Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Call the Press

I'm a huge nerd. No, like mega nerd. Seriously, it's big, no bigger than that. I know you're surprised, but it really is true. I really don't remember the inspiration to write about how big a nerd I am, but here goes.


Until recently I've been working for DirecTV, but during my sojourn there, I had a huge stalker-fanboy-trekkie moment. I've been a fan of Star Trek since I was a young child, looking forward to watching Star Trek: The Next Generation each day after elementary school. I having stayed pretty loyal to and enjoyed pretty much all the movies and the different series, with the exception of the steaming dungpile that was Enterprise.(I won't link anywhere, because it sucks) After years and years of watching this enjoyable Sci-Fi world, I consider myself a rather dedicated fan of William Shatner. For those of the uninitiated, he's the actor that has played Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the starship Enterprise for roughly 30 years. He's very famous for his cadence, and his most famous line may be "Khaaaaannnnnnnn!!!" from the movie Start Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, arguably the best Star Trek Movie ever made, although in my opinion the new Star Trek movie made by JJ Abrams trumps it, but just barely. Anyway, this is all just build up to what I did which I shouldn't be proud of, but am kinda. Back to my stalker/fanboy moment. Working for DirecTV, I used the customer information database system to look up William Shatner's home address. Okay, yes that's weird, but I took it one step further. I took that address and looked it up on Google Maps. I got a grainy overhead of his property and a close up of the front gate. Yes I know this is still really weird. I think of myself as just short of the crazy trekkies. You know the ones I'm talking about, the guys that attacked the actor Ricardo Montelbaun because he played Khan, a fictional character, who was bent on destroying James T. Kirk, another fictional character they were apparently waaaaaay too fixated on. I'll check out his house, but I'm not gonna post his address on the internet. For those of you morbidly curious that clicked on the Google Maps link thinking it would jump straight to William Shatner's address, you're sick and shame on you for thinking I would do that to a Sci-fi icon. So yeah, I'm a bit of a creeper. No real purpose to this story, just a crazy random thing I did.

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