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...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Random: Unlikely Wish 
5th-Jul-2011 11:04 am
Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise  NCC-1701-A
You know, I grew up a big fan of Star Trek, loving the "future history" of that sort of science fiction, imagining the continuation of the human adventure beyond what I could study in history or observe and be part of during my lifetime. I've lived to see some of those dreams of the future come true, with grade school kids running around now with cell phones, like the communicators imagined to be part of James T. Kirk's far-distant 23rd century equipment, and computers far cooler than the 1960s could imagine. But as time goes on, I have to say that the piece of Star Trek technology that I would most like to see come to pass is not faster-than-light warp drive or transporter technology, or even the amazing idea of matter replication.

It's the beard represser. An enzyme wash that you could spread over your face and repress your follicles from doing their thing for a time. Knowing what I do about the intricacies of medicine, I know that that might be more unlikely than some of the high physics ideas mentioned above, given the sort of unexpected reactions of a delicately-balanced human body and its myriad of functions. But I get so tired of shaving. I wonder if those laser hair removal services have ever tackled an entire beard: I rather imagine I'd have heard about it before now....
Comments 
6th-Jul-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hi Mike,

Russ Stewart commented on your Facebook post.

Russ wrote: "Then there would be no mistaking you for the mirror universe Mike "Trotsky" Novak."

See the comment thread
6th-Jul-2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Mike,

Angie Brunner DeWeese commented on your Facebook post.

Angie wrote: "They tackle entire legs of women, can't see why they couldn 't tackle a beard!"
6th-Jul-2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Hi Mike,

Angie Brunner DeWeese commented on your Facebook post.

Angie wrote: "Ah, a 5 second search on the internet will show you many men partake. And hey, you can throw in a little botox treatment while you're at it."
6th-Jul-2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Hi Mike,

Russ Stewart commented on your Facebook post.

Russ wrote: "Don't give him too many ideas, Angie. We don't want him to go crazy with elective treatments and end up looking like a Deltan."

8th-Jul-2011 06:26 am (UTC)
Mike Novak

Heh. Nice, Russ. Ol' Professor Rosen from the History Department at NIU did a double take when I grew the goatee (I'm afraid I'm responsible for that entire '90s fad) and came in in my Russian cap, saying that he thought I was Trotsky's ghost.... And I thought male Deltans were VERY hairy. Angie, I stand corrected: I didn't even look it up. Since I'd never heard of it being done (on beards or on full legs, for that matter), I assumed that it wasn't possible. I should study before I grouse.
Wednesday at 11:39am · Like


Russ Stewart

I was thinking solely of Ilia from the motion picture, I had to do a Google search just to find the name of her species but the article I saw didn't distinguish the hairiness of their genders. I was bummed to discover that the actress that played her passed away from a heart attack nearly a decade ago.
Wednesday at 12:28pm · Like

Edited at 2011-07-08 06:26 am (UTC)
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