President Obama Addresses STAR WARS/STAR TREK Mix Up

President Obama Addresses STAR WARS/STAR TREK Mix Up

After confusing both sci-fi franchises and mixing up Spock's "Vulcan mind meld" with the Star Wars universe's "Jedi Mind Trick", the POTUS is at it again - only this time on purpose, making a Captain Kirk/force related joke at an event over the weekend..

The geeks had a field day when President Obama mixed up Trek and Wars at a press conference in early March, when he responded to a CNN correspondent's query about sequestration by replying that he hoped he could "somehow do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right.". As any fanboy/girl worth their salt knows, Star Trek's Mr Spock does a "vulcan mind meld", while the "Jedi mind trick" is something practiced by the Jedi Knights from Star Wars. Obviously not a big deal but we had a bit of fun with it, as did the President himself - and he continues to! Addressing journalists on Saturday evening at the Gridiron Dinner Obama referenced the recent slip-up "After a very public mix-up last week, my communications team has provided me with an easy way to distinguish between Star Trek and Star Wars. Spock is what Maureen Dowd calls me. Darth Vader is what John Boehner calls me." Obama summed up his remarks by making an even more obvious mix up, this time as a joke. "And in the words of one of my favorite Star Trek characters -- Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise -- 'May the force be with you.'"

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BatmanBlueLantern - 3/10/2013, 11:47 AM
Oh dear, let the flame war happen........ Yet again.
RorMachine - 3/10/2013, 11:48 AM
Why is there any type of "flame war" over this? No matter where you stand politically, isn't it awesome that the President is also a geek and makes these type of jokes?
Ramiel - 3/10/2013, 11:50 AM

Instead of making SW/ST references, how about you answer Rand Paul's question whether you have the power to drone strike American citizens on US soil.
RorMachine - 3/10/2013, 11:52 AM
Oh yeah, this shite. I'm out.
jojofmd - 3/10/2013, 11:55 AM
^BOOM! and so it begins. HAHAHAHA, cue the infighting the political banter, then IM53 and tea trying to calm things down, a few trolls along the way and 10 pages later we'll be no better than we were at the beginning.
TheGambitFreak - 3/10/2013, 11:56 AM
He's not a fan. Anyways, IT'S ALL JJ ABRAMS FAULT!

JDUKE25 - 3/10/2013, 12:00 PM
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FrostyVoice - 3/10/2013, 12:07 PM

Jollem - 3/10/2013, 12:17 PM
obama asked for joe quesada to personally draw a picture for him

and i guess obama is kinda like spock in a way. they have both gotten a lot of flak for their mixed race, from what i understand
Superman1974 - 3/10/2013, 12:18 PM
its funny he probably didnt have a teleproter LMAO, this goes to the list of messed he continues making since DAY ONE LMAO
BarackObama - 3/10/2013, 12:22 PM
Let's face it, you guys still love me, because I'm still the greatest president we've ever had.
CavEl - 3/10/2013, 12:27 PM
@ Superman1974 - Teleprompter, not teleproter.

@ TheHeat - They said no already, but if you leave The U.S. you're a dead man. Yikes...

@ anyone who cared - who cares, I don't even know what a Vulcan mind meld is, I doubt BHO knows either.
TheDesertGorilla - 3/10/2013, 12:27 PM
Oh look! It's Mr. Predator Drone.
Hawkeye64 - 3/10/2013, 12:30 PM
I just don't like when politics are brought up on here unless it involves a comic story like Obama and Spidey or Clinton and Superman among many many others. With that said it makes no difference.
SamWinchester - 3/10/2013, 12:32 PM
Oh, look at the morons on this thread!

