November 10, 2009

"How to Make a Baby."

How to Make a Baby from Cassidy Curtis on Vimeo.


I loved that. So vivid and quick. But "Oh god. I don't know why, but that really viscerally freaked me out. Intellectually, I'm sitting here thinking I shouldn't have found that upsetting, but for some reason I'm really distressed. I really didn't like that and I don't know why."

35 comments:

traditionalguy said...

At last I understand what a Blow Job means.

Meade said...

Depends on what you mean by "means," tradguy.

EDH said...

I don't know why, but that really viscerally freaked me out.

Maybe it was:

1) Dad's overdone soul patch; or

2) The way the baby in the production logo at the end opens her eyes and rolls them up and apart into the back of her head like a demon?

Angst said...

I found that delightful.

But Ann,

Are you trying to tell us something?

Joan said...

I'm with Angst.

Funny, that's not something I ever thought I'd say.

Lem said...

"I'm sitting here thinking I shouldn't have found that upsetting, but for some reason I'm really distressed. I really didn't like that and I don't know why."

It could be for the same reason why nobody is famous for whistling anymore ;)

Ann Althouse said...

"Are you trying to tell us something?"

LOL. We're trying really hard!

MadisonMan said...

It's fascinating that none of the books move. Why have all those books if you never look at them?

edutcher said...

Meade, remember what I said about the finest man that ever breathed?

If you've accomplished that, you're worthy of what Thackeray said of Jim Bowie

Lem said...

I would have named him Flatus Fartsworth after the inventor Philo Farnsworth.

OldGrouchy Doug Wright said...

We've all got our calendars marked for anytime the next 10-months!

Persistence, persistence, persistence! Plus, no gain without pain!

Lem said...

What happens if this happens?

Whats a blog ;)

wv - aedliall

Fred4Pres said...

Clever. The opposite of what you get when you pull someone's finger.

Lem said...

Oh I know what would happen.

We get Bush back as president (at least on the blog)

Carry on Meade ;)

Skyler said...

I'm not sure what part of that can be distressing. I thought it was clever and cute.

AST said...

Do you have any grandkids, Ann?

I can't believe how much difference that makes. I'm trying to imagine how I'd have reacted 5 years ago, but I don't think it would have been as warm and fuzzy as I do now.

Absolutely without: malis

Ann Althouse said...

"Do you have any grandkids, Ann? "

No. I almost never get to hang out with babies these days, unfortunately.

Palladian said...

"It's fascinating that none of the books move. Why have all those books if you never look at them?"

For the same reason you have a soul patch when you're over 35 I suspect. Keeping up appearances.

Palladian said...

"No. I almost never get to hang out with babies these days, unfortunately."

I thought that's what you had this blog for, Althouse.

Ann Althouse said...

@Palladian LOL. And great to see you here.

Kensington said...

Good lord, is that how it's done!?!

(I don't get out much)

Also, as a general lurker, I, too, am glad to see comments from Palladian again.

peter hoh said...

The boy got his words mixed up the other day. Trying to describe one of those "Life begins at Conception" billboards, he said "Life begins at Contraception."

Freeman Hunt said...

That is great! So... given the hated it comment at Metafilter, does that me good idea or bad idea to send this around to friends?

Freeman Hunt said...

Oh, and...

Babies rule.

Freeman Hunt said...

me = mean in the first comment

I am actually holding a baby while commenting, thus the typos.

vbspurs said...

LOL. We're trying really hard!

YAY. I'm going to become a blog auntie!

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Hi Meade! OMG PALLADIAN!! Hellooooooo.

Cheers,
Victoria

shoutingthomas said...

Cute, but why did they bother to do it?

Too much time on their hands?

I'm always willing to spin a Decline of the West theory.

The childishness, uselessness, overindulged spoiled brattiness of it... does this mean we're near the end?

This is the sort of thing that makes you think that all out nuclear war and building up again from the level of single cell creatures might not be a bad idea.

kentuckyliz said...

Annie, I say this from love: you are old. Don't get pregnant. Your baby would have a 99% chance of being down's syndrome. Only poor people angling for social security disability checks do such a thing.

And you, a law professor!

You're born with all the eggs you're ever going to have. Your eggs are old and sulphurous and past the "use by" date stamped on the end of the carton.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Some of those commenters at Metafilter had better give Precious a wide berth.

meep said...

The books don't move because of a video cheat -- if you go to their explanation of how it was done, you'll see that not only do the books not move, but neither does the curtain [which is -highly- unlikely]

Meade said...

Welcome back, Victoria. Nice to see your comments again.

rocketeer67 said...

Palladian! You have been missed.

Brent said...

palladian AND victoria!

This is going to be a great day!

Pastafarian said...

Welcome back, Palladian.