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  • On Thu, 3 Sep 2015, 1:12pm PDT in Fake-a-baby, turtledove said:

    Dan8267 says

    A real business model would create a lifelike fake baby -- or use a third world baby -- to really sell the gag. If the joke isn't maintained for nine months, you're half-assing it.

    Yes, because if you give up the gag too early then it's not funny.... and you end up looking like you're just crazy.

  • On Thu, 3 Sep 2015, 10:58am PDT in Fake-a-baby, turtledove said:

    Dan8267 says

    I think this website demonstrates that the Internet is full of monkeys throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.

    I remember a web site from several months back that was selling positive home pregnancy tests. Yes, folks... used pregnancy tests! HCG test trips that a stranger has already peed on can be yours for the bargain price of.... I'm sure these are for entertainment purposes only, too.

  • On Thu, 3 Sep 2015, 9:07am PDT in Fake-a-baby, turtledove said:

    Exactly what is the entertainment value of faking a pregnancy? Seriously... let's just play this one out.

    Scenario 1 (partner would be happy about a baby)

    I want to play a trick on my husband. I think it will be super funny to make him think I'm pregnant. This, apparently, is a long-running joke, as I will be getting bellies and ultrasound photos to match the gestational age throughout the joke period. So, I tell him I'm pregnant and start presenting my evidence over several months. Just as he is getting really excited about the new baby, I drop the bomb! I can just hear the laughter, now.

    Scenario 2 (partner wouldn't be happy about a baby, but I might get him to do something he doesn't want to do if he THINKS I'm pregnant)

    I want to play a trick on my boyfriend/husband to get him to feel greater commitment to me or get him to do something that he doesn't want to do. I tell him I'm pregnant and start presenting my evidence over several months. After I get him to do what I want, I drop the bomb! (insert laughter) Or is there a "fake-a-miscarriage" sister site to all this that I'm unaware of?

    Scenario 3 (I have no partner, as he left me, so clearly this would be unwelcome news, and frankly I'm not sure why I'm doing it other than to see him sweat)

    I want to play a trick on my ex. I tell him I'm pregnant presenting my evidence over several months. After he changes his underwear a few times, I drop the bomb! (laughter?) Or is there a "fake-a-child-support-order" sister site to all this than I'm unaware of for even more knee-slapping humor?

    I truly cannot find a scenario where the target of the joke would find this kind of joke entertaining. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

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