Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm Not a Trekkie

Bill wouldn't have to worry about me being a fawning fanboy, bugging him about Tribbles or anything like that. I might want to talk about Evil Lincoln (who doesn't), but I don't believe Evil Lincoln had anything to do with the original Star Trek. So while Evil Lincoln might come up (OK it's highly likely to be a topic of conversation), it won't be fanboy stuff.

Sure I watched Star Trek reruns when I was a kid. There were only 7 channels and it was easily the best thing on at 7pm. And it was a fun show.

But I didn't realize how slipshod the procedures on the original Enterprise were until I made it half way through the boring first season of Star Trek the Next Generation. What sort of quasi military organization would let the captain, the second in command, AND the ship's doctor routinely go down first to unexplored planets with ravenous bugblatter beasts running around? The answer is an organization that knew what made for good television.

I do wish I had seen Star Trek Deep Shit Nine when it was on, but I had better things to do. I am pretty sure Bill wasn't in that one. If he was, I would have watched it.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am Not Crazy

I think it's important to let Bill know that I'm not crazy. I wouldn't want to scare him off from having a beer with me.

OK I am a little crazy.

Having a blog called "I Want to Have a Beer with Shatner" sort of proves that. I might be a little crazy but I am harmless. I've never been arrested, let alone convicted.

After their correspondent submitted an extremely detailed series of reports on me, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy recently doubled their entry for me. The current entry is "Still harmless". I was hoping the Guide would include something about my garden, but whatcha gonna do?

Monday, July 18, 2011

An Interesting Development via Twitter

Today my phone alerted me:

fixgear RT @TechCrunch: Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ by // here goes a hot lead @scoats

So Bill was on then off and now back on Google+. What to do? Could this be a way to communicate directly with the Shat or a handler one removed?

I didn't add Bill to my Friends circle, that would look like I was stalking him (and I'm not), so I added him to my Following circle.

I'm not ready to contact Bill directly yet. I want to be a few blog posts in first.

Less than 24 hours into the quest and things are moving along.

One Reason Why I Want to Have Beer With William Shatner

... because he does stuff like this.

That's from the awesome movie Free Enterprise. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. If you haven't seen it lately, it's time to watch it again.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Want to Have a Beer with Shatner

Hello I'm Scoats. I run the Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia. I'm 46 years old and have managed to do some neat stuff in those 46 years.

We at The Grey Lodge Pub have gotten some national recognition over the years. Philadelphia Magazine named our French Fries best of Philly. Our cheese steak made 610 WIP's Top Five best. Esquire Magazine named us one of the Best Bars in America. I don't mention that to brag, merely to establish that I'm not a complete loser. More like a partial loser.

Once you get middle aged, you may start having bucket list ideas. One dream I have is to have a beer with William Shatner.

I got to do the weather on I got to go to Chico and brew a beer as part of Sierra Nevada's Bar Camp. I have handed a giant hammer to the mayor of a large city without being tazered. So unlikely things have happened to me already.

I have discovered with the Internet many highly unlikely things are possible. And having a beer with William Shatner is definitely highly unlikely for a regular Joe like me from Northeast Philadelphia. I have started this blog to hopefully make it happen.

Future posts will deal with why I want to have a beer with Bill and why Bill might want to have a beer with me.