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Star Trek... Inspirational Posters?

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the welcome-to-sunday dept.

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Noryungi writes "Hot on the heels of Despair dot com, here comes... the Star Trek Inspirational Posters!. Imagine a mind-meld of Mr Spock, Despair's demotivational attitude and the Linux Distro Parodies, and you have one heck of a funny site. If you are a true Trekkie, don't click on the link, as this is certainly going to offend you..."

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These...are...great (2, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898387)

I am getting a couple put up at work on monday.


EXPENDABILITY
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Ensign Ricky are beaming down to the planet. Guess who's not coming back.

Re:These...are...great (1)

Funkcikle (630170) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898418)

They're a bit hit and miss. The ones which are just nerd jokes or mocking things like 1970's television production values compared to those of today are rather weak.

http://echosphere.net/star_trek_insp/insp_sarek.jp g [echosphere.net] Sarek is just great though, obviously.

Re:These...are...great (1)

Simon80 (874052) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898619)

CoralCDN link [nyud.net] to save their bandwidth

Re:These...are...great (1)

despisethesun (880261) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898751)

Unfortunately the Coral link is now giving me the same page as the main site, that being "bandwidth exceeded".

Re:These...are...great (0, Troll)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898462)

EXPENDABILITY
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Ensign Ricky are beaming down to the planet. Guess who's not coming back.


Funny, AND original! I've never heard the ensign-being-the-one-to-die joke before....

I have to say tho' - that I found this one [echosphere.net] pretty funny. Great frame! The eye contact is smouldering!

Re:These...are...great (1)

supermonkeyball (816471) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898492)

Some of them I've seen before.

I first heard that Ensign Ricky joke on Family Guy [wikipedia.org] (Search for "Family Guy")

The Alcohol one I've heard from Simpsons during the alcohol prohibition episode.

Re:These...are...great (3, Funny)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898505)

I make a "Ensign Ricky" joke and nobody gets it...

For some reason, I love the first one.

Though, the "Makeup Sex" one made me pull a muscle in my back laughing.

Star Trek Humor, either you get it or you get laid...

 

Re:These...are...great (1)

Hangin10 (704729) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898827)

Or you get lucky in having a gal that likes both sex and SciFi, in that order.
Admittedly, we both prefer StarGate, especially since it's still running.

Re:These...are...great (1)

eneville (745111) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898628)

that made my year!

Re:These...are...great (2, Funny)

swtaarrs (640506) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898710)

That's definitely my favorite one. I was watching some Voyager episodes with my friends and I told them it was a Star Trek rule that if a bunch of key characters and then some random ensign beamed down the ensign would usually die. They didn't believe me until it happened 5 episodes in a row :)

Don't click on the link!!!! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898391)

Kirk's Goatsex poster is very disturbing. I'm off to the suicide booth.

Weird (0, Flamebait)

kanzels (975208) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898404)

It's beyond me while people always fall in love with such crap. Or is it a some kind of relax when you turn off your brain partially and watch Star Trek for example?

Re:Weird (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898413)

It's beyond me while people always fall in love with such crap. Or is it a some kind of relax when you turn off your brain partially and watch Star Trek for example?

I'm having trouble parsing that sentence. You wouldn't happen to be from a primitive planet where they nonetheless speak broken English, would you?

Re:Weird (2, Funny)

Roguey (939920) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898420)

Earth?

Re:Weird (1)

kanzels (975208) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898433)

Yes we call it Earth. Would you actually believe there's also something else than USA? Or you thought there are only native english speakers. Those with correct and those with broken english? LOL :)

Re:Weird (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898458)

Hint: there are native English speakers in many countries other than "USA".

Sorry if your passive-aggressive troll backfired.

Re:Weird (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898654)

So they also speak broken English in the UK and Australia? Sounded fine to me, except for that "by crikey" kind of nonsense.

Sorry the Anonymous Coward is wrong (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898471)

I'm having trouble parsing that sentence. You wouldn't happen to be from a primitive planet where they nonetheless speak broken English, would you?

