Kirk!! Man down in Engineering!

I really should comment on things the day they happen. But I’m a little slow. James “Scotty” Doohan died the other day. I’m going to reveal a little of my geeky side right now. So don’t think less of me. Now I know that I’m usually a Star Wars nerd and that Trekkies are bound for the 7th circle of hell, but I’ve always had a special place for “Scotty”
I like the term “pulling a Scotty” where you tell someone that it will take twice as long as you think it actually will, so that when you finish fast you seem like a miracle worker. Not only was he a really cool character but apparently he was also a really good guy. Some things I have learned from reading stories on the interwebs. He was on the beach on D-Day for god’s sake, and took 5 machine gun bullets for his trouble. He was once described as “the crasiest pilot in the Canadian Air Force”. His wife also had a baby in 2000… when he was 80. You were a man’s man Montgomery Scott. Godspeed.

via Yahoo News

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