Sunday, 10 July 2011

Headaches

I am beginning to believe that the series Star Trek was extremely forward thinking with its Borg and Ferengi characters. The Ferengi people were dominated by the desire to make as much money as possible, whilst the Borg wanted to assimilate everything in sight. Somehow I'm making a connection between Borg, Ferengi and the social connectivity/manic marketing on the internet. Am I the only one who is seeing this... or am I having a funny moment?! And is resistance futile? Where is Mr Coppens to answer these questions????

Meanwhile, I have plans for this blog!!! Exciting plans with lots of revealing pictures!!! There will be cleanliness!! There will be KNICKERS... it might all turn out to be pants....

And a tune, let's have a tune....



Then again... where is Mr Coppens to explain this post?

60 comments:

  1. I don't understand any of the references and am all confused by this post. A Jedi mind trick?

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  2. Ha! The comments turn up in two places... or did you write that twice, Mr XL...? You wrote your comment twice... okay... I'll get back to my Blogger Manual For Simpletons...
    SX

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  3. what colour will the knickers be?

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  4. Hello Miss Scarlet:
    Will there be fur coats too?

    Beam us up Scottie.....where you lead, we shall follow!

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  5. Yes. Whatever the question was, 'yes' is always the answer from me.

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  6. I'm rather hoping that, whatever the question was, part of the answer involved Jeri Ryan in a catsuit.

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  7. Will you be wearing the knickers Miss Scarlet? If so, that must be the cleanliness to which you refer.

    for a moment there I thought your recent toothache had migrated further north... Whew!

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  8. So glad the knickers will be clean.

    I remember being quite taken by the Borg, especially at wimbledon in the late 70s.

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  9. Miss Nurse: You see this is what happens when I give in to Dave's demands for a posting... I write something that makes no sense whatsoever.
    Blue.

    Jane and Lance Hattatt: I fear that with all the fur coats it will be through the wardrobe and into Narnia... or maybe into a Tardis?

    Dave: So you are saying 'yes' I am barmy???? This post is your fault; I hope you will take full responsibility???
    Look at the nonsense that is in my head at the moment.

    Kevin: I apologise; I was too lazy to find a pic and slap it in the post. Please blame Dave; he was rushing me.

    Princess: Well, truth be known I recently had a nasty incident with some biological soap powder but let's not go there.

    Eryl: No, no, no!!!
    Mcenroe, all the way!

    Sxx

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  10. Are you suggesting this post is an illegitimate child and I am the father? You may struggle to get any maintenance out of me.

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  11. Ah, there you are. Only found you by the temporary post you put on the closed down blog.

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  12. Dave: YES!!! And you have left me to cope with it all by myself. Typical.

    Mr Chairman: Welcome to the shambles that is my new home!
    I had a bit of a funny moment back in May when I thought it would be a good idea to close my blog and open an almost identical one next door. The reasons for my actions now elude me.

    Sx

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  13. It can come and visit me at weekends.

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  14. ..so long as it isn't forced to mingle with those cricket posts then all will be well.
    Sx

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  15. Actually, I thought it could join me at matches. Perhaps it could look after my box.

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  16. I've always been an exponent of clean knickers.

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  17. Dave: I think it would be happier with Z making the teas.

    Pat: I take it that you're another who doesn't watch Star Trek Voyager or Deep Space Nine?

    Sx

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  18. Nothing beats watching Bowie when he was good; nothing appalls like watching Bowie when he was bad.

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  19. bit behind here, but then...anyway, star trek! yes! xoxoxox

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  20. Pants AND knickers? Is that allowed?

    Awaiting clarification...

    Pearl

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  21. The Ferengi women didn't wear anything at all... unless she was a rebel.

    Will be perhaps be modelling an outfit along the lines of Seven of Nine? You'd not want to wear knickers... panty lines are a no-no. ;-)

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  22. Tsk... and thrice tsk! Is nobody else drawing the same parallels as me???
    No, because everyone is simply interested in drawers [the frilly type]. Sigh.

