My boyfriend's parents keep a baby in a jar on their mantle. The baby appears to be of African American descent, and is about 6-7 months gestation. This really disturbs me, but since my bf grew up with it, he doesn't think anything of it.
Would this disturb anyone else? Or am I making too much of it?
It depends. Are the parents African American? Could it be their child?
Would you rather their mantle decoration be a Dick in a Box?
Are his parents Illuminati?
His parents are white, upper middle-class (own three homes), and no, I don't believe they are Illuminati. Or, if they are, they don't advertise.
Jarred fetuses can provide a visual accent to any room.
Fresh baby is overrated. With a little doctoring, your guest will enjoy baby from a jar just as much. The time and money saved can be used to set up a lovely tablescape.
Having a dead baby in a jar on the mantle, or anywhere else for that matter, is just really sick.
Have you ever asked your BF WHY THEY HAVE IT, WHY THEY KEEP IT, WHY THEY DISPLAY IT?
And that begs the question: Is there a criminal legal violation?
Is there an expiration date on the jar?
It all depends. Is it purely decorative, or did they can it like peaches or apricots?
I kind of doubt this story. Seems like a good topic to fish for frau and racism flame wars, if one enjoys such things.
If true, I would keep my distance from these people. Way beyond fucked up.
I don't believe it is legal to possess the corpse of a fetus in a private home. Medical schools may have these for teaching purposes, but as a private possession, I doubt it is legal. A simple call to the authorities or a medical school will get you an answer.
I don't believe it is possible to tell the race of a fetus. This is why I believe that this emotionally scripted tale is not true.
Now if his mother claims it was a miscarriage from the big, black Negro buck that used to work on the property for her parents, then I'd move it to a 7/10.
Troll is trolling.
I paid 50 cents in about 1967 to see a two-headed baby at a county fair in rural Mississippi. (I was approx. ten years old at the time.) What I got for my money was the sight of a big pickle jar with (I know this now) conjoined fetuses floating in preservative.
Are they Carnival People?
Seriously, "pickled punks" were a common sideshow exhibit back in the day, and you can still buy them from carnival supply places. I would probably get the siamese twins, myself.
Last time I looked, nice ones ran $3-400.
"It just came out one day, I have no idea how it got in there. We kept it as a curiosity."
All I know is that his dad, while working as a physical ed/health teacher in the early 1960s acquired this fetus, and I was told that it is African-American...I wouldn't have know otherwise.
Yes, I asked him why they have it, why they display it. All he says is it's always been there, and that he doesn't understand why I think it's such a big deal.
DUmp the Mother-fucker already!
What business is it of yours what they keep on their mantle. Your boyfriend needs to look for someone who isn't so judgmental. I'm sure there is a story behind it - why don't you ask your boyfriends parents for the story? People have a right to decorate their house with whatever keepsakes, mementos, etc. they choose. You sound like an asshole.
His mom probably aborted it and the dad used it as a reminder that she better not fucking cheat on him ever again. Regardless, the family sounds like they're pretty fucked up people.
R11, I can somewhat understand why you think this might incite racist flame wars. But frau flame wars?? What are you talking about.
Regarding the racist aspect, I did ask my bf if the fetus was white, would his family have displayed him (fetus is male) as a decoration on their mantle. He replied that it's not a decoration because it's on the mantle in their family room...that it's more for educational purposes.
I can't get past the dehumanizing aspect of this display. Maybe it's because I believe the fetus is human...I don't know.
Tread carefully, OP.
This is an Especially Sensitive Topic!
No, R20, you sound like an asshole. I could care less how they decorate their house, but I do consider the moral implications of displaying a 50-year old fetus, which I believe was human.
Serial killers have stories behind the human remains they keep too. Does that somehow make it okay?
My uncle and aunt had a baby in a jar for a while, which I thought was odd, but one day it turned out they opened it and then raised the baby, who is my cousin. She's now 23 and very healthy and happy, although she's still a little small. Also, she has a weird thing about glass, and about people picking her up and staring at her.
How would it be hard to tell the race of a 6 month old fetus?? They have skin, their skin has color. What are you talking about?
There was a baby in a jar in the cupboards of my high school biology class. We were not supposed to look at it, but whenever the teacher was out of the room, that cupboard door was opened.
I'd say from what I know now it was probably a 6 or 7 month fetus. It was perfect in detail, with eyelashes and tiny fingernails. It was a beautiful baby, actually.
