Saturday, March 2, 2013


Talking about the obstinance from the Republicans in Congress in forcing the budget cuts, President Obama said Friday:

"[E]ven though most people agree that I’m being reasonable, that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow, you know, do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right."

That blending of 'Star Trek' with "Star Wars" set the social media fandoms into high gear as fans of both franchises howled in protest.

But I say, what's the big deal?

The world of "Star Wars" exists in the TV Universe. This is evidenced by at the very least the Ewoks TV movie and - although George Lucas will hate that I claim this - the live action segments of the "Star Wars" holiday special. Plus there were the many appearances by C-3PO and R2-D2 in commercials and even 'The Muppet Show'. (Somehow Lucas got hold of the Empire's history in a far away galaxy a long time ago and capitalized on it.)

We know the Doctor visited Vulcan in an early episode of 'Doctor Who' and later used the Vulcan mind-meld. So why couldn't some Jedi knights visited our galaxy and learned the mind-meld themselves. And even if they didn't, why couldn't they have developed their own form of mind-meld and included it in their repertoire of Jedi mind tricks.

Remember, it's mind tricks, not just one trick. A mind-meld could be one of those.

It's a situation like this that needs the Skitlandian televersion of William Shatner to tell those who got upset to "get a life"!


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