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 "Weekly Aftermath - The Neutral Child Conspiracy"

It might be just hours away from another one of our awesome live shows, but that doesn't discount the fact that we had one just this past week. In fact, I think it reinforces its awesomeness. So what do you say? Let's have another episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, Steve and I were able to wrap up season 1 of The Next Generation and happily continue into season 2 with another set of episodes: "Conspiracy", "The Neutral Zone", and "The Child". Help us celebrate a new beginning right here.

Go have a chuckle at the franchise's expense by going back to read Steve's reviews of the episodes. Also, be sure to spend some time in the Officer's Lounge - you'll be glad you did. Plus, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to meet back here 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!