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(C|Net)   The first ever Maker Faire hosted by the White House will happen later this year. President Obama will be on hand to let everyone know they didn't make that   (news.cnet.com) divider line 199
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2014-02-05 09:18:16 AM  
I love the sheer metric volume of jimmies Obama rustled with that quote.
 
2014-02-05 09:23:06 AM  
overzealous President

\nothing to see here....
 
2014-02-05 09:40:02 AM  
Thanks, Obarforama!
 
2014-02-05 09:42:26 AM  
Maker Faire? I dont have to dress up like a clockmaker from 1880, do I?

Will there be wenches and turkey legs?
 
2014-02-05 09:59:13 AM  

QU!RK1019: I love the sheer metric volume of jimmies Obama rustled with that quote.


It's like someone made a caricature of political opposition.

"What can the President say that will mortally offend his opponent?"
"When we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."
"Ooh, that will drive them crazy. Can the First Lady say something that will whip them up even more?"
"Kids should eat their vegetables."

"Perfect."
 
2014-02-05 10:02:49 AM  
I came here just to say I made this comment.   Suck it O
 
2014-02-05 10:09:59 AM  
Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.
 
2014-02-05 10:14:00 AM  

dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.


Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la
 
2014-02-05 10:19:16 AM  

DarkJohnson: I came here just to say I made this comment.   Suck it O


Exhibit A
 
2014-02-05 10:22:34 AM  

DarkJohnson: dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.

Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la


It beats the Republican's "Prepare for War" fest.
 
2014-02-05 10:31:44 AM  
Setting aside the political sniping for a moment: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire, you really should go to one of the big ones: San Mateo in May or NYC (Queens) in September.

It'll probably be a bit more difficult to get into the White House Maker Faire, but I'm hoping they keep it as open as possible.
 
2014-02-05 10:51:18 AM  
I have to give credit where credit is due; that headline made me laugh.
 
2014-02-05 10:53:36 AM  

CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,


I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.
 
2014-02-05 11:00:55 AM  
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-05 11:00:55 AM  
That's just begging to be turned into "Takers Faire."
 
2014-02-05 11:02:19 AM  
Don't type headlines like that, subby, you retard.  It's too early, and I thought it said something about a Farker hosted y the white house (which, unlike your shiatty link) would actually be news.
 
2014-02-05 11:02:43 AM  
He's pulling them all in to tell them personally how much of their own money they get to keep.
 
2014-02-05 11:02:56 AM  

DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.


I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:
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2014-02-05 11:03:48 AM  

DarkJohnson: dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.

Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la


Ewwwwwwww...
 
2014-02-05 11:04:34 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
/invited.
 
2014-02-05 11:04:37 AM  
While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.
 
2014-02-05 11:07:36 AM  

derpy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x445]
/invited.


Was gonna ask if you could buy Water of Life at said Faire, see that it's been covered.
 
2014-02-05 11:07:42 AM  

derpy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x445]
/invited.


Well played!

img706.imageshack.us
 
2014-02-05 11:07:54 AM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-02-05 11:08:00 AM  
i411.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-05 11:09:49 AM  
If they do it in August they can head over to Crownsville and hit the Renaissance Faire afterwards.
 
2014-02-05 11:15:35 AM  
I bet the guy 3D printing guns won't be invited.
 
2014-02-05 11:16:08 AM  

derpy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x445]
/invited.


Bless the Maker and all His Water. Bless the coming and going of Him, May His passing cleanse the world. May He keep the world for his people.
 
2014-02-05 11:16:41 AM  
Maker's fair?
beerspill.fark.com
 
2014-02-05 11:17:14 AM  
If Obama praises the companies that make 3d printing machines, will Republicans shiat all over for implying that the people who use 3d printing machines to make things didn't make them?
 
2014-02-05 11:19:27 AM  
I thought Fartbingo only liked the Takers, not the Makers.
 
2014-02-05 11:20:41 AM  
Oh just for kids.  Then that is ok.  I was expecting the parasitic 1% to be there.   The Orwellian translation of Maker is appropriate only for the business types.
 
2014-02-05 11:20:52 AM  

Wellon Dowd: If they do it in August they can head over to Crownsville and hit the Renaissance Faire afterwards.


They could combine the events with a defense contract expo and have "Siege weapon fest"

I bet it would be fun to see the homemade guys go toe to toe with the defense guys at making a battering ram.
 
2014-02-05 11:21:00 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
oi50.tinypic.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 11:23:07 AM  
An entire thread based on a lie about a statement that simply said that we all built the roads together.

As usual, a banner day for Fark.
 
2014-02-05 11:24:06 AM  

meat0918: Bless the Maker and all His Water. Bless the coming and going of Him, May His passing cleanse the world. May He keep the world for his people.


I'd call it a win if he could just cleanse Washington..

You think the Secret Service would visit me for wishing a large imaginary worm from a scifi novel attacked our elected officials?
 
2014-02-05 11:25:04 AM  

thurstonxhowell: If Obama praises the companies that make 3d printing machines, will Republicans shiat all over for implying that the people who use 3d printing machines to make things didn't make them?


It's almost like the Makers at the faire benefit from an infrastructure wherein other people make Making Machines, whip up barrels of Making Plastic, ship them on our roads, get the devices in the hands of Makers, who run them off our shared electrical grid, while downloading plans from the ARPANET's child into software packages that other people made, often so they can sell their homemade items and ship them out via our postal system.  And that all of this largely works because of the downstream consequences of public education, college loans, research grants, safety regulations, and an intellectual property system enforced by the courts.

One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!
 
2014-02-05 11:25:09 AM  
Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

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"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"
 
2014-02-05 11:25:33 AM  

DarkJohnson: dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.

Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la


forums.watchuseek.com
 
2014-02-05 11:26:42 AM  

mr lawson: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x217]
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[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x505]


Dear god. That last one is just begging for a "face replace" using the girl/boy? in the back row on the right.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 11:26:48 AM  

chimp_ninja: One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!


Well... the entire meme is another example how the GOP is intellectually weak and can only score points from an appeal to ignorance.
 
2014-02-05 11:27:33 AM  

foo monkey: DarkJohnson: dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.

Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la

[forums.watchuseek.com image 300x225]


Are we even doing that anymore?

/loving this season
 
2014-02-05 11:28:54 AM  

baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.


You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.
 
2014-02-05 11:30:14 AM  
A headline critical of Barry?

i26.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-05 11:30:18 AM  

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

[cdn.theguardian.tv image 480x360]
"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"


He's sharing the excitement with the little kid.

img855.imageshack.us

I'm sorry but anyone that would be this cool with a bunch of kids is at least "all-right" in my book.
 
2014-02-05 11:32:51 AM  
Is this an Orson Scott Card thing? Did he ever finish that series?

/I need a gold super plow.
 
2014-02-05 11:35:54 AM  

Wellon Dowd: If they do it in August they can head over to Crownsville and hit the Renaissance Faire afterwards.


I really need to get back up there this year, it's been a while.
 
2014-02-05 11:38:03 AM  

IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.


The name comes from Make Magazine, which is arguably what galvanized the maker movement and made it possible for it to enter the public consciousness in this way.

That being said, the Mitt Romney definition of "Maker" is rooted in Objectivist "philosophy", and has absolutely nothing to do with the maker movement.
 
2014-02-05 11:39:17 AM  
eclectablog.com
 
2014-02-05 11:41:24 AM  
babylon 5 reference
 
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