White House petition demanding apology for "Jedi mindmeld" comment

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  1. CorporalClegg

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    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.
     
  2. Peach Wookiee

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    Um... seriously... a petition over this? :wtf:
     
  3. The Naughty List

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    It's a joke petition, Peach. They're not seriously upset.
     
  4. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.
     
  5. The Naughty List

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    Plus, technically the Falcon was in First Contact (it was inserted by ILM FX artist John Knoll)...

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  6. gturner

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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.
     
  7. CorporalCaptain

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    And more to the point, oil<>water, cats<>dogs, and Republicans<>Democrats.
     
  8. gturner

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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.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE[/yt]
     
  9. billcosby

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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.

    That is a blasphemy, but it sounds hilarious! :D
    I can picture Wesley Crusher in Vader's armor. Why not?

    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.

    -His Office, The President of The United States of Science Fiction Trivia
     
  10. B.J.

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  11. CorporalCaptain

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    Yeah, that's actually the point when the first angel sounded his trumpet.
     
  12. Zulu Romeo

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  13. Tora Ziyal

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    Yup. My generation was raised on it. ;)
     
  14. gturner

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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?"
     
  15. Australis

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    I was going to throw in the 'get a life' comment, but I think it's all for laffs, all the way.
     
  16. Squiggy

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    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.
     
  17. Sector 7

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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.:vulcan:
     
  18. sidious618

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    There was a photo of him in Barnes and Noble reading through the Star Wars Encyclopedia which made me a very happy nerd.
     
  19. Sector 7

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    ^Very cool! :techman:
     
  20. SantaEddie74

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    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.