Site ColumnsBy Christian
March 27, 2000 - 6:41 PM
As I had lent out my bike to someone, this afternoon I had to borrow a friend's bike to go to the supermarket. Besides the awkardness of riding on a women's bike (somehow getting on them always feels strange) and the lack of any gears (meaning I also almost died from exhaustion due to having to pedal so much), this bike also doesn't have any hand breaks. Which I discovered when I reached a (red) traffic-light and automatically stretched my hands to press the breaks. Instead I just nearly fell over my steer as I was grasping empty space, which is not an experience you want to have as you're two meters away from a crossing with twenty cars all more than willing to make mincemeat of me. Fortunately, as I saw my life flashing by, I also went through childhood again for a split-second, remembering the backpedal-brakes I used to have back then. Three centimeters before said twenty cars my bike screeched to a halt.
I should get a car. Or maybe a tank.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Whatever happened to the relationship between Worf and Troi?
-Will you be buying the 'Star Trek: Invasion' game for the Playstation?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-On Tuesday in the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Ultimate Computer' at 4:00pm Eastern Time.
-On Tuesday in Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's 'Little Green Men' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'Menagerie, Part One' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'Starship Down' at 10:00pm.
-On Tuesday in Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Das Wurmloch' at 15:00 CET.
-On Tuesday here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Too Short A Season'at 17:15 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Today is the 16th birthday of Jon Paul Steuer, who was the first actor to play Worf's son, Alexander Rozhenko, in the episode 'Reunion'.