Monday, June 24, 2013

Bones


Way back in the early nineties…

Before the advent of the world wide web…

Back when we had to start our computers with hand cranks…

I spent a lot of time reading Star Trek bulletin boards, where people would post about things like: who could win in a fight, Kirk or Picard (Kirk, duh) or if photon torpedoes could turn (depends on the episode).  One day, someone posted that DeForest Kelley, who played Leonard “Bones” McCoy (the doctor) had died.  There was an outpouring of remorse and prayers for the family… until a few hours later when someone pointed out he was still very much alive.

Years later, when Kelley actually died, I made really sure it was true before passing the message on to friends and family.

“This time,” I wrote, “it’s not an internet hoax.  It seems it’s the real McCoy.”

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