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November 10, 2009 12:42 PM   Subscribe

How to make a baby. (SFW)
posted by fcummins (42 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, that was pretty damn good.
posted by chunking express at 12:44 PM on November 10, 2009


So cute!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:46 PM on November 10, 2009


thumbs up
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:46 PM on November 10, 2009


How is babby formed
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:55 PM on November 10, 2009 [12 favorites]


Oh god. I don't know why, but that really viscerally freaked me out. Intellectually, I'm sitting here thinking I shouldn't have found that upsetting, but for some reason I'm really distressed. I really didn't like that and I don't know why.
posted by Caduceus at 12:58 PM on November 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Caduceus, is it because the overdubbed giggling sounded like the tittering of demons?
posted by Greg Nog at 1:02 PM on November 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


I liked it a lot but the pedant in me really wished they wouldn't have changed wardrobes for the different frames. The effect could've been a lot stronger!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:02 PM on November 10, 2009


That had the same fucked up, unpleasent vibe as, say, the Teletubbies, or the Saw franchise.

Super bogue.
posted by orville sash at 1:03 PM on November 10, 2009


That kid is going to be quite upset when he or she finds out the truth of it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:04 PM on November 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


OK, that was funny.
posted by jquinby at 1:06 PM on November 10, 2009


How to make a baby more powerful:

First dilute your baby with water...
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:07 PM on November 10, 2009 [5 favorites]



Oh god. I don't know why, but that really viscerally freaked me out. Intellectually, I'm sitting here thinking I shouldn't have found that upsetting, but for some reason I'm really distressed. I really didn't like that and I don't know why.
posted by Caduceus at 12:58 PM on November 10 [+] [!]


You don't like bodies? the prospect of being a parent? rapid change? bad audio layering? the misrepresentation of the truth in any form?
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 1:10 PM on November 10, 2009


How is Babby Formed never gets old.
posted by chunking express at 1:10 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Idea: 9.1

Execution: 3.7 (mainly because of the lack of wardrobe continuity)
posted by jeremy b at 1:10 PM on November 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


I liked it a lot but the pedant in me really wished they wouldn't have changed wardrobes for the different frames. The effect could've been a lot stronger!

From some notes on how we did this: early on, we had this idea that we should wear the same clothes every time, for continuity's sake. But as Raquel's pregnancy developed, we soon discovered that the extra effort required to change in and out of our uniforms was going to interfere with the goal of shooting as many frames as possible, and might even prevent us from finishing the project at all. We dialed down the perfectionism, and in the process ended up having a lot more fun with it.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:12 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes, Greg Nog, I think that was part of it. Also now that TWPL mentions it, I think the rapid changing of their outfits was upsetting in a "we're trying to cause a seizure" sort of way. And the fact that they switched back and forth from pregnant to non-pregnant as he "blew her up" was also upsetting for some reason; it's not natural to fluctuate like that, you're supposed to keep getting more pregnant until you have the baby, and in the same way, when you're blowing up a balloon, if you're letting the air back out you're doing it wrong, so I didn't expect the reduction in the size of her belly between puffs. All those combined to bother me, I think. Definitely not watching that ever again.
posted by Caduceus at 1:13 PM on November 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


my pary are with the father
posted by fire&wings at 1:17 PM on November 10, 2009 [5 favorites]


I found it inspiring.
posted by Sova at 1:19 PM on November 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


wow that was a great video! good thing it's not that easy though. Otherwise overpopulation may be worse than it already is. Oh wait, maybe it is that easy and that's why the world is overpopulated. hahaha.
posted by tobe at 1:36 PM on November 10, 2009


Something about the noise and the shrinking stomach is probably what bothers me. It's double disturbing because you're not supposed to be disturbed.

This may be the nadir of the uncanny valley re: time lapse pregnancies. If they remake Rosemary's Baby, this could well be the stinger.

Not saying the couple or the baby are demonic. They're cute as can be.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:44 PM on November 10, 2009


Man abstinence-only education has caused some real confusion. You need to blow into the left hand to get someone pregnant. Duh.
posted by allen.spaulding at 1:46 PM on November 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


How to make a baby more powerful:

First dilute your baby with water...


