Thursday, April 2, 2009

We Shatted Ourselves

A few Saturdays ago, I popped by Lisa's fiance's apartment for the 2nd annual "Shat Attack". What is "Shat Attack", you may ask? It's a day-long extravangza on the anniversary of the birth of Mr. William Shatner. Oh...Oh yea. That's right.

Seeing as this was my first Shat Attack, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What does one do on William Shatner's birthday? Well, while I was only there for the afternoon, quite a bit happened. Let me show you.

First off, the apartment was very well-decorated for the occassion...even with it's own (framed) poster!

Nothing less for this behemoth of a man.
One of the things we did was play an entirely Shatner-themed version of Cranium...which was dubbed "Crane-ium" after Denny Crane, Shatner's character on Boston Legal. Lisa's fiance, Brad, spent many late nights preparing this game. I mean, you gotta admit, this board is impressive.

Brad briefly explains the rules of the game.

There was a component to the game where you had to watch clips of various Shatner things and answer questions on them. We got to watch this lovely little diddy of a young Shatner in a very blue shirt singing a song from Camelot.

And, of course, any game of Cranium (or Crane-ium) involves drawing. For one doodle, I was told to sketch "a preacher who's lost his faith", based on at least 2 characters that Shatner's played in various things.

Oh, and we watched Incubus, which I've been dying to see for years...not only because it features a young (and reasonably attractive) pre-Star Trek Shatner, but it's also entirely in ESPERANTO! Actually, if you catch the latest issue of The Believer, there's a pretty good article on it. Also, there's a really weird bit at the end with a goat. You'd have to see it.

Oh, and did I mention that there were party hats? Oh yea. There were hats. Here's the lovely Lisa modeling her (pink) party hat. With Shatner's face on it.
And we ate pudding, in tribute to this popular Youtube clip of Shatner eating pudding.

And that, my peeps, is how you pay tribute to Mr. William Shatner on his birthday. I decided to exclude the "Shat-charades" pictures, just because that seemed like the kind thing to do. I could only come for the afternoon, but I know that the shindig raged on into the wee hours of the night. Maybe next I will be able to stay later for more Shat-nanigans.


Megan said...

Sigh, I wish I was cool like that.

Freyja said...

I wouldn't call William Shatner-related shindigs "cool". Fun and amusing, yes. Cool? Not really.

Skye said...

HAHAHA, well everyone has their own definition of cool! I am very impressed at the amount of time put into the preparations.