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(Daily Mail)   IRS spends $60,000 for a Star Trek-themed training video. And if that wasn't bad enough, they had people dressed in Next Generation era uniforms on the bridge from the Original Series   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 81
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2013-03-23 07:43:13 AM
Hey, if you think that's bad, take a gander at the NASA mission posters:

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No, NASA! The Next Generation Uniforms don't belong on a poster with the NX-01! You know better than that!
 
2013-03-23 07:48:20 AM
And no, it's not an Akira-class starship! You can tell because the Akira class' nacelle connects to the pylon closer to the aft of the pylon, whereas the NX-01's pylon connects towards the center. Even if it is an Akira-class starship, it would still be out of place, because the appropriate uniforms would be circa Movie-era/DS9 uniforms.

/Okay, nerd-rage off.
 
2013-03-23 08:18:18 AM
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Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder...
 
2013-03-23 08:28:50 AM
And as a double-waste of money, the IRS should not even exist. Nope.
 
2013-03-23 08:28:53 AM
D:
 
2013-03-23 08:30:46 AM
I just got an ominous letter from the IRS because last month's $200 back-tax payment got to them two days late. Hope my irresponsibility didn't mess up the production on this epic.
 
2013-03-23 08:31:20 AM
"An agency studio to film..."

I think I spotted the problem.
 
2013-03-23 08:32:06 AM

RexTalionis: Hey, if you think that's bad, take a gander at the NASA mission posters:

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No, NASA! The Next Generation Uniforms don't belong on a poster with the NX-01! You know better than that!


And, putting astronauts in red shirts? Did they even watch the show?!?
 
2013-03-23 08:33:11 AM
I wish i was in a position to blow 60k and just say sorry to have to be forgiven and then given more money
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-23 08:33:51 AM
How can you expect SF competence in the bureaucracy when the president can't even keep Star Wars and Star Trek straight?
 
2013-03-23 08:34:45 AM

RexTalionis: Hey, if you think that's bad, take a gander at the NASA mission posters:

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No, NASA! The Next Generation Uniforms don't belong on a poster with the NX-01! You know better than that!


Maybe it's a Akira class ship.

As for training videos, the production values on that certainly left a lot to be desired. They should have hired me to make it. This is a scene from the training video I made for the Ministry of Parks and Recreation in Canada. We have Wil Wheaton in a mankini as Kirk, Thomas Dolby as Spock, Clango as Checkov and George Takei in a loin cloth as George Takei in a loin cloth. Oh myyyyy!
 
2013-03-23 08:35:09 AM
DNRTFA, but...

My takeaway from this headline is that the IRS is efficient enough to get a training video shot, edited, and rendered, paying the actors, the writers, the director, the camera and lighting and sound staff, the recording space, travel cost to the studio, editor fees, duplication and media costs, a bunch of other things you wouldn't even think of, for only $60k.

That's farking lean. That's lean for a 30 second shot with 2 actors. You people are retarded.
 
2013-03-23 08:36:18 AM
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2013-03-23 08:37:12 AM

Shrapnel: RexTalionis: Hey, if you think that's bad, take a gander at the NASA mission posters:

[static.ddmcdn.com image 426x566]

No, NASA! The Next Generation Uniforms don't belong on a poster with the NX-01! You know better than that!

And, putting astronauts in red shirts? Did they even watch the show?!?


Remember, with Next Generation uniforms, the expendable security guys are in gold.  Its in Original uniforms where the doomed guys are Redshirts literally as well as in nickname.

The idea of the IRS having anything to do with Star Trek is laughable, since the United Federation of Planets has a post-scarcity economy, where a taxation bureau would be irrelevant.
 
2013-03-23 08:37:24 AM

F22raptom: I wish i was in a position to blow 60k and just say sorry to have to be forgiven and then given more money


Join the army?
 
2013-03-23 08:38:55 AM
Well, this completely counterbalances the spending in Iraq.
 
2013-03-23 08:42:07 AM
I think a sexy 7 of 9 telling me during my audit that "resistance is futile" wouldn't be too bad...as long as I "become one with the borg" if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)
 
2013-03-23 08:42:53 AM
Never ever put on a starfleet uniform unless you are at an ideal weight. Never ever.
 
2013-03-23 08:43:42 AM

Wolf892: I think a sexy 7 of 9 telling me during my audit that "resistance is futile" wouldn't be too bad...as long as I "become one with the borg" if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)


Do you mean sex? Because I think you mean sex. He's talking about sex guys. Star Trek themed sex.
 
2013-03-23 08:46:40 AM
When the federation decides to switch uniforms everyone switches, not just people on certain classes of ships.

