Happy Birthday, Mr. Nimoy! Wishing you the best and brightest year to come for you yet!
Nimoy has established himself as a legacy within so many genres and franchises; from the voice in the game “Civilization” to other voice-over acting, from his directing gigs to his photography passions.
What would Kirk have been without the green-blooded Spock? Ah, to be there that fateful day when Nimoy and Shatner first worked together in 1964 on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
Here’s some fun quotes and ideas to toss around today:
Strike up a conversation using no emotion, as well as excluding any comments regarding emotional feelings/attachments/etc.
Sing the entire “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”.
“I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.” Brainy Quotes
“I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.” Brainy Quotes
“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” Brainy Quotes
“You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don’t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.” Brainy Quotes
“You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.” EQuotes
What doesn’t scream “Green” with the upcoming Irish day like Gorn Cupcakes! Pwn the Gorn, like St. Patrick pwned those snakes!
These are super easy and fun to make. Granted, only while Twinkies are still in existence.
The batch pictured in this post was made by a good friend, Marina Molnar, for an IFT (International Federation of Trekkers) Post-Vegas Convention Party.
1 box of standard vanilla cake mix (and required ingredients for it)
Green icing (if none available, use Vanilla with Wilton’s Green tinting dye)
Black Icing (in the tube w/ small tip)
Yellow Icing (in the tube w/ small tip)
Candy “pearl” beads
Sour Apple Candy Ribbons
Bake the cupcake mix normally according to the directions on the box. If you want to add a unique twist, add in a bit of the Wilton’s Green tinting dye into the batter. Pour mix into the cupcake tray, bake, remove, and cool.
For the Green icing, place in a microwave safe bowl, and microblast for 20 seconds. Stir thoroughly until smooth and slightly glossy. This gives an even coat over the entire cupcake surface.
Unwrap the Twinkies. Cut in half.
Take a few Sour Apple Candy Ribbons, and cut a zig-zag design all the way down (sharp, small kitchen scissors might work best for this). Cut into pieces that are slightly shorter than the length of the halved Twinkie (maybe around 1 ½”).
Make sure that the cupcakes have completely cooled.
Place a small dollop of icing in the center of the top of the cupcake to hold the Twinkie in place.
Place one half-Twinkie on top of the dollop in the center.
Spread the green icing all over the top of the cupcake, covering the Twinkie, with an even coating.
If the icing is still warm on the cupcake, allow to cool. A quick trip into the fridge might help.
Add in the candy “pearl” beads as eyes, one on each side of the head.
Get the black and yellow icing ready to go. If you warm the tube in your hands, it comes out a bit easier.
With the yellow icing, start with a small down and up motion close to the bottom of the Gorn head. Start close to where the back of the head would be, and go all the way around, leaving a bit of space in between each stroke to give the impression of menacing teeth.
Add on the Gorn eyebrows, nostrils, and mouth lining (see images for reference).
Take one of the cut Sour Apply Candy Ribbon pieces and place at the top center of the head for “spikes”.
AnywhereInTimeAndSpace.com will be venturing forth to tame the wilds of the country-side of Ireland at the end of next month. Okay, so maybe most of it is as tame as it gets, but hey, perhaps the fearless adventurers wouldn’t say ‘Nay’ to watching a round of Road Bowling, or chasing sheep, or running through ancient ruins pretending to be warriors. First area is going to be Dublin, then over to Galway, and then loop around more through Southern Ireland back to Dublin.
In the tradition of age old documentation, there’s going to be a montage assembled of awesome video and pictures. It would be fantabulous to hear suggestions you may have for theme songs to set the mood. Looking for absolutely any kind of music that is not sad, depressing, or unintelligible. Upbeat, whimsical, rock, etc, and should be roughly 4 minutes or longer.
Also! Do you know of any awesomely unique geeky or nerdy places to see in Ireland? Yes, the Cliffs of Moher is on the list (the same cliffs where Harry Potter & TDH was shot *green screen in Harry and Dumbledore*). And who wouldn’t miss the Book of Kells, which was the inspiration for the Cartoon-Network-esque animated movie “The Secret of Kells”? Yes, something of legend that could melt your face off… oh wait, that’s Indiana Jones… okay, so maybe just blind you a bit if you peeked at the glorious pages.
There are loads of other places, but your suggestions matter. Post the places and song suggestions in the comments section below! The person that suggests the chosen song will get something… Not sure what yet, but it will be something.