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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:05 PM
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George Takei: TN teachers can't say 'gay'? Use my name!

In case you missed it : TN bill willprevent use of word "gay" by teachers. I'm lending my name: "It's okay to be Takei."


https://twitter.com/#!/GeorgeTakei/status/6226610804399...
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:06 PM
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1. I just love George! Captain Sulu indeed!
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whoneedstickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:07 PM
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2. Genius! They'll eventually publish a list of useable words..
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 10:11 PM by whoneedstickets
..such foolishness.
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:08 PM
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3. Three cheers for Takei and O'Donnell Americans everywhere
n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:41 AM
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:09 PM
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4. George is a treasure...
It is indeed okay to be gay, or Takei.

L-
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:10 PM
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5. Funny. Good for George. 'Oh My.' nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:11 PM
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6. George couldn't be a classier guy!
:thumbsup:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:52 PM
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14. Harlan Ellison once said that George Takei was the most charming man he'd ever met.
This, from a man who does not praise lightly...
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cabot Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:48 PM
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17. that is big
i love harlan ellison and have rarely ever heard him praise another human being. :)
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dballance Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:56 AM
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34. Harlan Ellison is a rabid, anti-gay Morman
He deserves no mention in the service to gay people.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:02 PM
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35. I'll agree with the "rabid" part...
but anti-gay and Mormon? I hadn't heard that before. Are you sure?
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bengalherder Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:05 PM
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37. Considering Ellison is famously Jewish
and very liberal, I think the poster is confusing him with someone else, see below.
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bengalherder Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:03 PM
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36. I think you are thinking of Orson Scott Card.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 12:04 PM by bengalherder
Ellison is neither anti-gay nor mormon and the slightest familiarity with his work would rid you of the notion. He can be an asshole, sure, but there's probably many folk, your own heroes among them, who can be downright pushy at times.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:08 PM
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38. Yeah, Card sounds much more like the description.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:10 PM
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46. Sounds more like it. Card is a famous libertarian fascist.
And no, in his case, that is NOT a contradiction in terms.

Pity.

Waste of a good writing talent.

dismissively,
Bright
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:35 PM
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67. Dammit! I just bought five of his books
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:55 PM by Cronus Protagonist
I saw his picture on the back of the books and I thought he looked Takei... if I'd known he was a wingnut, I would have never bought them in the first place.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:50 PM
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78. He is a great writer and his works are worth the price
He's Jewish; don't believe everything you read. In fact, feel free to check on this malicious gossip yourself if you like.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:13 PM
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121. Orson Scott Card is a Mormon. Harlan Ellison is, indeed Jewish. n/t
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:20 PM
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63. +1
I've met Harlan several times. He is abrasive, intelligent, charming, brilliant, Jewish, a pure blast to speak with and more than a little manic at times. But homophobic and Mormon he assuredly is NOT.

You are certainly thinking of Orson Scott Card.
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Creideiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:34 PM
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101. Yeah. Odd that the guy who wrote one of the seminal novels on accepting differences
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 06:35 PM by Creideiki
"Xenophobia", Card has become very strange.

So I gave him up for Lent one year. Never felt like I needed to pick up that habit again afterward.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:42 PM
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102. hth could one confuse the two?
Besides the afore-mentioned attributes...

Harlan Ellison is a writer.

Orson Scott Card is a hack!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:53 PM
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44. Cite please n/t
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:10 PM
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58. You're thinking of Card; Ellison's just an asshole. (nt)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:18 PM
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62. Ellison did write the screenplay for the best ever Star Trek Episode. n/t
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:40 PM
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68. He's an incredible writer, but still a colossal jerk. (nt)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:44 PM
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116. Very true. n/t
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:41 PM
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85. He is, and he would thank you for the truthful post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE

The first time I approached him as a fan he tried eviscerating me verbally. When he got as good as he was getting with the same degree of black humor, we got along.

He always opens any conversations insulting me, which is how he is.

I am amused seeing people mistake Card for Ellison. This video in the like is classic Harlan Ellison.

And I hope Mr, "Oi, Oi, I'm dying already" lives to be over a hundred. He's feeling better since his proclamation he was on his way out, so I'm hopeful.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:44 PM
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75. Uhm no.
He isn't anti-gay or Mormon.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:47 PM
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77. I'm every bit as argumentative and ball busting as he is...
....so I like Harlan Ellison a great deal, and I'm in the community you say he hates. Have you ever read "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman?" It is a is a celebration of civil disobedience against repressive authority he wrote in 1965.

