "Liza Minelli."

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:58 PM (Lxw+T)

118 lol DingleBerry Moon.

Posted by: torabora at February 25, 2013 09:58 PM (U9UrF)

119 Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (wR+pz)

You noticed the color of her eyes? Amazing restraint. Kudos to you, sir!

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (vS6fu)

120 Instead of Cerberus to balance out the Star Trek influence they should have named the other moon Death Star.

And to be really geeky in the Trek-verse, the planet Vulcan orbited Eridani 40.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (2HjDP)

121 Hypothetically, if one were sitting here thinking that the fed. gov't is
kinda like Tribbles, would it mean one was spending too much time on
this blog?


What? You mean creatures that eat everything in sight and reproduce to fill every niche of society?

But they're the only love money can buy--or some such rot.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (NaNKB)

122 Tribbles were soft and cuddly and made a pleasant noise. I wish the government would be more like Tribbles.

And born pregnant, so yeah, there's that.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (Md8Uo)

123 Here is some squee material for us astro nerdz:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130220133551.htm

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (QTHTd)

124 Cerberus? Splendid... *steeples fingers* Good...good..

Posted by: The Illusive Man at February 25, 2013 09:59 PM (ryT1J)

125 In other news, my popping corn is apparently 'halal'.

It pleases me no end that my fucking maize has been butchered according to the precepts of some pig-ignorant 6th-century pedophile.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 25, 2013 10:00 PM (m0/qQ)

126 Should have gone Iscandar and Gamilon

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 10:00 PM (FIDMq)

127 Atleast you didnt name him adolf...i hope.

She named him "David."

When he showed up on the bridge with a sweater tied around his shoulders, I renamed him "Tinkerbell."

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 10:00 PM (Lxw+T)

128 Space: 1999, bitches!

Suck on this! *grabs crotch of unisex jumpsuit and falls off high heeled boots*

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 10:01 PM (R18D0)

129 >>Tribbles were soft and cuddly and made a pleasant noise.

Like non-furry Tribbles.

More like a flying squid-tribble cross.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (SUKHu)

130 *grabs crotch of unisex jumpsuit and falls off high heeled boots*

Oh my!

Posted by: Lt. Hikaru Sulu at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (Lxw+T)

131 Who started the f'ing sober bit?

Posted by: L, elle at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (0PiQ4)

132 what, no Romulus or Remus?

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (BBWjt)

133 They weren't on a trek, they were fucking lost without a clue or a map. Lost, lost in space.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 25, 2013 09:58 PM (/gHaE)


And didn't take the opportunity to wipe out their genocidal pursuers when they had they chance because it would "make them just as bad". (and end the series)

AWFUL, AWFUL STUFF.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (vS6fu)

134 Should have gone Iscandar and Gamilon

Not on this blog . . .

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (QTHTd)

135 In other news, my popping corn is apparently 'halal'.

It pleases
me no end that my fucking maize has been butchered according to the
precepts of some pig-ignorant 6th-century pedophile.


You don't have any Bac-O's or lard in the house, do you?

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (NaNKB)

136 This is all bullshit.
Posted by: Goofy at February 25, 2013 09:29 PM (PrDJQ)....Seriously, you guys

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 25, 2013 10:03 PM (/7Xis)

137 127 They had to make him have hippy,anti military views in ST2.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:03 PM (9XBK2)

138 >>>Who started the f'ing sober bit?

Not me. And I only have three words for you.

Scotch.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 25, 2013 10:03 PM (4Mv1T)

139 119
Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 09:57 PM (wR+pz)



You noticed the color of her eyes? Amazing restraint. Kudos to you, sir!


It was all I could concentrate on, since her tits were hanging out of her low cut dress.


Thank god her short skirt with the slit up the side was hidden under the table.


Yoga instructors have such shitty bodies. Then she tells me they are going scuba diving in Belize next week, so I had to visualize that.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 25, 2013 10:03 PM (wR+pz)

140 133 I think he was referring to the original series.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:04 PM (9XBK2)

141 pg 289 Star Trek Concordance, 2d Edition. Bjo Trimble.

Cerberus: A planet on which McCoy's daughter attended school. When the crops fail, Carter Winston used his personal fortune to bring in food and goods to carry the planet through the crisis. (SU).

(SU) stands for the animated episode 'The Survivor.' Stardate 5124.5

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:04 PM (2HjDP)

142 Lost, lost in space.

A man's natural reaction is to repeatedly hug a young ginger teenage boy from the backside.

It's okay, I'm a doctor.

