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5 Reasons George Takei is Out of this World Awesome

5 Reasons George Takei is Out of this World Awesome
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With September 8 being the 46th anniversary of the debut of that much loved sci-fi series Star Trek, it seemed only right to take this opportunity as an excuse to talk about the amazing George Takei.

Here’s why:

5) He’s  a Collector of Memes and Fights Internet Censorship

George Takei is a social media heavyweight, and he is also a voracious collector of memes. As someone who spends quite a lot of time on the Internet, I consider it a rare day should I stumble on something that George Takei has not already posted to his Facebook page.

Here he talks about how he built his social media platform and how he uses it for his causes:

However, when sites like Reddit and Wikipedia “went dark” earlier this year to protest so-called anti-piracy bills like SOPA, Takei joined them, saying, “There are already laws in place to deal with copyright infringement within the U.S., but so far no effective law to deal with overseas sites.  The answer, however, is not to impose censorship at home. So that is why I’m going dark, for a day.”

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5:27AM PDT on May 18, 2013

George you rock.

9:27AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

the guy is a legend and should be a national treasure

6:29AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

He's hilarious, thoughtful, kind, intelligent and he can dance!! Thanks George, you rock!

8:30AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Dear George: You are indeed awesome. I thought so back in 1979 when I saw you at a Star Trek Festival in Calgary, and I still think so. Your autobiography was inspiring, and I sincerely wish there had been a Captain Sulu series!

And yes, you *are* sexy - to many people, whether gay or not. :o)

10:36PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Awesome work!

6:47AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Live long and Prosper sir

3:34PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

You go, George!

10:10AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Awesome person, thanks God we have people like him!!

9:18AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

How can you NOT love this guy!

11:41PM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

A great Human

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