Re: Newest member of the Mineshaft

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Yay! Babies!


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:09 AM
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Babies! Hooray!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:11 AM
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Excellent. Hope they're both doing OK.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:20 AM
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Wonderful! Congratulations Snarkshrub family.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:25 AM
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Allow me to be the first to eschew the tired old "allow me to be the first . . ." line and simply wish redfox, snarkout, and the snarkyfoxcub all the best.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:29 AM
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Given the small person's birthday, one can only assume that they will grow up to be neb's mortal enemy -- hooray!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:31 AM
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6: SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
(We mustn't let neb know, lest he work to prevent the said growing up)


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:36 AM
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Aw, congratulations :)


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:38 AM
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Congrats all around!

It's Texas Independence Day, or was until it became Snarky Kit Day.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:41 AM
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Woot!


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:46 AM
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Who could have predicted that the birth of this strange and wondrous child would cause Texas to once again come under the dominion of Mexico?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:49 AM
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Congratulations.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:53 AM
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12: Thanks. I think. I mean, it sure is going to be different under Mexican rule, but I'm sure it will turn out okay.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:57 AM
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Congratulations RFTS and Snarkout! Welcome little baby!


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:59 AM
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I'm going to have to practice pronouncing Target as tar-het so I won't get in any trouble.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:00 AM
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Oh, wonderful!! Best wishes to the whole family.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:00 AM
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Welcome, new young person! How wonderful to have you join your parents and all of us in the world.

(Now hurry up and join the Flickr pool.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:00 AM
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BABY!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:02 AM
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Congratulations!


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:04 AM
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Permita que sea el primer para desearles enhorabuena!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:09 AM
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So many new babies! Congratulations and best wishes, guys.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:12 AM
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21: Um, I think they just had one, apostropher.

Also, I just realized that ogged and I are now compatriots.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:24 AM
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Yay! Congratulations!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:34 AM
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Congrats! I know we can count on RedSnark 'rents to teach Baby ShrubOut to think critically.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:37 AM
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Congratulations!


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:37 AM
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Woohoo! And a reminder to the new parents that tiny and fragile as the snark-kit may look, they're surprisingly durable and resilient. Don't worry about anything more than suits you.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:43 AM
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26, while excellent advice, is probably only helpful to people who are capable of employing reason to override the instinctive emotional response of "OMG, I think I broke it, I'm doing this all wrong, s/he going to hate me and need extensive therapy for the rest of her/his life!"

If you don't worry obsessively and unnecessarily about at least a couple of things, then you are terrible parents. Terrible. And people will judge you.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 7:57 AM
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Congratulations! Great news.

6: Snark-kit should be named nosaj, the polar opposite of a neb.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:05 AM
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Remember to keep track of the first day the baby laughs, to see if Aristotle was right that it always happens on Day 40.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:08 AM
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If you don't worry obsessively and unnecessarily about at least a couple of things, then you are terrible parents.

Also if you eat the baby. Don't do that.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:09 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the birth of a snarkenfox pup was predicted by the book of Revelations.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:12 AM
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Newborn babies are basically indestructible. Since they have no moving parts -- just one long fun-filled slide from mouth to diaper -- there's nothing to break.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:12 AM
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Given the small person's birthday, one can only assume that they will grow up to be neb's mortal enemy

neb turned perfect today? Frightening. But I've been perfect for thirty-some-odd days now and it isn't all it's cracked up to be.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:17 AM
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I'm holding out for 496 being awesome, though.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:17 AM
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Congratulations, proud new parents!


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:18 AM
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Has it been revealed whether it's a boy or girl?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:22 AM
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36: Girl!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:28 AM
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Not nosaj then. aedem?


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:32 AM
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Also if you eat the baby. Don't do that.

And take care to keep it away from dingos.

Sir K knows a couple who always described their daughter as "raised by amateurs". They had two basic rules for parenting their newborn:

1) Feed the baby.
2) Don't drop the baby.

