Watson’s Unhappy Reaction To This Week’s Gabbing Geek Podcast

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Last week, I was handed down a one show suspension on the Gabbing Geek podcast.  My appeal to President Obama was met with silence.  #ThanksObama.  Donald Trump, however, called this decision pathetic and blasted Ryan and Jenny as “Losers”.

As unhappy as I am to be on Team Trump, I found myself today listening to the very first Gabbing Geek podcast ever where I was not THE dynamic and leading voice of the show.  I was sad, but did notice my name was mentioned more times during the supposedly Watson-free episode than Tony Stark’s name is mentioned during a non-Iron Man MCU film.

So what did I think of the episode that went on in my absence?  I sum it up very eloquently after the jump!
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That’s Not Really How It Works!: Civics And The Fictional Presidency

We all know the story about the timing of the issue that featured this panel, right?
We all know the story about the timing of the issue that featured this panel, right?

I greatly enjoy DC Comics’ Showcase Presents series of black and white reprints.  Sometimes they feature obscure characters, or just stories that would be far too expensive to hunt down the original comics in order to read, and at the price of below $15 each, the 500+ pages are generally worth it.  Besides, sometimes there’s some outright screwiness going on.  Take the original appearance of longtime foe of the Aton the Floronic Man, Jason Woodroe.  At the end of the issue, there’s a quick courtroom scene where a judge states that he is going to be handling certain procedures before Woodroe can be hauled off to a federal court for the crime of attempting to take over the world.

This tickles me for the very implications of what that panel suggests, namely that in that universe, the United States Congress proposed, debated, voted on, and passed a bill outlawing attempted world conquest.  Said law was then signed by a president.  I am sure for the juvenile readers of the original stories, this doesn’t seem too wild, but really, that’s the sort of thing that really catches my attention.

That said, let’s look at some fictional presidents.

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Barry Is The Coolest! Gives Us Sneak Peak To Plans For Better Internet

Breaking news! The White House just posted a video from President Barack Obama in advance of his State of the Union address. In the video Barry shows us the top cities in the world that have the fastest and best internet connection. I’ll Give you one guess which city in America has the best internet connection…. If you guessed Cedar Falls, Iowa, then you are a genius. Yeah. Cedar Falls.

Anyway – he continues to say he wants to get to work on getting everyone better internet. Check out the video, it’s pretty cool. Thanks Obama!