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post #181 of 366
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
Why would you joke about it if you don't think it's funny?

To me personally, that title would be like saying:
"MIL says I shouldn't let 2yo DD eat rat poison off the floor/play in heavy traffic/jump off our 2-story roof/play with used syringes from our community garbage bin (take your pick), but I think it's fine. WWYD?"

Maybe that would be funny to some people, but imho when you're talking about something that would cause a child's death, it's not something to joke around about.

And yes, I do understand the point of a shocker title.


Because the point was to come up with fake/bad/shocking thread titles to intrigue/concern/shock people into clicking on the thread. I am not even the first one to suggest about food allergies on this thread. Or the only "dangerous" idea. It's not real. Just fake.


I think your ideas would be good *fake* ones. And if your fake ideas got more people to click then more moms will get holiday help. Since it's not real I would be fine with any of those. It's for a good cause.
post #182 of 366
I was so ready for the CPS cloth diapering horror story! now I'm just glad I've found the traveling thread finally.

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Originally Posted by neetling View Post
"I caught MIL trying to breastfeed my newborn!!!!"
Didn't someone actually post about this like a year ago?
post #183 of 366
You're right, and there have been a few other suggestions that I thought were in poor taste.

I think shockers that are so absurd that people just HAVE to click to see if it's true are great- like the current title. Or titles that make people think "ewwwww!" like the spider title. Those are funny.

The problem with the food allergy thing is that it's NOT absurd- hang out in the allergy forum long enough and you will actually see those exact questions being asked - "My MIL/DH/babysitter keeps feeding DD things she's allergic to. What do I do?" or "She tested positive to tree nuts, do I really need to stop feeding them to her?" Those aren't absurd questions, because they ARE real. And they make people really worried, concerned, angry. I just don't get how you can have a child with a potentially deadly allergy and think it's funny to joke around about. Maybe I'm just being too sensitive because this is a real issue in my life right now. eta: If I actually saw your title posted and clicked on it, then found out it was a joke, I would be PISSED. It would not serve it's purpose of getting me in the giving spirit.

How about a thread title of "This week, DCS just took my kids away, my husband left me, and I got evicted from my home." or "I just had my 27th miscarriage. What do I do?"?? Those are pretty holy shit, really?! but you don't really think that either would be an appropriate thing to joke around about, do you?

Sorry to go on... it just struck a nerve (see my edit.)

Back to the holiday madness.
post #184 of 366
Oh! How about:
I can't breastfeed but my dog just had puppies. Can I pump for her milk?
post #185 of 366
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
You're right, and there have been a few other suggestions that I thought were in poor taste.

I think shockers that are so absurd that people just HAVE to click to see if it's true are great- like the current title. Or titles that make people think "ewwwww!" like the spider title. Those are funny.

The problem with the food allergy thing is that it's NOT absurd- hang out in the allergy forum long enough and you will actually see those exact questions being asked - "My MIL/DH/babysitter keeps feeding DD things she's allergic to. What do I do?" or "She tested positive to tree nuts, do I really need to stop feeding them to her?" Those aren't absurd questions, because they're real. And they make people really worried, concerned, angry. I just don't get how you can have a child with a potentially deadly allergy and think it's funny to joke around about. Maybe I'm just being too sensitive because this is a real issue in my life right now. eta: If I actually saw your title posted and clicked on it, then found out it was a joke, I would be PISSED. It would not serve it's purpose of getting me in the giving spirit.

How about a thread title of "This week, DCS just took my kids away, my husband left me, and I got evicted from my home." or "I just had my 27th miscarriage. What do I do?"?? Those are pretty holy shit, really?! but you don't really think that either would be an appropriate thing to joke around about, do you?

Sorry to go on... it just struck a nerve.

Back to the holiday madness.


Hmm I think maybe this is because I put a " " in my original post? I only put that because I thought I was funny for coming up with a thread title that actually sounded legit... since many are trying to figure out "shocking" titles that sound real. I was laughing at myself, not the idea of a kid dying (which ofcourse I did not use that wording). I ofcourse would NEVER suggest "27 miscarriages" nor do I think that is even on the same level as my idea.


I have been dealing with the food allergies for years now. Medic Alert bracelets and Epi-pen practices are the norm here. I have had time to "relax" a bit in my "humor" (because stress kills and I spent too many years trying to give myself a stroke over it) and did not mean any offense to anyone. My posts on the allergy board are not "funny" in anyway. I merely suggested a shocker and that's all. Bad taste is subjective and everyone will always disagree on it.


I too will let this go and let the original reason for this thread to continue forward.




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post #186 of 366
in Country Living/ Off the Grid:

"Can a chicken lay 4 eggs in a single day?"

"I keep finding eggs in the rooster house... I don't have any hens"
post #187 of 366
"I have never seen one of those in my catbox before! Should I save it?"
post #188 of 366
Awesome!
post #189 of 366
Thread Starter 
I want someone to FREAK when they see me post in "I'm Pregnant."
post #190 of 366
okay this threw me for a loop
post #191 of 366
Thread Starter 
Okay.....odd tasting rooster eggs with pics it is
post #192 of 366
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Originally Posted by Maluhia View Post
Okay.....odd tasting rooster eggs with pics it is
This is one I really WISH there were eggs for, wonder what they'd look like? :giggle

Too funny, I actually got 8 Swagbucks for searching rooster eggs. hee hee.
post #193 of 366
And what sound would that poor rooster be making while he was laying!?
post #194 of 366
"A naturally occurring diamond in the oyster!"
post #195 of 366
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Originally Posted by limabean View Post
I'm changing this one to:

Would you be offended by this Halloween costume (pic in OP, but it might be NSFW)
There was actually a post like this in Breastfeeding a while back, called "Cross-species Breastfeeding w/Pic" or something like that. It was a mama nursing a baby, both in animal halloween costumes. I nearly peed my pants.
post #196 of 366
Hehe- I like the idea of rooster eggs.

I should try passing off some of the chicken eggs as rooster eggs someday...
post #197 of 366
These thread titles just keep getting funnier and funnier. Thanks for the laughs everyone! How do I find out what the current needs are?
post #198 of 366
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Originally Posted by Wild Lupine View Post
These thread titles just keep getting funnier and funnier. Thanks for the laughs everyone! How do I find out what the current needs are?
Head on down to the Holiday Helpers board. You can read each family's story and see their specific needs or view the master list of needs. Sorry no linky, haven't figured out how to do that on my phone.

Thanks for your generosity
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post #200 of 366
I was all ready for a tale of chicken intrigue! LOL
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