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[–]jayman419 345 points346 points  (1 child)

You think Stewart was walking around with a befuddled Gandalf?

[–]StridAst 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Gandalf's wizard staff shrunk.

[–][deleted] 148 points149 points  (18 children)

How dare he protest woman.

[–]colefly[🍰] 0 points1 point  (17 children)

Women's protest

Apostrophe

Women own the protest. They seem to be allowing him to protest recent star trek shows and movies

[–]Terminal-Psychosis 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Judging by the people they had speak at the "women's march"... a radical sharia law devotee, and a woman that spent years in prison for assault,

the biggest "women's protest" organizers are against women.

His sign is fully appropriate. :(

[–]david_1199 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love all women, they would all be free under my dogmatic religious law.

She’s fuckin nuts.

[–]blobbybag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two terrorists and a woman convicted of hate crimes.

Linda's mates are iffy.

[–]FattyCorpuscle 184 points185 points  (23 children)

Why are they both so awesome? Every time they show up some place, I can't help thinking what awesome people they both are.

[–]Banantics[🍰] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I love them both so much. Knowing they're friends IRL gives me the warm fuzzies. I wish I could be their friend too.

[–]notallowednicethings 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Be careful, I said something similar to this once about Sir Patrick and reddit responded as if I was a psycopath.

[–]LookItsSully 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude what?? About Sir Patrick are you a lunatic or something?? Man.

[–]BewareTheJew 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Probably because they're both the best wingman you could ever hope for.

[–]WaffleBattle 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I saw a play they did on Broadway together a few years ago and it was amazing. One of the best choices we ever made.

[–]Duvidl 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Waiting for Godo? Damn, I soo want to see them in that. Not gonna happen :(

[–]WaffleBattle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Waiting for Godot was great.

[–]I_done_a_plop-plop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not gonna happen :(

Spoilers: yes, that's more or less it

[–]ChronicConfused 117 points118 points  (6 children)

He came and stayed at a hotel I was running one day with his partner, when he came in for dinner his t-shirt said something along the lines of ' I'm magneto, gandalf and I'm gay. What are you going to do about it? '.

Such a nice guy.

[–]T_O_G_G_Z 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That must have been the Photoshop'd version of him rather than the real him.

[–]oodles007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The photoshopped version of him from social media photos came in for dinner?

[–]plomerosKTBFFH 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've seen a picture of that from a Pride parade he attended!

[–]supahmonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm magneto, gandalf and I'm gay. What are you going to do about it?

Tell you you're a national fucking treasure that's what.

[–]Monteze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I honestly had no idea he was gay until about 2 years ago.

[–]mynicknameisthis 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Had the chance to be present at one of his talks, he is one of the sweetest people I have ever seen. He actually entered the hall with “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” and everyone went crazy.

[–]ViperDee 89 points90 points  (7 children)

Upvote for scarf only

[–]RetroRocker 23 points24 points  (4 children)

it looks like the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) scarf with the colours inverted in ms paint.

[–]Donald__Cuck_ 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Confirmed. Ian is playing the Master this time around.

[–]TheMeisterOfThings 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That'd be cool.

[–]alkonium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He did voice the Great Intelligence back in 2012.

[–]TheNerdWithNoName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The best doctor.

[–]leitchy461 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I upvoted for that wall, love the way it looks

[–]MrAdamThePrince 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dunno, it's giving me vague r/trypophobia vibes

[–]hubbishobbis 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I don't get it

[–]Arianfis 24 points25 points  (8 children)

The person holding the sign is Sir Ian McKellen, a very popular Britih actor that played the roles of Magneto in X-men and Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He is holding a sign of Sir Patrick Stewart facepalming from an episode of Star Trek.

The humor is that the two of them are very frequently confused with one another, to such a point that they laugh about it and make jokes about it constantly.

[–]hubbishobbis 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Ok, thanks

[–]Beard_of_Valor 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I don't think anyone at all confuses the two for one another. They're really good friends though. Sir Patrick Stewart (straight-married) has kissed Sir Ian McKellan on the lips. They give joint interviews on their bromance. Here they are playing the newlywed game (kinda). Here's a bunch of pictures of then hanging out in NYC. Now tell me you don't want to third wheel that shit.

[–]Muroid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got to see the two of them do Waiting for Godot on Broadway together, which was amazing and bizarre.

[–]subfin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They’re tight from back in their Shakespeare days.

[–]Beard_of_Valor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm half convinced they switch off being Meryl Streep.

