Thursday night is now…. Nerd night in.
I usually do not watch television. This is mostly due to the fact that I can’t seem to sit still long enough to complete a show. Also the content of most television shows is so poor it makes my brain hurt. This pain can be best described as the exact opposite of the feeling you get when you try to learn something that is difficult to grasp. Like a negative learning curve. It takes effort to fake stupid, and can be painful. To experience this, try flipping between a lecture by Steven Hawking and Entertainment Tonight. Anyway Thursday night is different.
My lovely wife goes to a Spanish class at the local community college on Thursday nights. So that leaves me all alone and in charge of the TV remote. By happy coincidence Thursday night is also the night that the Big bang theory is on, one of the last bastions of comedy that I really enjoy. Last week I found out something else about this timeslot, Star Trek is on the air again.
One of our cable channels is a “Retro” station. It plays all kinds of old television shows that people of my generation were exposed to when we were young. I often enjoy these shows more than the current offerings. For one the cars are cooler. Another thing is there is more honesty, sometimes good guys smoked, and sometimes they even drank a brand name beer. So just after Hawaii 5-O is Star Trek. Yes, the old generation, the original and still the best. Kirk kicks ass, Bones is bitchy, and Spock is, well… Spock. They both start at 7pm. Perfect.
After doing some chores I sat out back and browsed through the new Think-geek catalog, then went inside made up a glass of ice cold whiskey on the rocks and a plate full of cheese and crackers. I went down stairs and settled in to surf back and forth between Star Trek and Big Bang Theory. The timing was nearly perfect, when one show was on commercials the other was not.
Oh and I put in a Firefly episode to be sure I had my bases covered.