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January 6, 2013 6:58 AM   Subscribe

William Shatner tweets at an astronaut in orbit, and gets a tweet back...meanwhile, brownpau gets a mention.....scroll down just a wee bit to see. (Redshirt? really?)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Can someone explain why Shatner's Tweets end with "MBB"?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:05 AM on January 6, 2013


It's his signature.
My best,
Bill
posted by Toekneesan at 7:10 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


He ain't Ralph.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:15 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's a short way of referencing Yosemite Sam's "My biscuits are burning!"
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:17 AM on January 6, 2013 [8 favorites]


I figured it was something like that, but couldn't guess the acronym. I guess William Fucking Shatner can sign his tweets if he wants to.

Todd Lokken
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:24 AM on January 6, 2013 [9 favorites]


@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB

@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface.

@Cmdr_Hadfield Heh. Nice one. By the way, what color shirt you wearing? MBB

@WilliamShatner Uhh ... red. Oh fuck. The guy in the red shirt usually dies, right?

@Cmdr_Hadfield LOL STBU. MBB
posted by the quidnunc kid at 7:25 AM on January 6, 2013


I think Hadfield is safe in his red shirt, after all we know his surname.

Jason Nesmith: You're not going to die on the planet, Guy.
Guy Fleegman: I'm not? Then what's my last name?
Jason Nesmith: It's, uh, uh -- I don't know.
Guy Fleegman: Nobody knows. You know why? Because my character isn't important enough for a last name, because I'm gonna die five minutes in.
Gwen DeMarco: Guy, you have a last name.
Guy Fleegman: Do I??!! Do I??!! For all you know, I'm "Crewman #6"! [puts his head on Gwen's shoulder and cries] Mommy! Mommy!
Alexander Dane: [wearily] Are we there yet?

posted by arcticseal at 7:45 AM on January 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


Hooray brownpau is FAMOUS
posted by veerat at 7:57 AM on January 6, 2013


Seven degrees of separation from SPACE
posted by The Whelk at 8:38 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I am embarrassed by how charmed I was by this.
posted by not that girl at 8:40 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


William Shatner is the Todd Lokken of space tweets.
posted by found missing at 8:54 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


STBU?
posted by DU at 9:33 AM on January 6, 2013


Shut The Borg Up

Terrible bores, utterly dominate a conversation and like the Daleks only have a one area of interest, be it extermination or assimilation.
posted by arcticseal at 9:37 AM on January 6, 2013


He's on a ROCKET, man!
posted by The Deej at 9:47 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


STBU = Sucks To Be U
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:54 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


The author of the todayshow.com article is GaelFC, a lo-o-ongtime MeFite (who hired me at the old msnbc.com to write some TV articles way back in '03). So she would obviously be following other MeFites on Twitter and know who among them had an avatar in a Starfleet uniform. Duh.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:18 AM on January 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hah! And she is the reason I found metafilter to begin with! It's the circle of life........
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 10:33 AM on January 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


The circle of Metafilter?

(This is fabulous. I just called my first-generation-fan housemate[1] in to tell her about this.)

[1] That is, someone who was a fan when ST:TOS was originally airing.
posted by Karmakaze at 11:33 AM on January 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


AMAZING!
posted by two lights above the sea at 1:51 PM on January 6, 2013


I am more concerned that brownpau is wearing a red shirt. BE SAFE MY BROWN FRIEND!
posted by terrapin at 2:35 PM on January 6, 2013


William Shatner? That old has-been?
posted by shakespeherian at 3:03 PM on January 6, 2013


There were other Star Trek stars involved in the conversation too. Cyberbuzz has another rundown of them. Took me a second or two to figure out what LLAP stood for, to my eternal shame...
posted by gemmy at 6:37 PM on January 6, 2013


Shut The Borg Up. Terrible bores, utterly dominate a conversation and like the Daleks only have a one area of interest, be it extermination or assimilation.

Store brand Cybermen, I say.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:27 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


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