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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:03 pm

For example, Bruce Jenner.
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Re: Some guys will do anything for publicity.

Postby whitefork » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:47 pm

When "anything" that includes marrying into the Kardashian circus, I think the price far outweighs the value of the publicity.
I feel kinda bad for the guy, great athlete gets on Wheaties box, appears in Village People movie, ends up being a joke and a foil for guys like Howard Stern.
He just doesn't have what George Takei has. On the other hand he's not a whackjob like Bob Richards. Or nearly as annoying as Mary Lou Retton.

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Re: Some guys will do anything for publicity.

Postby Evolver » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:24 pm

I used to think he was a dick.
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Postby whitefork » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:39 pm

I don't know anything about the guy. I figure he's paid the price for most of his dickishness by now.
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Postby Rob Lister » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:52 pm

Evolver wrote:I used to think he was a dick.


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Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:21 pm

I do remember the Wheaties box days from my youth. Didn't hear much about him after that until recently, when his name started coming up in association with the Kardashians. Now I hear he wants to become a woman. OK, I don't really understand it -- at his age? -- but I guess it's none of my business so whatever makes you happy. Seems like he must be very sad inside to want to do this to himself though.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:31 pm

I heard there's a new TV show, which I haven't seen, but it's called Transparent (get it?: trans parent) about something similar. Old dude with adult kids decides he wants to become a woman is the premise I hear. Haven't seen it, as I said before, but the critics seem to like it. I know from seeing it on metacritic. I was looking to see if I could find anything new that's good, and it scored particularly high with critics. I'm a little suspicious about why the critics seem to like it though. Is this one of those things we're supposed to like purely for political reasons, or is it actually good? I've seen that sort of thing before. Things we are supposed to like because they are so progressive, but which actually turn out to be boring as fuck.
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Re: Some guys will do anything for publicity.

Postby Doctor X » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:15 pm

I recall the Mad Magazine satire of The Hulk show where David Banner explains his name is not "Bruce" because it is not a masculine enough name as Bruce Jenner wins the decathlon on television.

Either way this will end badly.

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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:57 pm

Reports in the news are that Jenner rear-ended a car which crashed into other traffic. Driver of that car is dead. Allegedly Jenner claimed to have been fleeing from paparazzi.

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:08 am

Falsifiable prediction: Jenner will self immolate in some fashion before getting the operation.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:22 am

Fuck. I wonder if the part about being chased by paparazzis will check out. I can imagine they would be wanting pictures of him given the recent news. I don't think that makes it OK to drive recklessly though.
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Postby Doctor X » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:15 am

His Humble MagNIfIcent wrote:Either way this will end badly.


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Postby Pyrrho » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:07 pm

Reports are that the driver of the white car rear-ended someone else before Jenner rear-ended the white car. Apparently Jenner himself did not claim to have been fleeing from paparazzi, only that they were following him "as always." They must have collectively creamed their jeans when the accident happened.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:13 pm

There are pictures of the moment of impact. Taken by a paparazzi apparently. I can't see the front of the white car but there doesn't appear to be any damage to it when he rear-ends her.
http://www.tmz.com/2015/02/07/bruce-jen ... photo-dead

As far as I can tell from the article, the sequence of events was that Bruce rear-ended the white car, which then rear-ended a prius ahead of her before crossing the median into oncoming traffic where she was hit by a hummer, and that's probably what killed her. He was driving a cadillac escalade and towing a trailer with some sort of vehicle on it.
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Postby Evolver » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:58 am

I'm shocked. I was expecting a train wreck.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:16 am

So he wasn't speeding and he wasn't drunk.

Was he texting? As of yet, there is no evidence of that, but they're looking into it.

Jenner phone records, texts could be issue in crash probe

LOS ANGELES — Investigators will likely seek Bruce Jenner’s cellphone records to determine if the Olympic gold medalist was texting when he was behind the wheel of an SUV involved in a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that killed a woman, authorities said Sunday.

The agency will likely collect phone records for all the drivers involved in Saturday’s multi-vehicle accident, so investigators can check call and text data, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Philip Brooks said.
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:09 pm

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:54 am

It all depends on what you're trying to conserve, right?


‘Tolerant’ Liberals Start Insulting Bruce Jenner When He Says He’s Conservative
National Review

Not a "religious right" crazy of course.

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Re: Some guys will do anything for publicity.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:32 pm

Update:

Caitlyn (née Bruce) Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair as reported in Jezebel.

http://jezebel.com/caitlyn-jenners-vani ... 1708183891

Pic at link.

Synopsis:
Caitlyn Jenner reasonably good looking in a female way (in clothes), not one of those Brianna Wu botch jobs.

But not pomo enough for some folks.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterflies ... -see-more/

So she looks great, so what? Isn’t Jezebel supposed to be at least nominally feminist? Isn’t feminism in large part about not reducing women to their looks? Why does that suddenly change when the subject is a trans woman? What am I missing here?


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Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:34 pm

She does look good in the photo but I kinda suspect a big assist from photoshop and/or other glamour photography techniques like soft focus. Caitlyn is no spring chicken.
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