Obama 2012! Oh, wait, we already kicked Romney's ass and his racist redneck supporters too. My bad. ;)
justified1 - 3/10/2013, 1:07 PM
what an idiot.

he's going to run us into the ground.

can't trust him. He is such a two faced bastard!
WOTAN - 3/10/2013, 1:14 PM
Not a huge fan of obama but he is infinitely better than that last moron that we had in office.
Jollem - 3/10/2013, 1:23 PM
^jethro bodine?
Oxbow - 3/10/2013, 1:30 PM
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

grifterprime - 3/10/2013, 1:45 PM
Thegeekygurl - 3/10/2013, 1:52 PM
When he condemns Nolanism and the Nolan extremists then I might listen to what he has to say.
Some say Obama is a Nolanite.
Jollem - 3/10/2013, 1:57 PM
some say mitt romney is a marvel studios extremist...
Thegeekygurl - 3/10/2013, 1:58 PM
@Jollem Mitt Romney worked for Bane Capital and The League Of Shadows.
duketerrace472013 - 3/10/2013, 2:00 PM
up yours you Obama hating pukes!'re all like sand people...apparently some of you scumbergs escaped Anakin's wrath!...too bad!
PeterDarker121 - 3/10/2013, 2:01 PM
I don't consider President Obama a fellow 'geek.' He's a Generation X politician and AS such, I would EXPECT him to reference mainstream popular culture from the eras he's grown up in from time to time.

SURE it's cool to hear these references. You know what's COOLER? Hearing him reference American heroes like Chris Kyle ONCE instead of Whitney Houston numerous times.

When I was a kid, I couldn't imagine a President who was cool enough to read Spider-Man...or was even FAMILIAR with comic books and my interests in general.

Now that I'm older, I realize it's not as important. What's more is that I'm seeing the President I wished for as a kid not living up to those ideals I first learned about FROM comics and so-called 'geek culture.'

"With great power comes great responsibility" isn't just a quip you rattle off at a campaign rally, Mr. President. In YOUR job ESPECIALLY, it's a truism you should live by every day.
duketerrace472013 - 3/10/2013, 2:04 PM
Mittens is a Borg 0 of zero....running for president was futile!
Jollem - 3/10/2013, 2:07 PM
obama has geek cred, yo

@1geekygurl - mitt romney drinks the tears of orphans
TheSoulEater - 3/10/2013, 2:12 PM
Then why is he holding a ball of the OOD?
Shadowelfz - 3/10/2013, 2:13 PM
Obama rocks! Anyone who thinks otherwise can suck a duck because I am the only person whose right. Bwahahaha!

Politics are fun.
AmazingFantasy - 3/10/2013, 2:23 PM
" May the force be with you" he is joking you retards.
LucasMend - 3/10/2013, 2:27 PM
He was joking the first time and he is joking now lmao. He mixed up to show he likes both. or just making fun
SCURVYDOG619 - 3/10/2013, 2:27 PM
I've seen a couple of couple of them drone planes...the ones civilians can buy,strap a GoPro camera to,and record neighborhood shenanigans for about the price of a decent PC.

Just figured Cyberdyne was doing dry-runs for their H-K fliers...

GodzillaKart - 3/10/2013, 2:55 PM
gaikinger - 3/10/2013, 2:58 PM
I don't know if its a good distraction or a bad one. Does this buy us time from his wholesale destruction of our country or make it worse?
VaCubFan - 3/10/2013, 3:04 PM
Lil late to the party, boss. This story is over a week old!!
soaponapope - 3/10/2013, 3:04 PM
i thought it was funny. he's a really good writer and has a good sense of humor. read his book, you'll like it even if you don't agree with him idealogically
MediaMan - 3/10/2013, 3:30 PM
The Constitution guarantees us Americans the right to bash our leaders. No matter who they are. And we love it.
capcyclopsftw - 3/10/2013, 3:47 PM
Referencing pop culture doesn't make anyone a geek!
Greengo - 3/10/2013, 4:17 PM
Lol Owebamao.

The entire premise is ridiculous.

He wanted compromise, which to him means another set of tax increases, nevermind the fact the repubs just capitulated over the so called "fiscal cliff" at the end of 2012.

He had just raised taxes by $600 billion, and refused to make any sensible spending cuts.

This a-hole is the most divisive president in history and when he doesn't lead in any other respect other than divide and conguer, while governing by crisis.
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