[–]Rogue_1993 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think he was the one that actually performed the marriage ceremony for McKellan and his partner

[–]alkonium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it was the other way around. Though officiating each other's weddings wouldn't surprise me.

[–]stretchdstrong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe the humor is partially related to their close friendship which is sometimes mistaken for being a bit more then just a friendship.

[–]rayAstone 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I love these 2 so much.

[–]toiletjocky 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I would give anything to have a TV show that just followed them around their daily life.

[–]zhengyi13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"The Awesome Couple"

[–]jazzwhiz 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Is it women protesting or people protesting women?

[–]TheNerdWithNoName 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Both.

[–]ChickenLover841 11 points12 points  (6 children)

neither actually it was an anti-trump protest

[–]GammaKing 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Funnily enough, most of the UK attendees I've spoken to have no real idea of what they're actually hoping to achieve. They're "protesting" a leader of another country, which is effectively an empty gesture.

[–]themightypianocat 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I think the point is that trump made comments about not wanting to come here if we were going to protest. So people wanted to show that wouldn’t bloody well happen.

[–]GammaKing 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As far as I'm aware Trump being afraid of protests is little more than a rumour which the papers are lapping up. People here screeching and stomping in the streets is a total waste of time.

[–]themightypianocat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, I was under the impression that he tweeted it or something. Cheers for the clarification.

[–]socokid 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Exactly. It was to show resistance to his outwardly misogynistic pussgrabbery...

[–]timidforrestcreature -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And racism, and global warming denial

[–]Sporter73 15 points16 points  (16 children)

What the heck is a women’s protest?

[–]endospire 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Given the location, I think it was at the women's march (against trump and brexit) in London last year.

[–]MADNESS0918 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, an identical (or at least very similar) image was posted on r/pics at the time of the protest.

[–]david_1199 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Women’s protest against Brexit? How is Brexit oppressive to women?

[–]endospire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was an offshoot of the anti-Trump march in Washington. It kinda became anti right-wing. I was in the area for a date as it was clearing up. Utterly chaotic.

[–]acouplewavylines 7 points8 points  (0 children)

For further context, this photo was taken the same weekend as Trump's inauguration and the woman's march in Washington DC.

[–]SarnDarkholm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just want to give him a big ol hug. He is awesome.

[–]FedsDedderals[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Get him a sign saying "You shall not pass!"

[–]Gordon_Leadfoot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Those two have the best bromance I’ve ever seen.

[–]TuffHunter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t get him mad or he will rip that fence apart

[–]kies_182 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wait so OP is against women or?..

[–]Ariadnepyanfar -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I think he was marching in solidarity. Trump got in with a wave of misogynistic policies, language and actions, and Brexit used a lot of Trump rhetoric and zeitgeist.

[–]kies_182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im not talking about the picture itself, just that the caption used seemed odd.

[–]david_1199 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Misogynistic policies? Perhaps I haven’t heard, but I’m not sure which of his policies are misogynistic.

[–]bert5kkr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love this. I don’t know the issue being protested but even if I was on the other side of said issue I would love it. This is subtle and clever. The opposite of a pussy hat.

[–]carpediemclem 2 points3 points  (0 children)

trypophobia

[–]PM_me_GOODSHIT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why are people protesting women? They're just as needed as men are for the whole humanity surviving thing.

[–]gethellout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two meme Sir encounter

[–]handmethescrewdriver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats a very whovian like scarf

[–]Tirukinoko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want that scarf!!!

[–]TheTobleronly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha they know !!

[–]Manekk98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I too, protest women

[–]robearIII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love these guys...

[–]emwolb1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well he’s a great woman

[–]RebelWithoutAClue 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Picard: his face palmed.

It's so meta.

[–]Beard_of_Valor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sir Ian, smiling wide.

[–]Shageen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Everyone’s going to be covering their faces like Picard when it comes out how many of Bryan Singer’s little private parties this guy has attended.

[–]halfginger16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That scarf is awesome!

[–]centopus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The scarf is amazing.

[–]Keyra13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my god he's adorable. I love their bromance, and that they do things like this

[–]Masonk101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Magneto is that you?

[–]kpduty103 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What were the women protesting?

[–]bullydefender -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Why are we protesting women?

[–]Streetlamp-_-LeMoose -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Glad to see that he's embarrassed by these ridiculous protests too

[–]KneezMz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

HOLY SH*T, Is Gandalf!

[–]Heretogetdownvotes -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

OAP's protesting women now eh? How many times are we going to have to teach you old man!