“It binds to itself,” for one thing.
Conan O’Brien enlisted “paddling expert and gay icon” George Takei to help him defend one of his standard bits Monday night, as Takei enlightened a gay fan on what he called the basic principles of nature.
“Water works differently for straight people,” Takei said, tongue-in-cheek. “That’s because water itself is gay. We wouldn’t have raindrops or oceans if water didn’t like to bind to itself.”
Takei’s appearance was in response to a “Fan Correction” chiding him for allegedly making the wrong paddling motion during a monologue.
“When you turned back to face the audience, you pulled the oar across the front of you,” the fan said in a short video. Conan, that’s not how water works,” the fan, David, said. “If you want to turn the boat, you have to move the boat in the opposite direction! Even I know that, and I’m gay.”
But in fact, Takei said, most things in nature are gay, like air and rocks.