Thursday, September 19, 2019

From a Box of Wheaties

I have new respect for Caitlyn Jenner.

My wife and I like Alec Baldwin, so we decided to watch his roast on Comedy Central. When we tuned in, I was surprised that Caitlyn was one of the people on the panel to roast Alec.

The roasters always take jabs at the other roasters as well as the primary roastee. But by far, Caitlyn got the worst of it. In my opinion, she was roasted as badly as Alec, if not more.

Despite all the low blows, Caitlyn was a good sport and laughed out loud at all of the jokes that were at her expense.

When it was her turn on the dais, she closed with the following.

"There's a lot of hate in the world but we can still laugh at ourselves. Honestly, that's why I'm here tonight. I've seen it all and I've even gotten threats and I want other members of the trans community to know that if I'm strong enough to sit up here and be ridiculed all night... you can handle anything.

"Some of you hate me just because I'm me. Some of you hate me because of things I've said in the past. I'm not perfect. I’m a person trying to figure out my life, just like everyone else. All I want is for future generations of transgender people to know that if I can find the courage to be who I am, you can too. If you have a problem with that, you can suck my d**k… if you can find it!"

Could have done without the last sentence in her speech, but considering the situation she was in, it was fitting.

Source: Venus
Wearing Venus

Bruce Jenner, Bob Hope and Merlin Olsen
Bruce Jenner, Bob Hope and Merlin Olsen femulating on a 1981 Bob Hope television special.


  1. I'm not certain why people diss Caitlyn so much but I have nothing but respect and admiration for her. I could not have done it and would likely have killed myself if I received the amount of hate that she gets. Jeez...

  2. The way I see it is:
    Being trans takes nerves of steel because we are scrutinized by everyone and acceptance is not universal.

  3. I admired Bruce Jenner as the great athlete that he was. Having the talent is only part of winning the gold medal as worlds greatest athlete. The training is intense and all consuming.

    He put up with a lot and had several children, many of whom had to grow up in the public eye. All those years he kept his issues to himself.

    Caitlyn has taken heat from every direction...much of it cruel and undeserved. Caitlyn has my respect and admiration. I was very pleased to read your post today.

  4. "I'm not perfect. I’m a person trying to figure out my life, just like everyone else."
    I don't like her politics but I don't hate her it and what she said I have said it many times, we each are on our own journey's.
    I know she was going to go to Fantasia Fair but so many people expressed their hate that she decided not to come, I thought was wrong to prevent her from coming.

    1. I’m not enamored by her politics also, but I give her a lot of credit for doing what she has done.

  5. I would LOVE to know WHO wrote the sketch for the Bob Hope special.
    Anyone recall seeing this show?
    Here is a further links...

  6. Y'all have no idea how hard it is to be trans but otherwise conservative. The people who think it's OK for you to be trans hate you for thinking the government should butt out of peoples lives and not steal your money. The people who agree with you about economics and such think you're a freak for being trans.

    C'est la guerre.