The Obsession with Manbabies Continues

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

May 23, 2009 4:30:23 AM

I finally found it!� I've been meaning to post this video for a while now since it coincides with bloggers' and comedians' recent manbaby craze, but it's not on TV a lot, and I couldn't for my life remember what the commercial was advertising.� Well I finally saw the commercial again, so here it is, Boost Mobile's disturbingly odd manbaby commercial.� Kind of weird how the "father" has to shuffle down the freezer aisle like that ...


Age Timer: 18 weeks, 1 day


Topics: video, Bizarre, Boost Mobile, Media, manbaby, ManBabies, commercial

Meet Baby Lump-Routan

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 2, 2009 7:36:56 AM

I can't believe I missed this when I wrote the post about Volkswagen's awesome Routan, "have a baby for love, not German engineering" campaign. Maybe they hadn't come out with the RoutanBabymaker3000 at that point, but yesterday I came across it on this really awesome dad blog I occasionally read called "Noodad." Basically, the RoutanBabymaker3000 allows you to "make a baby without actually 'making' a baby."

Have a Routan baby with a loved one or a person you hardly even know.� Just find the right mate, and make a baby so adorable you just can't help but love.

I took the liberty of making a Routan baby with James to determine what Baby Lump might look like.� It should be interesting to see if our real baby bears a resemblance to his/her Routan baby counterpart, which looks to be a boy.� (And I'm hoping we'll find out fairly soon ...)

[caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="712" caption="Click the picture to check out a more animated version of Baby Lump-Routan."]Click the picture to check out a more animated version of Baby Lump-Routan.[/caption]

Oven Timer: 38 weeks, 4 days


Topics: Internet Fun, Bizarre, Media, Volkswagen, Routan baby

Who Hasn't Heard About That Whole Motrin Moms Scandal Yet?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 21, 2008 6:56:04 AM

It's been all over the news, it erupted on Twitter and of course, mommy blogs have been covering it full-force.� If you haven't heard about it yet, I thought I'd share the online Motrin commercial that caused such an outpouring of offended, angry moms:


I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it - I'm not offended, but I don't necessarily think it's funny either.� I definitely think it was meant to have the same type of sarcastic, humorous tone as does Volkswagen's "Have a baby for love, not German engineering" commercial, but for whatever reason (I think it's the commercial's choice of words), it seems like Motrin's poorly constructed ad missed the mark.

Instead of creating a commercial that spoke empathetically to moms, Motrin created one that many moms misinterpreted as a blatant insult for "wearing their babies."� Personally, I don't think Motrin meant any offense whatsoever.� Unfortunately, they just hit the wrong nerve of their target audience with this one.

Did they forget to test the ad on their target demographic first, or what?� At least they did a good job of listening to their audience's responses and reacting appropriately by addressing the situation and removing the ads where they could.� I commend them for that.

Oven Timer: 32 weeks, 4 days

Topics: Media, online ad, Motrin moms scandal, Motrin moms, advertisement, Motrin

German Engineering: The REAL Reason James and I are Pregnant

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 22, 2008 12:03:21 PM

"German Engineering" is not just a great song by Maritime.� It's also the reason James and I are having a baby.� Forget Brooke Shields and her "have a baby for love" mantra, James' and my actual motivation for getting pregnant was Volkswagen's Routan minivan ...


Okay, okay, all kidding aside, time to update you on Baby Lump's developmental touch points for this week.� At this point, he/she should be about 15 inches long, weigh almost 3 pounds and be starting to form some eyelashes and eyebrows.� One Web site I refer to describes the baby's length as similar to an amusement park cinnamon-sugar-coated churro.� Mmm ...

I had my glucose screening on Monday, which checks for gestational diabetes.� Everything I've read about it prepared me to drink a nasty "glucose cocktail" before my blood was taken, but it honestly wasn't bad at all.� It basically tasted like a very sweet but flat cup of Pepsi.� Anyway, I heard from the doctor today that I passed, although my iron is low (no news here, it always has been), which means I'll be taking an iron supplement from now on.� No biggie.

Well, it seems like we're in the home stretch now folks.� The frequency of my doctor visitations has now been increased to once every two weeks until week 36, at which point I'll check in once a week until delivery.

Does anyone else think time has gone by at a ridiculously fast pace?

Oven Timer: 28 weeks, 2 days


Topics: Weekly Updates, video, Internet Fun, Media, glucose screening, Brooke Shields, Volkswagen Routan, gestational diabetes, german engineering, 28 weeks

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