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Old April 21 2014, 12:27 AM   #31
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

I just thought of a good one, but I'm not sure if its within the rules. Jon Culshaw impersonating as George Bush Jr in Dead Ringers?
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Old April 21 2014, 12:33 AM   #32
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

^Don't think that fits the OP's rules.
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Old April 21 2014, 01:22 AM   #33
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Yeah, as much as I wish GW Bush was fictional, he was, unfortunately, real.
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Old April 21 2014, 01:35 AM   #34
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It depends on who you ask. My mother still says Gore beat him, until...
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Old April 21 2014, 02:10 AM   #35
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

Gore should have won, the Supreme Court had no business deciding anything.

But it's a fundamentally flawed system we have, so it is what it is.

I wonder, would Nixon's head from Futurama be fictional?
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Old April 21 2014, 05:21 AM   #36
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

If Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is unacceptable, then I would assume that Nixon's talking head in a jar is also unacceptable.
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Old April 21 2014, 06:17 AM   #37
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

Well, then Schwarzenegger is borderline, too. While he was never really president, the guy is real.
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Old April 21 2014, 06:23 AM   #38
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

Read the Original Post:
The president in question has to be fictional, so Bruce Greenwood as John F. Kennedy or Josh Brolin as George W. Bush would not be eligible. This rule will stand even if the portrayal itself is entirely fictional. (I'm looking at you, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter... ) However, real people shown as being a president are OK, as long as they were never president in real life.

For this contest, SF&F entries are allowed. Oh, and if you could identify your president and what they are from, that'd be great, too!
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Old April 21 2014, 06:54 AM   #39
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

auntiehill is correct on all counts!

Sorry, intrinsical, but since he is playing a real-life president, he is ineligible.

Yes, since Nixon had been a president IRL, he doesn't really qualify either. (And besides, in the show, Nixon's head wasn't the president of the US, he was president of Earth.)

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Read the Original Post:
The president in question has to be fictional, so Bruce Greenwood as John F. Kennedy or Josh Brolin as George W. Bush would not be eligible. This rule will stand even if the portrayal itself is entirely fictional. (I'm looking at you, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter... ) However, real people shown as being a president are OK, as long as they were never president in real life.
I'll be honest here... when I wrote that last bolded sentence in the quote, I specifically had Schwarzenegger from The Simpsons Movie in mind, and wanted to clarify his eligibility in advance!
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Old April 21 2014, 07:57 AM   #40
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

Recap time! I think I'll use reverse alphabetical order just to shake things up a little.

urbandefault

- William Mitchell / Dave Kovic, Dave

Timewalker

- Andrew Shepherd, The American President

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- (Name Unknown), Heroes

Showdown

- Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Simpsons Movie

scotpens

- Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove

Roddenberry

- Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, Idiocracy

Owain Taggert

- (Name Unknown), Canadian Bacon

od0_ital

- Rathcock, Machete Kills

Nerys Myk

- Prez Rickard, Prez: First Teen President

Kai "the spy"

- Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing

JiNX-01

- J. Robert Fowler, The Sum of All Fears

intrinsical

- Thomas J. Whitmore, Independence Day

Gov Kodos

- Baxter Harris, Scary Movie 3

bbjeg

- Matthew Ellis, Iron Man 3

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- David Palmer, 24

auntiehill

- Tom Beck, Deep Impact

Aragorn

- James Marshall, Air Force One

Ar-Pharazon

- James Dale, Mars Attacks!

If I have missed anyone, please let me know.

I'm planning to put the voting thread up Tuesday night, so you've still got a couple of days to enter if you're interested. Still a lot of unused fictional presidents out there!
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Old April 21 2014, 02:07 PM   #41
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

So many great choices.
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Old April 22 2014, 09:32 AM   #42
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Gore should have won, the Supreme Court had no business deciding anything.

But it's a fundamentally flawed system we have, so it is what it is.

I wonder, would Nixon's head from Futurama be fictional?
Then the Florida Supreme Court shouldn't have been deciding anything either.
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Old April 22 2014, 09:32 AM   #43
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Gore should have won, the Supreme Court had no business deciding anything.

But it's a fundamentally flawed system we have, so it is what it is.

I wonder, would Nixon's head from Futurama be fictional?
Then, the Florida Supreme Court shouldn't have been deciding anything either. The Supreme Court's problem was punting the decision the first time, rather than upholding Florida's decision to force a recount, or vacating it in favor of then existing Florida law which left the decision in the hands of a political hack.
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Old April 22 2014, 01:30 PM   #44
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^ Agreed. A new vote would have been the best option.

The flawed system I was referring to is the Electoral College. The idea someone with a massive popular vote percentage losing at all is ridiculous.
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Old April 23 2014, 03:30 AM   #45
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Re: TV & Media Avatar Contest: Fictional US Presidents

^^ I'm not a moderator and I don't play one on television, but I think we can all agree this discussion belongs in Misc. or TNZ, right?
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