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Here Nerds, Have A Mid-Afternoon Obama/Uhura Snack, For ‘Bating

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vulcansYeah yeah, President Obama seems to be in this picture too, but DAMN, Nichelle Nichols, you are 170,000 years old, and you are freaking FOIN. (Squee note, you are wearing a space necklace.) [TPM]

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  • DrunkIrishman

    I'd do 'em…at the same time.

  • nounverb911

    When did Spock and Uhura get married?

    • http://wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      P'on Farr Baby!

    • anniegetyerfun

      That's illogical.

    • Terry

      Didn't you see the newest Star Trek? Uhura and Spock are a major item!

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Typical guy: dumps the cute white homebody nurse for the hot black "communicator" first chance he gets…

        He's like Newt.

        • Guppy

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

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I'd still do her.

    Him, I want single payer healthcare before I give him some sugar.

    • http://oliphantparts.org/ natoslug

      Single payer and maybe a little less harshing on the cannabis dispensaries.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        I'm finished with him, he'll need the medicinal grade…

  • sullivanst

    Fap long and prosper.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Not going to lie – major nerdgasm over this this morning.

    • Advn2rgirl

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

  • Schmannnity

    Vulcan Kenyan

  • docterry6973

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    (Squee note, you are wearing a space necklace.)

    *covering throat*

    Wow. I mean. How. Pathetic. That. Poor. Woman.

  • Mahousu

    GOTCHA! Proof Obama's an alien. Set phasers on "deport."

  • nounverb911

    OBASM!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      You, sir, COTD

  • SorosBot

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

    • finallyhappy

      I loved that movie!

    • otakuboyt

      …..or telepaths going rouge

      • WhatTheHolyHeck

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

      • doloras

        That's the bester reference I've seen all day.

  • LiberalMantra

    Pon Farr party?

  • RedneckMuslin

    Aha! Gotcha! Uhura is from the United States of Africa and speaks Swahili !

    • Generation[redacted]

      I thought Uhura was the latest Linux distro.

      • bagofmice

        Oh you Maverick Meerkat.

  • emmelemm

    Damn, Nichelle! You go, girl.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

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

  • http://wonkette.com 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

    • Biff

      Tribbles=palin brood

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Only in terms of rampant fertility.

        People loved tribbles. They were nice.

        • Generation[redacted]

          We've sent them back to Alaska, where they'll be no tribble at all.

          • http://wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

            Ha.

      • Loaded_Pants

        "Tribble" will be the next Palin that pops out.

      • Negropolis

        I think we just found the next Palin babyname!

    • Baconzgood

      I guess that leaves the rest of us Americans the "Red Shirts".

      • emmelemm

        Now THAT is Comment of the Day, friend.

    • BornInATrailer

      I believe we established that Krauthammer was Pike.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Dayum. FTW.

      • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

        Pike was useful at a point and was not crippled due to his own questionable judgement.

      • 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.

    • PubOption

      Lokai sounds like a name from the Book of Mormon.

    • http://wonkette.com John Birf Society

      Brilliant. Maybe Walnuts = Gorn?

    • BornInATrailer

      Oh Lord! Got one.

      Paultards? Binars.

      • doloras

        No, Ferengi, they've turned capitalism into a religion.

    • vodkamuppet

      Chekhov = Putin
      McCoy = Ron Paul

    • 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

      • vodkamuppet

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

        • 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.

          • 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?

      • PinkoTuscadero

        I don't think that is far to Gul Dukat.. Cheney is much more evil.

      • MosesInvests

        Oprah=Guinan. Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson (and many others)=Ferenghi.

      • 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?

    • DCBloom

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

  • kissawookiee

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

    • http://wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      So they all look alike?

      I kid. I kid.

      He certainly does.

    • 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…

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Heh. My slide rule is on a belt loop.

        • bagofmice

          Which was the style at the time

    • ThundercatHo

      He looks like Tuvok's only slightly less uptight younger brother.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      You mean Devor, not Tuvok.

      Now who's the nerd?

      • 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.

    • vodkamuppet

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

      • 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.

        • vodkamuppet

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

      • 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.

  • freakishlywrong

    How do they hate him so much?

    • rickmaci

      Because in reality as a person he is very much like most of us and they are not.

  • Extemporanus

    OH NOOO!

    She's wearing RED!

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

    • nounverb911

      Looks more burnt umberish, so she might be safe.

      • Extemporanus

        Oh, right, I knew that jacket looked familiar.

    • 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.]

      • nounverb911

        [All of them, Katie.]

      • MosesInvests

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      She's showing cleavage, so no killing for her. At least until she does Kirk

    • Guppy
  • Blueb4sunrise

    I'm emitting a distress signal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ 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.

    • Baconzgood

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

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    Uh oh, did she receive a transmission from Obama?

  • Baconzgood

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

    • 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.

      • finallyhappy

        OH, NOOOOOOOO- ST and TNG !!!

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • Baconzgood

            You're saying these things like they are flaws?

          • bagofmice

            Did you guys just do a generation swap?

          • Baconzgood

            Kids these days bagofmice! GET OFF MY LAWN Sorosbot.

        • 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!"

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ 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.

        • Baconzgood

          I have to say at this point we ALL failed the "Geek Check" test.

          • MissTaken

            And this is why I love all of us!

      • Guppy

        Deep Space 9 only got good because they had to start competing with Babylon 5.