He comes from a Jewish family and is quite the iconoclast. I've known him for 14 years and he never mentioned he was Mormon to me, but I sent him an E mail with the URL to your post, so you will at least give him a chuckle if you don't get feedback from him.

He had major heart surgery in 1994 and he's been in better health, but his mind is fine, I assure you. If you have a citation to prove your statement which looks like slander to me, please give it. Thanks.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:53 PM
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79. Perhaps you were channeling Orson Scott Card
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:53 PM by Ferret Annica
who wrote, 'Ender's Game.' He's Mormon, hates gays, and this would not be the first time I saw someone cross their wires about a SciFi author. Nudnik.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:46 PM
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88. Watch this, and tell me he's a fookin' Mormon.
Harlan Ellison on God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le-vDxmIKOI&feature=rela...

Please, watch it and tell me that and further put your ignorance on display.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:11 PM
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114. Damn, beat me to it! n/t
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:04 PM
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113. Ellison a Morman?!?!?! That's the biggest laugh I got all day!
He famously states that he dislikes ALL religion. He may have been brought up a Jew, but that's just a cultural thing for him, not a religious one.

Tell me that you left out the :sarcasm: tag, please!
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:04 PM
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119. Now see what you've done, dballance?
Besmirched the name of one of the finest writers, and bravest advocates for the downtrodden, in American today, Harlan Ellison. And all because you forgot the name of Orson Scott Card.

BTW, here's a picture of me with the great Ellison himself. As liberal as I am, I wouldn't lower myself to be seen at a book signing with Orson Scott Card. To say nothing of actually buying one of that right-wing idiot's books.

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:05 AM
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122. Thanks for the cite, dballance. Certainly confirmed your post.
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:42 PM
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96. I've never heard of Ellison praising anyone
So if he did for Takei, that is indeed rare praise from a god of science fiction.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:36 AM
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25. I've heard that from several people I know personally who have met him personally.
Does that make me a degree away or two degrees removed from Takei? Anyway, every single one of them was completely enamored of him and one of these individuals very rarely expresses an opinion of people one way or the other.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:54 AM
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30. I have met him. He is a truly kind, and charming person. He has true class.
I was a very young and geeky Star Trek fan. George was in Chattanooga, TN for a rapid transit speech to CARTA (Chattanooga Area Rapid Transit Authority). He was, in the late 1970s, apparently working on rapid transit issues. Several friends and I went down to the CARTA offices and asked if we could meet him after his speech. He came out to the lobby before the speech and spent several minutes speaking to us and we took pictures! He was very generous with his time and was so very nice! Plus, he has a wonderful speaking voice!
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:47 AM
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33. Met him at a convention
Had brought my pet rat and George just loved him. What a sweetheart he was to me.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:10 PM
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57. So cool! He is such a great person. I aspire to be so kind and charming! n/t
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:41 PM
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74. When he's on Stern, I can't change the channel.
Instantly likable. The kind of disarming persona who can represent (gay or) any kind of platform sooo effectively.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:39 PM
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73. Holy crap!!!
Ellison is practically made of some kind of solidified caustic substance he REALLY doesn't give praise easily.

(though those he criticizes damned well have it coming)

