Thursday, July 9, 2009

Afterbirth for Dinner and Spanx for Men!

Every now and then I come across something so funny or crazy that I just have to share it with someone.

Afterbirth for Dinner: In this weeks Time magazine Joel Stein penned an article about his wife, saying, "There is so much you can't know about your spouse when you get married, like that one day she will want to eat her placenta."

When planning for the birth of their first child, his wife told him that for $275 a woman would come to their house, cook the placenta, freeze-dry it and turn it into capsules to help ward off postpartum depression and increase her milk supply. His reply was, "$275 is a bargain compared with the $20,000 I'll have to spend to tear out our kitchen immediately afterward."

She reminded him that most mammals eat their placenta and he countered with, "and most dogs eat their poop."

Anyway - I was completely unaware of this placenta-eating thing and was rather horrified. But the article is really funny, so check it out at,8599,1908194,00.html

Spanx for Men: Time magazine again - this issue is chocked full of funny stuff (also a huge list of book reviews by the way).

Writer, Josh Quittner agreed to try out an "undershirt" for men from a company called Equmen (short for equality for men), that claimed that their shirt would "compress men's core and give them a more tailored look."

Lots of technology involved, but who cares? Right? Well, as it turns out, my husband does. When I finished reading this super-funny article to him, I expected him to say something like, "that is so stupid," but his very serious response was, "Maybe I should get one. How much are they?"

And when the author modeled the shirt for his wife, she said, "in that hard way of women who have been married for 21 years," "You shaved a month off the last trimester." LOL!

Turns out, Josh loves the shirt, but said he's now starting to obsess about his thighs and thinking, "manny hose?"

Here's the link to the full article.,9171,1908426,00.html


  1. What a coincidence - I read these articles and thought "This has to be some sort of weird joke." The placenta one, in particular. And Spanx for men - well, maybe not as weird at second glance. Now where did we hear "Vanity, thy name is woman." Charlena

  2. I think some really insecure guy said it. Oh wait - it was William Shakespeare, but what he actually said was "Frailty, they name is woman," and it morphed over the years to vanity. Imagine that.