I originally posted this as a status update on 18 December 2015. I thought the post merited rescue from the certain doom of Facebook obscurity, so I added the title and used it as a Facebook Note.
Use the Farce, Matt, use the Farce . . .
by Matt Wallace
This page was last modified on 3 August 2016.
From the "The Farce will be with you, always." file:
On a hit CBS sitcom aired just last night. . . .
As Sheldon and Amy boldly go where neither has gone before, the other three Nerdsketeers, Leonard, Howard, and Raj, all wearing Star Wars-themed clothing, attend an opening night screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Having been given Sheldon's ticket by Leonard, Wil Wheaton (playing himself as an icon of Nerd Culture, if only for his role as teenage "crewmember"/"Acting Ensign" Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, a character so too-often irritating that a gratuitous "For example, let's take Wesley Crusher." by one of my Economics professors in a lecture some years later prompted me to snarl, Klingonesque, "Die, Wesley, die!" so forcefully that the professor relented, "Okay, let's not take Wesley Crusher."), arrives in a most-inappropriate Star Fleet uniform and Vulcan pointed ears.
Wheaton answers the all-too-expected sanctimonious "boos" of the Star Wars cultists, "Live long and suck it!"
Matt Wallace, a true sci-fi fan from childhood, which includes both the network TV broadcast of the original Star Trek in the '60s and the '70s syndication, hence the capacity to embrace both the Star Trek mythos and the Star Wars mythos, gives a Vulcan salute to his TV and exclaims, "Live long and prosper, Wesley Crusher!" . . . .