Respectful Insolence

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.

Comments

  1. #1 adina
    August 6, 2009

    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.

  2. #2 adina
    August 6, 2009

    Oops, you said cylon, not cyclon. Which now leads to even more possibilities….

  3. #3 Chris
    August 6, 2009

    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

  4. #4 Chris
    August 7, 2009

    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)

  5. #5 Rogue Medic
    August 7, 2009

    If only all conspiracies were this easy to debunk.

  6. #6 rob
    August 7, 2009

    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…)
    :)

  7. #7 wfjag
    August 7, 2009

    “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).

  8. #8 James Sweet
    August 7, 2009

    Heh, I really like that guy’s Obama impression — much better than whasisface who does it for SNL… he’s really got the rhythms of his speech down.

  9. #9 Chris
    August 7, 2009

    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.

  10. #10 Alan Kellogg
    August 7, 2009

    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.

  11. #11 mcow
    August 10, 2009

    That’s the most dead-on impression of Obama’s speaking style I’ve seen yet.

  12. #12 Ticktock
    August 13, 2009

    That’s Jordan Peele from the recently canceled Mad TV. I just wanted to give him credit because he’s more awesome than his old show ever was.

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