Nope. That person spoke Klingon. The translator is just a little off.

Re:Weird (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898823)

Darmok and Jilad at Tenagra!

You must be too young (5, Insightful)

DaFork (608023) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898438)

I grew up watching Star Trek, so I retain an affinity for it to this day. Although I am not a hardcore Trekkie, I still watch the show when it is on TV. To understand why the original series is the way it is, you have to understand what was going on culturally in the US during the time it was being aired.

Even though it is 40 years old, over the top, campy, and hilariously non politically correct, I find it better than most of the crap on TV nowadays (or perhaps I am just too old).

Re:You must be too young (0)

lpret (570480) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898468)

(or perhaps I am just too old)


Bingo.

Re:You must be too young (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898632)

Wow! What wit.

Ooops, guess I'm half right.

Re:You must be too young (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898552)

I've been watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke with my grandfather on TV Land.

Wait! That music score! That plot twist! Wasn't that on Star Trek?

Re:You must be too young (3, Informative)

rts008 (812749) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898680)

I hear you. I can still remember the excitement for the first episode.
We (my family) were at some friends house for a party just for that show. My father and the host worked together at Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA)

At that time, the show and special effects were near cutting edge, and a lot of the concepts in the show were new and strange- cool!

The plots were standard fare, but that's true of any show- it's damn near impossible to come up with a totally original, never been done before story line and plot. All of the basic ones have been done for centuries I guess.

Re: Not Minuses (1, Insightful)

DumbSwede (521261) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898700)

I wouldn't consider: over the top, campy, and hilariously non politically correct, to be strikes against a show.

Re:You must be too young (2, Insightful)

kfg (145172) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898832)

. . .hilariously non politically correct. . .

Think back, Dude, and I think you will discover that it defined political correctness of the time.

It's a remarkable cultural document.

KFG

TNG (5, Funny)

onion2k (203094) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898419)

I was going to make some TNG ones, but they'd all just be pictures of Wesley Crusher with the caption "Please shot this irritating brat".

Re:TNG (5, Funny)

rayde (738949) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898428)

Clevernickname is modding you down for that one

Re:TNG (2, Funny)

remembertomorrow (959064) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898430)

*picture of Troi*

Telepaths

Be glad you're not around during her period. She'd really know how to be a bitch.

Re:TNG (5, Funny)

Lord Ender (156273) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898451)

He is the only Star Trek character to ever make his own Linux distro. Give him some credit.

Re:TNG (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898642)

He is the only Star Trek character to ever make his own Linux distro. Give him some credit.

Yeah, but he was also the only star trek character to ever use it. Why do you think the holodeck crashed every time they used it?

The real question... (2, Funny)

Ruff_ilb (769396) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898674)

But does Data run linux?

Re:The real question... (1)

BootNinja (743040) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898818)

Netcraft confirms, Data is dead.

Re:TNG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898472)

Slashdot: When spelling doesn't matter and opinions are hackneyed.

Re:TNG (1)

oPless (63249) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898476)

Maybe if you spelt shot as "shoot" you'd make your millions.

I'll take my 10% now thanks :-)

Re:TNG (1)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898581)

"spelt", isn't that some sort of grain?

Mea luv sleshdat, warr speling iss kang!

Re:TNG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898788)

"Spelt" is the right spelling, dummy. Buy a dictionary.

TNG/HHGTTG crossover (5, Funny)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898494)

Obviously, the perfect poster would combine elements of both Star Trek and Hitchhiker's Guide:

Wesley's picture, with the caption:

"... the one thing they really couldn't stand was a smartass"

Re:TNG/HHGTTG crossover (1)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898604)

How about one with Wil with his mouth open, and the caption, "Shut up Wesley!"?

Or a shot of Picard, leaning to his right in his chair, with the caption, "Mister Worf's head looks like a hiney!"?

OMG...Eugene Wesley Roddenberry? Can't be!

Re:TNG/HHGTTG crossover (3, Funny)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898639)

Or Data, with the caption, "The First Fully Sentient Sex Toy".

