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QUOTE(Abd @ Wed 1st September 2010, 2:58pm) *
I handled over about thirty placentas myself. But didn't eat them. All but four were not mine ("ours") to eat. Would I do so if invited? Probably. Yuppie, folks, I am definitely not. Kooky, okay, SB_Johnny seems to think so. I'd definitely rather be "kooky" than "normal." What's a "normal" Wikipedia editor like?

Well, let's just say a normal Wikipedia editor wouldn't wait for parturition to occur.
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I guess what I'm saying is that while most people who eat placenta are probably Yuppies (or whatever the term is for an "urban professional" who is no longer young - I believe "the Viagra Generation" is a popular one these days) - it's unfair to say that most Yuppies would consider eating someone's placenta. If there were some money in it for them though, things would be different, with pregnant women being asked to sign "vendor contracts" as meat suppliers, McDonald's serving "McAfterbirth" in nice neat styrofoam containers with an ice-cold Coke™ for just $3.99, etc., etc.

Personally I think the whole idea is disgusting, but having seen an episode or two of "Happy Tree Friends," it's almost like there's no point in pretending that society still has any sort of gross-out limits whatsoever.



I'm surprised you haven't mentioned by hippies eating babies comment. smile.gif

But yes, the idea is rather... weird... I would say it is akin to eating your own mucus after removing it, putting it in a dish, and frying it up.


By the way, I think "hipster" might have been more accurate in describing today's "yuppie". And I don't think that the yuppies are any less left, just more hypocritical.

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QUOTE(Somey @ Wed 1st September 2010, 4:03pm) *

Well, let's just say a normal Wikipedia editor wouldn't wait for parturition to occur.

Indeed. If this image were in its proper OGG file format, you would be able to hear the dinner bell being rung by the sous chef in the kitchen.

And if this were taking place in the home of a Wikimedia UK spokesperson, the chef would probably also happen to be the girlfriend of the mother, and maybe even known mistress to the father. They're very open like that in the UK.

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QUOTE(Somey @ Wed 1st September 2010, 3:02pm) *
Personally I think the whole idea is disgusting, but having seen an episode or two of "Happy Tree Friends," it's almost like there's no point in pretending that society still has any sort of gross-out limits whatsoever.

You've never seen an episode of Retarded Animal Babies, have you?......
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QUOTE(Somey @ Wed 1st September 2010, 4:03pm) *
QUOTE(Abd @ Wed 1st September 2010, 2:58pm) *
I handled over about thirty placentas myself. But didn't eat them. All but four were not mine ("ours") to eat. Would I do so if invited? Probably. Yuppie, folks, I am definitely not. Kooky, okay, SB_Johnny seems to think so. I'd definitely rather be "kooky" than "normal." What's a "normal" Wikipedia editor like?
Well, let's just say a normal Wikipedia editor wouldn't wait for parturition to occur.
Naw, that's not really "eating," it's just called that. Actually take a bite, she'd be totally pissed.

As to immediate consumption of placenta, well, the blood and amniotic fluid, which might as well be called month's worth of baby piss, though it smells better than one might expect, isn't exactly appetizing. I would not be remotely interesting in this organ meat unless it were cleaned and cooked.

As to eating babies, well, maybe eating placenta should be illegal. After all, what if they develop a taste for it? It's part of the baby. Who knows what they would eat next? Maybe Ottava's on to something.

By the way, anyone else notice how the huge image freaks out the entire page?
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Wed 1st September 2010, 8:28pm) *

QUOTE(Somey @ Wed 1st September 2010, 4:03pm) *

Well, let's just say a normal Wikipedia editor wouldn't wait for parturition to occur.

Indeed. If this image were in its proper OGG file format, you would be able to hear the dinner bell being rung by the sous chef in the kitchen.

And if this were taking place in the home of a Wikimedia UK spokesperson, the chef would probably also happen to be the girlfriend of the mother, and maybe even known mistress to the father. They're very open like that in the UK.

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QUOTE(Abd @ Wed 1st September 2010, 12:58pm) *

I find it odd that some here imagine that people who might eat the placenta are "out of touch with reality." Human birth and placentas are definitely real. How many here have actually touched a placenta?

umm, everyone? wtf.gif
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Wed 1st September 2010, 3:19pm) *
I'm surprised you haven't mentioned by hippies eating babies comment. smile.gif

That whole business about hippies eating babies has always been somewhat misunderstood. You have to remember that the babies were comin' straight for 'em! They're dangerous! They had to shoot 'em in self-defense! As for the "eating" part, well, that's a little harder to explain, but waste not, want not, I guess... It's environmentally responsible, apparently.

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But yes, the idea is rather... weird... I would say it is akin to eating your own mucus after removing it, putting it in a dish, and frying it up.

