Monday, February 9, 2009

Today is a good day to rob

I just read this news story about a guy who robbed two 7-Elevens (or would that be 7's-Eleven?) with a miniature Klingon Bat'leth.*   There are a number of wonderful facets to this gem of a story, but probably the best one is the fact that both clerks indepently identified the weapon as a Bat'leth.  God bless trekkies, especially those working at convenience stores.  

The second best thing about this story is the comments section underneath, containing prizes such as "This man shows no honor, and brings disgrace upon his family" and the comment I took this post's title from, as well as more esoteric ones like "Dochvammey loDpu' 'oH lI'be'" and "What would Data do?"  But seriously, we already know what Data would do.  He would jump the counter and break the thief's wrist before anybody knew what was happening, like in the episode Clues.**

* The bat'leth is "widely considered the most popular weapon among Klingon warriors," according to Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki.  I would really like to hear the minority opinion on this issue.  What evidence could one corral to argue the case that the d'k tahg is more popular?  Or perhaps the kar'takin -- despite being a Jem'Hadar weapon -- has overtaken the traditional Klingon blade in popularity among Klingon warriors, but how might one determine that?

** UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that it was actually Deanna Troi that broke Worf's wrist in "Clues," while posessed by some alien being.  This blogger regrets the error and will work harder to fact-check his ST:TNG references in the future.

1 comment:

  1. In case you were wondering, because I know you were, I work with the guy who designed that blade....