    Mr Whirly: Well fielded, Mr Whirly... when the post is nonsense head straight for the video. I see what you did there!

    Savvy: You agree with me! At last! We shall have discussions later about Google injecting interfaces into our brains... at least it would do away with word verification code...

    Mr Mags: Smoke me a kipper I'll be back for breakfast! Apologies, that was from Red Dwarf.

    Pearl: Pants and knickers are always welcome here. As are thongs.

    Ponita: News reaches me [via Facebook} that Victoria Beckham has named her daughter after Seven of Nine... and also a brand of toilet cleaner...? News from Facebook does get a little blurry.

    Sx

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  23. I thought the Beckham child was named after the number of goals her father has scored in his career.

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  24. ...Dunno Dave, don't no nuffin 'bout football.
    How good it feels to type in my native tongue.
    Sx

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  25. Hi!

    I couldn't think of anything clever to say so "hi" will have to do instead. I'm glad you're still blogging; I somehow didn't get this blog into my reader.

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  26. Surely the two tendencies are intimately connected, since the way to make as much money as possible is generally to assimilate everything in sight. Well, that's how the Murdochs of this world seem to manage it.

    I hope the knickers will be irresistibly sexy ones. If not, I shall be bitterly disappointed.

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  27. Oh, ye wanna talk about Raubtierkapitalismus? Frogs? Berengars? I'd like to discover the red dwarf - is it hiding?

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  28. Loving the David Bowie clip and that you have exciting plans for the blog. Exciting!

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  29. I'm into boxer shorts not knickers, can you get those in a twist too?

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  30. Those Star Trek folks were visionaries :)

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  31. i barely watched star trek & i never watched any of the later versions, but i enjoyed mannix.

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  32. I'm sure your native tongue and mine would get on well together. When I'm tired I slip into Norf Kentish.

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  33. Fairyhedgehog: No worries... I didn't have anything clever to say in my post!

    Nick: Ah! You are following my abstract thinking... which is something I even I find difficult to do.
    It may not be strictly knickers... but there is a connection...

    Mr Mags: Indeed, I think I was hinting at financial locusts!
    I will have to post Red Dwarf one day - my fav Sci-Fi programme.

    Happy Froggy: I'm also loving the David Bowie clip..
    I just have to get out more to make these exciting plans happens.

    Mr Joey: With my wrist action, yes you can get boxer shorts twisted, knotted, and swiftly wrapped around the ankles.

    La Femme: Hello and Welcome!!!
    I think you can see where I'm coming from!

    Ms Norma: Is this the Mannix you mean?
    I beginning to realise that I'm almost a Star Trek geek...

    Dave: I am virtually incomprehensible when I'm tired. Do you use the phrase 'bet'n I', Instead of 'I better had'?

    Sx

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  34. Oh, pleeeeeeeeze keep up the funny moments Scarlett!!!

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  35. At ease, Ensign, before you sprain something.

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  36. Look forward to the new developments in your blog. Don't do any full frontal nudity Miss Scarlet it never did Marilyn Monroe any good ....(actually it did!!) but don't show anything more than a well manicured toenail!

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  37. Mr John: Hello and Welcome to this shambles that I call a blog... you must be a very kind gentlemen to want more of my nonsense!

    Dave: Em... yes... *salutes* have I missed a page?

    Emmak: Do not fear, Emma... I was hinting as something loosely connected to knickers. I need to get off the farm and into town for it to work though. And I will also need some bravado. Deep breaths, it'll be worth it!

    Sx

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  38. I'm with XL on this one. Will you be going boldly or otherwise to where no man has been before? ie the inside gusset of Anne Widdecombes knickers.

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  39. Mitzi: It involves porcelain. I will write to Widders and see if she's interested in becoming a feature. Don't ask, don't get.
    Sx

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  40. It's a famous quote from Voyager.

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  41. ..I recognise the 'at ease, Ensign' bit... I dread to think what was being sprained.
    Sx

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  42. Resistance *is* futile, isn't it?

