|Tell me the first thing(s) you looked at.|
Don't lie to me.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Olympic athlete, stepfather to the Kardashian harpies (that...poor...bastard), and stepfather-in-law to Kanye West (I refer you to my 'that...poor...bastard' comment) Bruce Jenner has transformed himself into Caitlyn Jenner.
This is obviously a comedy gold mine. For the snarky. And, after pondering my latest Captain Caption, possibly the mean.
Now I know that a lot of laughs can be derived from the foibles of those among us and some of them are richly deserved, in my opinion (e.g., Biden, Christie, Boehner, Weiner, Cheney). However, some laughs can be considered cheap shots against a person (however disturbed we may think) who is a decent human being trying to find their way.
I think my jab at Caitlyn Jenner may fall into that category. Here's a person who was clearly (at least as I understand it) in pain over his lot in life. And I don't mean the Kardashians (although THAT couldn't have helped). So, he thought to live a happy life as best he saw it. For that I say, hey, go for it. As for me? Well, nobody is going to lop off Little Al and scoop out the kiddies. And, I'm certainly not going to be sporting the type of bosom that will have Bill Clinton breaking down my door. But, if makes you happy and you are doing no harm? Well, alrighty then.
With that in mind, I'm going to avoid further jumping on the joke bandwagon and pull myself out of the gutter. I'll give the same consideration to Chaz Bono who seems to me to be a decent person whose wiring may be a tad off. And, incidentally, is not nearly as good-looking a man as Bruce Jenner is as a woman.
|"Hey, this is good news. Al Penwasser is going to stop making fun of me. |
Now, can someone tell who the hell Al Penwasser is?"
|Sorry, Rich. You're just too easy.|
NOTE: A lot of angst has been hurled at Caitlyn Jenner over the ESPN Courage Award. And justly so (although Jenner wasn't actively campaigning for it). There are plenty of more worthy recipients for this achievement, but ESPN has an agenda which-"Hey, we didn't do it because of this!"-will be a frikkin' ratings bonanza!! For those outraged by this (once again, I agree with them), be honest. Did any (or most) of you even give two craps about some dopey ESPN award show until this came up?
|"Al Penwasser? |
Al Penwasser's the little shit who just won't shut up.
In fact, I've got my best man on it to see what we can do to make him go away."
|"Alpen Wasser? |
Means 'Alpine Water.'
Hope that helps."