The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Friday, August 04, 2006

Scary Picture Frightens Thousands

I was skimming the ridiculous news stories (not the popular photos, which I also enjoy skimming ... but only for the animals, not the attractive ladies that always seem to be popular) on Yahoo! today when I came across this one. Reading it, you'd think there was some sort of crazy pornography that I never knew existed.

Looking at the picture though, it could just be a baby with its mouth on some dude's elbow. Plus, look at some of the choice quotes:
"I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one woman from Kansas wrote in reaction to the picture in Babytalk, a free magazine that caters to young mothers. "I was offended and it made my husband very uncomfortable when I left the magazine on the coffee table."
"I had to rip off the cover since I didn't want it laying around the house," she said.
"Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob," the mother of a four-month-old said.
Actually, I guess that last one makes sense. If you were a mother breast feeding your child, would you want to be reminded of how annoying it was by the cover of a magazine.

Still, I love the outrage--OUTRAGE!--that we have about seeing something like that. Even though it's completely, um, natural.

Of course, so is a kid taking a crap and I don't need a picture of that on the cover of the issue about potty training.


At 8/04/2006 12:54 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

HAHA. Poopie diapers and breast feeding are Savage Love territory.

But seriously, these people are probably the same sorts of people who wear three piece suits to the beach.

At 8/04/2006 6:08 PM, Blogger mdhatter said...

you must see BAG News Notes.

very worthwhile site, covered this last week.

and yeah. boobs. it's what's for dinner.

At 8/04/2006 8:26 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

Ah ... the worst thing about the internet ... you find something funny and someone else already found it.

Le sigh ...

At 8/05/2006 5:53 AM, Blogger mdhatter said...

yeah, but now the geeks, er, nerds, know about it.


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