The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Government Website Offers Klingon Translation

Government Website Offers Klingon Translation

image by Marcin Wichary, wikimedia commons

image by Marcin Wichary, wikimedia commons

“The Klingon translation started out as a promotion for the Star Trek Into Darkness movie that premiered in May,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “It has remained long after the movie release because the department received positive feedback from some who found it humorous.”

Anyone else have a problem with government money being used to promote Star Trek: Into Darkness?

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19 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Government Website Offers Klingon Translation

  1. Jay Holmes says:

    How do I say this politely? In my opinion Michael Hayden is an ignorant and dangerous creep.His arrogance and his impatient disdain for the American public and our constitution is unforgiveable. The message is very clear, to hell with the American public and the constitution.

  2. Jae says:

    I’m thrilled we’re spending our hard earned money thieved from us as taxes to promote movies. /sarc 😛

  3. All I can do is bang my head – again and again.
    Sonia is talented.

  4. Dave says:

    No need to be polite…He represents an excellent example of the right wing version of the nanny state and why governments can’t be trusted with unfettered power. Governments are composed of individuals, with their own questionable motivations. Once checks and balances are removed, they can do whatever they wish. There are (no doubt) plenty of dedicated public servants within the government, but they can easily be pushed aside by those ruthless enough unless there are systemic limits.

  5. No. The government needs to save its money so it can spend it suing Texas to keep us from discriminating against illegal aliens who want to vote.

  6. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for the mention, Piper. And even more thanks for the gorgeous clip of Sonia Bethany Burns. Zaghareet to you both!!

  7. tomwisk says:

    Piper first, Sonia Bethany Burns OMG. I haven’t seen a more perfect use of the human body since, never mind, it’s kinda personal. As for the video of the NSA a$$hat Sonia would have been infinity better. But seeing Keith Olbermann again was nice. I miss him on MSNBC.

  8. Jay Holmes says:

    “I haven’t seen a more perfect use of the human body since, never mind, it’s kinda personal.”

    Do tell.

  9. Julie Glover says:

    I think the Klingon translation should be only the beginning. I’d be far happier to read IRS regulations if they were in Piratese. Airport security groping would be more fun if they used Pig Latin (Emove-ray our-yay oes-shay). How about translating all of the Congressional minutes to Cousin-Itt language? (although it would sound the same).

    And thank you for making me feel like I really DO use my history degree, when I kept thinking during that first video, “The fourth amendment says unreasonable searches AND probable cause.”

  10. Like I told Piper on Facebook, there’s a father who refused to speak to his kid in anything but Klingon. Luckily, it seems he has since stopped.

  11. K.B. Owen says:

    I’m a bit late to the party, but the Dowager and I thank you for the mention. And as always, the post is a fun Friday cruise-fest. How that bellydancer does that thing with her belly…I’d be afraid of getting stuck in one of those positions. It wouldn’t be pretty. 😉

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