Friday, October 29, 2010
The OSCE is like a dose of clap
Yesterday we got the email allocating us to our spot in this big chaotic event. I am not pleased that I am in the "yellow" stream. This immediately made me think of Whistler telling the Prince Of Wales that he was like a stream of bat's piss in the Monty Python sketch about Oscar Wilde. That's not really the image I need to get me psyched up.
So I'm going to think of it as the gold stream. When the rebels attacked the Death Star, did they have a yellow squadron? No, they had a gold squadron. Red, blue, gold, green. Much better.
Actually, since I am listed first on the list of stations, I think of myself as Gold Leader. A quick check on Wookiepedia shows that this makes me Jon "Dutch" Vander.
Which is nice, sure, but there are a few problems with it. First, Gold Squadron was flying Y-wings, not X-wings. Y-wings are pretty gumby starfighters if you want my opinion. X-wings are where it's at. The Y-wing is to the X-wing as C-3PO is to R2-D2. And second, Dutch was shot down and killed by Darth Vader after he panicked during the trench run on the Death Star exhaust port. Not a good omen for my OSCE outcome. Hopefully none of the OSCE stations will involve exhaust ports.
Still, at least I stood up for what is right and sacrificed myself to help defeat the Empire. Maybe I'll get bonus empathy marks to make up for my lack of galactic competence.