Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual

I was looking on YouTube for something else tonight, but this was so incredibly amazing that I had to repost it.  Perhaps I’m tired, but this shows Calpernia Addams putting down a litany of dumb questions and comments that people have said to her over the years because she’s transsexual, and I think it’s rad.  

I could probably make a companion piece to this called “Bad Questions to Ask a Vegan” for the many times that someone with his hands in a bag of Cheetos has asked me where I get my protein from. 


Oklahoman by birth. Angeleno by fate. I've been in half a dozen bands and own 25 cubic feet of old records. Thank God for Ikea shelves.

2 thoughts on “Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual

  1. The only problem with this video from my perspective is that it’s dreadfully boring. On the other hand, the content alone sent it skyrocketing to the top of the Youtube charts, so who am I to complain?


  2. Ha ha, I dunno. I don’t find it boring, but I do realize it’s not the most clever or hilarious video ever. What makes me enjoy it, I think, is that you get the feeling that Calpernia has wanted to say these things for a long time, and she’s really airing some deep grievances that have plagued her and plagued her. Plus, she delivers her venomous words with such a honeyed expression! She’s like a transsexual Bill Hicks with a vendetta against stupid.


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