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        1. Guppy

          Not to be confused with the cute, white first officer, or the cute, white, psychic cougar!

          She's "well-traveled," one might say.

    1. Advn2rgirl

      Me, too! Husband woke me up with this pic on his phone, saying, "Here: you can fap to this…"

  1. docterry6973

    Looks to me like Barry has practiced that gang sign. Lucky for him they aren't wearing hoodies.

  2. SorosBot

    Be careful, Obama, it's a trap; she's actually with a short Russian man, searching for our nuclear wessels.

      1. WhatTheHolyHeck

        It looks so artificial. Those telepaths really ought to just settle for a nice all-over bronzer.

  3. CogitoErgoBibo

    Live long and prosper! But not, like, "top 1%" prosper. It's just not all that cool, these days.

  4. ManchuCandidate

    Obama Trek

    Uhura = Nichelle (obviously)
    Spock = Obama
    Scotty = Joe Biden
    Sulu = Steven Chu
    Klingons = Teabaggers
    Space Carrot = John Boner
    Incontinent Grumpy Old Kirk = Walnuts
    Janice Lester = Sarah Palin
    Lokai (white black alien) = Mittens
    Bele (black white alien) = Mittens
    Harry Mudd = Newt Gingrich

      1. teebob2000

        Though he's not as attractive as Pike. And I mean the post-accident horribly-scarred sitting-in-a-box-shaped-mind-controlled-Hoveround Pike.

    1. SorosBot

      Janeway = Hillary Clinton
      Dr. Crusher = Kathleen Sebelius
      Worf = Eric Holder
      Q = Keith Olberman
      Jadzia Dax = Rachel Maddow
      Troi = Oprah
      Quark = Ron Paul
      Gul Dukiat = Dick Cheney
      Kai Winn = Rick Santorum
      The Changeling Leader = Mitt Romney
      The Borg = Fox "News" viewers

      1. vodkamuppet

        Hmmmm…. I had Romney pegged as Lore and the Changling Leader as John Kerry . This is a fun game.

        1. AbandonHope

          Romney, despite being a robot, is nowhere near evil enough to be considered Lore. Romney is more like the M-5 — programmed with an unstable, shell of a personality, and desperate to prove himself.

          1. vodkamuppet

            Touché. Your nerd Kung Fu is good. I can't think of anything better than that. How about B'lana Torrez as Sonia Sotamayor (theyre both messican and spicy) and Scalia as that fat Cardassian Obsidian Order guy? And for funzies, who would John Roberts be?

      2. CivicHoliday

        Rachel as Jadzia is absolutely brilliant. (and yes this is way late but I've been busy and am just now browsing the thread). I wonder who her Dax is? Is there a tiny Molly Ivins symbiont living in Rachel's left butt cheek?

    2. DCBloom

      Best. Comment. Ever…. I am in awe of the pure wonky nerdiness of it. I want to hug it

  5. kissawookiee

    It disturbs me that I have sufficient familiarity with the canon to say he looks more like Tuvok than Spock.

    1. HarryButtle

      And it disturbs me that I have sufficient familiarity to not only know who you are talking about, but to agree.

      I musta left that pocket protector around here somewhere…

      1. kissawookiee

        I am nerdly enough to remember the episode, but not enough to remember his name was Devor (and not industrious enough to look it up). Kudos to you.

    2. vodkamuppet

      Yeah, if you actually watched Voyager, you are a fucking geek. I watched religiously when Jeri Ryan joined the cast.

      1. kissawookiee

        Jeri Ryan was in a communications class with me when she was a wide-eyed freshman at Northwestern. Needless to say, I never got a first glance, let alone a second.

        1. vodkamuppet

          (drools) I couldn't believe it when Harry Kim passed up tappin' that ass! How you gonna pass up some hot Borg strange?

      2. Negropolis

        Voyager was the first Star Trek I really got into on my own. Used to watch First Generation with my dad. Deep Space Nine, however, was a bridge too far.

  6. Extemporanus

    OH NOOO!

    She's wearing RED!

    [Thank you for the afternnon delight, Ensign Schoenkopf.]

    1. CogitoErgoBibo

      Scotty had an exemption, so it's not unprecedented.
      [We all know far too much about Star Trek. Or the rest of the world doesn't know enough. One of those.]

      1. MosesInvests

        Scotty was the biggest badass on the Enterprise-wore a red shirt for three seasons and lived to tell the tale.

  7. Chet Kincaid

    So, President Obama is a fan of a television program created around the premise of the continual ethical progress of Man and the power of science, which never gave proper reverence to the place of God as the author of the universe? And we all know what the inter-species relations that produced Spock was about — race mixing!

    Narnia, Mr. President, or get the fudge out.

