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(Washington Post)   In the DC Metro subway system, you can go into labor, but you'd best not try to eat the placenta   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 38
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2012-08-01 09:35:07 AM  
As long as the woman is giving birth on the right side of the escalator, I'm okay with her eating the placenta.
 
2012-08-01 09:47:07 AM  

vernonFL: As long as the woman is giving birth on the right side of the escalator, I'm okay with her eating the placenta.


NO EATING IN THE METRO SYSTEM. PERIOD.
 
2012-08-01 10:48:33 AM  
And to think, I just bought a case of plcenta helper
 
2012-08-01 10:49:21 AM  
Of course, this was on the Green Line. We denizens of the Orange Line know to go to a hospital in order to give birth.
 
2012-08-01 10:54:19 AM  

FishyFred: vernonFL: As long as the woman is giving birth on the right side of the escalator, I'm okay with her eating the placenta.

NO EATING IN THE METRO SYSTEM. PERIOD.


I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.
 
2012-08-01 10:54:37 AM  
We have no word yet on the woman's condition, but we will update if and when we hear ssomething.

Snake-like typing detected.
 
2012-08-01 10:54:55 AM  
"Excuse me, is that your placenta? Such small words can mean so much. Placentas are everyone's concern."
 
2012-08-01 10:55:46 AM  
WALK ON LEFT, GIVE BIRTH ON THE RIGHT!!! (?#$@#*&$! tourists)
 
2012-08-01 10:55:55 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Of course, this was on the Green Line. We denizens of the Orange Line know to go to a hospital in order to give birth.


Well the metro was probably cleaner than the hospital in that area. They will probably send her a bill for the cleanup.
 
2012-08-01 10:58:32 AM  
The kid had initially been scheduled to be completed winter of 2007. Materials sourcing, the DC mayoral shenanigans, and unreasonable demands by local governments have got us where we are today, at a cost overrun of about 300%.

Oh, and I know we'd said the kid would be a Rhodes scholar right out of the gate - turns out, we can't make that happen. It'll take a few years and a lot more of your money to make that happen, and since we're already in for a penny...
 
2012-08-01 10:59:05 AM  
Big whoop! When I'm clutching my gut with gas pain on a subway platform I don't get any media attention - Geesh!
 
2012-08-01 10:59:37 AM  
mmm. Cold placenta sandwiches.
 
2012-08-01 11:04:06 AM  
And now for ssomething completely different...
 
2012-08-01 11:05:11 AM  

Girion47: FishyFred: vernonFL: As long as the woman is giving birth on the right side of the escalator, I'm okay with her eating the placenta.

NO EATING IN THE METRO SYSTEM. PERIOD.

I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.


You are the 1%?
 
2012-08-01 11:07:54 AM  
I see Kobra Khan has been able to find a career after the whole Masters of the Universe gig didn't work out.
 
2012-08-01 11:08:37 AM  

palelizard: Girion47: FishyFred: vernonFL: As long as the woman is giving birth on the right side of the escalator, I'm okay with her eating the placenta.

NO EATING IN THE METRO SYSTEM. PERIOD.

I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.

You are the 1%?


for $200 a month, I spent less than people did on the Metro.
 
2012-08-01 11:08:53 AM  

palelizard: I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.

You are the 1%?


Yeah, that bathroom is awesome for those days when the train is stuck on the tracks for three hours because CSX thought it would be awesome to do maintenance at rush hour and then give freight trains priority.
 
2012-08-01 11:08:59 AM  
Trains have a poor odor
 
2012-08-01 11:09:37 AM  
I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?
 
2012-08-01 11:10:09 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: palelizard: I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.

You are the 1%?

Yeah, that bathroom is awesome for those days when the train is stuck on the tracks for three hours because CSX thought it would be awesome to do maintenance at rush hour and then give freight trains priority.


better than the red line suicides.
 
2012-08-01 11:12:39 AM  

Girion47: I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.


That's ok. We pity you when you get off the train and you're stuck in VIRGINIA.
 
2012-08-01 11:15:26 AM  
So, while this is barely worth a news-site blog post, they could have at least elaborated on "going into labor." My wife began labor at 8am on a Sunday with our first, and we spent that day strolling around Charleston, at a pool party, then at her folks' house until 2am when we went to the hospital after she'd had a high leak (drips, not "whoosh" water breaking). She gave birth at 6pm on Monday.

Completely different story with #2, contractions started at 6:30am though because she was using hypnotic anesthesia we didn't go to the hospital until 4pm and that was only because of a severe storm system that we wanted to beat. She had the baby at 11pm, five minutes after her water broke.

Finally, some natural-birthing women actually birth babies "in the caul." I recommend caution before a GIS on that topic... quite a strange sight, but sometimes the amniotic sac doesn't rupture during delivery.