That's ridiculous - everyone knows you fry the mucus before you put it in the dish. Heck, you could damage the dish! hrmph.gif

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By the way, I think "hipster" might have been more accurate in describing today's "yuppie".

"Hipster"? No way, man! That term is reserved for a certain kind of alt-rock music fan, the sort who listen to Yo La Tengo and Weezer and Vampire Weekend. Very few of them are wealthy professional people, and none of them (that I know of) would consider eating a human placenta for even one horrific, yet thankfully fleeting, moment.

The proper term for Yuppies is still "Yuppies," it's just that they look different now, are a bit more discreet, and are more likely to live in London than New York or Los Angeles. I was just looking for a specific term to refer to 80's-style Yuppies who are now 25-30 years older, getting close to retirement, but still consuming everything imaginable (including, perhaps, placenta) at an alarming rate.
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QUOTE(Subtle Bee @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 12:33am) *
QUOTE(Abd @ Wed 1st September 2010, 12:58pm) *
I find it odd that some here imagine that people who might eat the placenta are "out of touch with reality." Human birth and placentas are definitely real. How many here have actually touched a placenta?
umm, everyone? wtf.gif

I beg to differ. SlimVirgin and Will Beback are clearly artificial life forms. happy.gif
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I rather thought the USP of the Cooked Placenta topic was the warning note regarding "scavenged" food. I mean, are they they specifically warning about scavenged placenta?

Dumpster diving freegans dining outside of hospitals on body parts!?!

As ever this forum inspires an even more debased education. On Japanese TV they are countless ad for Placenta 100 beauty care products. I suspect that the world placenta has not got quite the same ring to it, or rather plop to it, as it does in English.

Two clicks of Google and a whole world of placenta trading appears, porcine (for beauty products!?!) and humane.

Yes ...
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LAENNEC PLACENTA (10x2ml Vials) for Intravenous injection. Manufactured by: Laennec Made in Japan

(100% Aunthentic) - 10 ampules of 2ml per tray

Human Placenta Extract – is a very safe and effective treatment for a variety of ailments as well as being quite useful in an anti-aging program. We would also like to emphasize that the Japanese Ministry of Health and Labor has acknowledged human placenta treatment as safe and effective with no serious side effects. The list of potential treatments is quite impressive with patients of skin conditions, menopause, andropause (male menopause), anti-aging (youthful rejuvenation), liver problems, cardiovascular problems, asthma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, Meniere's disease, tinnitus, and vertigo all benefiting from this intensive treatment. In addition Hormone Balancing, Good Blood Circulation ,Anti Bodies ,Collagen productivity, Hay fever, Allergy, Psoriasis and Acne.

Where do the Japanese and Koreans get these things from .... the 350,000 artificially induced abortions that could otherwise be going to balance the nations' aging demographics? Yes, South Korea at 48,000,000 population manages to produce as many unwanted blue babies as Japan at 128,000,000 and its top estimates are 4 times higher at around 1.5 million.

Are they imported from China in bulk on the cheap? Or do the young mothers get offered a refund on the empties after they give birth?

Check out the cheery kiddie noises, and animations, on this company's website ... placenta-jbp.co.jp. Yes, why, have your placenta donors screened ... including no stays in 7dirty European countries since 1980! Yes, they do make skin whitening soaps out of them ... but I am afraid the "lampshade" idea just did not work out. You can buy them in bulk but it says nothing about making them into burgers.

If you are into pigs ... one Japanese company sells a placental "health drink" called Placenta 10000 (10000 mg of placenta) that tastes like peaches.

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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 4:09am) *

QUOTE(Subtle Bee @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 12:33am) *
QUOTE(Abd @ Wed 1st September 2010, 12:58pm) *
I find it odd that some here imagine that people who might eat the placenta are "out of touch with reality." Human birth and placentas are definitely real. How many here have actually touched a placenta?
umm, everyone? wtf.gif
I beg to differ. SlimVirgin and Will Beback are clearly artificial life forms. happy.gif
Yeah. But if they are reading this, it was a long time ago, and they probably don't remember.
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Too bad Greg is blocked on WikiBooks. He could add so much more there. unhappy.gif

On second thought, if cooking recipes are the apogee of WikiBooks, maybe being blocked there is a blessing? dry.gif
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Too bad Greg is blocked on WikiBooks. He could add so much more there. unhappy.gif

On second thought, if cooking recipes are the apogee of WikiBooks, maybe being blocked there is a blessing? dry.gif


Wait until you see my recipe for Stewed Steward.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 11:29pm) *
QUOTE(The Joy @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 9:20pm) *
Too bad Greg is blocked on WikiBooks. He could add so much more there. unhappy.gif

On second thought, if cooking recipes are the apogee of WikiBooks, maybe being blocked there is a blessing? dry.gif
Wait until you see my recipe for Stewed Steward.
Slow-cooked. The best way.
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QUOTE(Somey @ Thu 2nd September 2010, 4:04am) *

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By the way, I think "hipster" might have been more accurate in describing today's "yuppie".

