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I love it.
/not a trekkie
If evenings spent drinking with your buddies are growing a little stale, then set your phasers to stun by cracking open a set of stubbies using a Star Trek bottle opener. Startrek_bottle_opener The Star Trek Bottle Opener: out of this world? This bottle opener is no ordinary Trekkie tool though, because the drinking gadget …
First -- that doesn't even look like the Enterprise! You'll note that the profile is all wrong -- the warp coil nacelles should be above the engineering hull, not below. The profile of the saucer section is wrong, too; it should be much thinner in cross-section, and the REAL Enterprise doesn't have a damn great hole all through the saucer. In addition, the font used for the registry information is *completely* wrong -- the Enterprise's markings were deliberately done in a typeface very similar to that used for marking aircraft carriers and other modern military vehicles, and this so-called "replica" has been made using the same spindly, ugly font they were using on a lot of Paramount Star Trek tie-ins in the 80s and early to mid-90s -- they're not using it any more, of course, and good riddance, so it's a great disappointment to see it revived here. All in all, I wouldn't use this thing to open a bottle of *urine*.
And another thing: Mr. Sherwood, you should by now have no remaining excuse for failing to be aware that the United Federation of Planets, which *obviously* in no way could be called a "socialist" or "communist" government, does not make use of crude reified value signifiers in its transactions. Gold-pressed latinum is necessary at the fringes of Federation space, in order to carry on commerce with other, less enlightened regional powers which insist on retaining their outmoded forms of currency; within the Federation itself, though, the rule is not "you can have whatever you can afford", but rather "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
I can only assume that your refusal to acknowledge this obvious fact, as demonstrated by your cavalier and shockingly canon-ignorant comment about "Federation Credits", stems from your inability to accept that the Federation government, as depicted in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is the one true and utterly perfect form of human government, which cannot be improved upon, and whose implementation will end all human poverty, war, hatred, misery, and suffering, and bring about a new golden age the likes of which haven't been seen since the Renaissance.
Mine's the one with the Paramount official Next Generation replica communicator, in real pretend gold and silver, the Lieutenant Commander's rank pips (two full, one hollow) pinned to the lapel -- and the triple-thick asbestos inner lining.
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