Daily Archives: July 20, 2005

Scotty: Beamed Up For the Last Time

Rest in Peace:

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original “Star Trek” TV series and motion pictures who responded to the apocryphal command “Beam me up, Scotty,” died early Wednesday. He was 85.
Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. (1330 GMT) at his Redmond, Washington, home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease, he said.

I did not know James Doohan but I knew Scotty! There was never an insurmountable challenge for him. A model we’d all do well to follow.

Don’t Say These Words…

If you haven’t checked out the video blog Rocketboom yet here is a good introduction. Several stories in, about midway through the broadcast, Amanda demonstrates an undocumented shortcut on the TI-99 which produces the 7 words you can’t say in kindergarten.
Not work friendly!! Ok, if you are wearing headphones. Oh, and ignore if you are easiy offended by language.
But pretty funny.