Site ColumnsBy Christian
February 22, 2001 - 9:41 PM
Why can't supermarkets just limit themselves to selling food, instead of selling all sorts of different products and launching half a dozen extra savings programs? I stood in the queue today behind a woman who had just a few cartons of milk and a loaf of bread, and as I was in quite a hurry I was hoping she'd be done quickly. But no. After all her stuff had already been rung up, her eyes got caught by the special offer of extra-cheap compost and field flowers, so the whole queue had to move back to allow her to get what seemed like at least 200 litres of compost. Then she had to search for ages for both her Air Miles-card and the supermarket-specific Bonus Card, and also wanted to buy special savings stamps. Then when she finally was done and the girl behind the counter went on with my stuff, of course the woman first had to store all her cards, meaning the entire converyor belt was filled by her ten tons of garden dirt, and so I had to fill my shopping bag at superhuman speed with all the stuff the cashiere handed me. And the worst part is that what annoys me most is that with all the hurry and the staring eyes of the people behind me, I forgot to use my own Air Miles card. Sigh.
In other news, apologies go out to those of you who are running TrekToday Headlines on your sites - as you may have already noticed, a slight bug has appeared in the script that updates the headlines, in some cases causing a few more headlines to appear on your page than there should. I suspect the reason lies in the code that removes the 'Site Columns' headlines from the list, and will be trying to track down and remove the bug first thing tomorrow morning.
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-Why is it necessary to bring in the Enterprise for the DS9 novel relaunch?
-What are your favourite examples of historical analogies in Star Trek?
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Today is the 33rd birthday of Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine). It is also the 72nd birthday of Paul Dooley, who had a recurring role on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' as Enabran Tain.
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing TOS's 'A Piece of the Action' at 5pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Tsunkatse' at 4:30am, TOS's 'The Alternate Factor' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'Starship Mine' at 12pm, DS9's 'One Little Ship' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Collective' at 10pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Family Business' at 17:00 (repeat at 00:00). Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Caretaker'. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'The Immunity Syndrome' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Collective' at 4:00am Eastern Time, DS9's 'One Little Ship' at 5:00am, the Original Series' 'The City On The Edge Of Forever' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Honor Among Thieves' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Spirit Folk' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky Premier 2 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 11:35 and at 19:00 GMT. Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Shakaar' at 17:00 and during the night at 1:30. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Der Virtuose' (Virtuoso) at 20:15 CET.
- In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'For The Cause' at 17:15 CET, while at 18:10 Net5 will be showing TNG's 'The Schizoid Man'. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!