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I had totally forgotten about this insane cover of "Bennie And The Jets" until I accidentally put it on my phone. The 90s, man. Good times.
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I feel like G+ is for old-schoolers like me who liked following people I don't actually know in real life (or how the internet was before Facebook).
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+James Allenspach shared this with me on today, my birthday. It's bittersweet for two reasons.

(1) When I was a wee lad, I was left at home by myself most days while my parents, who couldn't afford day care, were at work. Mostly I read and watched TV. Being a very serious kid, I ignored all other channels and watched only educational programming on PBS. Our PBS station played Mister Rogers' Neighborhood throughout the day, and Mister Rogers was a familiar and comforting presence. The thing he did of changing into his sneakers and cardigan at the beginning of every episode was genius. People who remember almost nothing else about the show remember that part. I don't know why, but that was the highlight of every episode!

Mister Rogers is the patron saint of latchkey kids. I can't imagine any other way to watch the show except by yourself in an empty house, Mister Rogers dropping in a couple times a day to see how you were doing.

(2) I don't remember if I ever saw this clip as a kid, but if so, Mister Rogers' message about fire was completely wasted on me. One time I found a Zippo lighter on the porch, and managed to light it up. Fun! The only problem was I didn't know how to turn it off. I dropped it and cried. Fortunately my parents showed up a few moments later. Stuff like this happened all the time while I was unattended. I don't know why I'm alive.
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When's This Show On? with Hannah & Edward! Also: Random Ranting with Hannah & Edward! Also: Adjusting Supplement Dosages with Hannah & Edward!
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Wednesday Tuesday! Drive To Place with Edward Drivetti and Hannah Placerton. Also: Extended throat clearing!
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Although clearly the limited torpedo supply issue was retconned away once TPTB realized they didn't actually want to deal with that problem after all (which was their approach to almost every interesting but challenging aspect of the series), it's still stupidly easy to resolve this within the logic of the show.

When Janeway says "And no way to replace them after they're gone," she's not saying it's impossible to create new photon torpedoes. She's saying that it's impossible for Voyager to replace them using their existing resources. Over the course of the series, Voyager encountered many advanced, friendly civilizations that helped them resupply and provided material and technological support during their journey -- that was both shown onscreen and referred to. Since they were able to fabricate things as complex as shuttlecraft, it's no big stretch to imagine that they were able to replenish their stock of photon torpedoes -- with the help of these friendly civilizations.

The extrapolation being made by this video on the basis of that one line of dialogue is illogical. If you fell into a pit, could not climb back out, and said "There's no way out of here," that would be true for you, at that moment, given your current set of circumstances. If someone came along and threw a rope down to you, would you refuse the help, since you had earlier said there was no way out of the pit? If you took the rope and got out of the pit, would people you told about the incident question the veracity of your account, since you'd said at the outset that there was no way out, yet somehow got out? Of course not, that would be absurd. What Janeway said in that scene was true, for her, for their set of circumstances. When the situation changed later on, so did her assessment.
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+Scott Erickson Humorless, pedantic refutation of fun Internet things. It's...what I do.
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Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.
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