So "going into labor" is pretty damn vague.
 
2012-08-01 11:17:24 AM  

Girion47: better than the red line suicides.


True. Or the Orange line suicides. I remember trying to get on a train at McPherson square after some guy had gotten squished. They were just reopening the station when I got there, but they were single-tracking the trains in order to clean up the platform on the other side. So we're all crammed over on one side (the "wrong" side for me), watching as there's four guys over on the other side with mops and buckets, mopping back and forth back and forth. And then they announce they're back to double-tracking, so I go back to the other side, and now everyone's standing around in little clumps, because nobody wants to walk through the wet areas. So my question is: Is there a special mop and bucket for cleaning up squished guys, or do they use the regular cleaning kit?
 
2012-08-01 11:24:03 AM  

Tax Boy: Girion47: I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.

That's ok. We pity you when you get off the train and you're stuck in VIRGINIA.


Yeah, it's nothing like living under the efficient, clean government of Mayor Grey.
 
2012-08-01 11:27:10 AM  

Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?


Oh... it's cute that you think that escalator is long.
 
2012-08-01 11:29:30 AM  

Tax Boy: Girion47: I would always pity the poor metro people as I rode in comfort on the VRE with my food, drink, bathroom, free parking, and wifi.

That's ok. We pity you when you get off the train and you're stuck in VIRGINIA.


I liked Virginia, no speed cameras and no getting shot by the PG Police.
 
2012-08-01 11:37:40 AM  
Heard this on Galaxy New Radio while I was out walking in the wasteland.

/Three Dawg Owwwwww!
 
2012-08-01 11:48:39 AM  

KatjaMouse: Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?

Oh... it's cute that you think that escalator is long.


Not cute. I'm from Indiana... so you know, new stuff scares us.
 
2012-08-01 12:00:46 PM  

Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?


The Wheaton station is purported to have the longest escalator in the Western hemisphere, the second-longest in the world. I've never been there myself as I try to avoid the Free State at all costs.
 
2012-08-01 12:09:24 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?

The Wheaton station is purported to have the longest escalator in the Western hemisphere, the second-longest in the world. I've never been there myself as I try to avoid the Free State at all costs.


230ft, the longest in the Western Hemisphere.

// my home station
// in case anyone's curious, that's a 115ft straight line, top-to-bottom
 
2012-08-01 12:19:30 PM  

Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?


When cost is no object you can put stations deeper than Moria. At least at first, now they can't scrape enough money together to keep trains running. There are three (four) governments to fight for funding: MD, VA, DC and Federal and each one thinks the other three should pay more.
 
2012-08-01 12:20:26 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?

The Wheaton station is purported to have the longest escalator in the Western hemisphere, the second-longest in the world. I've never been there myself as I try to avoid the Free State at all costs.


Yeah it is big. I used to live a few blocks from that station. It made me healthy though I would get home from work walk up the escalator. When I first started doing it I could make it halfway before I had to stop and my legs would start to burn, by the time I got transfered to another office I could walk up the whole thing. Probably cant do that now
 
2012-08-01 12:29:42 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Wellon Dowd: Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?

The Wheaton station is purported to have the longest escalator in the Western hemisphere, the second-longest in the world. I've never been there myself as I try to avoid the Free State at all costs.

230ft, the longest in the Western Hemisphere.

// my home station
// in case anyone's curious, that's a 115ft straight line, top-to-bottom


Obligatory:

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/hot as a Penny/Bernadette fling
 
2012-08-01 12:34:59 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Of course, this was on the Green Line. We denizens of the Orange Line know to go to a hospital in order to give birth.


A buddy told me that the Green line is least desirable line.

/ uses the green line
 
2012-08-01 12:57:17 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Wellon Dowd: Purdue_Pete: I travel to DC occasionally. Wish we had public trans in Indy, love the Metro, especially the DuPont Circle stop... it feels like you're voyaging to the center of the Earth there. What is that escalator, 400 ft long?

The Wheaton station is purported to have the longest escalator in the Western hemisphere, the second-longest in the world. I've never been there myself as I try to avoid the Free State at all costs.

230ft, the longest in the Western Hemisphere.

// my home station
// in case anyone's curious, that's a 115ft straight line, top-to-bottom


I do exaggerate at times I guess... :)
 
2012-08-01 12:58:25 PM  

Krieghund: And to think, I just bought a case of plcenta helper


I don't know why they call this stuff placenta helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?
 
2012-08-01 01:26:42 PM  

MyNameIsMofuga: Krieghund: And to think, I just bought a case of plcenta helper

I don't know why they call this stuff placenta helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?


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Real tomato catsup Eddie?
 
2012-08-01 01:38:08 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Excuse me, is that your placenta? Such small words can mean so much. Placentas are everyone's concern."


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