President Obama, in an apparent attempt at sci-fi-bipartisanship, today said he did not perform a “Jedi Mind Meld“ with Republican leaders to end the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
As soon as the most powerful being (on this planet) jumbled Star Wars and Star Trek lore, the Twitterverse erupted in Nerd Fury.
“Am deeply disappointed that Pres Obama just referred to a Jedi Mindmeld. #fail #yourenotrekker, said @joshtpm.
“Jedi mind TRICK, not meld. Impeach this clown,” said @daveweigel.
As anyone still living in their mom’s basement can tell you, Obama was likely trying to say “Jedi Mind Trick,” a mental ploy famously used by Obi-Wan Kenobi to slip past Empire guards in Star Wars.
A “Vulcan Mind Meld” is how Spock, science officer aboard the Starship Enterprise in the Star Trek television series (and later the films), telepathically linked his superior brain to that of his captain.
Here are a few ideas for the president’s NEXT speechwriter.