In other things, a couple of memes that have been amusing me lately.
1. A few of us on SF got to talking about the geekiness of our next President.
As skyblade noted, "Obama's an avid collector of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. Which is actually pretty damn awesome. Also, he's read every single Harry Potter book. I'm wondering what kind of a hardcore geek our President Elect might be."
Naturally, this thought resulted in some Chuck Norris-style riffing...which was then metaquoted.
Obama only really likes the first season of Battlestar Galictica, but soldiers on to feel relevant.
Obama is pissed the Watchmen are referring to themselves as the Watchmen in the movie.
Obama fancasts Kristen Bell in everything. He thinks she'd totally get his Star Trek jokes.
Obama wishes Vimes was real so he could put him in charge of the War on Terror. Obama knows Vimes would end that sh*t in five minutes and then smoke a cigar. (Well, ok, I have to like that one - it's mine.)
Obama wanted to be President just so he could storm into places and tell people he's a Big Damn Hero. (That one too.)
Obama ships Hagrid/Dumbledore. For the hell of it.
Obama has been banned from all Con masquerades since he wins every prize, including the ones he doesn't qualify for.
Obama had to be talked out of appointing Captain America Secretary of State, and only acceded when he remembered that he was dead.
Obama knows that Captain America is not really dead.
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.
Obama does not buy into all this sparkly vampire bullshit. He does love Growing Up Cullen, though.
2. This USAWeekend blog asks What's better: The 'Twilight' series or 'Harry Potter'?
The funny thing isn't that Harry Potter is whooping Twilight's sorry butt - we knew that was going to happen. The funny part is that the comments were hijacked by, well, everyone, who started posting things like this:
Thou hast killed me, S. Meyer!
Posted by: Literature
This worries me. Carry on.
Posted by: Tim Gunn
Twilight canceled Firefly.
Posted by: Joss
Do I dazzle you?
Posted by: Lucius Malfoy
Twilight killed me.
Posted by: brain cell
Garth, reading Twilight is punishment for shoplifting in some countries.
Posted by: Wayne Campbell
I would give Twilight up, I would let Twilight down. I would run around and desert it. I would make it cry, I would say goodbye. I would tell Twilight a lie and hurt it.
Posted by: Rick Astley
THE BLATANT OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN IN THIS BOOK OFFENDS ME DEEPLY.
Posted by: Edward Cullen
One does not simply dazzle into Mordor
Posted by: Boromir
Posted by: patrick bateman
I love Twilight...
... Everybody lies....
Posted by: Greg House
Renesemee Carlie Cullen: Even Albus Severus Potter is laughing.
I read Twilight and now I can't get into Narnia. D:
Posted by: Susan Pevensie
BURN TWILIGHT! IT TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!
(...I got better.)
Posted by: Random Villager
Twilight for the win. I hadn't even thought about taking the engine out of her car before. Thanks for the tip SMeyer!
Posted by: Your Abusive Boyfriend
I'm rolling in my grave.
Posted by: Emily Brontë
Right there with you, sister.
Posted by: LM Montgomery, Jane Austen, Shakespeare
(And naturally I had to chip in):
King's to you, Harry Potter.
Posted by: Fernand Mondego
It *is* Twilight's fault I'm hung over. If it was a decent book there wouldn't be so much to blot out.
P.S. I had The Hair first.
Posted by: Bernard Black