Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some topics are best left to Ace of Spades

For example, the suicide of 52-year-old Mike "Christine" Penner, two years after the L.A. Times sportswriter wrote a column with these immortal words:
During my 23 years with The Times' sports department, I have held a wide variety of roles and titles. . . . Today I leave for a few weeks' vacation, and when I return, I will come back in yet another incarnation. As Christine. . . . I am a transsexual sportswriter. It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words.
Many years to "work up the courage" -- and two years later, he/she kills him/herself. Over to you, Ace.


  1. There you go. For an NPR interview all that is required is a dickectomy. Easy peasy testicle squeezy. Ballectomy optional.

  2. I still think he just did that to hide out from job cuts.

  3. "People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

  4. Stacy, do you know something about Ace that we don't know? Is he building up the "courage" to face his own coming out event? A pirate lesbian whore trapped in a male body (ravaged from years of cigarette, value rite vodka, and bacon abuse).

  5. Joe said...
    Stacy, do you know something about Ace that we don't know?

    No, it's just that when a situation offers so many opportunities for genuinely cruel punchlines -- what's the typographic equivalent of biting your tongue? -- Ace and his crew of Morons never disappoint.

    On the other hand, you know about Ace and the Latina tranny hookers, right? NTTAWWT.

  6. Now that I think about it, I probably could have written that more clearly. I think Penner was pretending to be a transsexual to hide out from the job axe.

  7. And Kathy Shaidle beats Ace to the punch on this topic: