Top 10 Fictional Geek Presidents

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the day after a long and arduous election year. We are all tired and maybe upset about who won or maybe not (depending on your preference), but we are least glad it’s over.

So my geeky friends, no matter who won or lost, did you ever look back at the candidates and think “God, these guys suck—I wish this character from my comic book was real and running for President!”?

Well, we decided to have our own election! These are Lady Geek Girl and Friends’ Top 10 Fictional Geek Presidents!

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Joss Whedon on Romney and Zombies

This year many Americans have been split on who they are voting for, and while some argue for Romney, and others argue for Obama, we can all agree that political ads suck.

Every day they invade our homes. They attack through the TV, through YouTube, and even when we are live streaming TV shows.

But finally, someone has come along and put together a political ad that not only doesn’t suck, but addresses the concerns of the impending zombie apocalypse. Though neither candidate has intelligently addressed the public’s very real concerns about the zombie apocalypse, Joss Whedon has put together a quick political ad that explains who he’s thinks is the better to bring about the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Thank you, Joss. We love you.

Not Really Relevant to This Blog but it is Too Awesome not to Write About

Read the title. If you expect this post to be about dragons, ponies, aliens, Batman, or anything in the scifi nerd universe, don’t read this.

As you may or may not remember, I’m a huge follower of all current events, political situations, etc. And let’s just get right down to the nitty-gritty right here and talk about my political views before I get into what this post is actually about: I’m in the middle. I decide what I believe with my head and I do not pick a party and call it a day. I agree with some liberal ideas, such as same sex marriage, and some conservative ones, such as a need for smaller government.

My political beliefs are one reason why I love HBO’s new show entitled The Newsroom. Written by the same man who wrote The West Wing (if you can remember that show), The Newsroom follows a main TV anchor and how he changes his show so it depicts the facts of a situation, gives both sides of an argument, and cuts right to the chase so that voters can be well informed. Of course he also has the help of his staff, led by an American who thinks she is British named Mackenzie (no joke, she has a British accent).

Someone who depicts the facts of a situation, or a bill, is something I miss. I hate having to dig through paragraphs of BS on news sites for someone to actually state what the facts are. I’m not stupid; I can figure out my own opinions and I don’t need the news agencies espousing theirs like they are factual and the only correct answer. The Newsroom is like a dream come true for me. Now if it were only a real news program set now, as opposed to a news program set in 2010 I would be really getting somewhere.

I like almost all of the actors (you’d probably recognize a good number). I especially love Jeff Daniels because he actually would make a good news anchor in real life. And seeing Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy from Law and Order) as an alcoholic is hysterical. If you saw Slumdog Millionaire, the main character is in it (adult version). So it’s a good cast.

However, there is one character named Maggie who pisses me off to no end. Basically, she has the cutest and smartest guy ever hitting on her and she chooses to be mean to the guy and continues to have her emotionally abusive boyfriend. Other than her being a moron, all of the other female characters and strong, smart, and know how to get things done.

So if you are interested in branching out, try out The Newsroom. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, everything in it is done so very well that you just might be able to get over all of the news-iness of it.

Nerd News: Rush Limbaugh Accuses The Dark Knight Rises of Political Propaganda

Rush Limbaugh’s delusions and paranoia have reached new heights by accusing The Dark Knight Rises of being a tool of political propaganda. He claims that Bane is supposed to make people think that Mitt Romney’s investment firm Bain Capital is evil in order to manipulate us voters into voting for Obama.

Check it out:

“Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie — what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane? … Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ‘Bane’ in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie — ‘Oh yeah, I know who that is.’ There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — ‘You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.’” – Rush Limbaugh on his syndicated radio show

(via The Mary Sue)

Wow, Mr. Limbaugh I didn’t associate these two things in my mind until now. Romney can thank you for that. I only ever associated Bane with well, Bane, the Batman villain that was created in the 90′s. And who is exactly discussing whether Bane being used as propaganda against Bain is purposeful? I only ever heard this from you, Limbaugh, because other people are sane.

Seriously, at this level of insane rambling why is this guy even on the radio still? At the very least you would think some who is supposed to report news would do the barest amount of Wikipedia research before talking about something they clearly know nothing about.

Web Crush Wednesdays: The Internet

Hey it’s Web Crush Wednesday and this week our web crush is…. *drum roll* ….. the internet. Let us explain:

This week’s web crush is on the web itself. Why? Because of the massive massive internet protest of SOPA that happened today.

Check out all the awesome compiled on Bitch Magazine:

Also check out this awesome article about the protest from The Mary Sue.

Many sites today, ours included blacked out in order to make a point to the government about censorship. We at Lady Geek Girl and Friends urge you to take a stand, sign the petition, write or phone your representatives, and spread the word that our freedom of speech is at stake.

Also save LOLcats.

Nerd News: Boycott the Bastards!!

If you’re like me then you are worried about SOPA. If you aren’t worried about SOPA then not only are you not as cool as me, but you may also may want to inform yourself about how much SOPA will affect your life.

Many of you are super pissed that Marvel recently decided to give their support to SOPA. Well, here at Lady Geek Girl and Friends, we are too! So for those of you as angry as we are here is the Boycott the Bastards list.

Rabble, Rabble, Rabble!!