Sunday, 17 June 2012

Dreams Of Beams.


I reckon it must really tickle when you get beamed.  Imagine this in a future possibility. You get teleported from one place to another and the tingling sensation makes you giggle. Then you realise you've landed in the transporter chamber of the Starship Enterprise. You stop giggling and finally compose yourself.  It makes me realise that the expressions, "in bits", "beside yourself", "shattered" and "all over the place", are going to be somewhat literal in the space adventures of tomorrow.  And yep, teleport your kids cause you "love 'em to bits!"

Oh yes I've had a dream
It seems it was a dream of beams
Of tractor beams
Of parallel beams
The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Beam
And I think to myself about astral travel
Where the dream of beams
Might unravel

Bea-ea-ea-ea-eam, beam, beam, beam
Bea-ea-ea-ea-eam, beam, beam, beam....

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  1. Wouldn't it be great to just teleport everywhere you wanted to go? No waiting in airports or being squeezed into too small seats with a too large seat mate. I'll put up with a case of the giggles anyday for that convenience. Beam me up Gary. I'm just beaming thinking about it.

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    1. Hey Delores,
      Ah yes and with a beaming smile you find you have been teleported into the old television show of 'Leave it to Beamer' :)
      I shall now attempt to make your beams come true....

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  2. I still want to teleport to work. Or lasers mounted on the hood of my car. Either works.
    Then again, I did see the latest version of The Fly...

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Good idea about teleporting to work. Just think, you could get a bit of extra sleep. Your alarm goes off and before you have a chance to get ready, you find yourself rather undressed at your place of work :) Lasers on your 'flying car' you purchased from "George Jetson", perhaps.
      I saw the old version of "The Fly" with Vincent Price. "Help me! Help me!"

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  3. Knowing me, I'd not be giggling but screaming blue bloody murder along with Dr McCoy, to get me outta this new fangled unnatural machine thingy!!! :-) Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Old Kitty,
      Oops and here's me thinking you wanted to be one of the stars of an updated version of "The Lawnmower Man". Or was that "Altered States"....
      Sweet beams, your way, Gary
      x

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  4. loved this "Beam me up Scotty"

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  5. I hope they invent teleportation sometime. Soon, preferably. :P

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    1. Hi Golden Eagle,
      Aha, just a moment....Your beam has come true :)

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  6. That's appropriate for me since I spent most of the day watching Star Trek on Netflix.

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    1. Hey PT,
      No need to watch Star Trek on Netflix, any more. We are getting you beamed onto the Enterprise where Captain Kirk will teach you the finest in Canadian eh :)

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  7. Sad to say that I've never been beamed, Gary. Never even had a dream of getting beamed. But there was that time that I was mooned. Does that count if we relate to space, the final frontier? Or in this case, postier (sp)? Whaddaya-say-hmm?

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    1. Hi Dixie,
      Sorry it took some time to reply to your comment. I'm a little 'behind' and what a bummer that is. You got mooned and suddenly I'm thinking about the planets, especially Uranus :)

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  8. Hello Gary:
    Without wishing in any way to appear as spoilsports, we can think of nothing more dreadful on this wonderfully sunny, Monday morning than to be 'beamed' elsewhere! Sorry.

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance,
      I'm glad to know you want to stay right where you are. Sunbeams at the ready.

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  9. Ah, but what tickles more? Being beamed or having your nipples rubbed? I think an experiment is in order.

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    1. Yay, it's THE SARCASM GODDESS!
      One word for you, "nurples"!
      Happy experimenting....

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  10. Loved to be transported going shopping and not have to carry it back.

    By the way thanks for your recent comment, much appreciated.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,
      Ah yes, have the shopping beamed back.
      It was my pleasure to leave that comment on your wonderfully written prose. Thank you for the acknowledgement :)
      Beamed bags of beans, your way, Gary

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  11. Hi Gary

    What would happen if you were being teleported but the receiving teleport machine thingy had broken down and you had no where to put yourself back together again. That would be no laughing "matter"!

    Take Care

    GEM

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    1. Hi GEM,
      Talk about trying to 'pull yourself together'! Ha ha, very good. Oh dear, what can the 'matter' be.....
      Nice one, GEM.
      Kind wishes, Gary

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  12. If I had a loonie for every time I wanted to be beamed up...

    Honest, I just watched the new Star Trek on the weekend. It's about Kirk first joining the fleet. Back when his skin was not so clear. Pretty good, considering. But how they'd get Bill looking so young? And what's with the acne?

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    1. Hi Joylene,
      You would be the richest lady in Canada and a beaming smile to match.
      I've seen the movie you're referring to. Well, Bill the Canadian, looked so young due to his vast consumption of coffee from Tim Hortons. And the acne eh was due to his vast consumption of chips with gravy, eh.
      Beaming good wishes, your way, Gary

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    2. Ah, well, that explains it. Thanks, oh humble one.

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    3. Ah Joylene,
      You are most welcome for the um explanation :)

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    1. Hi All Consuming,
      "Data" is sorting it out, right now! :)

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  14. But sure enough, someone would figure out how to fiddle around with the transporter and we'd explode upon landing. I'm not paranoid. They really are out to get me.

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    1. Hey lotta joy,
      I'm already, 'in bits', 'in pieces', and 'beside myself'. Which means, I've got a head start, or no head at all.
      I know I'm not paranoid. 'Shit! What was that!?'

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  15. You might smile when I tell you that when I first saw the picture I thought it was some kind of home decor image, and that those guys were candlesticks.

