This week in my History 101 class (covering everything up to 1500), we’re looking at Ghengis Khan, Kublai Khan, and the Mongols. The professor spent a few minutes talking about the Mongol’s invasion techniques, which were simple but could be fairly ruthless: if armies surrendered they’d be treated fairly well; if they fought, they’d often be razed to the ground and completely destroyed. After summarizing this, he commented, “really, they were pretty close to the Borg.”

I chuckled, and there was a moment of quiet while he took a sip of his tea. Then one of the girls in the class slightly timidly asked, “…what’s ‘the borg’?”

Sigh. I’m getting old.

3 thoughts on “Pop Culture Disconnect

  1. Congrats on the conversion to WordPress, Mike … let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Hope you got the PDF I e-mailed you with my various plugins. :)

  2. That’s OK Mike. I had an unfortunate encounter with a tweenie who didn’t know that Starbuck was orignially a guy in BG. ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH! It wasn’t THAT long ago. Was it? What’s this world coming to anyways?

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