Jedi Mind Meld

March 4, 2013Posted In Comic

Jedi Mind Meld, WATSON by Jim Horwitz

This strip follows just a few days after President Obama offended nerds across the universe by saying he couldn’t resolve the Fiscal Cliff crisis by putting Congress in a “…jedi mind meld.” While we all applaud his genuine desire to make with the “common speak,” we also cringe at the inter-stellar, nuclear gaff of his joining two, very different universes that have no business touching: Star Wars and Star Trek.

For those of you who have no idea why term “jedi mind meld” is like eating a bag of glass be thankful. Knowing the answer would only relegate you to a lonely, tortured life of eating Cheetos, drinking gallons of Mountain Dew, and nose-snorting with similar wretched goblins about everything that was left out of the blu-ray release of “Firefly,” Season 2. — I, myself, have never seen a single episode of “Firefly,” but I know a lot of the nerds who love my strip really like it. — Just kidding nerds! I love you all!

That said, while the intention of this strip was noble at best, I fear there might’ve been too much information packed in for it to be a true gem. Not only do you do you have to be familiar with the uber-quotable line from Star Wars used in the strip, you also need to know what President Obama said in his speech, why the fiscal cliff crisis is where it is and why, and – if you like doing mental gymnastics – why any of this is worth putting together for a mere 1-second chuckle. The answer is, of course, it’s not worth it all. — Life is too short to spend time worrying about such matters.

At this point, if you’re still reading, you’re probably better off turning on your Death Star screensaver, microwaving a burrito, and “un-pausing”  your game of World of Warcraft. In the big scheme of things, I think we all know what’s really important.


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