You know, I’m not really sure this is the sort of thing the government’s official petition site was meant to host…
With Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary rapidly approaching, a petition has sprung up to get the U.S. government in on the action by putting a replica TARDIS on the White House Lawn. Reads the petition:
This year the long running show Doctor Who is celebrating 50 years since it first aired. We would like the U.S. to acknowledge this show and our friendship with the good people of the U.K. by placing a replica TARDIS on the lawn of the White house for a week prior to the 23rd of November 2013.
We feel this will spur a healthy interest in Science and Technology while bringing many people around the world together.
I love Doctor Who, but I’m just going to come out and say I don’t think replacing the metaphorical lawn flamingoes with TARDISes is a suggestion the U.S. government’s going to, or should, take. Then again, if Canton Everett Delaware III is around, you never know. Petitions on We the People have to get 100,000 signatures in 30 days for the government to respond, and this particular petition still has a good 98,800 to go.