Sunday, November 02, 2008

'Do You Take This Mouse, To Have and to Hold'

In Tokyo last week, over a thousand people signed a new petition asking the Japanese government to permit marriages between human beings and cartoon characters. “I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world,” explained Taichi Takashita. “Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorize marriage with a two-dimensional character?”

Get back to me on that Tuesday night. We’ll know by then whether an entire constitutional republic has decided to contract marriage with a two-dimensional character and to attempt to take up residence in the two-dimensional world.
-- Mark Steyn (“Obama in 2-D”)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, is this a tribute to Japanese animation or an insult?