    1. Baconzgood

      Not to mention they had no currency and advanced health care in Star Trek! SOCIALISMZ!!!!!!!

  8. Baconzgood

    Don't get me started on how much more kick ass Star Trek was as opposed to The Next Generation.

    1. SorosBot

      Them's fighting words, Baconz; the only show better than The Next Generation was Deep Space Nine, and even Voyager was superior to the cheesiness of the original series; most of the movies were good (not 1 or 5 though), but the show was no where near as good as the later ones.

      And Picard was a much better captain than Kirk; only Sisqo may be better.

      1. MissTaken

        I have a hard time comparing the original Star Trek to any of the follow-ups. The original really seemed to own their campiness. The follow-ups were able to be more serious since graphics and overall sci-fi production had greatly improved.

        1. SorosBot

          The cheesiness of the original just overrode everything. I tried watching reruns in high school, but it was just so hard to watch, with the laughable production values, alien worlds that were somehow based on some particular culture from Earth history, aliens who just looked like humans without even the forehead bumps, including Klingons who just looked like dudes with goatees. And then there was the acting; totally hamtastic.

        2. Generation[redacted]

          It's hard to top Voyager, which took full ownership of campiness when they uttered the words, "Get the cheese to sick bay!"

      2. Chet Kincaid

        But you can't compare a show from the '60s to one from the '90s — they're different eras. Hollywood did not take seriously or fund properly sci-fi and fantasy until post-Lucas/Spielberg, and network executives were supremely empowered to undermine the high-minded ideals of sci-fi writers and buffs back in Star Trek's day — it's not like today, when ridiculous nerds and their ideas completely own show business. It's like pointless speculation on how the '00s Patriots would trounce the Perfect '70s Dolphins, when NFL players are all fat, steroid-stoked monsters now.

    2. BigSkullF*ckingDog

      Star trek TNG was on when back when I was in high school. I didn't watch it much, mostly because I was out getting laid. Nerds. I like the original mostly because I have a thing for beehive hairdos.

      1. Baconzgood

        I know I've only been on Wonkette for a year but I can say with a certain degree of accuracy that if you are on Wonkette chances of you getting laid back in High School are Slim<None.

        1. BigSkullF*ckingDog

          I should have been more specific. By "getting laid" I meant stalking my high school crush by working at the same pizza joint she did.

          1. Baconzgood

            It's still considered "getting laid" if you reach for somthing and "accidently" touch her boobies. So it's all good.

        2. UnholyMoses

          Wanna bet?

          I mean, not to brag, but I got laid quite a bit from 9th to 12th grade — in fact, probably more than I have since.*

          But I've always been an outlier …

          (* At least in terms of different females. The number of actual times is greater due to a long relationship in college to an absolute nympho, plus 12 years of marriage. I know the latter seems odd, but trust me that marriage is not, in fact, a death sentence for one's sex life — at least not if one is doin' it right and/or married the right person … like I did. :-) )

        3. Loaded_Pants

          Especially if you were a closeted male gayling going to a small town HS where a good 98% of the boys had major pizza faces & mullets. The remaining 2% were other closeted male gaylings who never associated with each other because, y'know, we just wanted to get out of HS alive.

    3. jetjaguar


      ST was fun.
      DS9 suuuuuuuucked.
      B5 was crap.
      Voyager was crap.
      TNG was awesome.

      Anyone remember LEXX? That shit was craaaa-zy!


    4. flamingpdog

      I always wanted them to bring back William Shatner as an interstellar ambulance- chaser on "Star Trek: Deep Space 911".

  9. FakaktaSouth

    Pres O's shit eating grin makes me think he probably thought about Uhura while stroking his Captain's Log a time or two his own self.

    Man, that skin, the both of them – black really don't crack, and that shit is so unfair.

  10. savethispatient

    No offense to Canada, but I'm really happy this isn't a picture of Bill Shatner and Stephen Harper in his Parliamentary Office.

    1. Negropolis

      Have to say I was kind of surprised by the response to the question. If my roommate was beating off in the room, I'd tell him to take that shit to the bathroom.

  11. Goonemeritus

    Well before this I was a diehard Newt man but I have been won over. Obama 2012 I’m all in!

  12. Joshua Norton

    The only thing I brought away from that pic was "ugly drapes". I wonder what that means.

  13. thefrontpage

    From the NSA surveillance captures of the Oval Office from that day:

    Obama: Nichelle, hon, let's do some role playing.

    Uhura: Okay, Captain!

    Obama: Uhura, what's that noise coming from the right?

    Uhura: Captain, I'm picking up some communication from the state of Wyoming–the Cheneyborg has been given a new heart and the creature is still living!

