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2012-11-19 11:13:52 AM
11 votes:
Mandatory retelling of the family story of when my parents had their Takei encounter:

It was just after the shooting for Voyage Home had wrapped up and the cast was doing the convention circuit to help promote it. They were at... I can't recall the name of the convention, but a rinky dink thing down in Atlanta. Anyway, four of the original cast were there (Nicholes, Takei, Kroening, and Kelly) signing autographs at a place across the street from the con. My parents (this was 85-86, so I was about 5 at the time and obviously didn't get to go) were dressed as TOS redshirts for the con and wanted to get autographs, but the line was stretched around the block a couple times over. So, being the evil people they were, they found an unlocked back door and tried to sneak in. They were promptly caught, but thinking fast on their feet they said they were security from the convention for the autograph session. The security at the place bought it and stationed them on either side of the table.

Day went on, and Nichols was getting upset with Takei because he wouldn't stop taking 10 minutes talking to every damned person that came down the line and he was slowing everything down. So, she leaned over to my mother and said "Will you go tell George to shut the hell up?"

My mother, being a diehard trekkie immediately though "I can't tell George Takei to shut up!" so she walks down the table, taps him on the shoulder and says "Miss Nicholes would like to request that you spend a little less time talking to the guests, please." That sounded nice and PC until George turned around and laughed "No she didn't. She told me to shut the hell up, didn't she?"
2012-11-19 02:52:42 PM
7 votes:
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2012-11-19 01:47:01 AM
5 votes:
He was hilarious dressed as a Geisha on a recent Conan

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2012-11-19 01:41:55 AM
5 votes:
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I would watch this
2012-11-19 03:24:56 AM
4 votes:

Podmore: He came to my work to talk about diversity once, He was a really good speaker with an amazing life story. I found myself really liking him.


He does have one of the most interesting lives ever. Almost nobody on the planet is ever going to top him.

So to speak.
2012-11-19 06:59:19 AM
3 votes:
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"Ewww...girls...get back!"
 

Was never a ST fan but Takei is awesome.
2012-11-19 04:20:08 AM
3 votes:
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2012-11-19 05:40:30 PM
2 votes:

905: Out of the ST alums I've had the chance to meet, Takei and Wil were by far the funniest and nicest folks. Also thought Mark Lenard was pretty classy, though one would think he was all business based on his characters in Star Trek, Buck Rogers, etc.


Mark Leonard enjoyed dealing with the fans, too, though he had a very dry sense of humour that went over the
heads of the some extremely focused:

At one con I saw him at, a very earnest lady in a very good Saavik from WRATH OF KAHN costume gave him a
hand-made sehlat doll as a present (for those of you who aren't Trekkies: a sehlat is a Vulcanian animal that looks
like a bear with sabre teeth that the Vulcans use as pets and Spock had one and just go watch the animated
episode YESTERYEAR ferchrissakes). She had an elaborate history for it and even a Vulcan name, and Mr.
Leonard evidenced disappointment because he wanted to call it "Lance".

As in "Lance Sehlat".

Nevertheless, this wasn't done in a negative or condescending way: it was the simple teasing of someone who
appreciated and reciprocated the outpouring of generousity and affection of a total stranger.

/God bless her, I don't think the lady ever got the joke.
2012-11-19 02:09:56 AM
2 votes:

moothemagiccow: 1-11. He's famous, gay and posts on facebook


Don't be so jealous man. Like Meatloaf said, "Two out of three aint bad."
2012-11-19 02:03:15 AM
2 votes:
I really liked his take on homophobes. I'll paraphrase:

They aren't afraid of gay people, so we really shouldn't call them homophobes. Just call them what they are: assholes.
2012-11-19 07:57:54 PM
1 votes:

Edymnion: Mandatory retelling of the family story of when my parents had their Takei encounter:

It was just after the shooting for Voyage Home had wrapped up and the cast was doing the convention circuit to help promote it. They were at... I can't recall the name of the convention, but a rinky dink thing down in Atlanta. Anyway, four of the original cast were there (Nicholes, Takei, Kroening, and Kelly) signing autographs at a place across the street from the con. My parents (this was 85-86, so I was about 5 at the time and obviously didn't get to go) were dressed as TOS redshirts for the con and wanted to get autographs, but the line was stretched around the block a couple times over. So, being the evil people they were, they found an unlocked back door and tried to sneak in. They were promptly caught, but thinking fast on their feet they said they were security from the convention for the autograph session. The security at the place bought it and stationed them on either side of the table.

