Posted by E!!
on January 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban passed away yesterday at the age of 88.
I remember him most fondly as the delightfully maniacal Khan in my favorite Star Trek movie: Star Trek II ~ The Wrath of Kahn. In particular I always loved his intense and quasi-Shakespearean delivery of these famous lines from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (uttered to Kirk, of course):
“No, no, you can’t get away…
To the last, I will grapple with thee!
From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee!
For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!”
Posted by E!!
on August 08, 2008
, Barack Obama
From The Corner:
We Are One [Jonah Goldberg]
It seems a lot of folks beat me to this, though I confess it came to my mind the second I saw the Obama “O” salute. The Obama salute appears in the Star Trek episode The Way to Eden. I suppose National Review is Herbert.
I also remember that Star Trek episode. The Enterprise is hijacked by a crazy doctor and some fanatical followers in an attempt to find Paradise. The “O” symbol is their special sign.
Obama’s campaign is all just a little Too Much and getting Silly-er by the minute.
Apparently Obama’s staffers and followers still cannot see the cult-ish-ness of these signs and emblems and zealous group-think. Blindness to the truth about their Leader and the rationality or virtue of his Mission is a characteristic of all cult followers.
I’d be very pleased with the way this is all going if I weren’t worried that Hillary will talk some sense into the DNC delegates and land the nominiation yet. Darth Rodham has a MUCH better chance of defeating McCain than Obama-Wan-Kenobi. (Yes, I know I’m mixing my Sci Fi metaphors.)