In theory, anyway.
 
2013-03-23 08:46:53 AM
*cough* audit the irs *cough*
 
2013-03-23 08:49:39 AM
www.fatwallet.com

"Set phasers to stunning."
 
2013-03-23 08:51:37 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x531]



Wheaton?

/oh, my
 
2013-03-23 08:52:52 AM

Ghastly: Wolf892: I think a sexy 7 of 9 telling me during my audit that "resistance is futile" wouldn't be too bad...as long as I "become one with the borg" if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)

Do you mean sex? Because I think you mean sex. He's talking about sex guys. Star Trek themed sex.


Oh. I thought he  wanted to be assimilated into the collective. I thought that was a little bit of an odd thing to want.
 
2013-03-23 08:53:15 AM

Ghastly: Wolf892: I think a sexy 7 of 9 telling me during my audit that "resistance is futile" wouldn't be too bad...as long as I "become one with the borg" if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)

Do you mean sex? Because I think you mean sex. He's talking about sex guys. Star Trek themed sex.


Have you seen the star trek XXX Parody with April O'Neil as Troi? She's fantastic.... Let's just say that after watching it I had to retire to my "ready room" and I "made it so" several times...if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)
 
2013-03-23 08:54:14 AM

Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi


How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!
 
2013-03-23 08:55:53 AM

evilmrsock: DNRTFA, but...

My takeaway from this headline is that the IRS is efficient enough to get a training video shot, edited, and rendered, paying the actors, the writers, the director, the camera and lighting and sound staff, the recording space, travel cost to the studio, editor fees, duplication and media costs, a bunch of other things you wouldn't even think of, for only $60k.

That's farking lean. That's lean for a 30 second shot with 2 actors. You people are retarded.


So your defense is that at least they were efficient in wasting money and yet you call others retarded...
 
2013-03-23 08:56:04 AM

t3knomanser: Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi

How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!


I really, really wish I knew how to post photos....
 
2013-03-23 08:59:07 AM

Wolf892: t3knomanser: Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi

How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!

I really, really wish I knew how to post photos....


Don't worry, I do!
wedatenerds.files.wordpress.com
See this is what she should look like
 
2013-03-23 09:01:42 AM

BumpInTheNight: Wolf892: t3knomanser: Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi

How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!

I really, really wish I knew how to post photos....

Don't worry, I do!
[wedatenerds.files.wordpress.com image 850x640]
See this is what she should look like



All in all, not a bad second prize....but not as good as what I was thinking. ;)

Stop playing coy, give everyone a show...you know you want to.
 
2013-03-23 09:04:11 AM

Wolf892: BumpInTheNight: Wolf892: t3knomanser: Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi

How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!

I really, really wish I knew how to post photos....

Don't worry, I do!
[wedatenerds.files.wordpress.com image 850x640]
See this is what she should look like


All in all, not a bad second prize....but not as good as what I was thinking. ;)

Stop playing coy, give everyone a show...you know you want to.


Okay okay :P

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2013-03-23 09:05:18 AM
And with all the starving, out of work, actors out there... all the editors, writer, directors, key grips, etc... this is what they came up with? To say it was a waste of money is the understatement of the year. I say the IRS should pay out $1000 to each person listing 'actor, singer, musician', etc. as their occupation as an apology for insulting the hard working performers out there who are trying to legitimately earn a living and getting screwed by that evil agency over the paltry income we have to deal with.
 
2013-03-23 09:09:09 AM

Wolf892: Ghastly: Wolf892: I think a sexy 7 of 9 telling me during my audit that "resistance is futile" wouldn't be too bad...as long as I "become one with the borg" if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)

Do you mean sex? Because I think you mean sex. He's talking about sex guys. Star Trek themed sex.

Have you seen the star trek XXX Parody with April O'Neil as Troi? She's fantastic.... Let's just say that after watching it I had to retire to my "ready room" and I "made it so" several times...if you know what I mean, and I think you do. ;)



Thank you for this information, my Saturday schedule is set.

NSFW!!

http://xhamster.com/movies/1419542/april_o_039_neil_gets_rikered.html
 
2013-03-23 09:12:33 AM

t3knomanser: Wolf892: with April O'Neil as Troi

How does that even work? April O'Neil is a redhead. And a cartoon!


I believe he's referring to the porn star.
/yes, I get the sarcasm
 
2013-03-23 09:13:19 AM
Training video? Why didn't they just use a Jedi Mind-Meld?
 
2013-03-23 09:15:06 AM
I don't want an apology. I want them to pay back that money out of their own pockets, and get fired. I am happy with that outcome.
 
2013-03-23 09:15:52 AM

Ghastly: Maybe it's a Akira class ship.


