George Takei, So Married!

The original Sulu is on Larry King Live right now!

And he looks goood!

He’s been with the same man for 22 years, and got married September 2008. Says it was the happiest day of his life!

He looks sooo happy.

His partner looks like such a nice guy. He talks about how he made George a pot of hot tea on the day they got married (Sweet, sweet. Self wishes hubby would make her breakfast in bed, prepare pots of hot tea etc etc. Perhaps she will make him read this post after he drags himself home from the office. Yeah, better still, she’ll do it right when he’s in the middle of watching an NBA play-off game!)

George says he owes so much to his partner, Brad. Brad helped him care for his mother, who had Alzheimer’s.

I looove his voice. It is surprisingly deep. John Cho’s voice has nothing on Takei’s!

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The other thing self saw on TV today (when she should have been writing — yeah, she knows) was a video of a Filipino kid being stomped by some high school classmates. She didn’t know the kid was Filipino until afterwards, when they interviewed his younger sister. In the video, he’s completely motionless in a school hallway, and about three kids are stomping on him. He doesn’t move. Is he playing dead? Is he unconscious?

The minute the hooligans leave, some kids rush up to aid the motionless student. Judging by the speed with which they appear on-screen, they must have been in the same hallway, just out of sight, probably too afraid to approach.

The incident happened in December 2007. The sister kept quiet, the kid kept quiet, the parents kept quiet. They only came forward when the video surfaced on YouTube this week. The reporter said that the parents are sending the kid back to the Philippines to study “in private school.” (What school would that be? Ateneo? LaSalle? San Beda?)

Hello? Is this a solution?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

Proposition 8 Quote of the Day!

“My two moms can beat up your ten wives.”

— Sign held aloft by young man at this afternoon’s protest against the California State Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage

Let the fun begin.

Big News Day

  • The California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 (Self has one eye on the TV as she types this and already crowds seem to be massing in San Francisco —  Opponents of Prop 8 have apparently been gathered there, in a state of high anticipation, since early this morning).
  • “Angels & Demons” made $27.7 million over the weekend, which demonstrates once again why no one should read self’s movie reviews, HA HA HA HA HA
  • Today is the day that changed forever the way self feels about getting back her SASEs. Whenever she gets one of them back she thinks, Oh, another rejection.  There was one in today’s mail, and self let it sit and sit and sit. When she finally did rip it open, she made sure she was standing right next to the trash can.  Her disbelieving eyes saw only two words: “Contract forthcoming.”  Editor surely takes the prize in most laconic communication of the year!  Self submitted one of her “trans-genre” pieces.  She’s on a roll!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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