Re:TNG (1)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898601)

Here you go! [googlepages.com] (ripping off tx's rather funny one from this post [slashdot.org] as a basis)

Now - someone (please?) really needs to do a php version :-)

Re:TNG (1)

JFitzsimmons (764599) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898665)

What does PHP have to do with anything?

Re:TNG (1)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898681)

It doesn't have to be php, just a few people have suggested funny captions for a crusher 'despair' poster - I thought a poster generator ala the church sign generator [churchsigngenerator.com] would be amusing.

Like the dispair.com ones... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898429)

...without the humor!

Didn't SA already do an unfunny photoshop phriday on these posters?

holy crap! (1)

infosec_spaz (968690) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898431)

That is some funny stuff...I am a treky, but when something is funny, you just have to laugh!

Re:holy crap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898460)

> when something is funny, you just have to laugh!

What about when something isn't funny?

Hmmm (4, Funny)

Monoman (8745) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898434)

"Hot on the heels of Despair dot com ..."

You must be new here. Despair has been around quite a while.

Re:Hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898842)

Really? :-(

My favourite would be... (1)

cowboy76Spain (815442) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898441)

Scott, beam me out from here...

Tribbles! (5, Funny)

Travoltus (110240) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898443)

Where's the tribbles poster??? You can't have Star Trek humor if you don't mention the tribbles!

Re:Tribbles! (3, Funny)

iced_773 (857608) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898551)

Sorry, that DS9 episode took all the good jokes.

Re:Tribbles! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898685)

n00b!

the trouble with tribbles. TOS-episode.

Re:Tribbles! (1)

despisethesun (880261) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898793)

Who's the n00b here? Iced_773 is referring to this [startrek.com] episode of DS9, which took place during "The Trouble with Tribbles". And both were pretty great episodes.

Ha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898444)

I loved the original Star Trek when I was a kid and I'm not offended by these. Why does the article say I'll be offended? I thought they were pretty funny.

Re:Ha (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898853)

Why does the article say I'll be offended?

It doesn't.

I'm not offended by these.

Q.E.D.

KFG

For Your convenience. (5, Informative)

scenestar (828656) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898446)

The Distro parodies didn't load for me

Here's a working mirrordot link

http://www.mirrordot.org/stories/3a7776fd00fb43206 2abc91d20e7a2fe/index.html [mirrordot.org]

Re:For Your convenience. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898486)

Hijacked? The Slashdot link takes me directly to some '250free' dor com site full of flashing colours proclaiming me 'a winner'.

This site has reached its bandwidth limit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898553)

Not hijacked, slashdotted.

Re:For Your convenience. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898522)

While the linux parodies are mildly amusing (and the ubuntu one makes a reference to the warty release's wallpaper that featured three naked people hand in hand), I much prefer this ubuntu parody [ubuntu.com] (definitely NSFW)

Oh, and the link in the summary is beyond slashdotted - it is now just a placeholder/spam page.

/.'d (1)

JDAustin (468180) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898463)

Grats all for taking this site offline...

On purpose? (1)

Mornedhel (961946) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898477)

You could also thanks the editors for giving the link to a site that has a bandwidth limit that low. Slashdotting this one wasn't even funny. I bet Noryungi was the offended one.

Re:On purpose? (1)

FuzzyFox (772046) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898764)

How are the slashdot editors supposed to know which sites have limited bandwidth?

Should they just assume all sites have limited bandwidth, and then just not post links?

"There's this funny Star Trek site out there, but we can't show it to you. But trust us, it's really funny. Oh yeah."

Re:On purpose? (3, Insightful)

Bogtha (906264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898815)

How are the slashdot editors supposed to know which sites have limited bandwidth?

They could email and ask? When you can take small websites completely offline with the amount of traffic Slashdot gets, it's irresponsible to not give any warning or caching, especially when your excuse [slashdot.org] is that you just can't wait six hours for this "cool breaking story". Hands up everybody who just couldn't wait another six hours to see Star Trek posters?

