comScore

Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

the white house

  1. Obama Hung With Supergirl Scouts at This Year’s White House Science Fair

    Everything's coming up Supergirl.

    Look at that tiny Supergirl's face, America! We can never do anything to disappoint her, ever!

    Read More
  2. 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.

    Read More
  3. 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.

    Read More
  4. Women In STEM, the White House Wants to Hear Your Stories!

    And we do too, by the by.

    Of the many reasons why STEM fields aren't traditionally dominated by women, perceived lack of relevant role models might be the easiest to fix. After all, it's not like incredible female scientists haven't already made significant achievements in their fields ; more often, they're just not given the credit they deserve.

    Read More
  5. 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.

    Read More
  6. Obama Will Release Executive Order About Gender Identity Discrimination

    Holy crap.

    During a reception for Pride Month, President Barack Obama announced today that the White House is currently preparing an executive order that bans job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Unfortunately it only affects employees who are hired by federal contractors, but this is certainly a radical first step that might positively affect a lot of marginalized people

    Read More
  7. Things We Saw Today: Resisting This Borg Eye Patch Is Futile

    State your demands.

    $14. From Fashionably Geek. You know what to do.

    Read More
  8. Watch the White House Maker Faire Live Right Now

    Build a robot today... for America!

    Today is the White House Maker Faire, and you can watch it live with the power of the Internet!

    Read More
  9. All-Girl Student “Team Rocket Power” Blasts off at the Speed of Light… to the White House

    Spaaaaaaaaaaace

    Science is all about proving things with verifiable evidence, so we've got some evidence to the contrary of anyone who thinks girls aren't into science. A group of three high school girls demonstrated an expertise in rocket engineering that got them invited to the White House Science Fair. In fact, this year's White House Science Fair made a general effort to focus on the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, education, and mathematics) fields, and it looks like they found no shortage there.

    Read More
  10. Things We Saw Today: Zack Snyder Teases First Look at a New Batmobile

    Things We Saw Today

    Zack Snyder tweeted this tease today, saying "Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?" So keep your eyes peeled for that news, ladies and gents. Maybe Batman vs. Superman will even get... a title? (Geekosystem)

    Read More
  11. Tonight’s State of the Union Will Have More Social Media, Probably More Statiness and Unionness as a Result*

    Or maybe just more selfies. *Actual statiness and unionness may vary.

    The White House is trying to punch up the State of the Union stream this year with added social media integration. You can tweet all of your nodding and incessant clapping right along with government officials, and you can Vine, Instagram, Tweet, and Facebook—the things hip, young voters like to do—your concerns in an online Q&A session afterwards.

    Read More
  12. White House Wants America to Vote for Their Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Because of Reasons

    What is this, The Hunger Games?!

    Hey, remember when people still really liked voting for President Obama? The White House sure does. They're trying to capture the democratic magic once again, but since Obama's not up for re-election, they want you to vote for your favorite Thanksgiving turkey. Because there's nothing else that needs solving in America right now. Yup.

    Read More
  13. The White House “We the People” Petition Site Gets a New API, Third-Party Sites and Apps Can Soon Host Petitions

    Does this mean more pointless petitions? Probably.

    Since we're a geek culture site we tend to focus on the sillier "We the People" petitions like asking Obama to recreate The Incredibles, give each state its own Pokémon, or build a Death Star. We have a feeling we'll be seeing more of these, because the White House is opening up the site's API to let third-party outlets host petitions.

    Read More
  14. Fox Allowed To Roam Freely On The White House Lawn Due To Government Shutdown

    Somewhere, somebody at Fox News feels betrayed.

    Ever since the government first shut down, all of the White House groundskeepers have been forbidden from tending to the White House lawn or to Michelle Obama's famous Kitchen Garden. In their absence, a fox has taken up residence at the White House, and nobody can catch him because legally they're not allowed.

    Read More
  15. White House Doing a “We the Geeks” Google Hangout Tomorrow

    Despite Obama being the one to get hard-core nerds all in a tizzy by confusing Star Trek and Star Wars last March.

    With politicians making noise over American graduates moving to other countries, the White House is using this issue as a jumping off point for comprehensive immigration reform and aiming to attract "geeks" from around the world to immigrate here. Thus they are hosting a Google+ Hangout on "Making the U.S. a Geek Magnet" tomorrow at noon, EDT.

    Read More
  16. Check Out The Live Feed For the White House’s Google Hangout About Robots at 2pm

    Hooray for robots!

    In honor of Geek Week, the White House's We The Geek program will host a google hangout at 2pm E.S.T today about robots and science education. Plus everybody's favorite YA novelist-turned-vlogger John Green will be there, too! Party on.

    Read More
  17. Here’s a Thing That Exists: White House Petition for Obama to Recreate Scene From The Incredibles

    This is why the government doesn't want us to have nice things.

    As you can probably guess just by having basic knowledge of how humans on the internet behave, the White House's We The People website, which allows anyone to round up signatures and potentially secure a response from the U.S. government, is full of stupid joke petitions. The latest of these is a petition to have Barack and Michele Obama reenact the now-classic scene from The Incredibles in which Frozone begs his wife to find his super suit for him. Guys, come on. The man clearly has other stuff he should be worrying about.

    Read More
  18. White House Takes on Patent Trolls, Promises Reform of Patent System

    Patent trolls are the worst, so the White House is finally doing something about them.

    The United States patent system is broken. Instead of its intended purpose of protecting inventors from having their ideas stolen, it's been turned into something used to stifle innovation. Today the White House announced a plan to reform the patent system, and to stop so-called Patent Trolls.

    Read More
  19. Bill Nye, Lori Garver and More Answer Your Asteroid Questions During Google Hangout This Afternoon

    The White House's latest 'We The Geeks' Hangout will either put you at ease about asteroid strikes or utterly terrify you. Let's find out which together!

    Today, you've got a chance to get caught up on all the latest news and science on asteroids courtesy of We The Geeks, a Google Hangout presented by the White House. At 2pm EDT this afternoon, you can join Bill Nye, NASA's own Lori Garver, astronaut Ed Lu, IAU astronomer Jose Luis Galache and aspiring asteroid miner Peter Diamandis of Planetary Resources for a round table discussion on all things asteroids -- from how we could harvest them for minerals to what happens if we have to try and dodge one.

    Read More
  20. There’s an Official White House Tumblr Now, Because Of Course

    I guess it was only a matter of time. The White House has slowly made itself completely and totally a part of the Internet by invading social media like Twitter, so it's not all that surprising that they'd branch out to engage with people in other ways. Still, an official White House Tumblr? Yeah, that's a thing that exists now.

    Read More
© 2015 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContact RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop