The Best Debate in the Universe - This week, we debate the decision to make Sulu in the upcoming Star Trek movie gay. Surprisingly, one of the biggest critics of the decision comes from George Takei himself; the gay actor who played the original character.
Monday July 11th 2016
This week, we debate the decision to make Sulu in the upcoming Star Trek movie gay. Surprisingly, one of the biggest critics of the decision comes from George Takei himself—the actor who played the original character—which is surprising because he's gay in real life. Takei wants to see more gay characters, but without changing the existing ones. I disagree, it's 2016, so everyone in 2259 should be gay and Paul Feig should direct.
I'm joined by Ryan Holiday and Robin Higgins this week. Ryan Holiday's new book is out where he talks about how ego is holding most of us back. It's the force that magnifies failures and makes recovery much more difficult. It's a fascinating read:
Comedian Robin Higgins also joins this week, with her Jane Bond fantasy and a new video she produced and animated herself, "5 Minute Time Machine:"
And finally, here's the full rambling interview with Lil Boosie, a rapper with rants that precede his music:
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Hollywood Reporter - George Takei reacts to news of the gay Sulu
Time.com - Gene Roddenberry's son Rod says it's a cop-out
LA Times - Indiana man with cache of weapons caught headed to Pride festival
KTLA - Gay slurs shouted at man attacked in West Hollywood
ABC News - Boston cabbie returns $187k in cash
NY Daily News - Boston cabbie disappointed at $100 reward for returning $187k in cash
Telegraph.co.uk - Husbands who fly first class while their wives travel in economy
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