I yield the culture to sci-fi geeks

Do I have a choice?

I was just informed of the inspiration for the popular hashtag (God I feel smarmy) #Hothlanta. Sayeth Wikipedia: In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. It is a world blanketed by snow and ice.

I proudly claim no knowledge of or interest in pretend universes. Most people used to think that way. We should be the ones with most popular hashtag (gross).

I warned you people, back in 2003

Remember the Star Trek juror, the Arkansas woman who wore a Starfleet uniform during the Whitewater trial? Yes, we all had a good laugh at her expense. Little did we know that within five years she’d be among Hollywood’s most prized demographic. Without warning, a confederacy of geeks has taken over the popular culture.

The most insipid criticism of Sarah Palin’s latest incoherent screed

Addressing Palin on “Hardball” tonight, literalist-for-hire David Brock said, “Much of your message centered — like the Tea Party moniker itself — on imagery of armed revolution.”

I was glad to see Chris Matthews sternly correct Brock, reminding him the Boston Tea Party was not an armed conflict. Brock whined in response, “But that doesn’t satisfy my meme.”

Not an exact quote, but Brock’s mind is easy to read. Watch the clip if you’re jonesing for some masochism.

Sarah Palin’s latest incoherent screed, at its most insipid

“We know violence isn’t the answer. When we ‘take up our arms’, we’re talking about our vote.”

I’ve never heard that metaphor before. Usually when people talk about voting they say, “let’s talk about voting.” Not “lock and load.”

That said, Sarah Palin isn’t guilty of anything but stupidity, and the usual self-righteous vanity.

Required viewing

Aasif Mandvi’s interview of the S.F. councilman behind that city’s Happy Meal ban is classic.

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San Francisco bans toys from Happy Meals despite research that it’s the healthiest thing in the meal. Airdate – 01/03/11

Sarah Plain and Self-Pitying

Sarah Palin never misses a chance to play the victim. Josh Marshall summed up the reality show star’s response to the Arizona shooting best:

“Today has been set aside to honor the victims of the Tucson massacre. And Sarah Palin has apparently decided she’s one of them.”