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20 November 2008 @ 09:16 pm
In case you were wondering why so many netizens supported Obama  
He understands us.
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Danielle Dailey: Transformers Rickrolleddanihana on November 21st, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
That indeed is a delicious rumor. Man, I hope it were true.
cholma: howardcholma on November 21st, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Its' quite possibly true considering the other evidence:

* He reads, no, collects, London's Telegraph reported, Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarbian.
* He may or may not collect Harry Potter books, but according to the Telegraph, he's read them. All of them.
* Per an account in Newsweek, at a campaign rally in May in Iowa, he walked up to wife Michelle's belt buckle, tapped it and said, "The lithium crystals! Beam me up, Scotty!" (It's unclear if Obama, or Newsweek, confused lithium for the essential Star Trek component, dilithium.)
* According to the New York Post, he once greeted Leonard Nimoy with the Vulcan "live long and prosper" salute.
* At a black-tie roast in October, he revealed his secret identity (and his more than passing familarlity with the Superman legend), announcing, "I was actually born on Krypton, and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the planet Earth."
* In Ohio on the weekend before Election Day, he accused John McCain of being Kato to President Bush's Green Lantern. (One minus point for mixing up Green Lantern with Kato's real boss, the Green Hornet. One bonus point pulling the somewhat-obscure Lantern out of his apparently hero-stuffed memory banks.)
* In 2006, he posed, arms akimbo, in front of the Superman statue in Metropolis, Illinois.
* In the biggest geek move of all, he posted the Superman picture on his Senate website.

Taken on the whole, Obama's leanings beg the question: How long before he calls out Terence Stamp for Gen. Zod's assault on the White House in Superman II?
scribe_of_stars on November 21st, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I think that the Star Trek writers put lithium crystals in the warp core before someone told them it probably wouldn't work and they switched it to the made-up dilithium.
Derakonderakon on November 21st, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Lithium totally works as a power supply! You pour water on it and then harness the resulting hydrogen to make your spaceship go!

It'd just be prohibitively expensive, mass-wise, to use it as fuel. Energy-dense it ain't.
scribe_of_stars on November 21st, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Lithium works as propellant, but not as the regulator of a matter-antimatter reaction.
russ: lyles constantgoulo on November 21st, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
That may be true, but still, lithium has worked in every faster than light warp drive I've seen.
gwalla: question is a geekgwalla on November 21st, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Over on metaquotes, somebody quoted a post of riffing on this. Some highlights:

Obama staunchly believes the Balrog did not have wings. The Peter Jackson movies are grandfathered in, but he's initiating a statute that all new polystone figures have go without them.

Obama has a secret service agent guarding his Boba Fett action figure. But he keeps the extra limited edition one in his safe.

Obama believes there's only one true Transformers continuity, but won't say which to remain multi-partisan. (Hint: It's Beast Wars)

Obama will bring peace between the Kirk and Picard factions.

Obama got the nomination because Michelle would wear the Princess Leia bikini every time he won a primary or caucus.

Obama will not talk about the mysterious "Masked Moor" who appears at SCA wars, flirts with all of the women, drinks all of the mead, talks about hope and change, and then proceeds to kick everyone's asses in one-on-one combat.

Obama wants to start his inaugural address with "I have come here to govern wisely and chew bubble gum."

Obama is seeking to fill the position of the Secretary of Awesomeness. Bruce Campbell is rumored to be a strong contender for the new post.