32 years ago
How Disgusting! No respect for life. We have a live one on our mantle.
Don't they sell these at Wal-Mart in the knick-knacks section?
I vote for r5
r26, like cunts, all babies are pink as melanin is undeveloped in skin that has not been exposed to light.
All the best families have them, so this is really working out quite well for you.
Nice try OP, we all know it's really just a big turd.
Do they dress it up for holidays? Such as a Santa Hat for Christmas or taping wings to the sides for Valentine's Day?
The OP is a troll, you idiots. A TROLL. Probably the same one who said his roommate masturbates in front of him and a neighbor's kid shits in his flower bed.
The OP collects Madame Alexander dolls and gives them names.
[quote]I don't believe it is legal to possess the corpse of a fetus in a private home.
That's not true. My grandmother has fetus earrings. They always fascinated me as a child.
Is it for sale?
"I kind of doubt this story."
Where might I purchase one of these? With Dr. Gosnell behind bars I would assume the shopping options are limited.
Does it say Made in China anywhere on the jar?
Talk about the power of suggestion... Now my house will never feel like a home until I get a black baby in a jar for my mantle.
R44, I know. Now I'm going to have to find a pregnant black woman, preferably in late second term, find a doctor to convince her carrying the baby will kill her and pay for an abortion. Then comes the biggest challenge of all, a Mason jar just will not do in this case.
When prepared for eating by atheists, it's properly spelled "babby".
Calling all dumbasses "Baby in a jar" is a Far Side cartoon.
what if by ACCIDENT you send the jar crashing to the ground, slimy black baby guts go flying, the mother screams in terror as the pickle juice splashes across her blouse and open screaming mouth, pops throws his pipe, and bolts up from his fireside armchair booming "JESUS H. CHRIST!!!!", the hound dog starts barking, running for a large chunk of jellied brains, lapping up all the oozing stench, your former "big man on campus" is now reduced to tears, wailing in between large amount of roast beef vomit spewing out like a fire hose.
you stand on the coffee table in the center of the room, hands on your hips, head held high. victory.
A friend told me that one of their coworkers has a fetus in a paperweight on his office desk that he found in a sewage plant filter.
He's a plant engineer. He had it put into lucite. I'm wondering how he managed that. Did he just rock up to some paperweight shop and say 'Can you do a snow dome?'
Shit r53. You just brought up a disturbing memory.
In high school we had a song for the bottle babies. To the song "If I Had A Hammer."
If I had a baby, I'd put it in a bottle. I'd put them all in bottles, allover this land.
I'd put them in pickle jars, I'd put them in mason jars.
I'd bottle up all my brothers and my sisters all over this land.
That's a human being who deserves dignity, even in death. Really messed up.
Somehow, this is all Cheryl's fault.
It sounds like title of the next great hip hop song. Paging Kanye.
Sometimes there's an oversight at the Nutella plant
Gerber got it backwards
Tea Party conversation piece
Our baby in a jar is part of the family. We set a place at the table for him, right next to Jesus' seat.
I think it's sweet.
Now, listen. I've put up with a lot. I've tolerated plastic flower arrangements. I overlooked ceramic hands clasped in prayer and even a sphinx whose head lit up.
But I draw the line at pickled Negro babies on the mantelpiece in a jar!
OP ? You in danger gurl !
[quote]like cunts, all babies are pink as melanin is undeveloped in skin that has not been exposed to light.
I'm pretty sure that non-Caucasian women have cunt skin in varying shades of brown, not pink.
no R74, even black ladies have pink between the roast beefs.
I thought black chicks had purple pussies.
all I know is Asians have sideways ones.
Every once in a while they take a sip from that jar and have wild, filthy, screaming, toe-curling sex with their African domestic help.
When I was an abortion rights activist I was on the snail mail lists of many anti-abortion groups. Their newsletters at least occasionally mentioned members who kept fetuses at home in jars - fetus shrines really. Families would regularly pray over them and bring the jars to various events to prove that "it's a human life". At least once there was contact information included for members to get their own jarred fetus.
I just can't see it and, as you know, I can pretty much make anything in a jar look attractive.
Transparent stunt by a wannabe.
correction (4): they own two homes..and a baby in a jar
Baby in a jar. I know it's serious
A my Mutter Goddess! She is right to be concerned! I say, call the cops so that they can look into it!" It's not normal to collect baby fetuses!