Spock’s Pen

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Spock’s Pen

Leonard Nimoy - Spock - Autograph - Ticket

April 2nd, 1975. I was 11 years old, and my Mom got us tickets to see Leonard Nimoy speak at a nearby community college. I was a fan of Star Trek, and of Mr. Nimoy’s work, so… Whoa! How cool is that!

After his talk, he took questions, and I stood in line.

When my turn came, I had a simple one: “Can I have your autograph?”

After a short chuckle he motioned for me to come over to the podium.
He signed, and I walked back to my seat.

With a pen. Oh, it was my Mom’s pen, but a bit of confusion happened and things moved on.

… but it did get written up in the article below: (click for full size)

Leonard Nimoy - Spock - Article

Fast forward to 2013. Although I never did get to see Mr. Nimoy in person again, I did get the chance to work with him. It turns out we’re both in the “Star Trek Online” game. He is Mr. Spock, of course, and I am a Klingon named Ch’Gren.

Pretty cool…

Almost as good as when I took his pen 😉
LLAP,

Joe

 

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Bearly The Actor

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Bearly The Actor
(a children’s story for grown-ups)
written by: Joe J Thomas
Bearly The Actor - Book Cover

      Bearly The Actor - Joe J Thomas

In the magical land of Hollis Woods, there once lived a little guy named Bearly.
He worked in the daytime at the honey mines, where everyone treated him fairly.

He rented a smallish room in a hollow tree
In a town where very little came free

But Bearly’s dream was much bigger than that – an actor was what he wanted to be!
With fame and awards and lots of honey in a mansion down by the sea!
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Dump Gold! (2014 Edition)

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Dump Gold!

(2014 edition)

Joe's Dump Store - Memorial Day Sale!

Joe’s Dump has been around over 2 years. With more than 100 posts, it’s time for a bit of Dump Digging to harvest out some of my favorite posts from the past year…

Organized by category for your convenience below – Enjoy!

Business:
V321.ru – The Story
Moth or Flame?
Technology Rising, Quality Sinking
You Actor
Good, Fast, Cheap – A New Take
Branding Versatility
The Myth Of Conversational VO
Silent Computer
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Goal Deluxe

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Goal Deluxe

Words.

We’re bombarded by them every day. Some of us even get paid to speak them.

But what if the words were changed?
What if they only made sense when you read them out loud?

Here’s a classic fairy tale rewritten using totally different words, yet understandable when spoken.

Listen to “Goal Deluxe Sander Tree Beers

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Goal Deluxe Sander Tree Beers

 
~~~ Transcript ~~~
Alit Dulls Dory: Goal Deluxe Sander Tree Beers

Won sap pun a tine dare washer ladle gull culled Goal Deluxe
zoo leave din dissenter offer lodge forced widow mutter hander
fodder.
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Julius Sumner Miller

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Julius Sumner Miller

An inspiration in science, learning, and character

Julius Sumner Miller

Julius Sumner Miller, American Physicist, 1909-1987

I first saw Julius Sumner Miller (pictured above) on reruns of his science show “Why is it so?” As a youngster still in grade school, his teachings and his personality both had a profound effect on me. He truly had a passion for physics and for teaching. His look and mannerisms practically scream “SCIENCE!”. If his goal was to get kids interested in science, math and physics, then it was a rousing success.
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How I Became a Hip-Hop Manager

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How I Became a Hip-Hop Manager

(a mostly true story by Joe J Thomas)

Hip-Hop JoeActor

I’m the manager of the biggest star in hip-hop. It’s not like I planned it. It just sort of happened. Let me start at the beginning…

I was on my way to Hollywood to see some friends perform Improv and standup comedy. I knew the name of the place, and that it was at Hollywood and Vine, but I’d never been there in person.
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FDA Performer Labeling

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FDA Passes New Performer Labeling Law

FDA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Dec. 23, 2013
Media Inquiries: Guy Inagorillasuit 555/555-1212

 
Announcement:
Due to recent consumer confusion over terms like “celebrity“, “personality“, and “star“, the FDA has decided to enact mandatory labeling of all performers.
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The Minotaur and the Grain of Rice

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The Minotaur and the Grain of Rice

a children’s story written and voiced by Joe J Thomas

The Minotaur and the Grain of Rice
 

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Once upon a time in the land of Spostabe, there was a minotaur named Kevin.

Like all minotaurs, his name was required to start with a “K”.

When Kevin reached the age of 18, his father, Kyle, put him in charge of guarding his very own maze. Continue reading

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