How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

Star Trek: Asterisk "Officer's Lounge - Day of the Hollow Tholian"

Oh hey, guys. Just sittin' here by the pool, gettin' my feet wet, tryin' to cool off after working on the engines. Apparently I did some serious tweaking to the them, too, because I've already got you a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, we dove right into more of season 3 of The Original Series with three new episodes: "Day of the Dove", "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", and "The Tholian Web". Go off the deep end with us here.

Be sure to tune in right here tomorrow for the Aftermath, and keep it locked here later in the week for Steve's written reviews of each episode. Also, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475). Finally, tune in next and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Now get to the Holodeck - you've got a show to listen to!

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