Some scenes from Galaxy Quest…

Sometimes, you just hit that point in the week when you need a laughter break.  And I think we hit it today.  So, for your viewing pleasure, I give you my very favorite scene in all of the movie Galaxy Questthe pig lizard scene (YouTube).  (“Look around you.  Can you fashion a rudimentary lathe?”  Mwahahahahaha…yes, I really am that nerdy.)

Even a snarky parody movie of Star Trek fandom can find a good nugget, and it is this line:  “Never give up, never surrender.”  You are damn right I’ll keep on going.  It may be a frustrating week, but sometimes, you still need to laugh.  Do share your favorites in the comments.  I think we could all use a little Friday break…and I’d love to know what makes you laugh these days.

PS:  Take some time today to contact your members of Congress and let them know how you feel about George Bush’s failure in Iraq — and that you expect them to act and not just sit in a holding pattern.  They’d love to hear your dulcet tones, I’m certain.  (H/T to katymine for the following numbers)

1 (800) 828 – 0498
1 (800) 459 – 1887
1 (800) 614 – 2803
1 (866) 340 – 9281
1 (866) 338 – 1015
1 (877) 851 – 6437

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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