Is there anything you would not do for your family?
#hahah let’s not talk about that opening scene with the ice bomb #let’s not talk about it at all #let’s not talk about how it might not have even been kirk’s idea #because yeah kirk is the kind of crazy #erupting volcano? #let’s fuckin do it #but let’s not talk about the other person on that ship #who was smart enough to see the solution #who could not #would not #sit by while there was a chance #no matter how slim #that they could stop it #let’s not talk about who swan dived into the heart of a volcano #because he couldn’t bear to see another planet destroyed #another species wiped out #LET’S NOT FUCKING TALK ABOUT IT
his face in the second gif omgf
LOOK AT THIS. LOOK AT THIS, MEN WHO DO THIS, AND FEEL FOOLISH
TINY BABY THINGS
omg the chameleon
can we just take a second to talk about robet’s chair? i’m laughing so hard i can’t
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - a summary.
The English “please” is short for “if you please,” “if it pleases you to do this” — it is the same in most European languages (French si il vous plait, Spanish por favor). Its literal meaning is “you are under no obligation to do this.” “Hand me the salt. Not that I am saying that you have to!” This is not true; there is a social obligation, and it would be almost impossible not to comply. But etiquette largely consists of the exchange of polite fictions (to use less polite language, lies). When you ask someone to pass the salt, you are also giving them an order; by attaching the word “please,” you are saying that it is not an order. But, in fact, it is.
In English, “thank you” derives from “think,” it originally meant, “I will remember what you did for me” — which is usually not true either — but in other languages (the Portuguese obrigado is a good example) the standard term follows the form of the English “much obliged” — it actually does means “I am in your debt.” The French merci is even more graphic: it derives from “mercy,” as in begging for mercy; by saying it you are symbolically placing yourself in your benefactor”s power — since a debtor is, after all, a criminal. Saying “you’re welcome,” or “it’s nothing” (French de rien, Spanish de nada) — the latter has at least the advantage of often being literally true — is a way of reassuring the one to whom one has passed the salt that you are not actually inscribing a debit in your imaginary moral account book. So is saying “my pleasure” — you are saying, “No, actually, it’s a credit, not a debit — you did me a favor because in asking me to pass the salt, you gave me the opportunity to do something I found rewarding in itself!” ….