|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
With March Madness in the air, it seems like time to pull out another bit posted on the ex-Yahoo Voices site...
Mad Cows and Englishmen
If it isn't one health threat, it's another. I mean, really, Mad Cow Disease? Swine Flu? Bird Flu? What's next Snotty Sheep Syndrome? It wasn't something I gave much thought about until what happened the other day. I was reading "Alice In Wonderland" to my children for the first time. (We had just returned from Disneyworld and I wanted to put the Spinning Teacups in perspective for them.) I had gotten a copy from the library. It was a very old copy in so-so condition, but it was the last one they had. Anyway, when I got to chapter seven and the tea party, a packet of folded note paper, yellowed with age, dropped out. It was the original draft to the tea party in Lewis Carroll's own handwriting:
With Leonard Nimoy's recent passing, it reminded me of this piece I had published on Yahoo Voices back in 5/2005 or so...
STAR TREK: THE NEXT NEXT GENERATION
STAR TREK is getting pretty long in the tooth. The latest version, Star Trek: Enterprise has been cancelled. No new movies are planned. It’s time to re-energize the franchise. So pitches are being made to create the next series. Here’s an inside peek at the pitches:
Star Trek: Academy House -- Set in the Starfleet Academy, we follow the zany adventures of the worst group on campus, the Delta Quadrant House. They're always trying to figure out ways to beam beer kegs into their dorm or "borrow" starships to see if women really are from Venus or circle Uranus looking for Klingons...
Freelance writer, still hacking away.