Proof that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

31 Dec

Between being sick – AGAIN – the biggest holiday of the year, having my beloved Jake at home to play with, and entertaining family, I hadn’t made it onto Facebook until this morning, when I noticed something along the right sidebar where they display ads tailored precisely to users’ interests.  I kid you not; it read:

Surprise your Boyfriend!
What will your baby look like? Upload your pic and find out. OurBabymaker is FREE, plus you’ll get the mywebsearch toolbar. Click here!

 Now, just imagine for one moment that I am a 15-year-old girl dating some dirtbag my parents hate.  And I see this ad on Facebook.  And I just happen to have photos of me and Dirtbag on my computer.  And I follow this BabyMaker link.  And the result is an adorable little baby just crying out for someone to make it, pronto.


I completely expect to see a baby boom among pimply high schoolers (and – gulp! – junior highers?) as a result.  And it infuriates me, this preying-upon of the internet on clueless girls.

As an antidote to this epidemic, I propose an alternate website that tells the truth about “babymaking.”  A website that shows what the baby will really look like.

Who’s with me?

3 Responses to “Proof that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.”

  1. lifeintheboomerlane December 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Completely hilarious.

  2. AKeo December 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I’m with you! If they got an ugly picture they may ask for birth control – or just stop having sex altogether!

  3. Erin January 4, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    You are hysterical and unfortunately, so right! I am a HS teacher and have students everyday who want to talk about so and so and her adorable baby…how cute she looks in her maternity clothes and the stuff she got at her baby shower???? WHAT????

    Here’s what I suggest – I’ll show them a picture of my post-partum stomach, or the other lovelies that come with PG – maybe that will fix their little read wagons.

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