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Re: Trekgasm

From a reader:

Hi Jonah-

Just catching up on the Corner.  Brilliant rant yesterday on Trek references.  Just a stunning display of command of the language, a compilation of contextualized mytho-canonical references worthy of Darmok and Gilard themselves.

I am saddened, however, by your failure to include the most poetic, the most inspirational of all the proverbs of the Klingon people.  Whenever I set out to complete a difficult task, and feel daunted by its scope, I just remember these words from the Sayings of Kahless the Unforgettable, “Five thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man”.

Still, Kahless knew when to cut his losses.  So to speak. “Only a fool fights in a burning house”.  Then again, sometimes his pragmatism got the better of his honour.  Though it be heresy from his teachings, please continue standing before the wind.  Only thus can Molor be overthrown, in this world and in all our hearts.  And try to obtain a copy of “The Klingon Way”.  There is much wisdom.

Mirab with sails unfurled,

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