Surely you'd want to strike your baby down. That'll make it more powerful than you can possibly imagine. And I can imagine quite a bit.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:53 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


C'mon; everyone knows you can't get pregnant from a blow job.
posted by not_on_display at 2:02 PM on November 10, 2009 [12 favorites]


Am bad that it made me think of this charming family?

Anyway, enjoy your baby. Have a few more (the world desperately needs more smart people with chutzpah). And even though it seems like it'll last forever sometimes, always remember it's a Limited Time Only sort of situation.
posted by squalor at 2:05 PM on November 10, 2009


So, wait, the man gives a woman a blow job and that's where babies come from?

Thank god I'm queer. Reproduction confuses and frightens me.

This was awesome
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:14 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


If they would have poured Pepsi on her turned-over thumb, that never would have happened.
posted by psylosyren at 2:30 PM on November 10, 2009


I sure do love that video, though.
posted by psylosyren at 2:31 PM on November 10, 2009


Apparently I'm doing it wrong, but I think my way is more fun.
posted by JeffK at 2:57 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


very cute!!
posted by garnetgirl at 3:26 PM on November 10, 2009


clever! thanks!
posted by HuronBob at 4:08 PM on November 10, 2009


CUTE!

Though ok, the thing where he "pops" the baby kind of gets me in a "HUH?" sort of way, but then... BABY. ZOMG. SQUEE.

Oh yeah, the video is also pretty great.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:18 PM on November 10, 2009


My three year old walked in while I was watching it and demanded that I play it 3 more times.
posted by echolalia67 at 4:38 PM on November 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Damnit. That looks a lot easier than the way we did it.
posted by GuyZero at 4:42 PM on November 10, 2009


That was awfully cute.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:02 PM on November 10, 2009


I'm with Caduceus in finding this almost...inimical. Not because of the subject matter. Really hard to explain, but probably something to do with the time-lapseness of it. It disturbed the hell out of me the same way claymation or certain kinds of animation do. This is my problem and nothing to do with the intention of the thing, but it's not that much of an exaggeration to say I'll probably have a nightmare about this and I'm not entirely sure why. I'm just glad I'm not the only one. Then again I was also scared shitless by the good witch's bubble in the wizard of oz.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 9:00 PM on November 10, 2009


Thanks, everybody, for the great comments! Glad (most of) you liked our video!

(Caduceus and Dormant Gorilla, so sorry to have induced your respective gag reflexes! They say a violently negative reaction is better than no reaction at all, but believe me that wasn't our intention. :-)

As filthy light thief alluded above, you can read more about how we made the video here: How to Make a "How to Make a Baby".
posted by otherthings_ at 9:45 PM on November 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Put down my vote in the "cute" column.
posted by matildaben at 10:58 PM on November 10, 2009


If only it were that easy.
posted by Mojojojo at 2:38 AM on November 11, 2009


It's so nice when a couple makes a baby that they actually want. I enjoyed the film, found it cute. I suspect the baby is going to grow up having a lot of fun, with parents like that.
posted by Goofyy at 4:45 AM on November 11, 2009


And the fact that they switched back and forth from pregnant to non-pregnant as he "blew her up" was also upsetting for some reason; it's not natural to fluctuate like that, you're supposed to keep getting more pregnant until you have the baby, and in the same way, when you're blowing up a balloon, if you're letting the air back out you're doing it wrong, so I didn't expect the reduction in the size of her belly between puffs.

Ah, I thought the implication was that he didn't blow hard enough until the fourth try. You have to do it all in one breath, and if you don't succeed, you have to start over.
posted by aws17576 at 7:56 AM on November 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome and adorable. Also dug the Sim noises.
posted by futureisunwritten at 8:02 AM on November 11, 2009


Thanks for this, really made me smile. Actually, the final bit with the baby's eyes going in opposite directions made me laugh out loud.
posted by Dragonness at 7:35 PM on November 11, 2009


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