Sometimes [Insert astrological sign here] feel happy, and sometimes sad. [Insert astrological sign here] worry occasionally about money/love/sex. [Insert astrological sign here] feel hungry until they have eaten and usually get tired at night before they go to bed. [Insert astrological sign here] are fairly confident, outgoing, people who enjoy other peoples company, except when they are not, when they are shy, quiet, and prefer curling up with a good book.
[Insert astrological sign here] is not a unique individual determined by their genetic heritage and sociological upbringing, but a life form whose identity and personality is defined by the astral mapping of stars millions of light years away, whose light that we see, is already thousands of years old by the time we are actually able to observe it.
So at work today, I was describing my Saturday night (as chronicled here) and my coworkers started teasing me for spending it in bed watching Star Trek. I mean, I give no fucks, but I couldn’t just let that go unanswered!
My boss was easy enough to shut down-he was criticising me for watching Enterprise rather than “any of the others, which are all so much better.” I just said, “Yeah, you go watch your Neelix and cry about Kes with him, bro.” (Burn, amirite?)
But the new girl was a bit tougher, because she thought the whole idea of a grown man enjoying science fiction was silly, and kept confusing Star Trek and Star Wars. (I know.)
After braving the teasing for a bit, I decided on a different tack:
Me: What’s a Nargle?
Her: I…I don’t…wait…
Me: I’m just asking. Wasn’t it originally in Star Wars?
Her:NO! A NARGLE IS AN INVISIBLE CREATURE THAT CAN ONLY BE SEEN BY LUNA LOV…