Is a Banged President Still Bangable? This and Other Questions from Last Night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner might not have been for everyone, but it certainly featured some creepy photoshopping and at least one soul-snatching image of a cerulean-eyed Furby, which, if you gaze at for too long, will hypnotize you into becoming its eternal battery-gathering servant.


But we digress. The most important question raised at last night’s WHCD wasn’t how many discarded Furbies are currently living in our subway tunnels, silently preparing for invasion, but just how bangable is Barack Obama with bangs? Mildly less bangable? Does he still exude an effortless confidence and intellectual rigor, or does he look like the lead marauder in a post-apocalyptic gang of oil-starved motorcycle pirates?

It’s hard to tell, really, because we’re not in the future and we can’t know how attractive the oil pirate look is then (probably super attractive). What we do know is that Sarah Palin was not at all amused by anything that happened in or around the White House last night:



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How in the hell is this a "nerd prom"? Nerd prom is Dragon Con where you dress up like Darth Vader, Khaleesi, Lara Croft, or some anime crap or your favorite super hero and you wait in line to get James Marsters autograph and lament that he stopped bleaching his hair. You spend a ridiculous amount of money on comic books and geeky paraphernalia while looking like you're in a meticulously over-the-top Halloween costume. You get in heated arguments about how Star Trek has shaped popular culture much more (and better!) than Star Wars and how George Lucas is an asshole. It is NOT a bunch of celebrities hanging out with the president. That is not nerd prom that's like prom for the A crowd squared to the millionth degree. The only person who could come close to claiming that he was a "nerd" at the WHCD is Conan O'Brian, and he's one of THOSE nerds that can transcend into the A crowd.

Seriously I am so sick of non-nerds who have capitalized on the word "nerd" talking about last night's supposed "nerd-prom" as a means to say "teehee look at me I'm kind of different!" However, this has been going on for awhile. Also, in what universe should Katy Perry be considered a "White House Correspondent?" I guess an affinity for cupcake bras is a uniting force in our society?