Miscellaneous, TV

Apparently Star Trek Killed Osama Bin Laden

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?From TrekMovie.com:

On Thursday, the German news channel N24 was covering the death of
Osama bin Laden and how the US Navy’s “SEAL Team Six” headed up the
mission in Pakistan last Sunday. At one point N24 host Mick Locher
showed off what he thought was the official emblem for SEAL Team Six [see above]. Locher even commented (translated from German) on the emblem:

And they also have the ‘Team Six,’ that carried out the mission. They don’t have the skull in their emblem for nothing.

Locher didn’t seem to notice (or care) that the skull in
question was from a Klingon and included a bolted-on eyepatch. He and
N24 also appear undeterred by the emblem’s inclusion of a phaser, 3
Klingon bat’leth swords and the word “Maquis.” The original Maquis were a
French resistance guerrilla group who (ironically) fought against
German occupation in World War II. That group inspired the name for the Maquis seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, who fought against Cardassia in former Federation colonies.

Out. Standing. This is almost as awesome as the NY Times/Orcrist insanity. Thanks to joseph P. for the tip.

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