Or, if you want the techie approach, something similar to robots.txt would be simple for high-traffic websites like Slashdot to respect.

And if you're not a Trek fan? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898469)

If you are a true Trekkie, don't click on the link, as this is certainly going to offend you...

TBH, the true Trekkies are the only ones who know enough about the episode's/character's to really appreciate some of the jokes (i.e. "Your Last Battlefield").

all this and ad supported (2, Funny)

fesseur (623275) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898475)

Three pages of great parody, but I couldn't figure out the paraody of the ad page. :(

Sigh, slashdotted again (3, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898484)

Can somebody give him $4.95 to get another 10,000 mb of bandwith. Maybe it will work for long enough to mirror it.

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (1)

Kesh (65890) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898507)

Not surprising. I saw this site on Friday, and he was already requesting donations due to the rise in bandwidth as this made its way across the 'net. I'd say his bank account just melted.

Slashdot: where websites go to die.

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (3, Funny)

Neflyte_Zero (866396) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898521)

Dropping $4.25 on that site will have the same effect as an eye-dropper full of water will have on a beached whale.

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (2, Informative)

De Lemming (227104) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898630)

Here's the Coral cache [nyud.net] (page 2 [nyud.net] - page 3 [nyud.net] ).

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (1)

jesser (77961) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898682)

A cache of the "bandwidth exceeded" page. Just what I need!

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (1)

De Lemming (227104) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898852)

I do get the correct page for page 1 and 2, for 3 I also get the "This site has reached its bandwidth limit." I didn't notice that when posting. But it seems the original site is back up, so here [echosphere.net] is page 3. I don't know how long it takes for the Coral cache to refresh, but it's not needed for the moment anyway.

Re:Sigh, slashdotted again (1)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898720)

Nope. Just get the spam page. Thanks for trying, though.

/.ed already! (0, Redundant)

mallardtheduck (760315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898495)

Well that was quick:

This site has reached its bandwidth limit.
Please try again later.

Shame it's all old trek (4, Funny)

Tx (96709) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898497)

'Coz CleverNickName misses out, but that's easily fixed, here's a Wesley Crusher inspirational poster [imageshack.us] I made. No offence, CleverNickName ;).

Re:Shame it's all old trek (1)

Dorceon (928997) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898588)

That poster should read, "How many times was the flagship of the federation, with all its most brilliant and talented officers, saved by a teenage boy?" And/or the answer to that question. (Was it 6?)

Re:Shame it's all old trek (1)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898653)

Or how about "If that train had only been a little faster, or Jerry had been a little fatter...".

(It's funny Wil, laugh!)

You're the inspiration! (5, Informative)

Riding Spinners (994836) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898501)

Who needs posters? In memoriam James Doohan. The longest surviving "Red Shirt" on the USS Enterprise, his "Scotty" set the standard for generations of geeks and engineers. Working with the latest future technologies, often experimental, under a demanding boss for whom FTL travel, teleporters, galactic communications and more firepower than all of 20th Century Earth combined weren't enough to cakewalk through missions on any given week, Scotty's role model has influenced millions of 20th Century predecessors. His ingenuity, fortitude, and sense of humor while telling the boss that his demands are insane, but doable, even under excruciating time pressure floating around a newly discovered dimension, are an inspiration to us all. Mr. Doohan, in your new journey, go as boldly as you led us in all your merely astral journeys on our televisions, and in our imaginations.

Anyway, isn't this a 4chan [4chan.org] fad? What's next, posting YTMND [ytmnd.com] sites on Slashdot's front page?

Re: You're the inspiration! (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898554)

What's next, posting YTMND sites on Slashdot's front page?

Oh! Oh! Here! [ytmnd.com] And here! [ytmnd.com] Even more! [ytmnd.com] Yet More! [ytmnd.com] Ha ha ha, lol! [ytmnd.com] OMGWTFUSS1701D! [ytmnd.com] And not forgetting this [ytmnd.com] !

