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Happy Birthday, George Takei, You Heavenly Body, You

April 20, 2018
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Happy Birthday, George Takei, You Heavenly Body, You

Here’s wishing an out of this world 81st birthday to actor and nerd god George Takei.

Among his many earthly and beyond honors, ‘The International Space Object Naming Registry’ named an asteroid after the 1960’s Star Trek co-star George Takei. When Takei was told of the honor that made him officially a heavenly body, he remarked in his usual good natured baritone: “Wow, I’m now so far out of the closet, I’m in outer space.”

Asked if Takei was the first openly gay person to have an object in outer space named after them, a Registry spokeswoman said, “No, one of the Gemini twins. Gay. Orion… let’s just say his arrow went both ways. And, don’t get us started on Uranus.”

The registry also announced that a comet was being named after the Kardashians. Mostly, because it apparently has no real purpose, appeared out of nowhere and no one can figure out how to get rid of it.

Paul Lander

Paul Lander is not sure which he is proudest of — winning the Nobel Peace Prize or sending Sudanese peace activist, Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, to accept it on his behalf, bringing to light the plight of central Africa’s indigenous people. In his non-daydreaming hours, Paul has worked as a writer and/or producer for shows on ABC, NBC, Showtime, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, VH1, LOGO and Lifetime. In addition, he’s written standup material that’s been performed on “Fallon,” "Maher" “Letterman,” “Conan” and “Last Comic Standing.” His humor pieces have been accepted at American Bystander, McSweeney‘s, The New Yorker, Bombeck Writers Workshop Blog, Santa Fe Writers Project Journal and Humor Times. He has won awards from the National Soc. of Newspaper Columnists, London's Blogger's Bash and Univ. of Dayton's Bombeck Workshop. Now, on to Paul’s time commanding Special Forces in Khandahar…

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One Response to Happy Birthday, George Takei, You Heavenly Body, You

  1. April 26, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Well done, Paul. So much humor in such a short piece.



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