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Old March 2 2013, 04:10 AM   #16
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George Takei is on The Ed Show right now, saying that he doesn't think it was really a flub. He thinks that the President is trying to get the opposing sides to find common ground.

Interesting; perhaps it was some kind of Freudian slip.
There is no common ground to be had. lightspeed /= warp, blasters /= phasers, missiles /= photon torpedoes, "*beep* *boop* she just lost her will to live" /= "I am modulating the shield nutation to compensate for the gravimetric anomaly"

The only thing they might have in common is once letting a very irritating, spoiled kid fly a ship.

Star Wars is what you'd get if Wesley Crusher was the central character.

Locutus, the photobucket images show up fine for me.
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Old March 2 2013, 04:31 AM   #17
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

Cleared my Photoouthouse cookies -again- and now i can see images from there -again-

Classic T-shirts - but which one would you choose?
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Old March 2 2013, 04:36 AM   #18
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^ Ah, thanks (@ gturner).

Clearly this was a mix-up, but as an aside, I found it somewhat amusing that the first picture under "Force Empathy" was what essentially looks like a Jedi Mindmeld:



http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_Empathy
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Telepathy

ETA: trekkiedane, I'm partial to the Millennium Falcon one.
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Old March 2 2013, 04:52 AM   #19
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I can only say that I can't see them and that when I don't see images they're usually hosted by by that bucket of shit (that's an opinion - not the new and improved name for it).
Photobucket sucks. And it doesn't like boobies.
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Old March 2 2013, 04:59 AM   #20
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ETA: trekkiedane, I'm partial to the Millennium Falcon one.
I think I am too... it's actually a lot of fun trolling RL SW-fanboys - But mostly because the expression wouldn't be a lie if I were to wear it.
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Old March 2 2013, 04:59 AM   #21
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Clearly this was a mix-up, but as an aside, I found it somewhat amusing that the first picture under "Force Empathy" was what essentially looks like a Jedi Mindmeld:
Really? Looks to me like a happy couple about to wrinkle the sheets.

Of course, according to some, those two things are one in the same.
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Old March 2 2013, 05:04 AM   #22
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Um... seriously... a petition over this?
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Old March 2 2013, 05:40 AM   #23
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Um... seriously... a petition over this?
It's a joke petition, Peach. They're not seriously upset.
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Old March 2 2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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He was probably thinking "Jedi mind trick" (as in: "These aren't the droids you're looking for) but when he said "mind" the dominant Trekker side of him naturally followed it up with "meld".

I'm not offended and prefer to save my faux outrage for serious trivial things rather than trivial trivial things.
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Old March 2 2013, 05:46 AM   #25
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ETA: trekkiedane, I'm partial to the Millennium Falcon one.
I think I am too... it's actually a lot of fun trolling RL SW-fanboys - But mostly because the expression wouldn't be a lie if I were to wear it.
Plus, technically the Falcon was in First Contact (it was inserted by ILM FX artist John Knoll)...



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Old March 2 2013, 06:07 AM   #26
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Seriously, this is serious business. Obama said he can't use a jedi mindmeld to make the parties reach agreement. What's he gonna say, "My mind to your mind. These are not the cuts you're looking for. Move along"?

He could use a Vulcan mind meld to try and get the parties to understand where each side is coming from, or he could use a jedi mind trick to fool weak-minded Harry Reid into signing a deal with Mitch McConnell (which would result in cuts), but a combination move would merely trick each party into thinking they understand the other side's position, which gets them absolutely nowhere.

A good negotiator, even one trained in the ways of the Force at Starfleet Academy, should know this, like when Captain Kirk reached an agreement with the Trade Federation to cut off Romulan access to dilithium crystals so they couldn't make more lightsabers, relying on the aid of a P-9 telepath provided by Earth Alliance's Psi Corps to make sure all parties were negotiating in good faith.
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Old March 2 2013, 06:10 AM   #27
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George Takei is on The Ed Show right now, saying that he doesn't think it was really a flub. He thinks that the President is trying to get the opposing sides to find common ground.

Interesting; perhaps it was some kind of Freudian slip.
There is no common ground to be had. lightspeed /= warp, blasters /= phasers, missiles /= photon torpedoes, "*beep* *boop* she just lost her will to live" /= "I am modulating the shield nutation to compensate for the gravimetric anomaly"

The only thing they might have in common is once letting a very irritating, spoiled kid fly a ship.

Star Wars is what you'd get if Wesley Crusher was the central character.

Locutus, the photobucket images show up fine for me.
And more to the point, oil<>water, cats<>dogs, and Republicans<>Democrats.
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Old March 2 2013, 06:31 AM   #28
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It reminds me of the Vulcan who flipped off all the fans lined up to see Attack of the Clones in a Conan O'Brian, Triumph the Wonderdog skit.

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Old March 2 2013, 07:22 AM   #29
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Jedi mind trick vs. Vulcan Mind meld.... it is hilarious blasphemy. I also have a feeling the flub was intentional... kind of like when Burger King and McDonalds swapped twitter identities.

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Star Wars is what you'd get if Wesley Crusher was the central character.
That is a blasphemy, but it sounds hilarious!
I can picture Wesley Crusher in Vader's armor. Why not?

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Wow, nerd failure.
That's for certain.

I love what Bill Maher said tonight on this topic and its backlash: "These fucking idiots are experts in every world but the real one."

I also remember what my high school teacher once said... he referenced the heroics of "Luke Skywalker from the Starship Enterprise" and we silently tittered about it behind his back.

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