Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek’

Multitasking at its best.

It’s 4:35 p.m. and you just got out of your last class on Thursday. It’s officially the weekend—but now what? You decide to call up one of your best buds to catch the “low-down” on the night ahead. You whip out your iPhone and dial her number. As the phone rings you plug in your headphones and carry on. You are on the phone with your BFF but to the rest of the world you are talking to yourself.

So next time you decide to be a slacker and keep your hands, and phone, in your pocket by utilizing you super-duper headset/ear phones, remember what you look like to those around you…and that there’s an invention called gloves.

The same goes for Bluetooth headsets. Come on, this isn’t Avatar, Star Trek or some other galaxy, far, far away. There’s no reason why you need to look like a robot with an electronic growth growing out of your ear. When you’re driving, of course use the headset. But when you are not in the car, take the damn headset off. It just looks stupid and makes it seem like you believe you’re an exception to some kind of rule. Just leave it in the car. You can do it, I promise.

***Please note that I encourage the use of said devices WHILE DRIVING.

-Allie Ditkowich

This may have been how the child ended up if his father hadn't STOPPED speaking Klingon to him. Damn trekkies.

This may have been how the child ended up if his father hadn't STOPPED speaking Klingon to him. Damn trekkies.

d’Armond Speers loves Star Trek, children, and apparently linguistics because he decided to only speak Klingon to his child for the first 3 years of its life.

According to Speers, he “was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language.”  It makes sense, considering it’s a fully functional language, but it seems like Spanish, or maybe even Mandarin, would’ve been a better choice for the experiment. (more…)