Site ColumnsBy Michelle
November 1, 2004 - 5:02 PM
Yesterday I sat and rooted passionately against my football team.
You see, during the 15 previous US presidential elections, if the Washington Redskins lost their last home game before the election, the incumbent lost his job, whereas if the Redskins won, the incumbent stayed in office.
I don't usually scream in bliss when the Green Bay Packers get a touchdown and two-point conversion that clinches their victory over Washington. Nor do I yell "YES! YES!" because Green Bay has intercepted a Redskins pass right after an apparent Redskins touchdown had been called back. (Perhaps the officials were pro-Kerry.)
Yet there I was, rooting against my team in the hope that some people would take a loss as a serious omen. I'd happily make a deal for four losing seasons for the 'Skins (the team with the most racist name in sports anywhere on the planet, I suspect) in exchange for my candidate's victory in the only race that really matters.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from November 2002:
- Fuller: Janeway/Seven Better Than Kirk/Spock
"For me, the dynamic between Janeway and Seven of Nine was...much deeper and much more interesting than the friendship between Spock and Kirk," former Star Trek: Voyager writer Bryan Fuller said in an interview. "Spock and Kirk are fantastic characters but their friendship was never the powder keg that existed between Janeway and Seven."
- New 'Communicator' & 'Vanishing Point' Spoilers
Plot details of two second season episodes appeared online, revealing that in one, Archer and Reed would become embroiled in a crisis after leaving a communicator on a pre-warp planet that could be gravely affected by the technology, while in another, Sato's first experience using the transporter would leave her hallucinating about a threat to the ship.
- The Book Padd: Mission Gamma: Cathedral and Lesser Evil
"As I read these final two Mission Gamma books I often found myself closing them for a moment to take it all in and say -- Wow!", wrote reviewer Jacqueline Bundy. "You could never predict most of the clever developments in the character’s lives that you get to experience while reading."
More news can be found in the archives.
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This Week's Television Listings
Friday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will broadcast the new Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Cold Station 12". Here's the official synopsis:
Arik Soong leads his band of Augments to a medical facility where hundreds of genetically enhanced embryos are still stored, intending to retrieve them and bring them to life.