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Geek Madness!: The Battle for the Secretary of Geek Affairs

FritzofgalatiaFritzofgalatia Registered User new member
edited December 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
If you are at all familiar with Jonathan Coulton, the writer of Portal's end song, then you may know of Paul and Storm, two guys that often tour with Coulton. In a fit of what must be true insanity they have decided that "as the first geek President, Barack Obama would do well to reward this important and influential constituency by creating a new cabinet post: the Secretary of Geek Affairs." To determine who shall be named to this prestigious office they have created an NCAA-esque 64 slot bracket and it is up to we wonderful internet lurkers to vote. I bring this to Penny Arcade's attention because Gabe and Tycho up for consideration in the current round of voting and are in a bit of a tight race with Sarah Vowell in round one (currently 153 votes for Gabe and Tycho to Vowell's 117). Here's the link to the Paul and Storm page:

http://www.paulandstorm.com/wha/geek-madness/

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    Fallout2manFallout2man Vault Dweller Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If you are at all familiar with Jonathan Coulton, the writer of Portal's end song, then you may know of Paul and Storm, two guys that often tour with Coulton. In a fit of what must be true insanity they have decided that "as the first geek President, Barack Obama would do well to reward this important and influential constituency by creating a new cabinet post: the Secretary of Geek Affairs." To determine who shall be named to this prestigious office they have created an NCAA-esque 64 slot bracket and it is up to we wonderful internet lurkers to vote. I bring this to Penny Arcade's attention because Gabe and Tycho up for consideration in the current round of voting and are in a bit of a tight race with Sarah Vowell in round one (currently 153 votes for Gabe and Tycho to Vowell's 117). Here's the link to the Paul and Storm page:

    http://www.paulandstorm.com/wha/geek-madness/

    This poll includes a massive number of dead or fictional people. No offense but why should we take this seriously if the poll's makers obviously don't?

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If you are at all familiar with Jonathan Coulton, the writer of Portal's end song, then you may know of Paul and Storm, two guys that often tour with Coulton. In a fit of what must be true insanity they have decided that "as the first geek President, Barack Obama would do well to reward this important and influential constituency by creating a new cabinet post: the Secretary of Geek Affairs." To determine who shall be named to this prestigious office they have created an NCAA-esque 64 slot bracket and it is up to we wonderful internet lurkers to vote. I bring this to Penny Arcade's attention because Gabe and Tycho up for consideration in the current round of voting and are in a bit of a tight race with Sarah Vowell in round one (currently 153 votes for Gabe and Tycho to Vowell's 117). Here's the link to the Paul and Storm page:

    http://www.paulandstorm.com/wha/geek-madness/

    This poll includes a massive number of dead or fictional people. No offense but why should we take this seriously if the poll's makers obviously don't?

    And furthermore, what road is this chicken trying to cross anyway? What's on the other side?! This doesn't make any sense.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    yeah, I think I'd rather have a real person working to keep the internet as close to free as possible as opposed to say, Weird Al, or Encyclopedia Brown.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That's true. Wierd Al is all in our imaginations.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That's true. Wierd Al is all in our imaginations.

    yes, I had forgotten about Weird Al's tireless work for a free internet.

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sentry wrote: »
    That's true. Wierd Al is all in our imaginations.

    yes, I had forgotten about Weird Al's tireless work for a free internet.

    I want to sig this...so hard...

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sentry wrote: »
    That's true. Wierd Al is all in our imaginations.

    yes, I had forgotten about Weird Al's tireless work for a free internet.

    Everyone knows he's in Intel's pocket

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    Ghandi 2Ghandi 2 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Obama is not a Geek President. I wish people would stop fucking saying that. OH MY GOD HE REFERENCED SUPERMAN HE IS ONE OF US!

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Probably the closest we'll ever have though.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ghandi 2 wrote: »
    Obama is not a Geek President. I wish people would stop fucking saying that. OH MY GOD HE REFERENCED SUPERMAN HE IS ONE OF US!

    He's also apparently made Star Trek jokes in public.

    He might not have a Trade Paperback collection worth millions (edit: though for all I know, maybe he does) and a silent partnership/backing with Valve (edit: same), but he's closer to "Geek" than any other president I can recall in my lifetime.

    Which isn't a bad thing. I kind of like the idea that the man in charge of one of the (if not "the", there's a debate I don't really want to start) most powerful nations on Earth appreciates a good vision for the future.

    If nothing else, it means he's less likely to be useless should we face either a Zombie or Robot uprising during his term.

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    Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
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    Yup. Not at all a geek. I mean, tons of non-geeks put Pacman stickers on their Macbook such that Pacman is about to eat the apple.

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Game, set, and match. Thread Winner by Decision - Premier kakos.

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    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Goddamn, that is such an awesome picture.

    Edit: My mother-in-law just told me she read Obama is negotiating with the secret service over getting a new blackberry, since he can't live without it.

    Edit 2: Okay, seriously... the man is a geek.

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    ilmmadilmmad Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ira Glass is up there fuck yea.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Yup. Not at all a geek. I mean, tons of non-geeks put Pacman stickers on their Macbook such that Pacman is about to eat the apple.

    That's not Pac-Man. It's a black vagina.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Goddamn, that is such an awesome picture.

    Edit: My mother-in-law just told me she read Obama is negotiating with the secret service over getting a new blackberry, since he can't live without it.

    Edit 2: Okay, seriously... the man is a geek.
    In May in Des Moines, Newsweek caught Obama teasing wife Michelle about her belt buckle, saying it was studded with Star Trek-powering dilithium crystals...
    That pretty much clinched it for me.

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