Re: Solomon's 'molten sea' revisited

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Sat May 01 2004 - 19:53:20 EDT

On Sat, 1 May 2004 18:20:17 -0500, Glenn Morton <> wrote:
> Vernon wrote:
> > Thanks for explaining what "Get a life" means to an American.
> > From this end, I have to say, it sounded somewhat acrid.
> My understanding of the origin of the phrase is that William Shatner,
> Captain Kirk of Startrek was disgusted at one of the trekie conventions
> and told some guy dressed as some character, to 'get a life'. I don't
> know if that is true, but it is my understanding.

It wasn't a real convention. It was a Saturday Night Live sketch in
late 1986. After being asked by several people what were the
combination of safes by episode number, Shatner responds, "Get a life!
For crying out loud it is just a TV show." Shatner later wrote a book
by the same title.
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