13 June 2008

Just watched the requisite "NEVER SHAKE A BABY!" video here at the hospital. While the subject matter is serious and warranted, the cheese factor was through the roof. My favourite part? When the narrator solemnly intones:

Most experts agree that a person does not wake up in the morning and plan to shake a baby.
Most experts? Meaning a consensus or majority? I'd like to hear from the minority opinion. Who are these "experts" anyway? Baby shaker experts? Apparently some of those experts actually do believe that baby shakers wake up in the morning, brush their teeth, gaze at themselves in the mirror, and with a gleam in the eye they lustily exclaim, "today is a great day for shaking a baby!"


The Unabashed Blogger said...

That's pretty funny... Probably good for some to here, but still funny. Reminds me of a Chris Rock bit, "I'd never hit a woman....but I'd shake the sh!t outta her!"

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

There was also another funny bit I remembered later...something along the lines of:

"Sadly, Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs in every race, class, and socioeconomic level."

Or something like that. SADLY?! As in, man, its a shame that this isn't constrained to those poor minorities! Even we rich white folk have to deal with this problem! Dagnabbit!

Just a funny bit of probably completely unintentional racism.