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Friday, May 11, 2012

Self-awareness (and gay marriage)

I realize there are legitimate reasons to oppose gay marriage and I'm fine with that; if you have a belief system that doesn't fit into, there's no reason you should make an exception on social grounds.  If however you use the reasoning that children need a mother and a father while you yourself are a single parent, that might not work.

Guy from Back to the Future has a business card

Seinfeld has talked about how actor Wayne Knight who played Newman on his long-running show CONSTANTLY has to cope with people saying "hello Newman" to him, based on a catchphrase from the show.  Similarly, the actor who played Biff from back to the future has developed a frequently asked questions on his business card.

Characters that have one movie or show or public moment and get pegged as those people may not exactly have it rough, but I do empathize.  The whole fun of being famous seems to be recognition and appreciation by a wide audience.  Not dull repetition.

Incidentally, Wayne Knight was a very enjoyable villain on Toy Story 2.