Thursday, May 08, 2008

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Away From The Dill

I think I have a good sense of humor and find most things, except the CW network, pretty funny. But I rarely laugh out loud. It's so rare that I try to avoid using LOL in IM. I feel like I'm lying. Maybe I should start using IDNLOLBTWPDF (I did not laugh out loud but that was pretty darn funny). Even my favorite comics rarely elicit a guffaw. But then something utterly stupid will crack me up every time no matter how many times I read it. This time, of all the possible things, it was The Indiana Mothers' Baby Book put out by The Indiana State Board of Health. I can't remember where I first saw it, but I think it was Evan that found it and uploaded portions to his Flickr page. Click on it to view full-size and check out the advice on crying babies.

All I know is that you, too, might be doubled over like I am, picturing a sinister character in a black hat and evil mustache lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to give a pickle to your baby in an effort to exact revenge for some previous wrong that your family committed against him.

Or you think I'm insane.

Either one is fine with me.

Update: In the comments on the Flickr page there are some links to a pdf of the entire book (published in 1920) for all you new mothers out there. Or mothers to be - some great labor and delivery tips for in Volume I for you do-it-yourselfers.


Anonymous said...

You done altered that book, you dastardly devil you! give the boy a pickle and not a tickle. Just be glad it ain't a sickle.

Moist Rub said...

If that baby is already such a big asshole to have enemies, he probably deserves that pickle.