Per our discussion in Episode #015 of “Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average)“, as the first geek President, Barack Obama would do well to reward this important and influential constituency by creating a new cabinet post: the Secretary of Geek Affairs.
And it’s up to YOU (the collective you, that is) to make sure the right person gets the job. As such we present GEEK MADNESS: a 64-“team” elimination tournament decided by public voting as to which person (or persons), real or fictional, is best for the job.
What exactly will the SoGA do? Only time will tell. Maybe they’ll just be a figurehead, sent to represent the government at cons, beta releases, and gaming tournaments across the country. Or perhaps they’ll provide a larger vision for greater geekdom, encouraging and fostering the careers, hobbies, memes that are the lifeblood of our nation.
But in general terms,
- Advise the POTUS on matters concerning, affecting, and/or of interest to geeks (as well as nerds and similar constituencies);
- Implement POTUS policies generated by first responsibility; and
- Act as liaison on POTUS’ behalf between greater U.S. geek community and other national and international stakeholders.
- Does not to be a U.S. citizen, because we say so.
But enough of our yakkin’; let’s see who’s in the running…
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Voting begins on Monday, December 15th. Let the arguments over pairings, omissions and inappropriate choices begin!