We the People of the United States...are some weird dudes. A clever but clearly tongue-in-cheek petition to build a Star Wars-style Death Star isn't the only petition that's been started on the Obama administration's much-debated We The People website. more »
Here's a photo worth a thousand words, or at least four: Meeting with President Obama in February in the Oval Office, Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols flashed the iconic Vulcan salute alongside the Commander in Chief for the best White House photo op since Elvis and Nixon shook hands in 1970. Live long and prosper!
"There was a selflessness about it. He was there for the right reasons. He believed in the candidate, he believed in the cause. He was approachable, he didn't put on any airs. And he loved to work hard.... We'd take him to five, six college campuses a day, and he'd never complain.... You could have asked him to do anything -- go lick some stamps, he would've done that." Spurred into public service during the Writer's Strike, Kal Penn (who's back on screens next week in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) took a mid-level outreach gig in the Obama administration that, at one point, caused his agent to freak out: "What are you doing? The guy is down 30 points in the polls. It's not cute anymore!" [L.A. Times]