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 - The Neutral Child Conspiracy"

Better late than never, right? Sorry folks. It's been a busy week for me as I prepare for an away mission next week (more on that later), but before it's too late, it's time for a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, Steve and I completed season 1 and continued into season 2 of The Next Generation with a fresh batch of new episodes: "Conspiracy", "The Neutral Zone", and "The Child". Come into our kitchen and see what's cookin' right here.

Steve's written reviews are up, and ready for your reading. Also, the Aftermath will be seen here almost immediately. Plus, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to join us this and every Friday at 6PM Eastern for the live show!

NOTE: Because I'll be away next week (2/8/13), we won't have a show that night. But be sure to join us the FOLLOWING week as we trek on!