    Obama: Ah, hahahaha! Good one, Nichelle! Good one! Whoops, time's up! Shatner and Takei are here!

    Nichols: Good one, Barry, good one!

  14. Lascauxcaveman

    This photo just warms my heart, because this is two very nice people who you just know get a really big kick out of finally getting to meet each other.

  15. SmutBoffin


  16. finallyhappy

    I will not post the photo but I have a photo of Nimoy and me from last year- taken at a synagogue.

      1. finallyhappy

        I was going to upload it anyway but the system says it is too large. I will continue to work on it.

  17. metamarcisf

    The Affordable Care Act: because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.

  18. Lascauxcaveman

    I'm at least partly with the 'bot on this. TOS is loveable for it extreme cheesiness, but the hierarchy of Trekly greatness goes in this order:

    1) DS9
    2) Voyager
    3) TNG
    4) TOS

    Although if you disagreed with me about the relative positions of the middle two, I'd only phaze you on 'stun,' not 'kill.'

    (I left Enterprise off the list because I've only seen the whole series once and am not ready to cast judgement. Major fan of T'pol, however.)

    1. SorosBot

      Yeah, I would definitely switch TNG with Voyager; while the first two seasons of TNG really sucked, the rest was mostly great; while Voyager was consistently mediocre. But DS9 is definitely the top.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        That's right, it was the first season or two that soured me on TNG. Picard with a stick up his butt all the time and Riker acting like an officious little terrier or something. Once they dialed up the humor, it clicked.

        And then they had to kill off Yar!

    2. UnholyMoses

      Sorry, but anyone — and I mean ANYONE — who puts Voyager anywhere but at the bottom has lost any respect they might have had from me.

      That abomination was the most horrific, piece- of-shit, did-Stevie-Wonder-do-the-final-edits television show I have ever seen in my entire existence. Just … dear fucking lord. The acting was on par with a second grade Easter pageant, and the storylines were either rehashes of things done better a long time before, or things that should never have been hashed at all.

      I mean, I have my issues with DS9*, but I never questioned the ability of the actors involved.

      With Voyager I questioned how many blow jobs the cast had to give before they were given the roles.

      Just .. sheesh, people. WTF is wrong y'all?!

      (* Deep Space Nine was about a space station. Last I checked, the name of the show was "Star Trek." Meaning there needs to be some "trekking" involved. Instead, it was all about interstellar politics based around an interstellar truck stop. So, yeah, I watched it a few times, and can understand the appeal, but saw it as less a true Star Trek show and more like a piece of fan fiction. But that's just my opinion, YMMV, etc. )

      1. AbandonHope

        Okay, okay, I know I'm getting myself into a heap of trouble here, but did you ever see the later seasons of Voyager? It's not on par with TNG or DS9, definitely, but it had its moments starting around the fourth season — and Jeri Ryan and Robert Picardo were both brilliant given the material they worked with. (Chakotay, on the other hand, could have been replaced with a stately redwood and nobody would've given a damn.)

        But then I really like DS9 too, once they got the Defiant and the whole Dominion War arc began. Dukat still has to be one of my favorite sci-fi villains of all time, maybe the favorite.

        And I even defend Enterprise, post Al Qaeda Xindi arc… shame it was cancelled right when it was starting to show some promise.

        I guess what I'm trying to say is ME TREKKIE, and I'll shut up now.

        1. UnholyMoses

          I will admit (somewhat embarrassingly) that I enjoyed Enterprise. I even have a T'Pol ornament for our Xmas tree.

          I agree that DS9 got much better once they decided where the story was headed, but … well, I was never, ever able to get into Voyager. I just can not stand that woman who played the captain — she makes Scott Bakula look like Laurence Olivier.

          But that's just me, apparently ..

  19. DetectiveGrey

    The first black man in the White House, posing with the first black woman to kiss a white man on TV. Shattering taboos and looking great while doing it.

  20. Chet Kincaid

    Alright Nerds, who remembers the Roddenberry series from the late '70s in which the earth had splintered into hundreds of separate societies, and the heroes of the show traveled from place to place each episode through a giant, underground transport system that went right through the mantle of the earth? It was a perfect set up for the ethical/sociological stuff Roddenberry liked to throw in. I think they tried to make this show twice, even.

    1. Angry_Marmot

      the earth had splintered into hundreds of separate societies
      I think we're living it.

    2. Biff

      I am an old, but I spent about 20 years without a TV in the house. I don't know what went wrong, but I'm wedded to the fucking thing now.

