Sunday, August 8, 2010

Soft Corinthian Leather

It has come to my attention that Newt Gingrich is very upset about a place called Cordoba House.

Why he is upset over a house named after the Chrysler Cordoba is at the very least a puzzlement to me.

What problem, exactly, does he have with a mid-sized luxury coupe manufactured between 1975 and 1983, with, as Chrysler described it, a "quiet Spanish motif"? One that sported a 383 cu in two barrel carburator V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, and a "golden tone" AM radio? One that used none other than late, great Ricardo Montalban as its advertising spokesperson? To show any dislike towards a house dedicated to the Chrysler Cordoba, with its soft Corinthian leather is, by implication, to heap disrespect upon the star of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".

This is unaceptable. Modify your reality, Mr. Gingrich.

As a matter of fact, maybe historian Gingrich should occupy his time with more important issues. Like for instance:

When the Reliant visits Ceti Alpha 6 thinking it is Ceti Alpha 5, they didn't notice a planet was missing? I mean, they have all sorts of sophisticated navigation instruments and techniques in the 23rd century, they couldn't even count the number of planets around the sun? Didn't Kirk leave a log entry after they marooned Khan and his party there? They don't check to see if there is information when they visit a system? This is an important movie continuity issue.

1 comment:

  1. Um, John, it's a movie.

    And one of my favs of Rrrrrcardo's.