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Here Comes The Pain

By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Jun 6, 2006 6:45PM

We don't know nothin' bout birthin' no Slayer babies. Too true, too true.

Reaction to this once in a century day is varied. Some are using today as a way to use the general hype of 06.06.06 as a marketing ploy. Some are calling for a national day of recognition for their favorite icons. But some people have managed to buy into the idea that there is something unnatural or evil about June 6th, 2006 (6-6-6), and don't want to be associated with it -- especially not having their chilid born that day.

Mothers in Chicago and around the world chose to induce labor before today or to delay labor until tomorrow, if at all possible. We find the whole idea of choosing when your baby will be born as if you are making restaurant reservations more creepy than 6-6-6, truth be told, but scheduling births into dayplanners seems to be more the rule than exception these days, it seems.

With the higher percentages of C-sections and better technologies, women have the option of planning births more at their disposal. However, we're pretty sure that women who don't have great insurance, or none at all, will stand a better chance of having their kids today than those with the luxury of birthing suites with champagne and jacuzzis and excellent insurance.

Either way, we aren't all that jacked about it. We much more preferred 05-05-05 or 03-04-05 or even 04-05-06. We do feel bad for the kid who's born today and whose parents think it's going to be great to name their boy Damien or something. That's so banal. At least go for Lucifer or Beelezebub.

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