Sunday, January 01, 2006

Commemorate the Future

Now this is intitiative.
Riverside, Iowa, has one monument: a scale model of the USS Riverside. It bears an uncanny resemblance to the USS Enterprise, as well it might given the object of its commemoration: James T Kirk, Captain on the USS Enterprise, The Ulysses of Star Trek. You see, on the 22nd of March, 2233, Little Jimmy will be born right here. That's right, in 228 years. The eager people of Riverside wanted to erect a bronze JTK, but those miserable people at Paramount demanded $40,000 licence fee, so the USS Riverside it had to be.
You will certainly want to research this more. Start here or here.
(via a letter in the Atlantic Monthly (paper edition), December 2005, by Richard Feeley of Chester, NY

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