Obama just said "Jedi Mindmeld."That sound you heard was Picard face-palming.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) March 1, 2013
Obama should follow John Kerry's lead here and stick to Rocky IV references.
— Chris L (@brittonlowe) March 1, 2013
Tags: Barack Obama, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tweet Roundup, Twitter
* Neil deGrasse Tyson knows everything about Gods, too.
* Friday is a great day to watch goats yelling like people.
* Inside the military strategy of The Empire Strikes Back.
* An argument for naturalization, from our own River Clegg.
* Universal health care and their Parliament debates zombies?
* Fictional presidents that actually sound pretty good nowadays.
* Jeopardy boss and funny person Ken Jenning's weekly news quiz.
* The Dana Gould Hour has two Boston guys talking politics (not Affleck and Damon).
* The sounds of science.
* Bad Lip Reading at the inauguration.
* And you thought your relatives were bad…
* The Onion wants to make the Huffington Post cry.
* What happens in Las Vegas politics should stay there.
* Meanwhile, Baratunde Thurston calls out The Wall Street Journal.
* Feminism is a word that makes some men lose their f-ing minds.
* Surprisingly interesting discussion about Churchill's role in UK intellectual property laws.
* Sascha Cohen talks American History with Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger.
Tags: Daily Links, Evolution, Feminism, History, Huffington Post, Inauguration, Las Vegas, Republicans, Sascha Cohen, Science & Technology, Star Wars, Tig Notaro, United Kingdom, Wall Street Journal, Winston Churchill, Women's Rights
The trend in favor of legal and social equality for LGBT individuals has long been in evidence: every generation of Americans has had more progressive views on same-sex marriage and gay rights than the preceding one. But now, instead of worrying about the future, social conservatives are outraged by same-sex romance a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Game developer Bioware, the makers of the struggling massively multi-player online game Star Wars: The Old Republic, will make it possible for gamers to flirt with same-gender non-player characters and will introduce more gay romance options in future expansions. As always, a few social conservatives saw a conspiracy to force everyone to cross lightsabers…
Games developers stop trying to shape the social consciousnesses by putting you [SIC] perverted lifestyle choices in games. If you choose to be gay that [SIC] your business, I do not need to have it forced on me when I attempt to enjoyed [SIC] a game. To those who would say, "gay people are all around you." They may be around but not in my social circle by choice.
I can't wait for Rick Santorum to pick up on this argument and warn us of the dangers of man-on-Wookiee relationships.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Image Entertainment/Getty Images
Tags: LGBT, Star Wars, Video Games
The Mayan apocalypse is neither Mayan nor an apocalypse, but the world has been preparing by:
1. Building an ark. A Dutchmen named Pieter Frank van der Meer has purchased a $17,000 enclosed lifeboat and installed a toilet, a sink and a child's car seat in preparation for the floods he expects to accompany doomsday. Can't he just put his finger in the dike?
2. Building a bigger ark. Lu Zhenhai, from landlocked western China, has dedicated his life savings to building a 21-meter-long monument to human irrationality.
3. Closing schools. More than 30 Michigan schools closed due to violent threats made in relation to the Mayan "prediction," because people can be terrible.
Tags: Australia, China, Conspiracies, Mexico, NASA, Star Wars, Ukraine