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What We'll Lose When Legacy Media Are Gone: NYT Stories Headlined "Candidates Have College, Spicy Chicken and 'Star Trek' in Common"

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Hey all you Walter Cronkite fetishists bemoaning the death of seriouso, shoe-leather journalism that can only be funded by incredibly well-paid ink-stained wretches who have the time to bitch and moan about their pensions and all that! Take a look at this penatrating analysis from The Gray (Grey?) Lady, the nation's paper of record, and the key to the inevitable presidential debate question about whether the future president will, as per George Costanza, like spicy chicken:

Candidates Have College, Spicy Chicken and 'Star Trek' in Common

Grilled chicken, not fried, in keeping with the shared body-mindedness of the combatants (Mr. Obama does treadmill and hoops, Mr. Romney elliptical and bike). Spicy, too, as Mr. Romney (who often peels the skin off) has demonstrated with his endorsement of the jalapeño chicken sandwich at Carl's Jr. and Mr. Obama has praised the grilled chicken tacos made by the White House chef….

It is possible that the [Michelle Obama and Ann Romney] would bond at the hypothetical barbecue. As for Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama, they are described as gracious, polite and accommodating in social settings — politicians, in other words. They would exchange firm handshakes with eye contact before parting.

And if things went really well, maybe they would flash Vulcan salutes. Mr. Romney, after all, calls himself a big "Star Trek" fan but stops short of identifying as a Trekkie. Not so Mr. Obama, the First Trekkie indeed, who once admitted to a youthful crush on Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lieutenant Uhura.

And then Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney would go back to their separate orbits and resume treating each other like Klingons.

Read the whole thing, which really contains no further information worth a goddamn, here.

I for one am ready for a presidential race in which both candidates profess intense fandom for Space: 1999 (though to be honest, the hope for a president obsessed with Barbara Bain and Martin Landaug in a zero-gravity environment probably went tits up when Newt Gingrich bowed out of things). But then I'm a crazy motherfucking dreamer who hopes for an American government that spends less, regulates less, and opens the borders to immigrants, frees non-violent drug offenders, and stops waging perpetual war. And a media that will eventually get around to discussing the ways in which Obama and Romney will make all of that less possible.

Hat tip: Hot Air.

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  1. To be far, you have a point Nick. The shapeshifting chick was teh hotness.

  2. Before voitng, I’d like to see how they handle the Kobyashi Maru.

  3. incredibly well-paid ink-stained wretches

    Come again?

  4. Not so Mr. Obama, the First Trekkie indeed, who once admitted to a youthful crush on Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lieutenant Uhura.
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    Is this one of the composite characters from Dreams From My Father?

  5. who often peels the skin off

    Does he ride a Harley too?

  6. OT: So living in Houston, we have neither Hardee’s or Carl Jr.’s until recently, when a Carl Jr’s opened up. I know the corporate ownership is the same. Are the menus similar or the same?

    1. They’re the same.

      1. Good to know. Thanks.

  7. Obama as Spock? He’s about as logical as Mary Stack.

    1. Yeah, never got that one. He’s more that guy in line to beam off the ship in the spores episode who disobeys Captain Kirk.

    2. If you’re going to make Obama a Vulcan, shouldn’t it be Tuvok, or is that racist?

  8. I for one am ready for a presidential race in which both candidates profess intense fandom for Space: 1999

    I much prefer Space: 1889

    1. Ah, Steampunk before it was ‘cool’.

      Good times.

      1. Good times indeed. I found most of my Space: 1889 stuff hidden in a box not too long ago. My copy of the computer game is unfortunately long gone.

    2. Well given their propensity for engaging in wars I’d say the last couple Presidents were definately fans of Space Marine.

  9. (though to be honest, the hope for a president obsessed with Barbara Bain and Martin Landaug in a zero-gravity environment probably went tits up when Newt Gingrich bowed out of things)

    More like tits down.

    1. Can’t you picture him shirtless, bending forward and being penetrated by Obama, those radioactive tits sloshing forward and aft, giving him two black eyes…actually I’m really bad at this. Paging sugarfree.

      1. actually I’m really bad at this

        Hey, I barfed. Mission Accomplished.

  10. Every day I come here and read and comment while the snorgtees leggy meh chic looks on. I think I am falling for her.

    Also, fried chicken.

    1. Because both are so yummy.

    2. Really? I find the meh girl to be hideous, especially in those hipstress glasses.

      De gustibus… and all that.

    3. Keep your filthy paws off my snorgtees meh chick. The hint of mons veneris is all mine buddy.

      1. Hint? I see a ‘hint’ as something more subtle than you do hamilton.

        And Heroic, clearly ‘hideous’ is subjective.

        1. And Heroic, clearly ‘hideous’ is subjective.

          Tell that to John and sarcasmic.

          1. Not being much on latin, I missed the De gustibus bit until after I posted…..my apologies.

            1. No problems.

  11. From hell’s heart I stab at this article.

  12. Space 1999?

    Seiously Nick, this is the best Sci Fi series you can come up with?

    How about a Presidential candidate who is a big fan of Firefly (as long as he sides with the Browncoats and not the Alliance)

    1. I’m waiting for a Farscape fan myself, same sort of caveat– as long as he doesn’t side with the Peacekeepers.

      1. Yeah I never watched Farscape so I have no clue what sorts of themes were present in it.

        But I could definately vote for someone with a campaign slogan of…

        “Reynolds for President, he Aims to misbehave” 🙂

        1. what sorts of themes were present in it

          a hot chick, stupid made-up swears, etc

          I think it was the inspiration for the new BSG.

          1. And Muppets! Don’t forget the Muppets!

            Also, several hot chicks, not just one. Although, to be fair, Claudia Black as Aeryn was pretty epic.

  13. Gotta love the “Martin Landaug” typo, but I refuse to use the Yo Dawg meme.

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