Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A happy baby performing gymnastics in utero *


* Description courtesy of the cataloger at NOAA.
The University of Iowa Library also has a copy.




It is never too early to begin the training in calisthenics and rhythmic gymnastics, if your child is to have a decent chance competing in the Olympics. More and more parents are resorting to intrauterine education in order to gain an edge on the opposition. Here is a lady introducing her unborn octuplets to contemporary hoop technique.


See how well it has worked!

In contrast, here are the Sigismund Sextuplets who set out to acquire hula-hoop skills in their mid-teens... despite years of intensive practice they are still not clear on the concept.


15 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

BAD POPE! BAD POPE! DOWN BOY!

mikey said...

Herr Panzerpoppen is justifiably upset because the baby in utero is naked, to the point where he hasn't even selected a pair of fabulous red satin shoes...

mikey said...

The baby must be allowed to be born, because life is sacred, whereupon he can be duly executed, because c'mon, you KNOW that's what we do...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That Pope gets creepier every time he shows up.
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Sirius Lunacy said...

I just ordered the new Richard Simmons workout video - Birthin' to the Oldies.

mikey said...

If you kinda squint your eyes it looks like Herr Popenfuhrer is shaking the uterus and the foetus (What? I LIKE spelling it that way) is bouncing around in there like a BB in a boxcar. Crackin me up.

Had to stop though. Started worrying my eyes would get stuck like that.

Smut Clyde said...

Herr Popenfuhrer is shaking the uterus and the foetus (What? I LIKE spelling it that way) is bouncing around in there like a BB in a boxcar

Memo to self: Do not trust mikey with the cocktail shaker.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm looking forward to the fetal olympics.

Substance McGravitas said...

Judging that stuff is somewhat invasive.

Smut Clyde said...

No problem, stage it in Kansas.

Smut Clyde said...

Hmmm, should the babby in the pulsating uterus be leaving an undulating rainbow trail and flying across a background of stars? Open to suggestions.

Substance McGravitas said...

That'd be awesome.

Sirius Kiwi Lunacy said...

I believe that as of today I am an honorary Kiwi. My softball team's new uniforms that we wore for the first time this evening are, after all, all black.

Another Kiwi said...

Mr Lunacy will have to take a few blows to the head to be a real Kiwi.
You are in Ozzytralia, aren't you, old chap?

Sirius Lunacy said...

You are in Ozzytralia, aren't you, old chap?

I don't know what you upside-downers call it, but here we call it Florida. I do follow that weird game they call footy though, so that may have given you the idea that I was from the west island. I have three older brothers, so I've taken my share of blows to the head already.