    Perhaps I need to get my eyes tested ! :D

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      Actually, I think you might be right! :) Perhaps, when they were transported, too much 'wax' came out of their ears and they reformed as candlesticks :)

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  16. I too would love to be able to teleport. It certainly beats having to rely on buses.

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    1. Hey Lost in Space,
      Of course, that would be the bus that actually stops and lets you on :)

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  17. i wouldn't mind gliding in that environment although being only in one piece.

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    1. Hi Aliza,
      Keeping yourself together seems like a good plan :)

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  18. Dear Gary,
    Do I detect, through my Vulcan, Spok-like powers, that you are something of a Star Trek fan, my hirsute friend. Which sort of makes me ask the question: if you were able to teleport, would being so hairy interfere with the technology? Perhaps you would beam up, but your hair would be left behind. Just a thought, Gary, just a thought.
    Very Best Wishes to you and yours, your way,
    David.

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    1. Dear David,
      Fellow Vulcan. Now you know why I wear a baseball cap in public. Doing my best to hide my pointy ears. I can handle a bit of Star Trek, but unlike you, I don't want to go to any convention! :)
      Last time I got teleported, it was a bit of a hairy ride due to 'fuzzy' reception!
      Kind wishes and a "Vulcan death grip", your way, Gary

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  19. As funny and giggling as it might seem, I'm actually dreaming of the teleportation day, simply because I hate flying a plane, I'm actually paralyzed with fear when I fly.
    Thanks for visiting my blog back, Gary. Very kind of you.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi Petro,
      I think it would be great to giggle our way to being teleported to some nice, sunny place. Hopefully, putting the fear off to one side, we could save a fortune in airline tickets :)
      My pleasure to leave a comment on your heartfelt, informative posting. You are clear demonstration of a loving mother.
      Hugs to you,
      Gary :)

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  20. Too funny! I read somewhere they can beam a single atom now :) So very cool!

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    1. Hi Jemi,
      Ah yes, one atom, that's a start. Now all we need is the rest of the atoms to get it together :)

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  23. I am all behind with my thank you's I appreciate the comments you have left. Have you seen the Olympic Flame yet? It is due in Dorset on July 14/15th, hoping to see it.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,
      As you will know, I did two previous articles on the Olympic Torch. Have not actually seen it in person. Hope you get to see it in Dorset.
      I'm delighted you acknowledge the comments I have left on your site.
      Take care,
      Gary

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  24. Hi Gary. Sorry I'm late - been away a few days (Blog post to follow in a week or so!)
    The one description of being tele-ported that I never expected to hear is that it 'tickles'! I think it probably hurts like hell.
    I just noticed you have a fabulous photo behind your blog - have I been sleeping or is it new?
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    1. Hi bazza,
      Delighted to see your good self at any time. I eagerly await your next posting.
      It probably tickles and hurts like hell. Being 'in bits' might well be a painful experience.
      You were placed in a state of suspended animation. You became a cartoon character. The photo behind my blog has been there for several months. If you 'sea' what I mean :)

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  25. I would love to be beamed aboard, however I would like to be the 1,000,000,000
    customer served. The Dave Clark Five sang of Bits and Pieces! I wonder if they knew about this beaming thing?

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    1. Hi Ray,
      Wonder what you would get for being the 1,000,000,000th customer served? An evening with an android, perhaps. Oh my, that song goes way, way back. The Dave Clark Five became the Dave Clark Infinitesimal Particles. There's your answer :)

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  26. I would much prefer to use a Ring Transporter system, such as is used in the Stargate series. Or even a Stargate! THAT would be awesome!!

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    1. Hi River,
      I watched the film Stargate and that does sound like a plan. Now, you've got me thinking about that old classic TV show, "Time Tunnel" :)

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  27. Ah yes. I love the idea of being teleported, but I'm always afraid I leave something behind... like my spleen or a lung...

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  28. Hi Misha,
    Ah yes, you are being teleported from San Francisco and discover you left your heart there :)

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  29. I remember watching that show and it's countless re-runs and how Dr. McCoy was always freaking out about having his molecules scattered about the universe when he'd get on a transporter.

    Back then, during the time the show was in production, they believed we would have transporters by now in 2012. They also thought we would have flying cars, spaceships and so on. I know some inventions, that were first presented in that show, have come true- sort of. Communicator = cell phones, for one example.

    Maybe someday, as a species, all of the fantasies and aspirations for the human race will all come true to some degree, provided we haven't killed each other off with our constant wars over natural resources and power.

    Personally, I think we're a long way off from that type of rational thinking. Some folks can fool themselves into thinking otherwise but I can't. I've seen too much.

    But hey... Think happy thoughts, right? Beam me up, Scotty! Hahaha. See ya on Farcebook.

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    1. Hey Kelly,
      And now we get to watch the original series in all its digitally enhanced glory. Yes sir, you can see ancient computers from 400 years into the future!
      Indeed, we thought a lot of stuff would happen by now. I recall reading a book in science class back in 1969 that we would have a manned landing on Mars by 1977. Yeah right.
      Hopefully mankind will finally learn the lessons and realise that living in peace, without judgement, is the way forward. Then again, we will probably destroy this planet before we can realise a future reality.
      Ah yes, happy thoughts. And Scotty might tell me to 'pull yourself together'. Damned inconsistent transporters, eh. Always a delight to see you on Farcebook. To sum up this comment, I blame everything on "The Jetsons"!
      Thanks for backtracking through my postings, Kelly. Very kind of you :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.