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Captain's Blog - Stardate August 8, 2008

I stumbled across a very disturbing Holodeck program today - it was based around a travelling circus, and while I'm not pointing fingers, I'll just say that the Ringmaster bore more than a passing resemblance to number two - except he was taller, a little more "trim", shall we say, and seemed like an intelligent fellow.There seemed to be one or two recurring motifs - all of the midgets and clowns were bald, for one thing, and spoke with lisping French accents. Even the bloody lions were bald - I'm not sure what that was all about. There were also more than twenty bearded ladies, and the big-top band was made up entirely of trombone-players. I couldn't help but notice the clowns' car had "USS Enterprise" painted on the side, and that the midgets only utterances were "make it so" and "you have the bridge, number two". Very peculiar, and I may be over-reacting here, but it did seem to me that many of the performers took a particular pleasure in smirking in my direction and raising one eyebrow for dramatic effect.

Anyhow, back to the business of the day - the lavatories in sick bay are in a particularly poor state after the recent outbreak of amoebic dysentry, and I see number two's name in the frame for the cleanup operation....

Jesus, old Gene Luck Pickerd hasn't gotten any more interesting since his hiaitus - very big deal, if you want to know the truth of it. He thinks he's some kind of academy hot-shot - you know, all artsy and stuff - what a prince, I'm not kidding. This stuff just kills me....