Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world. But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock. And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it. And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it. Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.
Yes, it’s a very confusing headline full of names you no doubt recognize but have no clue how they relate. I’ll explain. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, best known for portraying Henry VII on HBO‘s The Tudors is a big fan of Game of Thrones. Being such a fan he’s got a pretty good grasp on the series’ enormous cast of characters and one of them, he thinks, would be an excellent choice for President Obama’s next Secretary of State: Catelyn Stark, Lady of Winterfell.
Read Meyer’s letter to the President, in its lengthy but well worth it entirety, below the cut.
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ABOVE: That’s right, our President’s a Trekkie. Either that or this photo was taken at a secret White House meeting with the very first Vulcan ambassadors. And then of course, Obama calls in his top extra-terrestrial expert, Nichelle Nichols. (Laughing Squid)