July 17, 2013

notnadia:

notabadday:

the west wing meme∞ nine scenes [1/9]

  • The Molly Morello Memo
    Stirred 

You love her, Josh. You really love her.

July 17, 2013
For all the Janice Trumbull sympathisers. 

For all the Janice Trumbull sympathisers. 

July 17, 2013

dragonsigma asked: My opinion on that Trek thing is: I understand the sentiment, but the woman was just wearing a pin. She wasn't talking about Star Trek or bringing it into work besides wearing the pin. Josh could have just said "I'm a fan too but that's not professional" instead of mocking her as a crazy when there was no indication that she was.

Hi! 

Let’s be fair to Joshua here, he did ask Donna to inform Janice to remove the pin, Janice did remove the pin. When Josh mentioned to her that he was grateful to her for removing the pin, Janice got feisty and threatened to appeal the decision to her superior, Stacy. It was only at this point that Josh engaged on the issue directly with Janice. 

And so FYWW descends into exactly the same thing this whole subplot was about. 

Thank for the response, and live long and prosper! - waitingonoblivion

July 17, 2013

cblackburn09 asked: I just re-watched an episode called "Arctic Circle" in which Josh is a total a**hole to a star trek fan for wearing a starfleet pin. So my questions is: What is the point of this plot line? Why is it in this episode? All it does is make Josh look like a jerk. To just make fun of trekkies? or to make fun of nerds in general? Any insight would be appreciated.

JOSH
I'm a fan. I'm a sports fan, I'm a music fan and I'm a Star Trek fan. All of them. But here's what I don't do. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: "Let's list our ten favorite episodes. Let's list our least favorite episodes. Let's list our favorite galaxies. Let's make a chart to see how often our favorite galaxies appear in our favorite episodes. What Romulan would you most like to see coupled with a Cardassian and why? Let's spend a weekend talking about Romulans falling in love with Cardassians and then let's do it again." That's not being a fan. That's having a fetish. And I don't have a problem with that, except you can't bring your hobbies in to work, okay?

JANICE
Got it.

JOSH
Except on Star Trek holidays. [exits]

JANICE
There's no such thing as a Star Trek holiday.

JOSH
Well, work hard around here. We'll make one.

Josh walks off, and Janice smiles.
I doubt this is an attempt to make fun of Trekkers or nerds, the West Wing staff are massive nerds led by the Nerd In Chief POTUS, a man who will have conversations about National Parks until two in the morning. 
They most certainly dont have an issue with things that deal with honour and duty as Janice describes Star Trek, these are people who will sing Gilbert and Sullivan in a steam pipe distribution venue. “They are all about duty”
It is probably just a funny side plot that allows Sorkin to again highlight the nobility of purpose he ascribes to the work done in the west wing of the White House, see the last bit of dialogue in the exchange above. 
Although I don’t doubt that Sorkin probably does have an issue with people who fetishise certain shows or characters, that seems very Sorkin. See: LemonLyman.com
This is just the view of this particular FYWW editor, not the official stance of this blog. 
Thanks for asking! - waitingonoblivion

July 17, 2013

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

ekimsal:

I may have to start ANOTHER West Wing rewatch

If you have Net Flix, you should watch West Wing. 

July 8, 2013

thingspeopleasklibrarians:

foulmouthedliberty:

cameralinz:

Dear Friends — you should watch The West Wing. 

Really really you should.

June 19, 2013
"I’ve never seen an episode of ‘The West Wing’ beyond season four,"

Aaron Sorkin

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Probably a good thing, watching season five would have probably made him start smoking crack again.

(via waitingonoblivion)

This is fantastic. My decision is now Sorkin-endorsed.

(via notnadia)

(via notnadia)

June 15, 2013
reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

hermionejg:

Who’s that dude on the far right? I’ve watched all The West Wing episodes at least twenty times and I swear he’s not in any of them.

If you have Netflix, you should watch “The West Wing”. It’s an awesome show.

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

hermionejg:

Who’s that dude on the far right? I’ve watched all The West Wing episodes at least twenty times and I swear he’s not in any of them.

If you have Netflix, you should watch “The West Wing”. It’s an awesome show.

(Source: yourouserabbles)

May 24, 2013
c-newt:

PSA: Today on Amazon.com, the complete series of The West Wing is 73% off.

c-newt:

PSA: Today on Amazon.com, the complete series of The West Wing is 73% off.

April 15, 2013
"Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. 44 people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University. Three swimmers from the men’s team were killed and two others are in critical condition. When, after having heard the explosion from their practice facility, they ran into the fire to help get people out. Ran *in* to the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you and God bless the United States of America. Thank you."

Jed Bartlet

They ran in to the fire today too.