Posted by: Dr. Zachary Smith at February 25, 2013 10:04 PM (Lxw+T)

143 Greek mythology was the Star Trek of its time.

Posted by: CJ at February 25, 2013 10:04 PM (9G+G5)

144 I just whipped up a batch of Scotch. Two bars of soap and a cup of water. Mmmn good.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 10:05 PM (dBayF)

145 Relevant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZS2-4-iUJ4

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 10:05 PM (BBWjt)

146 That's no moon.

Posted by: Obi-gyn at February 25, 2013 10:05 PM (7SwK/)

147 Tribbles. They make a cameo in the movie Star Trek III:The Search for Spock. When McCoy tries to hire a ship in that bar, a couple has a few Tribbles on their table.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:06 PM (2HjDP)

148 I wanted to name it "Norman."

Posted by: Harcourt Fenton Mudd at February 25, 2013 10:06 PM (Lxw+T)

149 Not on this blog . . .


Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 10:02 PM (QTHTd)

What?

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (FIDMq)

150 >>>I just whipped up a batch of Scotch. Two bars of soap and a cup of water. Mmmn good

Need to let it age till Thursday. Pour in some isopropyl alcohol. Good to go.

Stay thirsty my friend.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (4Mv1T)

151 Ha,a lady on Pawn Stars just brought in a phaser prop,communicator a script and a Tribble.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (9XBK2)

152 I just whipped up a batch of Scotch. Two bars of soap and a cup of water. Mmmn good.

You forgot the secret ingredient: Everclear.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (NaNKB)

153 TR

What's the difference btwn scotch and whiskey? They taste the same to me.

Posted by: L, elle at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (0PiQ4)

154 Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 10:07 PM (FIDMq)

OH, SHIT! What's that behind you!

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (NaNKB)

155 How can a non-planet have moons?These pointy headed types better start organizing and categorizing things instead of just makin' it up as they go along.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 25, 2013 09:30 PM

Pluto is a planet. This "dwarf planet" stuff is bullshit. The flunkies that did thisused the prior lack of a definition to specifically exclude the icy outer planets, that are probably going to keep showing up. They've got hard ons for deep space exo planet stuff and hate Pluto. They'reice planet racists.

Posted by: otho at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (yBF/9)

156 Chemjeff @ 145

Fascinating.

Posted by: A Vulcan observing at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (Md8Uo)

157 Scotch is whiskey (or whisky) made by Scots.

Guys in dresses.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (NaNKB)

158 The name of The Gamilon Show is not to be uttered!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (QTHTd)

159 steevy, she is gonna get PWND. Unless she has COAs with the items.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:09 PM (2HjDP)

160 141, Anna, you get cooler every day. :-)

Posted by: eman at February 25, 2013 10:09 PM (CP6Kw)

161 Relevant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZS2-4-iUJ4


Posted by: chemjeff hates snow

The fact that people took hours and hours to make that saddens me.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 10:09 PM (R18D0)

162 143
Greek mythology was the Star Trek of its time.

xxx

That's what they want to think.

It was real history baby. Real.

/watch us on the history channel. We make those star trek guys look hawt!

Posted by: ancient alien theorists at February 25, 2013 10:09 PM (z63Tr)

163 Captain Helium of Federation Vessel Voyager just needed to befriend a few more of those Kes-thingies to speed her way back to the whatever-Quadrant.

"My Gift", a 10% reduction in travel time.

Fuck, that saves me four minutes on my commute.


Beeyotch.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (UqYJp)

164 159 They are bringing in their "expert".

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (9XBK2)

165 okay I'm going to bed peoples
good night all
and stay trekkin' and thirsty my friends

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (BBWjt)

166 Watch the live action Space Battleship Yamato movie.
http://youtu.be/L3-x4HQAq9g

Yamato Hasshin!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (2HjDP)

167 I would rather have pluto as a planet than Uranus

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (/7Xis)

168 Secret ingredient. Isopropyl alcohol or Ever Clear? Tough choice.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (dBayF)

169 104
steevy @ 99

3rd season, out of ideas, massive fail. You are correct sir.


Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 25, 2013 09:55 PM (Md8Uo)

So, ST:TOS has something in common with the BSG reboot.
Seriously, you guys, Vulcan has no moons.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's hi-cap assault diaphragm at February 25, 2013 10:11 PM (7xeJQ)

170 158
The name of The Gamilon Show is not to be uttered!


Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (QTHTd)

Ha! It was my part of my childhood...only cartoon I recall that had actual death in it...and watched it after school...buncha haterz

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 25, 2013 10:11 PM (FIDMq)

171 166 Is that available on a US compatible DVD or Blu Ray?

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:11 PM (9XBK2)

172 >>>What's the difference btwn scotch and whiskey? They taste the same to me.

The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, generally Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn.
Source - http://mentalfloss.com

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 25, 2013 10:11 PM (4Mv1T)

173 good night all



Posted by: chemjeff hates snow


Ha ha! School night? *drops Lego phaser which shatters into a hundred peices - runs crying to bed*

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2013 10:12 PM (R18D0)

174 166 Watch the live action Space Battleship Yamato movie.
http://youtu.be/L3-x4HQAq9g

Yamato Hasshin!!!
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:10 PM (2HjDP)

Don't give Rihanna any ideas.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 10:13 PM (vS6fu)

175 Steevy, as far as I know it still not licensed in the US for release. There are 1080 Blu-Ray quality fan-subs out on the Internet for it. Or watch it on YouTube, its been posted there. Its Space Opera and reboots the whole story line.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:14 PM (2HjDP)

176 Tom Harkin is challenging for the biden seat...

"raising minimum wage adds GDP because of increased spending..."


well Tom then you are being negligent in not raising it to 3,000,000,000,000 an hour…

I mean prices won’t rise to meet the artificial gain will they Tom?