Way to go Mr. Takei!
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:15 PM
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7. Super cool. nt
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:21 PM
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8. He's a funny guy. n/t
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:22 PM
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9. LOL That is teh awesome!
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:23 PM
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10. I love George
He knows just how to make homophobes look even more ridiculous than they already are, and he does it in an outspoken, humorous way that gets people to pay attention. :thumbsup:
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:23 PM
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11. here's a favorite clip "you are a douchebag"
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:13 PM
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39. That was wonderful.
Worth the 2 minutes! :thumbsup:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:42 PM
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12. Deleted message
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:55 AM
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29. awww, you couldn't help yourself, could you?
:rofl:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:50 PM
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13. LOL! What a great guy he is.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:43 PM
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15. George just gets cooler all the time.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:48 PM
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16. HA ha ha ha ha. Hah.
I love it.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:49 PM
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18. He's George Takei, damn it!!!
Win! :rofl:
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:00 AM
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19. Love it! George is a fantastic man. -nt
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:05 AM
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20. I fucking love George Takei
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:32 AM
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21. Sulu is gay, and that's okay! (n/t)
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:19 PM
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82. I think you mean "Sulu is TEH gay!". Heh heh.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:41 AM
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22. Sulu rocks!
I'm glad he made Captain in The Undiscovered Country
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:52 AM
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23. "Sulu, set a course for Sanity, warp factor 5."
Let's go.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:32 PM
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51. "Arm phasers, Mr Sulu and fire at will." n/t
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:59 AM
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24. Right on, George Takei........
My admiration for this guy has really grown in the past few years. Out front and unrelenting. Good on ya, George!
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 AM
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26. Nice, any way to thwart the teatalitarians and their thought police is good
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:51 AM
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28. I like to remind DUers that the elegant and kind Mr Takei
Has been an active Democrat for many years, a Convention Delegate, and in his capacity as board member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit District, he cast the tie breaking vote authorizing the creation of the LA subway system, now ridden by thousands of people every day.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:59 AM
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31. See my post #30. As a landscape architect, I am involved in city planning & public transit issues.
Mr. Takei has an impressive resume in the area of public transit! He is awesome! He has done things that have truly improved the lives of the citizens of LA! I continue to be amazed by him.
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snort Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:28 PM
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48. LA bus and George Takei
1979 it were. I was riding west on a city bus down wilshire blvd. at mid-afternoon so there were maybe 6 people on that bus. Damned if Mr. Sulu didn't climb aboard take a look around and then sit down next to me! There were tons of empty benches so when this guy sat down next to me at first I was irked and then after staring at him for about 10 seconds it dawned on me who he was. It was confirmed when I saw him holding a SAG envelope with his name on it. I'm not sure why George sat down next to me but I am glad he did as Mr. Sulu was a character on a tv show that I watched as a kid in the sixties gape jawed. Thanks George!
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:10 AM
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32. That is beyond awesome.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:16 PM
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40. Love you George.
:loveya:
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cornflake_31 Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:19 PM
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41. I love this man :)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:21 PM
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42. I'm pro-Takei
:D
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:13 PM
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59. K&R! n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:45 PM
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43. Takei makes the word 'fabulous' quite fabulous! Great workaround *and* self-promotion.
Love it.

:rofl:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:08 PM
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45. This will be great when TN teachers discuss that memorable Astaire/Rogers film "The Takei Divorcee"
...or when they discuss the various literary referencess to "Takei Paree!"

Probably won't have too many opportunities to sing the Flintstones' theme song ending in "We'll have a Takei old time!" though.

This reminds me of the short-lived attempt by AOL to limit pron-type chatrooms by banning the word "breast" from chatroom names. Which led to the "Hooter Cancer Survivors" chat room.

My species is SO weird...

amusedly,
Bright
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:40 PM
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52. Or Tyson Takei, the Olympic Sprinter...
whose name was changed to Tyson Homosexual (from Tyson Gay, of course) on Christian websites.
http://deadspin.com/#!5020670/apparently-someone-named-...
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:09 PM
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56. The Takei Caballero n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:41 PM
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86. Bwah! The Takei Nineties! nt
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:56 PM
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118. "Don we now our Takei apparel..." n/t
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:23 PM
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47. such a cool idea!! I'd be Takei any day!!
hope it catches on completely.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:31 PM
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49. OMG; "Takei: 'Teh Gay'"
That's hilarious. How can you not love this man?
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:31 PM
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50. Love him!
What a joy-filled turnabout of lateral thinking that is!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:43 PM
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53. Love that man!
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 01:45 PM by eleny
P.S. Wait till Stephanie Miller sees this!
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:52 PM
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54. Good Lord, I love this man!
Smart *and* funny! Who could ask for more?!?!
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:55 PM
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55. You Go Mr Takei!!
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:17 PM
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60. Oh My!!
Takei it away, Mr Sulu!!




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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:18 PM
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61. George has got to be one of the coolest people there is
Funny, honest, a solid actor, and he just seems like such a great guy. Love him!
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:21 PM
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64. That's so Takei!
In the very best way!

Oh, my!
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:23 PM
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65. "I don't think of him in a Takei way...."
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:23 PM by slampoet
Yeah that Is easy to say.



