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Star Trek NBC Sales Pilot Sell Sheet 1966 (via The Invisible Agent)

Star Trek NBC Sales Pilot Sell Sheet 1966 In a time when deleted scenes truly ended up on the cutting room floor, television networks didn't have the option to simply messenger out DVD's to advertising agency's.  Booklet's were sent out in lieu of screening order to build excitement about new shows and convince advertisers to purchase commercial time.  A colleague of mine was in possession of the Star Trek Booklet from season 1, and I had the opportunity to scan the contents.  See below, … Read More

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18

My 18th birthday is fast approaching. Actually its over seven months away, but I like to tell myself that it’s almost here. Turning 18 is a big step in ones life. It means, in Georgia at least, that I will be considered an “adult.” (legally anyway) I have compiled a short list of the things I will do (or will probably do) on my 18th birthday.

  1. Sleep. I find sleep to be a big waste of time, but it is a necessary evil (like war, driving cars, showering…).
  2. Eat. I love to eat, as most people can tell by my marshmallowy body.
  3. Work. My 18th birthday falls on a Tuesday (which is the most boring day of the week in my opinion.), so I will most likely be working.
  4. School. There is a 96.09% chance that I will have a class on my birthday, but I could always skip it.
  5. Buy a lottery ticket. I do not advocate the playing of the lottery, but as 18 is the legal starting age to play the lottery in Georgia, I see it as a coming of age sort of thing.
  6. Buy a pack of cigarettes. I in no way believe that smoking is good. I find it, in most cases, disgusting. I will not even open the cigarettes that I buy, it’s just another one of those coming of age things. If you smoke, hit me up on May 8th, 2012 for some free cigarettes. Unless you’re underage, then you should do it covertly.
  7. Write. I try to write everyday, but it usually doesn’t happen. But I have a goal to write a novel when I’m 18, so I will probably spend a good portion of the night of my 18th birthday, planning said novel.
  8. Spend time with my friends. I have very few friends, (something about the black hole I have in place of a heart seems to drive people away…) but the I love the friends I have.
  9. Watch The Avengers. Although The Avengers comes out on May 4th, and I will have already seen it at the midnight premier, I will see it again because if it is as good as the movies leading up to it, I will want to see it multiple times.
  10. Eat. ‘Nuff said.

I’ve Been Doing That Camera Thing Again

All images © Christopher R. Davis, 2011
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College is for idiots?

College is an interesting thing. I would say that approximately 84.67% of the kids at freshman orientation are coming to college to party. Also to party. And party.

There is another, significantly smaller, percentage that just want to get away from home. They seem to make up about 7.33%.

The remaining future students have actually come to college to study. I would be in that last group. I actually care about my future. I don’t care to make minimum wage for all of my adult life.

Of course partying could be fun, but there’s the part about me being very claustrophobic… So maybe partying isn’t the best idea. Also, I have a disorder that causes my face to become violently red if my body is exposed to alcohol (or chlorine) so partying would end up being unsettling and painful.

And while I do want to get away from home as soon as possible, my future existence sort of takes priority. If staying home all the way through college will allow me to be a better person when I finally leave, then I suppose that’s what I’ll do (though I’m still hoping I’ll get to leave sooner).

So answer me this: If the next generation of adults is not concerned with their future, what will happen to us in the next decade? If colleges are mostly made up of idiots who are doomed to fail, what’s going to happen when those idiots become the future?

I wrote a blog post about my Hipster obsession.

I wish I could be a hipster. Hipster is just such a fun word to say. Hipster. Just say it out loud. Isn’t it just fun? I wish I could be a Scottish hipster, but, I’m kind of from Georgia…..

I wish I was hipster, but I’m not skinny and I don’t wear tight, worn jeans or vintage apparel. I don’t have an obsession with Indie-rock (though it is pretty awesome), and I’m not in the 20-30 year old age range just yet.

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I just want to fall through a crack in time and find my self in an alternate reality where I would be Andrew Garfield with a Scottish accent and wear cool glasses. And I would work as a photojournalist and basically live at coffee shops. And on the weekends I would travel to the downtowns of famous cities and soak up the night life. Or maybe I would just sit write for hours.

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In the alternate reality, I would have a Yorkshire Terrier named Liam and I would live in a totally glass house on the top of huge green hill where it would always be raining.

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Too bad gashes in reality are still quite a while in our future. Don’t ask how I know that.

(I am from the future.)

Crazy. Beautiful. Life.

I recently had the pleasure of actually taking the time to sit and enjoy life. I walked outside and looked out across the yard to see rain falling under a perfectly blue sky.

Eventually, clouds rolled out across the blue sky bringing with them, a rainbow. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. It was wonderful to actually be able to stop and enjoy this beautiful thing called “life”.

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Halloween Costume Ideas

I know Halloween is still a ways off, but I have been thinking about costumes a lot lately. These are my top five favorite costume ideas in to particular order.

1. “Three Hole Punch Jim” from The Office. This is what I’ll go as, if the others fall through since it’s so simple.

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2. “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek. I already haw part of this costume, so it’s most likely what I’ll do.

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3. “Satan’s Robot” from Star Trek: Voyager. This is my favorite idea, but it’s also the most complicated.

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4. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Inc. This is just funny.

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5. “The 11th Doctor” from Doctor Who. This is probably the most expensive option, since the jacket alone goes for over $60 on eBay.

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