Saturday, November 8, 2008

Is Our Next President A Geek?

From Newsweek:
"That's an interesting belt buckle," he said to Michelle, mischievously. She feigned offense and said, "I am interesting, next to you. Surprise, surprise, a blue suit, a white shirt and a tie." Obama grinned and bent down until he was almost at eye level with her waist. He jabbed a playful finger toward her belt buckle, and let loose his inner nerd. "The lithium crystals! Beam me up, Scotty!" Obama squeaked, laughing at his own lame joke as Michelle rolled her eyes.

I'm doubtful that this next story is true, as it comes from a random commenter; nevertheless:
And slightly less known is something a learned from a find of mine, intern for the campaign, that ran hospitality for the now-President-elect when he was in town.

The job involves getting him something to eat, maybe playing a little basketball with him, and basically chatting and getting whatever he needs between important things. During the conversation, apparently Zero Wing came up.

You know, the Sega Genesis video game. I don't know how.

And apparently, my friend made the off-hand comment of "All your base are belong to us".

And Obama leaned forward in his chair, quirked his eyebrow a bit, and responded "What you say?"

Apparently, Obama also gave Leonard Nimoy the Vulcan hand sign at a campaign event.

And then there's this:



Jay said...

He's just earned 100 cool points in my book. Of course, my book is actually a geek book, so it's really more like he lost 100 cool points.

SuiginChou said...


This is a huge surprise, and a welcome one. Yes! Yes! YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!

Well, everything minus the very first quote from Newsweek. I swear to God that reads like a porno. I mean, seriously, D:

Genesis8 said...

That is great. I love that he speaks nerd.

Lou said...

I'm going to have to agree with suiginchou...That first excerpt from Newsweek is like bad fanfiction! Creepy.