That seemed to work.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:36 AM
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The Snarkenfox Pup will be going under the handle "Little Schadenfreude", I am told.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:38 AM
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39: Oh no! Someone should have told them about the diapers!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:40 AM
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39 reminds me of my favorite story about our pediatrician. Friends of ours (and of the doctor) were just about to have their first baby. The mom-to-be is asking all kinds of mom-to-be questions and says to the doctor, "Well, what about feeding her?" Doc nods slowly, contemplatively. "Yes," he says. "Yes, I definitely recommend feeding her." I've probably told this story before.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:42 AM
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Congratulations!


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:56 AM
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Hurrah! Congratulations and welcome.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:10 AM
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Yay! Congratulations! Babies are a fascinating study, and now you'll have your very own to work with!


Posted by: Frowner | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:15 AM
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Can someone back up my claim in 29? Because I am relying on a Radiolab episode for that information and know nothing about Aristotle.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:28 AM
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hurrah!


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:34 AM
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Aristotle thinks Tailout was ensouled at 40 days post-conception, but what happens 40 days post-birth?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:35 AM
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46:

Τὰ δὲ παιδία ὅταν γένωνται, τῶν τετταράκοντα ἡμερῶν ἐγρηγορότα μὲν οὔτε γελᾷ οὔτε δακρύει, νύκτωρ δ' ἐνίοτε ἄμφω·

Backing up!


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:38 AM
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He says they don't laugh or cry while awake, but they do both at night.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:39 AM
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English here.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:39 AM
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neb turned perfect today?

Yesterday, and I even announced my birth(day) on facebook with an allusion to the perfection of my age.

Despite my initial support for the name "Facility" I hope they didn't go with it, because I didn't realize until after expressing said support that it names not only an abstract quality but concrete places.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:44 AM
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The baby is a milk-processing facility, to be sure.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:46 AM
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Fontana Facility changed his name to sound more snappy.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:49 AM
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She could also grow up to be easy.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:50 AM
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55: Deaf jokes are deprecated, Awl.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:53 AM
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AT WHAT POINT IN LIFE DOES ARISTOTLE SAY WOMEN BECOME EASY?


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:53 AM
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Welcome, baby!

Despite my initial support for the name "Facility" I hope they didn't go with it, because I didn't realize until after expressing said support that it names not only an abstract quality but concrete places.
It's appealing either way. Meet my daughters: Paris, America, and Facility. Or meet my daughters: Prudence, Charity, and Facility. I think it's win/win.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:53 AM
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You wouldn't want to be said to be a facility, though.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:55 AM
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59: But what if they spelled it "Faciliti"? That would be fine, right?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:56 AM
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57: The rumor is that women were never easy for old Aristotle, IYKWIM, AITTYD.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:57 AM
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iTilicaf


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 9:57 AM
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But what if they spelled it "Faciliti"?

They could spell it Facility, but pronounce it Felicity. Though I'm still holding out hope for Vajazzle.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:01 AM
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Vajazebel.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:03 AM
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Baheena.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:03 AM
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Mulva.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:06 AM
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Comity.

I mean as a name, not that we've reached agreement.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:08 AM
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Mutomba.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:08 AM
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Congrats, new parents!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:08 AM
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69: That's a pretty long name for a little baby.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:09 AM
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Oggedetta.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:10 AM
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Bob.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:12 AM
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Kate Beckinsale.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:12 AM
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Fac/l/ty!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:13 AM
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iBaby


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:32 AM
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Jacqueline Parker Posey Paisley Passey.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:47 AM
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Congrats! Is this the first offspring where both Mom and Dad are regular commentators? If so, interesting social experiment!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:47 AM
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Wizard Cocksucker!


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:54 AM
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Good work on the baby making. They are excellent pillows.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:55 AM
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Is this the first offspring where both Mom and Dad are regular commentators?

As far as the dads listed on the birth certificate know, yes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 10:56 AM
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Wizard Cocksucker is a boy's name.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:13 AM
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Kinda early to be reinforcing gender norms, don't you think?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:18 AM
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Mazel tov to the whole family, snark.


