Sunday, October 19, 2008

Finally, Proof!

It might be obvious that poor grammar is one of my pet peeves.  (It particularly drives me insane when there are typos in our Teachers' Union newsletter, 'cause...well, c''re teachers.)

Anyway, it's not precisely grammar-related, but for years, I have bitten my tongue when people pronounce Ghiradelli Square (mmm...chocolate....) as "Jeer-a-deli" but didn't say anything for fear that I was the wrong one to be pronouncing it "Gear-a-deli."

So imagine my delight when I read this blog post and saw this photo:

Ah, vindication.  How nice.  :-)

Star Trek Gripe

I've jokingly said from time to time that one of my worries about the new Trek movie was the casting of Karl Urban as McCoy.


Well, here's the thing.

I first saw Karl Urban on Xena, playing Caesar-Julius-Caesar (how he always introduced himself...hey, it was a campy show, especially at the beginning) and (gulp) Cupid.  When he played Eomer in Lord of the Rings, that was marginally okay, because he didn't look like Caesar.

But...the pictures...the new pictures.

Good Lord, it's McCoy-Leonard-McCoy.

Allow me to explain graphically.

1.   equals .
2.   does not equal 

Now, other actors have gotten past this barrier.  For instance, in no universe anywhere does Bester = Chekov even remotely compute.  And yet, I never got past Archer = Sam Beckett either.

That said, Zachary Quinto bears an eerie resemblance to a young Leonard Nimoy.

In short: the jury is still out.