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President Obama: A Cylon

Further tweaking of the crank conspiracy theory that is the “birther” movement:

If President Obama is a Cylon, maybe he was born in Kenya and Hawaii.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

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12 replies on “President Obama: A Cylon”

If he’s the DC Comics Cyclone (Maxine Hunkel), then he’s a red-haired female who can manipulate wind. If he’s the Marvel version, then he’s a mute who died in a skiing accident. I’d go with the former, because it is well-known that Ms. Hunkel attended Harvard, just like Obama.

Um, adina, it is “Cylon”, not Cyclone. This is from the recently concluded series of Battlestar Galactica, which included humanoid Cylons. These are androids that look and act like humans, and sometimes do not know they are androids. According to the last episode all humans are descended from a Cylon/human hybrid.

Further reading: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Humanoid_Cylon

Sorry, adina… you posted while I was looking for a page on the Cylons!

And I did not come back after dealing with some other stuff. But the reference is there for others to see! (well, it was not on broadcast TV… so not everyone knows about the humanoid cylongs)

AARGH!!! Chris, i am watching the last BSG season via Netflix DVD and you just ruined the last episode for me!!!

i have watched the first three episodes, so i started to suspect what you revealed, so don’t feel too bad. just don’t post who the last cylon is! (i am pretty sure i know tho…)

🙂

“If President Obama is a Cylon, maybe he was born in Kenya and Hawaii.”

— and Nevada, too (as shown on the certificate of live birth you posted).

I am so sorry, rob. Don’t worry, you have much to learn on the last season. Perhaps with that one little spoiler you won’t pull your hair out as much as I did.

Better spoken and more confident in his speech. Not as stiff as the real thing. He also needed bigger ears. 🙂

On BSG: The whole thing was really a LARP put on by the cylons a thousand years after the death of the last human, to commemorate the millennium anniversary. Unfortunately those parties behind taping events during the LARP and airing the resulting episodes wimped out and came up with this “humans live and we’re all happy together crap” for the ending. It’s the cylon version of creationism.

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