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The only thing worse than human ignorance is human pride in that ignorance.

GEORGE TAKEI, Facebook post, May 26, 2013

The so-called "don't say gay" law is premised on the misguided belief that, by not talking about gay people, they can simply make us disappear. I am here to tell Tennessee and all LGBT youth and teachers who would be affected by this law, that I am here for you. In fact, I am lending my name to the cause. Any time you need to say the word "gay", you can simply say "Takei". For example, you could safely proclaim you are a supporter of Takei marriage. If you're in a more festive mood, you can march in a Takei pride parade. Even homophobic slurs don't seem as hurtful if someone says, "That is soooo Takei."

GEORGE TAKEI, "George Takei vs. Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill," YouTube, May 19, 2011

It's OK to be Takei.

GEORGE TAKEI, "George Takei vs. Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill," YouTube, May 19, 2011

Cat's are unpredictable. It is a fine line between the cure, inquisitive and innocent creature resting on our lap and the hissing, spitting and deranged banshee it might become at any moment. This is why we're trying always to win their love.


Pioneering is never done in front of cheerleaders urging on a roaring grandstand of popular approval.

GEORGE TAKEI, To the Stars

I have also noticed that more pages than ever have started including a "call to action" with their posts that asks users to click "like" and "share." This is online marketing 101.... But I caution that asks should be used sparingly. People don't like to be treated as mere clicks or numbers, or bluntly told what to do. My own fan base sometimes tsk-tsks me for such posts, and I admit it does feel somehow forced if it happens too frequently. The act of liking or sharing should feel like a voluntary gesture, not a favor or compelled response. And as more pages figure out the short-term advantage of asks, Facebook has started to feel overburdened with these types of demands. Click "like" if you want this sick dog to find a happy home, keep scrolling if you don't care! Click "share" if you feel the love of Jesus!


The real challenge in acting is in comedy. It's easier to get that gasp in a drama. Not easy, because you still have to find that emotional pitch. And when you do something in drama and you hear that sob from the audience it's so fulfilling. But as a comic actor, when the laugh is supposed to come and you punch in that line and nothing happens it is dreadful. It's horrific and you feel like dying right there.

GEORGE TAKEI, IGN interview, May 1, 2007

I've been working with Bill Shatner yea these 40-plus years. He never seems to get it right. I gave him, "It's Takei, as in way." I even said, "as in gay"... I told him, "It's Takei, rhymes with toupee." I thought that would do it.

GEORGE TAKEI, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aug. 12, 2008

As the old saying goes, I was simply looking for fan love, in Alderaan places.



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