When I got home from the conference I realized that if Mulan saw my story (or a fellow student did) she could be very embarrassed. I was mortified and could not believe that I hadn’t considered this before.
So I went looking to see how old her daughter is now, hoping she was an adult, or at least old enough to be able to decide that she's okay with it. Mulan is ten. I also found a blog post by Julia Sweeney where she told the same frog story at TED last year and then:
We read so many heartbreaking threads on MeFi about bullying and the scars it leaves. Yet there's all these parents out there selling out their kids' privacy for blog hits or a byline or a book deal, seemingly never considering that the internet is forever.
The Hiltons are a medium-money family (not new, not old) and thus they are aware of where this boundary is and whilst Paris cannot resist the luscious attention of the camera, she has an innate sense of where to hide -- and when to stop revealing. No doubt her parents' handlers are a very keen influence here.
Maybe they cut the baby out when it's ready? Like a pie?
No. that was silly. They couldn't do that in caveman times cause they had no knives. Maybe a helpful animal came and sliced it out and got a treat for doing so!
I found it funny from about four minutes in, but up until then I couldn't figure out why the laugh track/audience was having hysterics. Maybe my sense of humour metre is broken?
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