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Old March 2 2013, 08:15 AM   #31
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

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Yeah, that's actually the point when the first angel sounded his trumpet.
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Old March 2 2013, 07:40 PM   #32
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

This looks like a job for Darth Vader:




On the other hand, Mark Mardell suggests Obama might have been referring to Force Meld. Then again, he also mentions Dr. Spock.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21637500
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Old March 3 2013, 12:23 AM   #33
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Also Dr. Spock does mindmelds
Didn't he write a book about that? 'Mindmelding with your kids' or some such?
Yup. My generation was raised on it.
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Old March 3 2013, 05:13 AM   #34
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Is that the book that taught children to purge their emotions and use logic, like "candy is fattening so I won't demand it at the check-out line?"
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Old March 3 2013, 09:59 AM   #35
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

I was going to throw in the 'get a life' comment, but I think it's all for laffs, all the way.
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Old March 3 2013, 02:56 PM   #36
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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"?
Ya know...he never said he doesn't have the ability to do such a thing.

Not having his long form papers, I'm just going to assume he was born on Polis Mombassa and is an agent of the empire.
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Old March 4 2013, 06:17 AM   #37
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

While President Obama has given the Vulcan salute, and is known as a trekkie, I have never heard of him being a SW fan. It shows in his failed attempt to speak Warsie.
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Old March 4 2013, 06:41 AM   #38
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

There was a photo of him in Barnes and Noble reading through the Star Wars Encyclopedia which made me a very happy nerd.
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Old March 4 2013, 08:46 AM   #39
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^Very cool!
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Old March 4 2013, 02:10 PM   #40
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Re: White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

The Falcon was in First Contact....the Enterprise was in The Phantom Menace....clearly we as a nerd and geek community learned to get our chocolate in our peanut butter lonnnnnnng ago. All that's left to do is insert a TARDIS into the next X-Files movie and have Scully hold a badge with the number "1138" on it while she talks about having seen The Hobbit.
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Old March 4 2013, 03:11 PM   #41
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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.
... Tractor beams.

You LOSE! Good DAY, sir.
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Old March 4 2013, 03:23 PM   #42
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Fucking Warsies.

The truth of course is that the President knows what too many people don't:



I knew it. Spock is a closet Jedi. He's hiding his birth certificate because he doesn't want us to know he was born on Tattooine.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:53 PM   #43
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While President Obama has given the Vulcan salute, and is known as a trekkie, I have never heard of him being a SW fan. It shows in his failed attempt to speak Warsie.
Is the binary language of moisture vaporators not good enough for you?
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Old March 4 2013, 06:21 PM   #44
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Nerf herder!
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Old March 4 2013, 07:23 PM   #45
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Don't cross the streams Mr. President. Don't cross the streams.
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