      • flamingpdog

        Jesus H. Christ, I think I stumbled into a White and Nerdy convention! Esp. at 2:15 into the video.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      "Lost In Space" is under-appreciated, and for good reason.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • Baconzgood

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

        • 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. :-) )

        • 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.

        • Advn2rgirl

          <– girl person. HS was good. Especially if you like nerdboys, which I do/did.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Space. 1999. Biatches!

    • jetjaguar

      IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

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

      Anyone remember LEXX? That shit was craaaa-zy!

      END OF MOUTH TALKING.

      • Angry_Marmot

        Farscape and Serenity FTW.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Lexx….mmmmm…

      • doloras

        OKAY DID SOMEONE DISS BABYLON 5 IN MY HEARING?!?!

    • C_R_Eature

      You're all wrong, of course. Dark Star was the best.

    • Negropolis

      Jean-Luc Picard fuckin' libel, man!

    • flamingpdog

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

  • 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.

    • MissTaken

      MissTaken reapplies SPF for the third time this morning.

      • prommie

        Make sure to rub it in thoroughly. wink wink

  • Schmegeg

    Time travel really works!!

  • 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.

    • smashedinhat

      Goes without saying.

  • FraAnima

    I find this photo quite satisfactory to fap to.

  • MissTaken

    No need to beam me up, Scotty. I'm already up.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Wait…you're a DUDE?????

      • MissTaken

        Girl erection!

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Impressive!

  • IncenseDebate

    Phaser set to full erect!

  • Nostrildamus

    FOIN?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Say "Fine" like you're Fran Drescher.

      • Nostrildamus

        Fran Drescher?

        • Extemporanus

          Say "FINE" like you're Curly Howard.

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            Soitanly!

  • Biff

    A little 'bating etiquette, also from D.C.

    • prommie

      Prudence is so full of shit, the polite thing to do is offer a hand, or tongue. . . .

    • 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.

  • Goonemeritus

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

  • Joshua Norton

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

    • Biff

      Which begs the eternal question pertaining to their compatability to the carpet…

  • iburl

    Spockbama

  • ThundercatHo

    Nerd love.

    (and who do you have Repugs, fuckin' Chuck Norris? Hah!)

  • 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!

    • bagofmice

      Ohhhhh Myyyyy.

  • Radio福井県

    Needs moar theremin.

  • 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.

  • SmutBoffin

    FUCK YES USE THE FORCE OBAMAR DONT LET THE REPUBLICAN CYLONS DESTROY THE AVATAR PLANET

    • Guppy

      SHE'S A TOASTER!

    • bagofmice

      But what about the muggles?

      • Generation[redacted]

        They can be trained to ride the spice worms.

  • prommie

    How come black people don't fucking age?

    • emmelemm

      Melanin.

  • finallyhappy

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

    • Limeylizzie

      Can you pixilate yourself or something, because, well we would like to see that.

      • finallyhappy

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

        • OneYieldRegular

          Just Photoshop Obama's face over your own. That'll suffice.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    What's that gang sign they are giving?

  • http://wonkette.com John Birf Society

    Just wait until he pulls the Corbomite maneuver on the GOP this fall.

  • metamarcisf

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

    • Boojum

      Or the 1%

  • 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.)

    • 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.

      • 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!

    • 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. )

      • 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.

        • 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 ..

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Next week: Carrie Fisher. In her "Jabba's Prisoner" gear.

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Old Carrie or old Carrie?

    • DrunkIrishman

      Have you seen Carrie Fisher lately? Yeah, no.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Great. On the day my office vibrator ran out of batteries.

    • flamingpdog

      Soundz like you need one of these for the office.

  • 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.

    • MozakiBlocks

      You win the afternoon!!!

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ 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.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Answering my own question (although I pulled it from memory first):
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_II_(film)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_(TV_pil
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_New_World_(t

      If you don't remember seeing any of these shows, you are a Baby Nerd, in your little baby huggies!

    • Angry_Marmot

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

    • Jus_Wonderin

      I remember!

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

        OK, then how about the awful "Doc Savage" movie?

        • Jus_Wonderin

          Uh oh, you got me now. I have to Google that one.

    • 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.

  • ingloriousbytch

    She has her hand on his ass. Come on, you know she does.

    • bikerlaureate

      Comment of the day.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ 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.

    • 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.

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ 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.

        • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • oldedinvn

      What the fuck is TV. Shit, I can't keep up with new religions.

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    Terrorist fist greeting!

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • MozakiBlocks

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

    I think Barry is more than a little starstruck.

    • DCBloom

      Yes, & that's why I love him.

  • horsedreamer_1

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

    MY — fel… low Ahhhhmericans

  • 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.

  • Naked_Bunny

    I wanna see them both fan dance.

  • 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…

  • http://sciencekick.blogspot.com 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?

  • Biff

    Star Drek represent!

  • finallyhappy

    DO you see me and Spock now, losers?????

  • carlgt1

    can you imagine Bush or Mittens trying to make this work?

  • 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.
    Almost.

    • flamingpdog

      Kirk knows what he would do to Rebecca.

      • C_R_Eature

        One and 1000 Virtual Upfists for that!

      • Negropolis

        LOL!

      • Extemporanus

        Wow, it's true…black really don't crack!

        • 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! ♪♫

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

    • ttommyunger

      Wifey says I have "Bait Breath"….Is that the same thing?

  • oldedinvn

    The teats (whatever they may be) look inviting.

  • ttommyunger

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

  • 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…

  • 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…)