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President Obama

  1. Why Pikachu Should Be President: A 10-Year-Old’s Very Important Essay

    "Super effective."

    [Editor's Note: The following was an essay written by Georgia Roberson, the daughter of Chris Roberson (iZombie) and his business partner/wife Allison Baker. It was originally posted on Roberson's tumblr and is republished here with permission. We think you're really, really going to love it.]

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  2. UK and US to Stage “Cyber Attack War Games,” Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy’s Involvement Unknown

    Joshua, is that you?

    Not all cyber attacks involve hilariously bad infographics, Spider-Man crossover rumors, and institutionalized misogyny. For attacks that might damage more than just a movie studio's reputation, the United States and United Kingdom will work together to train cyber operatives in "cyber attack war games." I guess no one told them the only winning move is not to play.

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  3. BREAKING: President Obama Reveals Plan to Get U.S. Cities Faster, Affordable Internet

    The White House has just posted a video from President Barack Obama in advance of his State of the Union address in which he says he's going to get to work on getting everyone better internet. If there was ever a better time for "THANKS, OBAMA!" I haven't seen it.

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  4. Obama Broke Presidential Decree, Wore a Tiara to Hang With Girl Scouts at White House Science Fair

    Happy is the head that wears the crown.

    This year's Fair placed a particular emphasis on women in STEM, so it's gratifying to imagine what an inspiring experience attending must have been for members of the Troop, and exciting that Obama (who showed his support of girls in science at a Marine Corps event earlier this month) agreed to pose for the picture--especially since he's refused similar requests in the past.

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  5. Obama Supports Girls in Science, Refuses to Gender Toys At Annual Christmas Event

    It's a White House miracle!

    This December marked the first time that President Obama participated in the Marine’s Toys for Tots program by helping the First Lady divide donated gifts into "girl" and "boy" bins. But the President, who first declared “I’m the big elf [...] I’m like Will Ferrell," surprised some of the crowd with his refusal to gender sports equipment, video games, and LEGO.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Agent Carter Doing Her Best Carmen Sandiego

    So classy.

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  7. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Daniel Handler Makes Racist Jokes At Expense Of African-American Authors

    Last night Jacqueline Woodson was awarded the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming, her book of poetry about growing up as an African-American woman during the '60s and '70s. Upon accepting the award, Woodson thanked the audience of authors for "changing the world," a statement to which ceremony host Daniel Handler (better known by his pseudonym of Lemony Snicket) chose to respond with a "joke" about watermelon.

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  8. President Obama Just Advocated the Best Net Neutrality Solution, So Get on It, FCC

    Or: How the President Saved Christmas the Internet.

    As President Obama has pointed out, this one is entirely on your shoulders, FCC. We don't want another set of half-assed rules that can just get struck down in court. We want you to go back to the plan that would actually work to keep the Internet free and open, and that plan is reclassifying Internet service as a utility.

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  9. The Queen of England Sent Her First Tweet, Let’s Commemorate With 9 First Tweets of World Leaders

    We'll be eagerly awaiting her first Vine.

    The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, sent her first tweet! She took off a glove to do it. I wonder if she then used it to smack the iPad and challenge it to a duel?

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  10. There’s A Little Bit Of Faceplanting Oval Office Kid In All Of Us

    BIDEN! STOP THAT!

    Today has been pretty boring for the non-tech crowd, but White House kid is here to restore our faith in trivial news (and America). On June 23rd, the well-dressed boy pictured above visited the Oval Office to watch Obama thank his father for years in the Secret Service and proceeded to Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer-himself all over the joint.

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