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Star Trek is an American Treasure. Happy Fourth of July.

Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans!   I was lucky to grow up in a time in America when innovation and seeking a brighter future were key to our growth.  In the 1960’s, we Americans were excited as the prospect landing on the moon and discovering the wonders it would reveal to our senses.  There was  promise of new horizons, and the dream of making the whole world a better place through science and exploration.

And wasn’t Star Trek, that little sci-fi show, a beacon of that dream?  In the midst of the hell that was Vietnam, and national unrest between races and generations, Star Trek reminded us that, yes, there will be hard times, but we WILL survive them and we CAN come together as human beings and live in tolerance and peace.

I feel that we are in turmoil here 49 years after the final original Star Trek episode ended, but I still believe in that dream, and the beauty of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  And I pray that my beloved country will be able to find it’s better angels again, and that we can again strive toward the dream of unity, and love,  that America, and Star Trek, presented.

My salute to the two great pop culture moments of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles. Wishing you Peace, Love, and Live Long and Prosper on this 4th of July.

FArF: Trek meets Yellow Submarine

Being a devotee of both The Beatles and Trek, I was delighted to come across this!  What a magnificent crossover of TOS and Yellow Submarine! I appreciate that the artist included Chapel and Rand.  If you look closely, you can see and alternate submarine Enterprise in red with Evil Kirk and Spock there!  Other clever mashups here: Harry Mudd as a combination Young Fred/Snapping Turtle Turk,  a Klingon vessel as The Dreadful Flying Glove, and the Mugato as a Blue Meanie.   I don’t know who made this but it’s brilliant!

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George Harrison’s 70th Birthday

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison’s 70th Birthday! (note special header banner above)  Happy Heavenly Birthday to my other favorite 60’s pop icon (Sorry Leonard, I fell for George first!) Love this guy.  Maybe I’ll spend today listening to All Things Must Pass and Brainwashed, maybe throw in a viewing of A Hard Day’s  Night  or  Help!, and Martin Scorcese’s Documentary — And don’t forget the Harrison Tribute I made 3 years ago!  (under the name Peace2baby on YouTube)

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Colorized George and Kermit

I colorized this funny photo of George with my Adobe PhotoShop — I guessed at the colors of the Fair Isle sweater that turned out to be surprisingly accurate! But the tee was actually blue- something I’ll fix eventually…

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