Re: You're the inspiration! (1)

Catnapster (531547) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898612)

THEY SEE ME ROLLIN They hatin, patrollin, and tryin to catch me ridin dirty

And in the same vein (3, Interesting)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898502)

And in the same vein, there's the RPG motivational posters [cruisegazing.com] that I submitted some days ago (and were rejected as not news for nerds).

Re:And in the same vein (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898560)

Uh, maybe because the RPG posters are completely lame and unfunny? Just a thought.

Not that I could tell you if the star trek ones are any better, having no chance to see them...

Re:And in the same vein (1)

jesser (77961) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898673)

Most of those aren't funny. Can you point out the funny ones to us?

Re:And in the same vein (1)

alittlespice (934609) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898679)

Boy, those just suck. Thanks to the editors for not posting those!

offended? (5, Funny)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898508)

"If you are a true Trekkie, don't click on the link, as this is certainly going to offend you..."

Offend?

{raised eyebrow}

To be offended by an attempt at humor would not be logical.

I can't believe no one pointed this out yet. (4, Funny)

celardore (844933) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898564)

As a bit of a Star Trek fan myself, I have to say... It's trekker not trekie!

Re:I can't believe no one pointed this out yet. (2, Insightful)

JWW (79176) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898833)

Sorry, I think that was a test to see if you were "easily offended".

You didn't pass. You might want to avoid the link. However, since the link totally broken, its a moot point now.

Can anyone explain the Sybok one? (1)

BlackTriangle (581416) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898602)

He can remember it for you wholesale? Some sort of Total Recall reference? But where's the Funny?

Not funny (-1, Flamebait)

dangermouse (2242) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898603)

I'm not any kind of a trekkie, but I've seen enough of the Star Trek to get most of the references. Not one of those damn things was funny, and I checked all three pages. (I am bored. I am not, now, any less bored.)

I know it's a slow day, but if the best you can do is to dredge up an unfunny crapfest from some internet backwater, maybe you guys should just take the day off instead.

Re:Not funny (1)

Ramble (940291) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898637)

"I'm not any kind of a trekkie"

Well, there's your problem.

What? No Tribbles? (2, Funny)

Cprossu (736997) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898627)

I was at least expecting a tribbles poster with something like "Just One is Never Enough"

*batch downloads all the images* (1)

The Real Toad King (981874) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898633)

It's only a matter of time before Slashdot brings the site's bandwidth to it knees. (Apparently, he's been having a little trouble paying the bandwidth bill before this article. Poor guy.)

Get a real hosting company (1)

pcjunky (517872) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898647)

Bandwidth quota reached and it's still the most recent story on slashdot. Get a real hosting company!

Hope this helps (2, Informative)

sam991 (995040) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898651)

I made a quick 1280x1024 wallpaper of 4 a few days ago and since the site is /.'ed, someone might be interested. http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/15/trekfa9.png [imageshack.us]

Inspirational Poster ... for RATS (3, Funny)

xmas2003 (739875) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898658)

A bit off-topic for Star Trek, but here is a politically incorrect (especially for PETA fans) inspirational poster [rat-hunter.com] for rats - "Teamwork - Share Victory. Share Defeat"

Does the Enterprise run on Linux?? (-1, Offtopic)

stevew (4845) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898688)

So curious people want to know - will the USS Enterprise run on Open Source Software?????

Re:Does the Enterprise run on Linux?? (0, Troll)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898749)

Probably not; otherwise their mission would include exploring strange new places in their mom's basement.

I'll take this one! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898806)

That's why Scotty's always in the engine room trying his darndest to fix her! 21st century and still no device driver support from the vendors! /joke!

I "stumbleUpon.com"'d these the other day (1)

ursabear (818651) | more than 8 years ago | (#15898707)

These are hilarious. I like all the "tension" jokes and the "red shirt" jokes.

I actually saw these the other day with the StumbleUpon tool (Stumble with this [stumbleupon.com] . I've seen lots of neat things... the tool can be pretty addictive, sometimes.

The Next Generation of this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15898792)

Needs to follow in Despair's footsteps and get into inspirational videos [despair.com] .
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