When I was little Mr. Spock and Dr. Spock were names thrown around on TV and in my household with equal regularity, so for years I thought they were the same person. It seemed only mildly strange that a pointy-eared human-vulcan hybrid was also the nation's leading authority on modern-day parenting. Even now, in an age when Captain Kirk can get me the best deals on airfares and hotels, it doesn't seem that outlandish.
No more outlandish than Mr. Spock socks anyway. And by "outlandish" I mean "outstanding." The only way these socks could be any cooler is if they had a retractable arm that popped out and gave the Vulcan salute every time I stomped my foot. 3D ears and Nimoy's stern, yet approachable, mug will suit me just fine though. Want to boldly go where no man has gone before? Join me in making denim cutoffs and a pair of Spock socks the outfit of the summer.