Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama's Geek Cred

After buying my "Star Wars"-themed Obama T-shirt, I started searching for other geek-oriented Obama merchandise. There's quite of a bit of it, and also quite a bit of commentary suggesting that the senator's ascendancy is directly related to the social and political influence of geeks. "Geek" is a pretty broad term, one others are far more qualified than I to define. But based on my tiny bit of research, many RPG, computer, comics and sci-fi geeks appear to be down with Obama. That might have something to do with the fact that one of John McCain's top aides said McCain "is aware of the Internet." Then another brilliant McCain aide made reference "the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd" dissing the former POW "from the comfort of mom's basement."

Anyway, I came across a couple of items bearing various "geeks for Obama" messages:

I particularly like this play on the fist-bump, which inexplicably triggered asinine conspiracy theories about terrorism. And with those ripped arms of hers, Michelle Obama might actually be a superhero. This is very cute, though Playstation and Xbox owners wouldn't be caught dead in a T-shirt with this image. I love the phrase, "chaotic awesome." Finally, a little circuit board action for the IT crowd.

1 comment:

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Chaotic Awesome is my favorite!

The Irredeemable Shag