This was on the wall of our hotel in LA, just down the corridor from our room.
First of May -- Jonathan Coulton
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Riker: “The whole universe if going to blow up, and there’s just four minutes left of the episode!”While Season Six West Wing can be odd, hilarious and even rather insightful, it still manages to solve issues in Palestine, China and Cuba all in the 40th minute. The implication is that there are quick and easy fixes to foreign policy, if only the US mucks in. This strikes me as a little dangerous.
Geordi: “How about I invent something technobabbly magic?”
Riker: “What, pull a deus ex machina out of your bottom right at the very last minute?”
Geordi: “If I explain it in long words while talking quite quickly, people won’t notice it’s bollocks. I’ll say ‘diagnostic’ a lot.”
Riker: “And whatever made-up old nonsense it is, we’ll say that from now on it’ll be known as the ‘Geordi manoeuvre’.”