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Fail: Obama mixes up Star Wars and Star Trek references, causing nerd rage

posted at 1:04 pm on March 1, 2013 by

Enjoy this clip, folks, because this moment of cultural illiteracy from the coolest guy in the country is the only failure of his most low-information voters will ever hear about.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking the lede from a presidential press conference should be anything more substantial than this these days. The quality of questions prohibits it, and the electorate doesn’t demand it. Just be glad that today’s stupid lede actually includes an Obama mistake. So, here’s the “news.” Learn it, love it, meme it.

Buzzfeed examines Obama’s mistake in detail, and the Twittersphere has already ramped up mockery under #JediMindMeld and #ObamaSciFi. Among my favorites:

And, my contribution: President Obama explains the plot of the Star Wars trilogy:

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Obama’s obviously a Changeling from the Dominion.

Kingfisher on March 2, 2013 at 5:07 PM

No, members of the Dominion did a good job of impersonating people.

Obama continuously fails at impersonating an average American.

Shump on March 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Wasn’t Obama trained at the Vulcan Mentat Academy by Yoda Picard Adama?

He got this smart because of all the Spice he smoked?

He’s the leader of the United Federation of Cylon Hutts?

He’s like the Spock Terminator!

Nethicus on March 2, 2013 at 8:27 PM

What the frak?

ZK on March 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM