An unemployed biologist was having considerable difficulty in finding a new job. He finally saw an add in a local newspaper for a position at a zoo. In the interview, the manager told him that their only gorilla, which had been a star attraction, had recently died, and it would be sometime before they could replace it. Meanwhile, they needed someone to dress up as a gorilla and pretend to be the animal. The biologist was quite embarrassed, but, being desperate for money, he accepted the job.
The next day, the biologist put on a gorilla skin and headgear and entered a cage from a rear entrance. Visitors smiled at him and threw bread. After a while, the biologist really got into the act. He jumped up and down, beat his chest and roared as people cheered.
The following day, the biologist entered the wrong cage by accident and found himself staring at a lion. The lion roared and rushed toward him. The scared biologist turned and ran, while screaming, “Help! Help!” The lion leaped onto the gorilla, knocked him to the ground and whispered in his ear, “Hey, it’s me Leonard, your former co-worker. Shut up or we’ll both lose our jobs!”
When he was recognized in 2012 by PEN New England (a division of the
international writers’ organization) for its first “Song Lyrics of
Literary Excellence” award, his co-honoree, Leonard Cohen, graciously
declared that “all of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry,”
while Bob Dylan called him “the Shakespeare of rock & roll.”
Bones is such a little shit. I bet that if he and Spock ever adopted a kid, he’d give Spock naming rights because, “There’s already a kid out there with my name. Leonard James Akaar. Remember that, Spock? Do you remember that time I had a kid named after me? I think we should just call Jim real quick and reminisce over that, don’t you?”
“I’m calling our child Leonard Is The Worst, pla-kur.”
William Shatner And Star Trek Fans Pay Tribute To Leonard Nimoy With Spock Mosaic
William Shatner has paid tribute to his late Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy by boldly going where no artwork has gone before.
With the help of thousands of Trekkies, Shatner – famous for playing Captain James T Kirk – put together a mosaic of Nimoy giving his famous Live Long And Prosper sign as Spock.
The final image is made up of thousands of small pictures of Star Trek fans doing the same sign.
In a curious tweet, Shatner asked fans to send him selfies of them giving the Live Long And Prosper salute earlier this month.
On Sunday, he sprung a surprise by showing the world what he was working on: a Spock mosaic as a tribute to Nimoy, who died in February.
Shatner tweeted on Sunday: “Why did I ask for all those #LLAP selfies? For a @gishwhes task as a tribute to Leonard. Thank you!”
Gishwhes (or the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is an online charity project, founded by Supernatural actor Misha Collins, in which participants submit photos and videos according to a list of tasks.
William Shatner has revealed in his new book “Leonard” (about co-star Leonard Nimoy) that the two hadn’t spoken for years prior to his death. Apparently it stems from Shatner’s documentary “The Captains” in which he invited Leonard to participate, but Leonard declined. Shatner apparently included film of Leonard speaking at a convention though, and believes this is why (last straw?) Nimoy stopped speaking to him (as it coincides with the time).
I find the whole revelation stunning. That it was kept secret even more so. Certainly Nimoy wasn’t one to air any bad blood in public, but Shatner usually lets information like this slip out. It’s just his way, he’s not good at keeping stuff like that secret. It also makes me a little curious about Shatner’s non-attendance of Nimoy’s funeral. His given reason seems valid - a charity event he couldn’t cancel - but this information raises the question: did Nimoy’s family perhaps ask Shatner not to come? Would they? Did Leonard not want him there and say so?
While the two had a turbulent relationship in the old days, in the 90s they really came together and became friends. Nimoy was even Shatner’s best man at his (3rd?) wedding in 1997 - a marriage Nimoy apparently counseled Shatner against due to the brides history of alcoholism (which Nimoy himself suffered from).
I feel gossipy talking about this, but I’m just stunned by it is all. It’s no secret the issues between Shatner and the Fab 4 (Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura) but the tensions between Shatner and Nimoy where thought to be ancient history, well resolved. And no one ever had any issues with DeForest Kelley; he was Switzerland of the cast.
I guess it’s kind of like finding out your Aunt and Uncle’s marriage was a farce when they seemed so close or something? LOL. I dunno… I’m rambling again…
It is said that Leonard is the last of his kind. A classically-trained plant taxonomist, and world-renowned botanist, he is a category of excellence unto himself. Peerless in his passion, commitment and dedication to botany and to the conservation of rainforests, he never wavers to make his scientific endeavors contribute to society and to serve the local people.
Leonard always tells his students: “My goal is not to make you taxonomists. Mahalin nyo lang ang plants, masaya na ako.”