June 5, 2015

I'm not opressin you, Sam. You haven't got a womb. Where's the fetus goin' to gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?

I’m old enough to remember when Monty Python’s Life of Brian wasn’t a tool of Heteronormative Oppression:
Now as we’ve reached where the refusal to acknowledge Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn brands one as a purveyor of hate does anybody want to make book on how long it will be before this scene is cut from TV broadcasts of Monty Python’s Life of Brian?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 5, 2015 10:01 AM
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You're right, this may be the last time that clip is ever seen. And thank you.

But I think on further listening you'll notice that the name is "Stan," not "Sam."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at June 5, 2015 10:20 AM

"Symbolic of his struggle against reality" -- which is Feminism in a nutshell.

Posted by: Dr. Ted Nelson at June 5, 2015 2:31 PM

It's a long way from Mark Spitz to Caitlyn swallows.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at June 5, 2015 3:20 PM

Changing skits, I've chosen to call the in/post-transition Bruce "New Bruce", at least until New Bruce chooses a female name not taken by any of my family, close friends, or (as in New Bruce's case) their families. I reckon it makes as much sense to me as Old Bruce's decision to become New Bruce made to him.

Posted by: Rich Fader at June 5, 2015 3:22 PM

LOL Gagdad Bob.....

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 5, 2015 8:00 PM

I'm thinking of going with "Bruschetta", Rich.

Posted by: Mal at June 6, 2015 6:35 AM

Shouldn't he spell it Kaitlyn??

Posted by: Fat Man at June 6, 2015 11:01 AM

I'm so confused. I think Bruce is, too.

Posted by: D S Craft at June 6, 2015 4:43 PM

"... the refusal to acknowledge Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn ..." WTF?
We should consider a male with some surgical snips and snaps that dresses in women's' clothing and pretends to be female somehow above amusement and disrespect?
He made the choices, now he has to endure the consequences of his bad judgment.
It is like making himself ugly, and he is when he's playing dress up, but asking us to consider him attractive in some way.
Tattoos would be the finishing touches, with lotsa piercings. Yeah, that's it, piercings.

We'll see how things are going when he turns sixty-five.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 6, 2015 10:50 PM

But, Chas: He/she/it is 65.

Posted by: Fat Man at June 7, 2015 6:06 PM

Fat Man, yeah, so I heard. In that case he's throwing money down a hole, trying to look like a female and trying to look good.
For what? Five, ten years and then the whole thing goes for a shit?
He'da been better off buying a Shelby Mustang or a Leer jet. At least he could sell 'em when he got over his wild side.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 7, 2015 7:36 PM

It's very odd when you run across your own father by random accident in the comment section of a linked blog.

Posted by: Vukdawg at June 8, 2015 9:02 PM