Obscure Pop Culture Reference of the Day

Last night, when Graeme was teasing Gary about his army weekend, Eddie tried to intimidate him by suggesting Gary knew that one-handed fighting skill that incapacitates your opponent. Graeme mocked him by suggesting that Eddie was referring to the “Vulcan Death Grip” from Star Trek.

There was, of course, no such fighting move on Star Trek. Spock employed a nerve pinch, a well-placed amount of direct pressure from the finger tips to the opponent’s nervous system, which would render them unconscious but otherwise unharmed.

Vulcans were far too peaceful to employ something called a “death grip”.

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