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Candlejack said on October 16th, 2012 at 11:40 am

I’m reminded of the Coyote legend of the shit baby–wherein Coyote believed he was pregnant, took a particularly large dump, and then wrapped it in a blanket and showed it off as a child–but my google-fu is weak; I can’t find it online.

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There went my appetite.

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Candlejack: There’s a version of that story in Sandman, where the trickster-figure (Loki) is actively deceiving one of the other Norse gods into thinking he’s pregnant. It’s one of those universal stories that almost certainly didn’t originate with Gaiman, but could easily have come from the Norse tradition rather than the Native American one.

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Candlejack said on October 16th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Well, I know it’s a Coyote story–I learned it in college from our local folklore enthusiast, Professor Pavich, as an example of the trickster being tricked. But it would hardly be unusual for very similar stories to appear in different cultures.

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Obvs the ‘uterus’ was Arnold’s scrotum.

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Mitchell Hundred said on October 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Okay, but (and as a man I am only going by the knowledge gleaned from Pop Culture here) isn’t giving birth sort of like a twenty hour dump anyway?

Why no, I have never put this question to a woman before, why do you ask?

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philippos42 said on October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Laughing. Audibly. Thank you, this lightened up my mood, however briefly.

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Themiscyra said on October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I am ashamed that I know this:

They basically attached the embryo to the inside of the abdominal wall. The intention was always to remove it once they’d proved that their drugs could prevent miscarriage even in the most extreme circumstances, but for various reasons, Arnold decided to keep the baby and, yes, it was delivered by c-section. “Natural” childbirth was never a factor in the equation.

Damn you both for reminding me of this film, and damn my brain’s tendency to retain useless trivia. I’m going to try drinking until I forget again.

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kingderella said on October 17th, 2012 at 9:49 am

i was quite young when that movie came out, and i hadnt quite realized that ‘arnold schwarzenegger’ was the name of the actor. i somehow thought it was the ‘civilian identity’ (superheroes!) of the terminator (which was another movie i had only heard of, and seen the posters of). so it seemed to me that ‘junior’ must be a movie about the terminator being pregnant, and it confused the hell out of me.

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