Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Long Time Ago...

Cue John Williams for music ...

You may have heard that the Obama White House has agreed to answer petitions getting 25,000 or more signatures. Many are innocuous requests like that of Texas and some other states to secede, but others are potentially more sinister. Josh Marshall at TPM likes the response to the petition to build a Death Star:

The White House has officially responded to the ‘We the People’ petition to commit the US to building a Death Star. Best line: “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?” Next best: “The Administration does not support blowing up planets,” which may represent a slight shift from the position of the previous administration.

On the other hand, it seems that singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has actually built, or at least bought, a Death Star. If you haven't listened to his Class A-Team, you really should.