Holy Crap! It’s day 8 of the Dog Days of Summer challenge. Anybody else sick of dog jokes? Tough kibble, bitches, we aint done yet. Today’s famous pooch is Will Riker’s Dog Blacktoe. Am I the only one who wonders who Will Riker is and by extension who Blacktoe is? As with the dog from Harry Potter, I had to consult with Google to find out. It turns out Will Riker is a character on “Star Trek MXXXVIII – The Lost Galaxy of Hooo-Kayres”. For those of you who didn’t already know this, I abhor most anything related to outer space fiction. If it has the word “star” in the title, I’ve probably never seen it. I’m a true blogging soldier though, and wrote the following piece anyway.
We were on vacation in the mountains of Vaaldor9 in the Pixan Galaxy. It’s nice, though in truth I prefer taking my walks on the George Jetson Memorial Treadmill on the Enterprise. Anyway, I bump into a couple of mutts on the trail, and we introduce ourselves – you know, the usual butt sniffing routine.
I tell them I’m Blacktoe and see it doesn’t register with them.
“You know” I say, “Will Riker’s Blacktoe!”.
Both still looked at me like I was speaking cat or something. Even in the boondocks of Vaaldor9, surely they’d heard of the Enterprise. I finally give up on them and went on my way.
Typical Shatner fans.
I’m not the only person writing these gems. These bloggers are too, some of them may even know who Will Riker is.
…and of course, yours truly, 1 Point Perspective, blogger and bon vivant. I don’t know what a bon vivant is, but it sounded kind of sophisticated, so I went with it.