I am a huge fan of a good burn. My favorite Simpsons character is Mr. BURNS. I celebrate Robbie BURNS day. I BURN people just like I BURN back-up discs…regularly!
Okay, none of the above is true, other then my Kelso-level love of a good burn. However, even I, a connoisseur of burns (burnoisseur?), occasionally come across a burn so classic, so awesome, that it changes the way I see verbal pwnage. Enter: Obama nerd burn.
Recently, Obama made a slip up in a speech, mixing up Star Wars and Star Trek. Now, as we know, that’s a cardinal sin in nerddom. That’s like me telling a roomful of people that George Lucas sounds like Kermit the Frog (um…seriously though, listen to them both and tell me I’m not right).
As is expected, people were calling Obama on his mix-up left, right and centre. With no time to be wasted, Obama & Co. whipped up a response: “Spock is what Maureen Dowd calls me. Darth Vader is what John Boehner calls me.”
Now I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you’re on – that’s a quality burn. For the record, any time nerditry gets used in a burn, I’m inclined to high five a million angels.
So to Obama’s nerd speech writers (because after that, you know they’re huge nerds), I present you with the ultimate gift. The supreme honour that that geeky burn deserves. Here’s a man high-fiving a shark: