Happy 84th Birthday, William Shatner!

He's a rocket man, burnin' out his fuse up there alone. HBD Captain!

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William Shatner is the drunk uncle at your brother's wedding who hits on the cocktail waitress, spills his drink, then makes an incoherent toast about love and golf. Then just as you're leaving, he puts his meaty arm around your shoulders and says the one exact thing you need to hear at that exact moment in your life. Years later you realize that's when it all changed, when your life assumed its proper trajectory. You call him up to thank him, and he doesn't remember the wedding. That's Bill.

Happy Birthday, my Captain.