Bless your space butt, sir.
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LetTimmySmoke Donating Member (970 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:24 PM
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66. This stupid bill will have the exact opposite effect as its supporters intend.
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cullen7282 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:55 PM
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69. My second grade son got in trouble at school
for telling his classmates that gay means men that want to marry other men and women that want to marry other women. No sex talk or anything, yet got a note at home saying he couldn't talk about such things. Wrote a note back saying I can't control how other parents feel but I'm not raising my son to be a bigot and I am not going to stop explaining things and telling him how love is never wrong.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:17 PM
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71. Right on and welcome to DU!
:toast:
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:29 PM
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83. Excellent
Welcome to DU
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Corruption Winz Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:16 PM
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70. Teacher, why does my uncle have a boyfriend......
Teacher: Because he's a queer..... I mean... I didn't say "gay." Right?
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:18 PM
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72. Aye Aye Captain! What a class act.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:47 PM
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76. I LOVE him!
:loveya:
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:59 PM
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80. he so rocks...
just SO rocks...i Love seeing him these days, he looks great and is obviously really happy in his own skin. Gay or whatever...He's a positive role model for sure...
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penndragon69 Donating Member (409 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:05 PM
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81. How about,
Takei pride day?
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:33 PM
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84. He is great!
It is indeed okay to be Takei. :)
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:42 PM
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87. That is so fucking Takei!
;) <3 him
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vim876 Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:50 PM
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89. Takei (adj.)
1) homosexual
2) a class act
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BoWanZi Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 PM
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90. He is one of my favorites. I'm going to be really sad someday when he passes on. Go George!
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Phoenix63 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:57 PM
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91. Here's a quote from the guy who wrote the bill:
Ben Byers of the Tennessee Equality Project which is fighting against a bill that has been introduced in the state House and Senate. A supporter of the bill, Matthew Parsons, tells Volunteertv (a CBS affiliate) that he supports the legislation because it restricts sex talk in schools to age-appropriate material, then he adds that homosexuality involves acts that are unhealthy for anyone to engage in outside of marriage.

So correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this man saying gay marriage is ok?


Republicans, in such a hurry to discriminate they inadvertently screw up their own causes. Irony is a wonderful thing.

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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:03 PM
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92. First off - what a fucking stupid bill
and, bravo to George Takei!
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:04 PM
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93. George, you are awesome! nt
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:25 PM
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94. Love George. Hate TN. Isn't this a violation of the First Amendment? n/t
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:40 PM
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95. When TN outlaws Star Trek, they're asking for trouble
But who's to say they won't try?
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:37 PM
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107. If you outlaw Star Trek, only outlaws will have Star Trek.
(Sorry, Mr. Takei makes me so happy I'm getting silly....)
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:42 PM
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97. Never watched even one episode of Star Trek... but, omg...LOVE this!!
:thumbsup:
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:28 PM
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111. They'll be streaming on Netflix starting in July. Every single episode of every series.
You should check it out sometime. It's not too bad. :)
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Dont call me Shirley Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:53 PM
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98. Really Clint is an enema-bag
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:01 PM
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99. SURELY there's a point there somewhere.
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:34 PM
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106. Or Shirley you jest. (If anyone can find a point, please notify Harry Nilsson.)
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:35 PM by thanks_imjustlurking
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:58 PM
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108. Ah! I think I found the point of your post downthread. Mea culpa.
And I agree.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:02 PM
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100. Giving it up for the bold, beautiful Mr. Takei!
:applause:
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:06 PM
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103. George I love you please marry me!
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:32 PM by thanks_imjustlurking
Oh, darn, wait, phooey, too late and wrong sex and wrong orientation.

I still love you!

Edited to add that I was looking for a recent funny appearance on a sitcom I can't remember the name of, and came across an old (*old* being the operative word - see below) *Boy Scout* commercial by Mr. Takei!

http://youtu.be/qmnLYVNO5EE

Yeah, I know, but - I found out something I didn't know in the comments. Says there they didn't ban gay Scoutmasters until 1991 and gay Scouts until 2004 - i.e, way after the commercial was made. Makes sense - the fundies didn't used to be *quite* so obsessed with sex.

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Check out what you get if you search YouTube for "George Takei douchebag"! (No! It wasn't my idea - YouTube suggested it, and a good suggestion it was! And *he's* not the douchebag.)

http://youtu.be/UACK93xF-FE
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:11 PM
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104. Next Christmas, I'm going to sing "Don we now our Takei apparel"
Fa la la la la la la laaaaa
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:27 PM
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105. .
:rofl:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:15 PM
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109. More than just okay!
Takei is handsome, an accomplished actor and seems like a nice guy - more than just "okay"!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:17 PM
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110. lol. Love George.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:50 PM
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112. I absolutely ADORE George Takei.
He is an amazing, incredible man. :applause:
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:25 PM
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115. Zulu! Beam me up!!!!!
Scotty! Get me some Scotch! Stat!

:rofl:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:47 PM
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117. He's fantastic
But this is the best!
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:20 PM
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120. It gets better
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