'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ship Not a circuit was buzzing, not one microchip: The phasers were hung in the armory securely, In hope that no alien would get up that early. The crewmen were nestled all snug in their bunks Except for the few who were partying drunks. And Picard in his nightshirt, and Bev in her lace, Had just settled down for a neat face to face. . . When out in the hall there arose such a racket, That we leapt from our beds, pulling on pants and jacket. Away to the lifts we all shot like a gun, Leapt into the turbos and shouted "Deck One!" The bridge red-alert lights, which flashed through the din, Gave a lustre of Hades to objects within. When, what on the viewscreen, our eyes should behold, But a weird kind of sleigh, and some guy who looked old. But the glint in his eyes was so strange and askew, That we knew in a moment it had to be Q. His sleigh grew much larger as closer he came. Then he zapped on the bridge and addressed us by name: "It's Riker, It's Data, It's Worf and Jean-Luc! It's Geordi, Weasley, the genetic fluke! To the top of the bridge, to the top of the hull! Now float away! Float away! Float away all!" As leaves in the autumn are whisked off the street, So the floor of the bridge came away from our feet, And up to the ceiling, our bodies they flew, As the captain called out, 'what the hell is this, Q?!" And, snapping his fingers, he vanished again. The spell was removed, and we crashed to the ground. Then Q, dressed in fur from head to toe, Appeared once again, to continue the show. "That's enough!" cried the captain, "You'll stop this at once!" And Riker said, "Worf, take aim at this dunce!" "I'm deeply offended, Jean-Luc,' replied Q, "I just wanted to celebrate Christmas with you." As we scoffed at his words, he produced a large sack. He dumped out the contents and took a step back. "I've brought gifts," he said, "just to show I'm sincere. There's something delightful for everyone here." He sat on the floor, and dug into the pile, And handed out gifts with his most charming smile: "For Counselor Troi, there's no need to explain, Here's Tylenol-Beta for all of your pain. For Worf I've some mints, as his breath's not too great And for Geordi LaForge, an inflatible date. For Wesley, some horomones, and Clearasil-plus; For Data, a joke book, for Riker a truss. For Beverly Crusher, there's sleek lingerie, And for Jean-Luc, the thrill of just seeing her that way." And he sprang to his feet with that grin on his face, And, clapping his hands, disappeared into space. But we heard him exclaim as he dwindled from sight, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good flight!"
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Star Trek USB Communicator - set phasers to nerdgasm
As I wrote the other day the new Star Trek Movie will probably disappoint a lot of Trekkies because of its fast pace and cool special effects, but I’m pretty sure this USB Communicator could give them some relief. The Star Trek Communicator from Dream Cheeky is a VoIP/Skype phone with 21 original sound effects. It has velcro on the back, so you can mount it where everyone can see it. With a simple flick of the wrist you are ready to receive any incoming signals from green female space slaves to your Star Wars-loving friends, who doesn’t have anything remotely as cool as this. Personally I’m more of a Star Trek The Next Generation and beyond fan, so I’m still waiting for that Starfleet insignia badge. I just have to touch it and it instantly knows who I want to communicate with.
As I wrote the other day the new Star Trek Movie will probably disappoint a lot of Trekkies because of its fast pace and cool special effects, but I’m pretty sure this USB Communicator could give them some relief.
The Star Trek Communicator from Dream Cheeky is a VoIP/Skype phone with 21 original sound effects. It has velcro on the back, so you can mount it where everyone can see it. With a simple flick of the wrist you are ready to receive any incoming signals from green female space slaves to your Star Wars-loving friends, who doesn’t have anything remotely as cool as this.
Personally I’m more of a Star Trek The Next Generation and beyond fan, so I’m still waiting for that Starfleet insignia badge. I just have to touch it and it instantly knows who I want to communicate with.
And the winner is....
Two new studies have found that your morning cup of coffee might help treat or even prevent memory loss. Dr. Jennifer Ashtonstopped by "The Early Show" to discuss these latest findings.
As Dr. Ashton explained, the studies were done on mice.
"Researchers gave the equivalent of 500 milligrams of caffeine per day to little lab mice, who have been induced to have the same kind of memory changes we see in Alzheimer's disease, and they found a very positive effect on their memory and thinking actions over a two-month period. So put another one in the column of a good effect of caffeine," she explained.
The human equivalent (how much a human being would have to drink to have a similar effect) would be about five medium-sized cups of coffee.
"It looks like a lot, but it's important to realize that now, when we go to a deli or a Starbucks, this could actually be just the equivalent of 2 1/2 large or Grande cups of coffee a day. While it's a little bit more than most people have in the morning, it's actually not such an excessive amount," she said.
Asked how quickly this effect was detected in these mice and how long it lasted, Ashton said, "They saw it over a two-month time period, and they're still following them. It's not yet known whether the changes appear to be permanent or not.
"Their thinking is that actually the caffeine worked by decreasing the inflammation in the brain, cuts down on the buildup of protein we see in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease."
The studies appeared in the July 5 online edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Ashton said the findings are very encouraging. "People are affected by Alzheimer's. While it's important to remember that caffeine is a drug, this is something that's readily accessible in our environment practically. It's in people's day-to-day, and something that can have an effect like this is very important and very encouraging."
Ashton notes that some caution is advised. Caffeine is a drug, and can be associated with increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, jitteriness, palpitations and dehydration.
"For people who have irregular heart beats, hypertension, women who are pregnant or those who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine, coffee, tea or soda should be consumed in moderation."
These people should also discuss caffeine consumption with their health care provider.
Asked if she'd encourage people to drink more coffee, Ashton said, "It's important to see the coffee didn't have a healing effect but more of a therapeutic effect. More studies are on the way." (CBS) Last updated 10:18 a.m. ET.
If you are sick of sticky post-it notes or taping notes on pieces of paper to your door or desk, then you should probably check out our LED message board. Another cool, plug-and-play gadget that lets you display any message across it's screen. You can make it blink or scroll - let your office mates know "I'll be back in 1o minutes!" with this handy little display board! Read More!
This mail notifier connects to your private e-mail account, when you cannot, to let you know when you have mail! It can tell you how many un-read e-mails you have so you can sneak off to the bathroom to check them on your blackberry when you see you have a lot! USB powered, there is no need for batteries.
Just plug this bad boy in and give your can of pop a few minutes to chill! So refreshing and cool you will wonder what you ever did without this perfectly personal fridge!
The solution is most definitely to plan a stealth attack on that annoying guy in the cubicle across from you with the Wireless Missile Launcher! Read More!
Have you heard about our new Star Trek products? They are just hitting stores in time for the movie hype and are already creating quite a buzz on the web. After seeing how much the other bloggers and web press have been talking about these products we thought you might be interested!
We have just introduced a Skype/AIM/VoIP phone that is the exact replica of the communicator from the original Star Trek series. We also have an Enterprise Webcam that will be released at the end of June. If you would like to blog about the products or would like to do an article on your webpage, please feel free to e-mail me. We have pictures, reviews and a press kit for both items. Don’t underestimate the number of ‘trekkies’ out there that would love to hear about these products!
If you would like a sample of either product or pictures and reviews please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (there is a fee for all samples)
Hope to be hearing from you soon!Read More!