What I Learned in Japan About Fetuses

A priority seat sign on a train in Japan.

Unborn babies are very noisy.



  1. on August 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Or perhaps they just play with flashlights a lot – it is dark in there.

  2. on August 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    PS – “What I learned in Japan about…” is my favourite right now. I totally wait with great anticipation for my feed reader to announce another one, then get manically depressed thinking it must be the last of the series once I’ve read it.

  3. Joe Mason
    on August 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I can’t help but read that as a series of events: first a baby-shaped monster sits on someone’s lap and sizes up their stomach, then burrows inside. Then, as the person is doubled over in pain, someone saws off their leg. In the last panel, they experience phantom limb pain.

  4. on August 27, 2008 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    “This seat reserved for pregnant women or men with big, rumbly pot bellies.”

  5. Kristin
    on August 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    i am loving the “what i learned in japan…” posts. too funny. so you stephen!
    as a side note, i just finished catching up on posts over the last week and 1/2…yes, i was that far behind! anywhoo…i love the bath pictures…kids eating the soap and drinking the water. it doesn’t get any better!

  6. on August 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s noisy because it wants to come out! That stick figure looks 13 months pregnant.

  7. on August 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Yay! I’m glad you’re liking the “What I Learned in Japan” series.