"Hipster"? No way, man! That term is reserved for a certain kind of alt-rock music fan, the sort who listen to Yo La Tengo and Weezer and Vampire Weekend. Very few of them are wealthy professional people, and none of them (that I know of) would consider eating a human placenta for even one horrific, yet thankfully fleeting, moment.

The proper term for Yuppies is still "Yuppies," it's just that they look different now, are a bit more discreet, and are more likely to live in London than New York or Los Angeles. I was just looking for a specific term to refer to 80's-style Yuppies who are now 25-30 years older, getting close to retirement, but still consuming everything imaginable (including, perhaps, placenta) at an alarming rate.



Well, in my part of DC, we consider Georgetown a hipster area. Basically, the word (like yuppie) means trendy, snooty, elitist, and left of center.
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A side note that hopefully will not offend anyone: it's Wikibooks, not WikiBooks. We don't use the term "WikiPedia" in referencing Wikipedia, do we?
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A side note that hopefully will not offend anyone: it's Wikibooks, not WikiBooks. We don't use the term "WikiPedia" in referencing Wikipedia, do we?
I am soooo offended. I kind of like WikiPedia. The short form is WB. Not Wb. WP, not Wp. WV, not Wv. And people here write about the 'Pedia all the time.

So, here, just so that the stub, the nub, the short end of the stick, doesn't think I'm discriminating against him, I will henceforth uniformly refer to WikiBooks, AdrigNola. Or is it AdriGnola? I don't Gnow. La.
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Well, in my part of DC, we consider Georgetown a hipster area. Basically, the word (like yuppie) means trendy, snooty, elitist, and left of center.

What part of DC? I grew up in the DC area, and there was never anything especially "hipster" about Georgetown, other than a few shops near the M St./Wisconsin Ave. intersection. It's always been basically old money with incursions of new-money, and the new-money naturally tends to be younger. It's a rich neighborhood, that's all. There are a lot of Yuppies, to be sure, and you'll see plenty of actual hipsters walking around there too, but most of them don't actually live there - it's too expensive, so they walk there from Foggy Bottom (GWU) or Dupont Circle, maybe even Adam's Morgan/Columbia Road, or else they just drive in over the bridge from North Arlington.

Actual hipsters tend to be slackers and social misfits, whereas Yuppies are go-getters and conformists, always looking to get in on the latest money-making activity. There's always going to be some overlap, but those are the exceptions, not the rule.

Hey, do you know if Whitey's is still open, just south of Clarendon? I used to go there for "Broasted Chicken" every other weekend... I'll bet they could make good cooked placenta! smile.gif
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QUOTE(Somey @ Fri 3rd September 2010, 3:20pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Fri 3rd September 2010, 6:50am) *
Well, in my part of DC, we consider Georgetown a hipster area. Basically, the word (like yuppie) means trendy, snooty, elitist, and left of center.

What part of DC? I grew up in the DC area, and there was never anything especially "hipster" about Georgetown, other than a few shops near the M St./Wisconsin Ave. intersection.


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It's always been basically old money with incursions of new-money, and the new-money naturally tends to be younger. It's a rich neighborhood, that's all. There are a lot of Yuppies, to be sure, and you'll see plenty of actual hipsters walking around there too, but most of them don't actually live there - it's too expensive, so they walk there from Foggy Bottom (GWU) or Dupont Circle, maybe even Adam's Morgan/Columbia Road, or else they just drive in over the bridge from North Arlington.

Actual hipsters tend to be slackers and social misfits, whereas Yuppies are go-getters and conformists, always looking to get in on the latest money-making activity. There's always going to be some overlap, but those are the exceptions, not the rule.

Hey, do you know if Whitey's is still open, just south of Clarendon? I used to go there for "Broasted Chicken" every other weekend... I'll bet they could make good cooked placenta! smile.gif


By the way, I think our definition of hipster is different, but I feel that it is mostly because it is a general pejorative and regional stereotypes tend to supplant a "objective" definition of such a word.

I would use "hipster" to define people who go to Starbucks, like this crappy cupcake shop in Georgetown, talk about how great the town is, etc. I would also use it to describe the hypocritical leftist pseudo-intellectuals who constantly talk about how they help out minorities but wont allow there to be a metro station because "those people" may start coming in more frequently.


P.S., if you ever want to visit, you know how to contact me. I fit in with any social company, hell, I dated a girl for 6 months who was one of the head of the DC NOW chapter (I was the "representative of everything evil in the world" from month 3-6, yet it still lasted that long).

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