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The U.S. Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg

Describing the U.S. government is becoming increasingly complicated: “petro–imperial,” “coal–fired,” “plutocratic,” “oligarchic,” “inverted totalitarian,” “fascist,” “propagandistic,” “Big Brother.” Things are beginning to simplify though. Soon you’ll be able to refer to the institution with a single idea from “Star Trek”: the Borg.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


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‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Rips ‘Incompetent’ Congress Over Sequester

On his program Monday night, Jon Stewart said that the sequester, which took effect Friday, was like an “autoerotic asphyxiation” for Congress.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Warp Speed Ahead?

In case you missed it, in November, io9 reported that physicist Harold White was working on the concept for an engine that could transport a ship through space at warp speeds without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.

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USS Enterprise Captain Booted Over Video Scandal

Although the tawdry videos that cost U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors his position on the USS Enterprise as of Tuesday weren’t exactly top secret before, they clearly had enough of a shelf life to generate a fresh scandal—and to spur the Pentagon to tuck Honors away in an administrative post.

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‘Newlywed Game’ Goes Gay With Sulu

For the first time since its 1967 premiere, the “Newlywed Game” will feature a gay couple: George Takei of “Star Trek” and his husband of one year (and partner for 22) Brad Altman.

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McCain in Vogue

Madonna’s Cone Bra Makes McCain Exciting

This one’s going to be hard to top. A competitor in Stephen Colbert’s patriotic “Make McCain Exciting Challenge” has thrown down the gauntlet big-time with a creative adaptation of Madonna’s “Vogue” video from her infamous cone-bra era. Only one thing could top it, and that can be summarized in one word: Whitesnake.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008 READ MORE


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Red Alert! There are ‘Faux Klingons in the White House’

Rep. David Wu brings some much needed Star Trek fandom to the capital, arguing that unlike the wise and logical Vulcans, the administration has behaved like a pack of war-hungry Klingons.

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