Sunday, June 14, 2009
I may sometimes decry the fact that, aside from beer, the only thing that puts my hometown on the map is its proximity to fundamentalist polygamist religious groups. Still, it could be worse... my hometown could be this one. While I have a much deeper philosophical divide with fundamental Mormons than I do with Trekkies (after all, I am a fan of Star Trek. I just don't understand the hardcore Trekkies' desire to base so much of real life around an acknowledged fictional universe... that and the popularity of Klingons continues to baffle me), I think it would be rather hard to live in a place so completely consumed by a single franchise. The Bountiful community, in contrast, tends to spend all of their efforts in shielding their children from our community (aside from baby-sitting jobs, which are seen as valuable sources of income and training...). Of course, I am not advocating that Vulcan should not be capitalizing on their name, as it seems like Star Trek has financially saved the town from oblivion. I just feel badly for any residents who could never stand the show.