Posted by: avid cynic | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:18 AM
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81: Good point. We'll have to save that for the next baby.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:19 AM
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Congrats to the happy family and "Tessa Virtue" is a mandatory girl's name in this Canadian Olympic year.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:31 AM
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85 was me.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:32 AM
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I think "Texas Independence" has a nice ring to it.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:37 AM
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82: Butt out, apo, it's not your kid . . . . oh wait.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:38 AM
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Old-fashioned names like Kill-Sin, Fly-Fornication, and Amelia are coming back.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:39 AM
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Yay baby! Sleep is overrated anyway!


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:46 AM
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Also, re those diapers: IT'S MOLE!!!!111!!!


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:47 AM
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Just don't confuse what's in those diapers with molé.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:49 AM
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The lurkers congratulate you in email.


Posted by: briefly visible | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:53 AM
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Congratuloongos, farksnox.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:53 AM
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Has it been revealed what her superpower is yet?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 11:55 AM
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91 to 95.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:00 PM
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Allow me to be the first to suggest that you swap out the baby for two turtles, and, see, you could name one Tor...

Es más: ¡Felicidades!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:01 PM
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Mazel tov!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:07 PM
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You know what would be a great baby name?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:09 PM
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Kobe!


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Allow me to be the first to suggest that you swap out the baby for two turtles, and, see, you could name one Tor...

No, two babies, a boy named "Pro" and a girl named "Geny".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:15 PM
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Or, for the more biologically minded, Se and Xoutcome.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:34 PM
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97: and Quemada?

I may have missed something along the way.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:37 PM
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Congratulations to the snarkfoxes.

Welcome to the kit.

Happy sixth birthday to neb.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:47 PM
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101, 102: And maybe one day Pro and Se will meet and fall in love, and they'll refuse to listen to anyone's advice about how it'll never work.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:54 PM
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105: They'll first be attracted to each other when they notice that they both detest poetry.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:57 PM
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And then LB will get them thrown out.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 12:59 PM
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Congratulations!


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:06 PM
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If I have a daughter I'll name her Jezebel Lilith Artemisia Judith Yael Cockbiter. So don't steal that, please. Thanks.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:07 PM
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ITS HYDATIDIFORM MOLE!


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:12 PM
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105: They'll first be attracted to each other when they notice that they both detest poetry.

They were speaking of each other their whole lives!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:22 PM
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Happy birth day and birth day anniversaire to members new and old.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:28 PM
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Wow, congratulations!


Posted by: Rah | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:35 PM
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Congratulations to the now three of you. As for 109 I always liked the sound of 'Yersinia'.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite, Esq. | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 1:51 PM
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114: Hallucigenia


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 2:50 PM
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Turdus migratorius


Posted by: Ruddy Turnstone | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 3:00 PM
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Clearly the new baby should be named "Matt Weiner". Either that or "Wry Cooter".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 3:10 PM
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Combine them: Wat Weiner-Cooter.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:08 PM
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"Hermie" for short.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:17 PM
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Congratulations, baby! I think if I could do it over again, I'd want to get born to people like RFTS and SO.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 6:32 PM
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Congratulations!

Remember to keep track of the first day the baby laughs, to see if Aristotle was right that it always happens on Day 40.

Also keep track of who makes her laugh the first time because that person then has to throw a party.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 2-10 8:36 PM
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Jane is her first name and Cassandra is her middle name, but you can call her Schadenfreude or Facility or MOLE, if you like.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:04 PM
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NOBODY PUTS MOLE IN A CORNER.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:08 PM
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Facility MOLE Shrub.

Not a bad name!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:10 PM
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Jane's namesake


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:11 PM
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ok, wtf is this.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:12 PM
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you can call her [...] MOLE

Will the parenting committee also accept 6.02 x 1023?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:14 PM
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Jane is her first name and Cassandra is her middle name,

Ooo, this is a wonderful name.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:27 PM
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Ooo, this is a wonderful name.

But you don't know what her last name is!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 1:28 PM
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"Snarksdottír".


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