You did that the time to abolish the laws of supply and demand and money supply right Tom?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 25, 2013 10:14 PM (LRFds)

177 This is why I like The Aviator. Howard Hughes was a real life Kirk.

Posted by: alex® at February 25, 2013 10:14 PM (vS6fu)

178 They did the same thing with Voyager1. It was supposed to go from Saturn to Pluto, with V2 going on to Uranus and Neptune. But, they changed V1's course to flyby Titan,rather thanPluto. Pfffttt... So instead of Magellan, V1 was like De Soto.

Posted by: otho at February 25, 2013 10:15 PM (yBF/9)

179 Oh geez,she bought them in a garage sale .Only has the guys say so they are from the show.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2013 10:15 PM (9XBK2)

180 Guys in dresses.

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:08 PM (NaNKB)


Oh no you DINT!

Alba gu bràth!

Posted by: blaster at February 25, 2013 10:16 PM (/1U3u)

181 FUCK YOU, PHILLY! Hahahaha. Well-done, Leafs.
Feel better? Good.

Posted by: CJ at February 25, 2013 10:16 PM (9G+G5)

182 Howard Hughes was a real life Kirk.

Too bad Scorsese has an inexplicable hard-on for that bleating homunculus DiCaprio.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 25, 2013 10:17 PM (UqYJp)

183 The main difference between scotch and whisky is>>

If a Scotsman in Scotland or a hillbilly Scotsman in Tennessee makes it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 25, 2013 10:17 PM (qo244)

184 According to a show on different liquors, oak barrels can only be used one time for Kentucky bourbon (or was it Whisky?) then they are shipped to Scotland to age Scotch. mSeems like a waste of good barrels to me.

Posted by: Ronster at February 25, 2013 10:17 PM (dBayF)

185 Oh no you DINT!

But they're very nice dresses, I'm told . . .

Posted by: filbert at February 25, 2013 10:18 PM (NaNKB)

186 aawww eman, thanks for the compliment.

Third season of TOS Roddenberry stepped down from hands-on leadership. Two seasons of battling the network had worn him out. So for Season Three we got the likes of 'Spock's Brain' and worse of all 'Turnabout Intruder' which on the set was called 'Captain Kirk, Space Queen.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:19 PM (2HjDP)

187 Then there is single malt scotch which is a whole nother animal.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 25, 2013 10:20 PM (qo244)

188 steevy, she is PWND. COmpanies make replica phasers and communicators. For it to be a real TOS communicator it must be made as cheaply as possible and up close look shabby. And Tribbles are super easy to make.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 25, 2013 10:22 PM (2HjDP)

189 I caught Cerberus from that green Orion chick.
Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at February 25, 2013 09:34 PM (8/bPb)





Should have stuck to the Arcturian poontang

Posted by: Private Frost at February 25, 2013 10:22 PM (MBqvE)

190 and worse of all 'Turnabout Intruder' which on the set was called 'Captain Kirk, Space Queen.'

There I was, in a woman's body, staring back at my stunning, godlike self. It was the only chance I ever had to fuck myself, and I didn't get to.

Still makes me misty.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at February 25, 2013 10:24 PM (Lxw+T)

191 Now I'm all depressed.

I didn't realize they were restricting the names that way, I thought for sure one would be named "Ron" and the other "Paul".

They're still upset the cat won the Monopoly poll.

Posted by: Veeshir at February 25, 2013 10:35 PM (7f1XR)

192 Err, Vulcan was the son of Jupiter and Juno, so Pluto's nephew, not son.

Posted by: Guy looking nerdier than the Trekkies at February 25, 2013 10:38 PM (IJGnM)

193 Had I known there was voting I would have proposed "YouGuys" then DOS'd the place until the capitulated.

Posted by: t9 at February 25, 2013 10:43 PM (x3YFz)

194
Hypothetically, if one were sitting here thinking that the fed. gov't is kinda like Tribbles, would it mean one was spending too much time on this blog?

Hypo-Thetically speaking, if you were to play Star Trek Online, you could get yourself a Borg-Tribble.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 25, 2013 10:46 PM (eyJh9)

195 ...in essence, they were a type of weasel wessel.

Posted by: Ensign Chekov at February 25, 2013 11:13 PM (QupBk)

196 Gene Roddenberry and Dave Sim happiest today.

Posted by: Kevin In ABQ at February 26, 2013 12:43 AM (GR1Sk)






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