Day went on, and Nichols was getting upset with Takei because he wouldn't stop taking 10 minutes talking to every damned person that came down the line and he was slowing everything down. So, she leaned over to my mother and said "Will you go tell George to shut the hell up?"

My mother, being a diehard trekkie immediately though "I can't tell George Takei to shut up!" so she walks down the table, taps him on the shoulder and says "Miss Nicholes would like to request that you spend a little less time talking to the guests, please." That sounded nice and PC until George turned around and laughed "No she didn't. She told me to shut the hell up, didn't she?"


Awesome.
2012-11-19 05:40:57 PM
1 votes:

ConConHead: BlackArt: My favourite line at Shatner roast was Jeffrey Ross asking George if it made that shooshing sound when he came out of the closet.

Half of Shatner's roast (hell 3/4 of it) is poking fun at Takei because it was right after he came out. He and Betty White rocked the place though and shut down the younger morons with class and hilarity.


"Oh, and Bill? My name is pronounced "Takei." You know, like 'toupee'."
2012-11-19 05:16:51 PM
1 votes:

TopoGigo: Man, more scripts on that page than a tranny porn site.


How many tranny porn sites are you familar with?
2012-11-19 02:57:35 PM
1 votes:
My encounter was with James Doohan, who was even drunker than I was.
2012-11-19 11:31:01 AM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Podmore: He came to my work to talk about diversity once, He was a really good speaker with an amazing life story. I found myself really liking him.

He does have one of the most interesting lives ever. Almost nobody on the planet is ever going to top him.

So to speak.


No, but his hubby bottoms him....
2012-11-19 08:20:43 AM
1 votes:

JacFlash: Tekei is host SNL?


Sorry, it's early. And yes, English to my first language.
2012-11-19 03:41:00 AM
1 votes:
why hasn't george done anything gangnam style yet?
2012-11-19 02:51:31 AM
1 votes:
i like that Mr.Takei was on an episode of 'Psych'.

/blueberries
2012-11-19 02:48:42 AM
1 votes:
As a straight woman, I would be happy to trade Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and George Clooney to have George Takei trade teams.
2012-11-19 02:26:25 AM
1 votes:

TwistedFark: moothemagiccow: 1-11. He's famous, gay and posts on facebook

Don't be so jealous man. Like Meatloaf said, "Two out of three aint bad."



To be fair that actually was a relatively accurate description, although I would add in twitter.



The main thing is what he posts is usually awesome, entertaining, or both. He is willing to do completely ridiculous things like the Geisha things and has a good time doing it. He seems to get joy out of just about everything even the minor things and that is something that everyone would be better off for if they could do the same.
2012-11-19 02:04:31 AM
1 votes:
1-11. He's famous, gay and posts on facebook
2012-11-19 01:51:18 AM
1 votes:
We can dance just like Sulu...
2012-11-19 01:44:49 AM
1 votes:
When I went to go see him at ECCC, he was behind a curtain where you would get your photo taken. From the line we were in, all you could hear was his hearty laugh and "Oh, my".
Just a nice guy.
I got my picture with him pretending to do the happy dance he does.
2012-11-19 12:35:45 AM
1 votes:

eraser8: I read the headline in my normal head voice until I got to the last two words. Then, bam! Instant Takei.


You're so Takei.
2012-11-19 12:18:35 AM
1 votes:
I read the headline in my normal head voice until I got to the last two words. Then, bam! Instant Takei.
 
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