Monday, August 13th, 2007
Negative Baby Humor: Do You Find this Funny?
Clicking on the shopping cart link for these products produces an "out of stock" blurb that suggests you buy an in-stock T-shirt from its CafÃ© Press page.
I’m curious what your reaction is to the following video clip. It features a mock test of a Kevlar-reinforced stroller. A baby is placed inside and then the stroller is peppered with automatic gunfire.
Is bulletproofbaby.net amusing? Laugh out loud funny? Disturbing? Outrageous? Were you raised around guns, or in a gun-free environment? Does having or not having a child influence your perspective? Does gender play a role?
I didn’t find the web site amusing, but I’m also difficult to offend, so I was mostly intrigued by the photos of fake products (although after finding the real gas mask pictured above, I wonder how many of the products were digital fakery versus based on the real deal).
[To clarify, the following products are real...] Camouflaged bibs sell today because they are "cute." Toy riot helmets are available for older kids. Baby gas masks have been around a long time. They existed in World War II, and today a couple versions are known as the Baby SCAPEhood and the Schmartaf Infant Protective Wrap (different name, but it’s the same one shown in the photo at top). Does seeing real infant gas masks change your opinion of bulletproofbaby.net?
Here are a few other negative humor baby web sites:
- BabyCage.net (housing option for infants)
- BabySmasher.com (restroom baby changing stations are really death traps)
- Drunkenbabies.com (photos)
- Nine Mouthed Baby Game (just weird)
- Carrababy bike bag as baby carrier (spoof, of course)
- BabyReview.com (sarcastic reviews of infants)
- EatBabies.com (recipes)
- Baby Bush Toys (OK, I laughed at this one, but it’s political humor, not anti-baby)