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 - Elaan Destroyed Your Last Battlefield"

I decided to take a little shore leave from the ship after the holiday, but I had to get back before Thursday so that I can take care of a couple of things - like getting you guys a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, we sailed along with three more episodes from season 3 of The Original Series: "Elaan of Troyius", "Whom Gods Destroy", and "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield". Cruise alongside and find the fun here.

If you haven't already, be sure to go back and read Steve's written reviews. Also, keep it tuned here for the Aftermath, coming tomorrow. Plus, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475) for all of your Star Trek or Star Trek: Asterisk questions or comments. Finally, be sure to come back here this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Now get out there! And be careful - there are sharks in that water!


  1. VoIP Pakistan7/13/12, 10:07 AM

    I thought i was Asterisk but it is Green Asterisk hmm nevertheless same science :P


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