RexTalionis: And no, it's not an Akira-class starship! You can tell because the Akira class' nacelle connects to the pylon closer to the aft of the pylon, whereas the NX-01's pylon connects towards the center. Even if it is an Akira-class starship, it would still be out of place, because the appropriate uniforms would be circa Movie-era/DS9 uniforms.

/Okay, nerd-rage off.


I have foreseen what you will say and answered it.
 
2013-03-23 09:16:43 AM
Didn't I read somewhere it costs the US taxpayer something along the lines of several billion dollars a year to run the IRS? If we simplified the tax code, and by simplify I mean getting rid of every tax deduction save the number of dependents in your house you claim, wouldn't this be a great way to start cleaning out waste out of the government? I know, get my logic and sound reasoning out of fark.
 
2013-03-23 09:23:40 AM
I just got a letter from them yesterday, they said they're sorry. That's good enough, right?

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2013-03-23 09:26:29 AM

no icon tact: I just got a letter from them yesterday, they said they're sorry. That's good enough, right?

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Farkers happily admitting it was punitive. Apart from slamming down and breaking my shotglass upon opening, I had to give it to their honest "We farked you, we ARE farking you, and we will continue to fark you" follow-through.
 
2013-03-23 09:29:27 AM
http://xhamster.com/movies/1419542/april_o_039_neil_gets_rikered.html Yup. This is the one I'm thinking of. Please to enjoy!
 
2013-03-23 09:30:49 AM

bmihura: And as a double-waste of money, the IRS should not even exist. Nope.


Yeah, why do we waste our Money on an organization that returns $10 for every dollar they spend?  Everybody knows people will support their government voluntarily.  Just look at what a bang up success the Articles of Confederation were.
 
2013-03-23 09:35:35 AM
And yet "Firefly" was cancelled.
 
2013-03-23 09:38:07 AM

OtherLittleGuy: And yet "Firefly" was cancelled.


To be fair, more people have seen the IRS Training video than ever saw Firefly.
 
2013-03-23 09:39:36 AM

RexTalionis: Ghastly: Maybe it's a Akira class ship.

RexTalionis: And no, it's not an Akira-class starship! You can tell because the Akira class' nacelle connects to the pylon closer to the aft of the pylon, whereas the NX-01's pylon connects towards the center. Even if it is an Akira-class starship, it would still be out of place, because the appropriate uniforms would be circa Movie-era/DS9 uniforms.

/Okay, nerd-rage off.

I have foreseen what you will say and answered it.


ARE YOU A WIZARD?
 
2013-03-23 09:43:41 AM
I retired from the IRS.  I seriously blame Al Gore for this one. Nothing political here, but during his "Reinventing the Government" crusade, he completely messed with the IRS in a clueless attempt to cut costs.  He didn't cut costs of course, just shuffled the funding and changed the shape of the management pyramid, which blended some departments that had no common need to be blended.   To cut to the chase, they started outsourcing training, so you'd get private contractors teaching about topics they had zero experience with.

Blame Al Gore.
 
2013-03-23 09:48:52 AM

RexTalionis: And no, it's not an Akira-class starship! You can tell because the Akira class' nacelle connects to the pylon closer to the aft of the pylon, whereas the NX-01's pylon connects towards the center. Even if it is an Akira-class starship, it would still be out of place, because the appropriate uniforms would be circa Movie-era/DS9 uniforms.

/Okay, nerd-rage off.


Nerd rage?
 
2013-03-23 09:50:57 AM
I used to make Merrill Lynch training videos. Estate planning, FC services, cashier training, whatever. They were a lot more fun than you would think for a boring finance company. Most of the stuff was like this. Sort of like better produced porn parodies. Some very smart people figured out the audience retains information better when it is delivered by an actor dressed in a bad wig and cheap knockoff Klingon costume.
Drug sales staff are best motivated by puppets for some reason. Not that that job is difficult. All you have to do is repeat "studies have shown..." again and again.
 
2013-03-23 09:53:32 AM
confusedmatthew.com

They could have hired a bunch of Finns and made a more convincing film.
 
2013-03-23 10:04:44 AM

Ghastly: RexTalionis: Ghastly: Maybe it's a Akira class ship.

RexTalionis: And no, it's not an Akira-class starship! You can tell because the Akira class' nacelle connects to the pylon closer to the aft of the pylon, whereas the NX-01's pylon connects towards the center. Even if it is an Akira-class starship, it would still be out of place, because the appropriate uniforms would be circa Movie-era/DS9 uniforms.

/Okay, nerd-rage off.

I have foreseen what you will say and answered it.

ARE YOU A WIZARD?


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