Comments on: Do we need a knife or a scalpel for this cake? http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-101574 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 01:32:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-101574 I hear FratGuy gave out real cigars, but then again, what else would you expect from FratGuy? (Those bubblegum cigars are just dumb. What adult chews bubble gum anyway, except baseball players trying to quit snuff?)

Like I said: I want to see a smoking baby shower cake.

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By: Erica http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-101554 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 01:09:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-101554 @Indyanna — I think most people do candy nowadays, if anything. My husband suggested we could hand out snuff rather than cigars, just to be different. (We didn’t.)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-101420 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 21:17:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-101420 Do people still do that see-gar thing?!? It would at a minimum, I think, have to be bootlegged out of the hospital or birthing-center. My institution is interpreting our state’s “INdoor Clean Air Act” as prohibiting smoking anywhere on campus, indoor or out. This doesn’t clash with most people’s substantive sentiments, but it does seem to smite the inner libertarian (or maybe the semantic literalist?) in a wide variety of people. To say nothing of the Fair Labor Standards Act (appropriate citation for a birthing thread, I guess) sensibilities of both of the campus unions.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100976 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:37:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100976 Ha! Good one, Ortho. Now that’s the kind of cake that should be served at a preemie shower!

Erica, I actually saw _Rosemary’s Baby_ in the condition you describe. The other adult in the household was much more freaked out by the spectacle than I was! What can I say: I like the 1960s Mia Farrow.

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By: ortho stice http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100971 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:28:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100971 This cake looks awesome, Historiann! Thanks for posting it! One question: Does it come out of the oven earlier than other cakes?

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By: Erica http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100835 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 19:20:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100835 Even my daughter thinks that baby emerging from a torso is creepy! “Look, Mom, it’s a scary baby!”

My husband wanted to see Alien when it was briefly re-released in theaters. I was pregnant at the time and absolutely refused to go with him. REALLY didn’t need the whole thing-exploding-from-stomach visual at that time…

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100776 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:06:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100776 Yes, I thought the same thing–I think it’s the purple frosting ruffles near the missing arms that look more like emergent legs.

What I want to see is a baby shower baby cake with the baby smoking the father’s “congratulations” cigar. Now, that would be a show-stopper!

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100765 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 15:49:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100765 I had so much trouble with this — aside from the “aliens” baby, it looks like the headless mom is growing legs out of both ends of her body.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100751 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:40:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100751 You did look better than that e.j.–in fact, the day your child was born, you walked with me to the NICU to show me the baby on your still-attached legs! And Roxie, isn’t that what babies do: unleash terrible ickiness upon the world? (In a cute, manageable way, that is?)

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By: e.j. http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/18/do-we-need-a-knife-or-a-scalpel-for-that/comment-page-1/#comment-100746 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:24:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1479#comment-100746 As the mother of a baby born 6 weeks early, I have to say, she did look a lot like that baby on the cake-preemies tend to be even more old-man-like than normal babies, since they don’t have all the baby fat they should.

I do hope I looked a bit better than the mom depicted here, though!

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