The Trouble with Tribbles

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The Trouble with Tribbles

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What does Star Trek have to do with AA you might ask.
Well, nothing really. I just saw a funny analogy and thought I would share it with you.
Oh that first drink feels warm, fuzzy and cuddly. But for the alcoholic who lets one of those in; problems compound rapidly and pretty soon all hell breaks loose.

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Hehe good one.

Staying tribble-free just for today. Now if only I could avoid trouble as well as tribble.
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MarcLacroix wrote:What does Star Trek have to do with AA you might ask.
Star Trek has meaningful comment on every aspect of my life!!!!!

Ann, Trekker
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ann2 wrote:
MarcLacroix wrote:What does Star Trek have to do with AA you might ask.
Star Trek has meaningful comment on every aspect of my life!!!!!

Ann, Trekker
Likewise... And Captain James T. Kirk is my hero.
How else could I boldly go to seek out new lifeforms within the AA universe.

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I don't know what Tribbles are. But I know about Onlys and Grups!

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jak wrote:I don't know what Tribbles are. But I know about Onlys and Grups!
Good one Jak;

Miri... There is a solution.
Thanks;
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No more 'Bonk bonk on the head!'

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jak wrote:No more 'Bonk bonk on the head!'
Yeah, something like that.

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Tribbles are trouble, but what of Gremlins ?

There was a time when I could actually empathise with the poor misunderstood Mogwai

Three rules...........(1) No water.Well if someone threw water over me to sober me up ~I would begin to growl.
(2) If they shone bright light in my eyes if I was found beside the road sleeping it off, I would object most strongly
(3) And if they fed me after midnight, to absorb the alcohol content that I had spent time and money accrueing, I, too, would probably turn into some kind of monster.

Yes, I enjoy Star Trek, but preferred Spock - Leonard Nimoy - to Kirk. Always entertained notions of breaking his 'cool', while, as an alcoholic envied the contol of emotion.

I am unsure what this topic has to do with AA, but I am enjoying it.

Peace - with appropriate Vulcan hand salute!

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hazel4 wrote:Tribbles are trouble, but what of Gremlins ?

There was a time when I could actually empathise with the poor misunderstood Mogwai

Three rules...........(1) No water.Well if someone threw water over me to sober me up ~I would begin to growl.
(2) If they shone bright light in my eyes if I was found beside the road sleeping it off, I would object most strongly
(3) And if they fed me after midnight, to absorb the alcohol content that I had spent time and money accrueing, I, too, would probably turn into some kind of monster.

Yes, I enjoy Star Trek, but preferred Spock - Leonard Nimoy - to Kirk. Always entertained notions of breaking his 'cool', while, as an alcoholic envied the contol of emotion.

I am unsure what this topic has to do with AA, but I am enjoying it.

Peace - with appropriate Vulcan hand salute!

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Discussing common interests can be helpful in building friendships which is what I would like to do while spending time on this site.
I'm sorry Hazel, Gremlins are something I have no experience with
but once I was a submarine parked on the bottom of the lake behind my house.

Live long and prosper;

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A Yellow Submarine of course? or were The Beatles before your time?

Strange that you should mention building friendships via having things in common. The two people I can call true friends still, after 40 + years - share nothing in common with me or each other. We met though adversity and simply gave of ourselves, hospitality, protection, time, trust, especially trust. That 'chemistry' has lasted, even though they are in US and I in UK. There are two others in the US that I have grown away from, but I know they would still be there for me, as I would them, no questions asked, if they appeared on my doorstep at some ungodly pre breakfast hour. Each time I see them - usually every 2-3 years, we simply carry on conversation where last ended. We e-mail at least weekly. There are good acquaintances here in Cambridge, but we would not miss each other if we moved away.

So, if I may make a suggestion, make haste slowly. This is a brilliant felllowship, but the members are still only as God made them, humans with all the foibles that humanity allows.

Peace - and yes, live long and prosper.

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Are you kidding?
I love the Beatles. I will heed your warning and proceed with caution.

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All we are saying...

... Is give Peas a chance. :mrgreen:

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I was without my computer for a week and I come back to this!?
You are nuts :D
ps What are tribbles?

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Image
this is the fairly famous shot from the (original) Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles"

From Wikipedia:
Tribbles are fictional animals in the Star Trek universe who first appeared in the episode titled "The Trouble With Tribbles". They are depicted as small, soft, and gentle, and as producing a soothing purring sound. These traits are said to endear them to most sentient races which encounter them, with the notable exception of Klingons, who consider tribbles to be "mortal enemies" of the Klingon Empire, as stated in the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations".

While appearing in only four episodes and briefly in three of the Star Trek movies, they are one of the most popular and well-known species featured in the Star Trek universe, fairly well known even to casual followers of the series. In 2006, two tribble props from "Trials and Tribble-ations" were auctioned for US $800 – 1,200.[1]

The expression "multiplying like tribbles" has also become commonplace in the context of science fiction or technology
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