Fail: Obama mixes up Star Wars and Star Trek references, causing nerd rage
posted at 1:04 pm on March 1, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
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:
“Mr. Scott, beam or beam not, there is no try” #JediMindMeld
— Adam Skowera (@adamskowera) March 1, 2013
If Obama can’t even tell Star Trek from Star Wars, it’s no wonder he has such a muddled position on the SeaQuester
— John Tabin (@johntabin) March 1, 2013
— Jake Brewer (@jakebrewer) March 1, 2013
And, my contribution: President Obama explains the plot of the Star Wars trilogy: