Friday, January 11, 2013

Obama to America: No Death Star For You

A few weeks ago a petition went viral asking the Obama Administration to consider building a Death Star (yes, Death Star as in Star Wars). After crossing a threshold of "x" number of signatures, said petition garnered an official response from the White House, which you can read here. In case you're wondering, it's most definitely a "no," but you still have to give it up not only for their willingness to role with the joke, but also their deeply-ingrained nerdery. My favorite part of the official response, penned by Paul Shawcross, chief of the White House Budget Office's Science & Space branch:
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
If you'll allow me to mix my sci-fi metaphors for moment: Logical. Flawlessly logical.

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