Friday, August 15, 2008

Transgender platypus?

The morons on the radio this morning were having a "deep" discussion about a transgender individual named Isis, who will be on America's Next Top Model this season.

The two supporting DJs, Dawn & Arnie, were of diametrically opposing viewpoints on the issue. They exchanged their opinions in the heat of emotion, neither willing to listen or consider the other's point of view.

Finally, Dawn turned to Rob (the main and most intelligent DJ on the show) for support and said, "Rob, it's like the platypus. Tell him about the platypus!"

My ear perked up immediately.

"The platypus?" Rob questioned.

"Yes!" Dawn raged. "The platypus! The platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs. It's the only venomous mammal on the planet. It has a duck bill and a beaver tail and webbed otter feet. It's different, but that doesn't make it wrong. That's true, isn't it, Rob?"

"You want to know if it's true that a platypus is like a transgendered person?"

"Yes!"

"Well, of course. They're both freaks of nature."

I resent that remark.

2 comments:

Shauna said...

Ha! I suppose I wouldn't really care if there was a drag queen on the show if I didn't already know what a HUGE deal they're going to make about it at every opportunity.

Also? I think it's weird that the media just refers to Isis as "she". I guess if he wants to go all out and get himself some surgery, I'll call him a she. Otherwise, he's a boy in girl's clothing.

Kari said...

It's funny that the trendy FM morning radio show these days is a formula of three morons. Usually two guys and a girl acting like delinquent adolescents. What happened to the good 'o days when we had two men exchanging friendly banter?