Friday, December 06, 2013

The Wisdom of Spock

Undefeated Galactic Champion in the game 'Spock, Paper Scissors'
One cannot fail to be impressed by Spock, the Vulcan character in various versions of the Star Trek franchise, and his other-worldly words of wisdom.

For was it not he who told us the famous Vulcan idiom: "Only Nixon could go to China"?

But that is not the end of Spock's erudite turn of phrase. Other sayings which have been heard throughout the series include:

"Only a Romulan breaks wind in a revolving door"

"A bird in the hand in worth two in the reverse-polarity plasma phase array"

"A Klingon's honour isn't worth a second-hand snot rag"

"Logic dictates that one of us in this room is a liar, am I'm not wearing frilly panties"*

"Your mum's so fat, she's in orbit around Ceti Alpha IV"


Wise words, indeed.

* Saying does not work if you are wearing frilly panties.


TRT said...

I particularly like that episode where, during the ponn farr when teenage hormones kick in, he stole a shuttle and flew round the solar system drawing a comedy cock half-a-light-year wide using a trail of unspent plasma fuel that would be ignited by Haley's Comet passing in 2286, just in time for his return from Earth's past using a stolen Klingon Battlecruiser. In fact, seeing the realisation of his Star Fleet academy days prank was the only reason he returned from the dead at all.

Anonymous said...

TRT, I'd like to add something clever to your story, using the old joke about the Enterprise circling Uranus in search of Klingons, but I can't think of a good segue.