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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Khan Job

So, Khan…

On Star Trek’s “Space Seed” episode
Where you said your genetic code
Made you supreme, a god to men—
We saw Kirk kick your ass. And then

In “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”
When you told Kirk to bring it on
Your rematch with the ship’s C.O.
Left Kirk unbeaten, two-and-oh.

So what’s the deal? Your words were grand
Like any preening superman…
And yet your ego’s neutralizer
Was Starfleet’s leading womanizer!

You’re telling me your intellect
Did not prepare you to expect
The mind games of a cosmic flirt
Whose prime directive deals with skirts?

Though your genetics may be blest,
If you’re our future, we’re depressed:
Advanced or not, you’re just a jerk
Who wound up schooled by Captain Kirk.

Twice.

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