  21. Chet Kincaid

    On the topic of Nerd TV Shows, I find it amusing that all three of Spielberg's current sci-fi TV shows (Falling Skies, The River, Terra Nova) have mostly the same naive, nuclear-family-reassuring feel as the classic '60s sci-fi TV shows, like the Invaders, Time Tunnel and several others (we forget that there were silly sci-fi shows on TV back then other than Star Trek). Even the special effects on the new shows are kind of today's definition of cheesy.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Well, Spielberg's known as both a nostalgia freak and for sorta cheesy tendencies. ET, anyone? Animaniacs was one big nod of the hat to the "golden era" of TV and Movies. That's the difference between him and Lucas – Lucas is all about pushing effects, but Spielberg at root is a guy who thinks he should have been working in the 50s and 60s.

      1. Chet Kincaid

        Compared to Spielberg, Lucas is BY FAR still stuck in his little boy britches. Spielberg at least has his "mature adult" body of work and his "fanboy" body of work.

        1. BerkeleyBear

          Not denying that for a second – Lucas is the kid who thinks every new effect is worth trying, and he'll figure out a story later. I just thought it was an interesting comparison because of how their careers have overlapped.

    2. Biff

      Haven't all 3 of those been canceled? There might be hope for Hollywood after all, but I still think any of them was better than any so-called "reality" tv.

      1. finallyhappy

        Terra nova is gone but Falling Skies is back for the summer. It is my fault- I told a relation of mine(and Jews run Hollywood, you know) that I hated the Shannon family- next thing you know- Show is gone. Now that you can all see my face- forget it. The picture will be changing soon.

    3. C_R_Eature

      Speaking of Spielberg, Here's one of his best very early directorial efforts. Don't know if you've ever seen this or heard about it but it's one episode of the dramatic series The name of the Game, called L.A. 2017.
      Groundbreaking, thoughtful, topical and very disturbing. Precisely the type of show you won't see on the tube any time soon.

  22. owhatever

    I don't know if anyone realizes how historic it is for a current President to be hugging on someone who has beamed down from a starship from the future. She came to confirm that Mittens is part Borg.

  23. Dr. Nick Riviera

    When will the Daily Caller ask why N0Bama hasn't taken pictures with the *white* members of the original Star Trek (the real victims here).

  24. MozakiBlocks

    This picture makes me more ridiculously happy than any picture should!

    I think Barry is more than a little starstruck.

  25. horsedreamer_1

    I'll be impressed when Obama delivers his convention speech in the style of "The Transformed Man".

    MY — fel… low Ahhhhmericans

  26. Jus_Wonderin

    I can have NO snark. I LOVE this lady. I do. I do. I do. I was a Star Trek nerd in the womb.

  27. DahBoner

    Now I realize that whenever the starship Enterprise flew by a planet with small-breasted women, it was like Whoa dudes! Pedal to the metal…

  28. valthemus

    Why are they smiling? Obviously, they've just played a game of rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock and it came out a tie. Who won the re-match?

  29. C_R_Eature

    This picture made my whole day today.
    I've almost forgiven Rebecca for posting it at 2:30 pm so that I missed the whole of the Faaaacinating Trekker Nerd's opinion-spattered discussion threads.

        1. Extemporanus

          For reality, home planet…who the frack fired that Photonshop torpedo?

          ♪♫ My man KHAAAN! don't want none unless you got buns, hon…
          (LA face with Flatland booty?!)
          Baby got back! ♪♫

  30. ttommyunger

    How does he doe that with his fingers? Damn, one more thing he does that I can't. The list is endless, but I like that in my Presidents, for a refreshing change…

  31. flamingpdog

    I know I'm late in the game here, but, you know, I can understand Barry having a few gray hairs from the stress of the job, but MICHELLE?!?!? Duuude, must be something in the arugula.

  32. Negropolis

    Can someone tell me what 'Bated Breath means, then?

    BTW, it's crazy to me how the president smiles exactly the same way in every posed picture he's ever taken. lol

  33. ttommyunger

    I luvs this picture, mostly 'cause I know it drives the racist wingnuts (but I repeat myself) farther around the bend.

  34. Extemporanus

    The only thing I can take credit for making is the link to it…and perhaps more than a few of the stiff drinks that may have played some small part in sending Geoff down the long and whining road to theremin stardom after the band he was in with my best friend finally called it quits.

    Nonetheless, my cockles are red hot hearing how much you like it, and I can think of nothing that would make me happier right now than to know that you've joined the rarefied ranks of amplified air masturbators.

    Check back here on Friday, and I'll have a few more background-related links for you…

  35. Extemporanus

    I'm very sorry, Sir!! It's still Friday for another hour where I am, but those links may may not make it until this weekend.

    I am a big fat stupid pumpkin…

    (The links are on my electronic maturbation interface at home, whereas I've been out most of the day/night — still am — with nothing but my sad, slow, phone at hand. Please stay tuned…)

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