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WELCOME TO EARTH!


Star Trek:

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Klingon: “We don’t embrace other cultures, we conquer them!”

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Cardassian: “A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Romulan: “Do not be distressed. Your dream of reunification is not dead. It will simply take a different form – the Romulan conquest.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Borg: “WE ARE THE BORG! YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!”


The Day The Earth Stood Still:

1951 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings alien! Welcome to earth!”
Klaatu: “Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration.”

2008 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings alien! Welcome to earth!”
Klaatu: “The decision is made.”


Invasion of the Body Snatchers:

1956 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Dr. Dan ‘Danny’ Kauffman: “Love, desire, ambition, faith – without them, life’s so simple, believe me. You have no choice.”

1978 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Dr. David Kibner: “In an hour, you’ll be one of us.”

1993 (Body Snatchers) –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Carol Malone: “So, where you gonna go? Where you gonna run? Where you gonna hide? Nowhere, ’cause there’s no one like you left.”


Village of the Damned

1960 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
David Zellaby: “You’ll find a number of families spread over the country that’ll take us in. And be sure no one finds out. Otherwise, more people will be hurt.”

1995 –
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Mara Chaffee: “If we coexist, we shall dominate you. That is inevitable.”


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Vogon Captain Jeltz: “Energize the demolition beam.”


Flash Gordon:

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
The Emperor Ming: “Pathetic earthling.”


The Faculty:

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Mr. Furlong: “Kindly take your seat. This will be over quite quickly.”


Zero Wing:

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Greetings aliens! Welcome to earth!”
Cats: “All Your Base Are Belong To Us!”

THE END?


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This Made My Day


TWITTER: You can like anyone, follow anyone, and throw your comments into the ocean, never to be heard from again.

Sometimes though, just once in a great while, a message comes back.

So this happened today.

ICE-T is one of the folks I follow. The guy made hardcore rap albums but he first appeared on my personal radar when, in 1995 (yeah I’m that old, shut yer cakehole!), I saw the theatrical release of two movies which would become my GoTo cult favorites (I have a top ten): TANK GIRL and JOHNNY MNEMONIC.

Such great concepts! Such great performances! Such great Productions! So poorly executed.

Yet Ice-T stuck in my head. His characters came into both movies – two wildly different stories – like a bystander who was actually living there his whole life when a film crew came in to make their movie. He might as well have been the Eddie Valiant in ToonTown: He was that genuine.

So anyway, I’m on Twitter, I follow certain folks, and Ice-T is one of them.

Today Ice-T tweeted this,ice-t

I thought about it for a second, okay maybe twenty, then respondedseriously

And that’s all I expected to happen. Message in a bottle cast along with thousands of others from thousands of people, all into the great ocean of the Twittersphere.

Then this came back,icetlike

Ice T dropped by long enough to give my comment a Like. So yeah. That bit of positive vibe, that virtual passing smile and a handshake from someone I respect, made my day. And yeah, I’ll definitely be buying his album on March 31.

I hope your day went well.

UPDATE:
In getting these screengrabs I accidentally hit Unfollow and had to follow Ice T again.

One day someone will probably throw that in my face. 😉


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2016 and You’re Lookin’ Good, Twitter!


From 2010 through 2015, Twitter experienced unprecedented audience and profit growth under the leadership of CEO, Dick Costolo.

In 2013, Business Insider referred to Costello and Dorsey as two  of Silicon Valley’s 4 most impressive CEOs”. This was in reference to a luncheon Costello had with Dorsey and a few other shooting stars.

4 Of Silicon Valley’s Most Impressive CEOs Just Ate Dinner Together

In the same year, TIME Magazine named Costello and Dorsey as two of the 40 most influential minds in Tech.
Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech
Yet here’s the thing. While Jack Dorsey was able to co-create Twitter, he was unable to run it. Under his leadership, Twitter was a fast inflating bubble swelling out of a money pit.
Dick Costolo, on the other hand, brought a greater audience of people and greater profit to Twitter. He stabilized the company, putting it on a path to unsexy, but rock-solid growth.
Moreover, and this was discovered by accident through a leaked memo, Dick Costello brought to Twitter something that other tech giants are experiencing a famine in: a conscience. In the memo he said,

“We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.

I’m frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue during my tenure as CEO. It’s absurd. There’s no excuse for it. I take full responsibility for not being more aggressive on this front. It’s nobody else’s fault but mine, and it’s embarrassing.”

Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’

Costello didn’t say this because he was busted or because he was arrested or because there was a tsunami of public outrage over Twitter. This virtually came out of nowhere and was unexpected. All tech companies from Amazon to Google to Microsoft to Apple and particularly Facebook, deal with these issues by shrugging them off.

They’re making money so FU.

Costello was about to shake up Twitter because he apparently has more heart and strength of character than anyone else leading the Tech Industry.

And yet this Conscientious Capitalist figured out how to do this while increasing audience and profitability. Not at a day trading junkbond king speed, but at a consistent speed all the same. The kind of rate that gives Warren Buffet a woody.

Yeah. Visualize that.

So the benighted majority share owning imbeciles at Twitter, forced that asshole out.

WT Actual F Why? Seems Costello era Twitter wasn’t reaching far greater unprecedented audience and profit growth at a faster rate during the same period of time.

Then!

Then they rehired Twitter board member and co-creator, Jack Dorsey – the man responsible for nearly driving Twitter into an early grave – as the replacement CEO!

The man whose vision and attention span is already split by being CEO of another unprofitable company, Square*, right across the street! Because, by unicorn, that’s how you run a successful company!

The Twitterpated (look it up) did this, you know, to turn the company around from it’s somewhat slower than the market analyst predicted unprecedented audience and profit growth.

Well true to form, Jack did exactly what Jack is famous for: Utterly destroying the value of a company and bringing Twitter to a market analyst UNpredicted (but still unprecedented) hemorrhaging loss of audience and profit.

Jack Dorsey can turn this around, of course. But it’s going to take a lot of what Jack does best: raise tons of investment capital for an unprofitable company.

Twitter’s darkest hour is now

*(should be mottos)
SQUARE: A Great Idea Poorly Executed Since 2010!
SQUARE: Adrift on a Bubble of Never-Ending Rounds of Capital Investment!
SQUARE: Invest In Us!  Just like Poor MC Hammer did!


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Look for my second eBook collection, WILLOW BLUE And Other Stories. Available at amazon and soon at all online booksellers. Soon to be a Trade Paperback.

Also look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt and available in Paperback and eBook.

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