i09’s TOYLAND blog spotlights a Star Trek pool chair. This photo highlights a peculiar design decision, one that required all the legal skills Elisha Cook Jr. could muster:

The JETTISON POD button made its first and only appearance as a plot point in the TOS ep “Court Martial.” It used to prove that Kirk intentionally sent a fellow to a cold space death. There was video evidence of his kirkly finger stabbing the button. It looked grim. But if Kirk had lost the case he would have a good lawsuit against the designers, because what sense does it make to put the JETTISON POD button right there? Was that really the third top-priority button to have? I’m thinking of all the times Kirk punched the arm of the chair; did he jettison a pod every time? Drat - I meant to sound the yellow alert. Hope there wasn’t anyone in the pod.

Speaking of Trek items: you can give your dog a transporter pad bed, which is cute.

Years ago in DC when the Smithsonian had a press tour for the Star Trek exhibit, I got to stand on a real transporter-pad glass. In the presence of James Doohan. What do you say in a situation like that? Beam Me Down? No. 

Or you can make the dog wonder what it did to deserve this.

HISTORY How the 90s tried to explain the Internet. Lots of 90s graphics like this. Oy.

VotDBoom. Would you be the person who moves away, or the person who tries to get a better shot?