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  43. Emma, no chance of full frontal nudity. A denim-clad bottom is all that Miss Scarlet has ever allowed us to glimpse.

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  44. Speak for yourself Nick.

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  45. Does Dave know something I don't know??

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  46. Dinah: Yes, I believe it is!
    Very pleased that you have found me again!

    Nick: There will be no full frontal nudity here! And please ignore Dave, he has an extremely vivid imagination.

    Dave: Be'ave!

    Sx

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  47. I have great hopes for the brown envelope I am expecting from you.

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  48. OOh yes, I rather liked the Borg too.

    Looking forward to the knickers Scarls xx

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  49. A-huh (or however you spell it)so this is where you hang out now. Not gone over to g+ yet?

    I shall now have to re watch Star Trek to see if I can see the connection. Could they really have foreseen the advent of that strangest of incarnations, internet marketeer?

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  50. Oh! Tooooooooooooon!!! I kept expecting Freddie to pop up and join in. Happy Days!

    Trying to keep abreast of the interminglings of social media is a nightmare with new platforms springing up every five seconds and others continually changing their formats or methods of use.

    What with that and the current shenanigans in the media, you're spot on with your references to both the Borg and the Ferengi!

    As to your pants, I shall reserve judgement until you've flashed them :)

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  51. Dave: You will be receiving a scented pink envelope from me. It will raise eyebrows in your village post office.

    MJ: Welcome home, Mistress MJ... and again, thank you for scotching those awful rumours that have been circulating about me.
    Anyhow, Mr Coppens is sadly lost on Facebook... he has not been tempted back to Blogger by this bait.

    Lulu: I might have been a little loose with the knicker connection...

    Mr K: My word you are looking handsome! Are you really George Clooney?

    Ms Cakes: Yes! You understand! I remember now - you also love Star Trek Voyager!
    I'm supposed to be receiving a Google+ invite. Kind of looking forward to it. Kind of scared as well!

    Sx

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  52. With all these hints as to porcelain and in town, I'm thinking public toilets.
    Scarlet. Think Carefully.

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  53. Ha Ha! Macy!!! It's been a long held dream of mine!!
    Sx

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  54. You are very astute to make mention of the commercialization of the interwebz. A few years ago I started complaining about the sneaky monetization of blogs...tempting writers to the dark side, making them believe that they could become famous and rich...which is exactly what great aggregator/uberwhore HuffPo did by taking advantage of bloggers and making millions by not paying them for their writing...exposure was good enough.
    We are hopelessly addicted to social grooming and out here on the intertubes the marketeers are doing everything possible to distribute the info in our clickstream.
    Unfortunately this is all happening as the West seems to be running out of it's perpetual lust for goods and services..once thought inexhaustible..now we know it's broken.
    It's a shame but there are ways to scurry around and block out most of the shilling. I'm sorry that I don't get here more often but like Pooh my little brain prevents me from multi-tasking.
    And now I need to consider Google+ in lieu of Facebook because it is the ultimate aggregator..all the blogs appear and there is a vortex of information just waiting to drag me into screen-sucking perpetuity.
    Aaaiiiieeeyyyy!

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  55. Tribbles!
    On toast or with a freshly tossed salad. Yummy

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  56. Tribbles only bring trouble.

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  57. Well, that's another week gone...

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  58. Mr Coppens: Oh Mr Coppens, I can't cope with Google... it's gone completely mental over night... I don't know what I'm logged into at any one time... and all my likes and preferences are affecting my searches.... I don't know what I've done to have a #1 Ejector Pin thrust in my face... I don't even know what a The #1 Ejector Pin is?! And what I'm supposed to do with an M & S Kaftan top... well, I really don't know. It's all to much. I am now scheduling some pc free time into my diary.

    Wendy: Anything freshly tossed is usually quite tasty.

    Dave: Well spotted... but I think we could turn this post into a novel... what d'ya reckon?

    Sx

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