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Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant, And We’ll Stay Happy For Her As Long As She Gets A Little Jowly

October 1st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Congratulasians are in order! The divine Padma Lakshmi has confirmed to Us Magazine that she is preggers at age 39, after a long struggle with Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a uterine tissue condition that is often associated with infertility; after being diagnosed herself, Lakshmi co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Even WE want to make babies with her!

We could not be more thrilled for Lakshmi, and wish her an awesome, weird, joyous, safe 9 months!

Seriously, though: If she maintains those stick arms and that skinny face and says stuff after the birth like, “It was so easy and comfortable! I’ve never felt more sexy or beautiful! My ankles never felt so thin! I certainly didn’t feel gassy or constipated or acne-prone or whale-like! I just love being pregnant!”–she’s going on our shit list.

[Endometriosis Foundation Of America - Official Site]

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Swimming With Shark Jesus

October 14th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


After a prehistoric deep-sea frill shark, which traces back by fossils 50 million years (or six thousand years, in Sarah Palin-time), was discovered off the coast of Japan earlier this year, I’ve been convinced that sharks will be responsible for the most important, strange, mystical occurrences of our time.

Lo and behold, strange and mystical occurrences seem to be, uh, occurring! Scientists just confirmed the second “virgin birth,” or parthenogenesis, of a hammerhead shark at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center this week. DNA testing showed no genetic material from a male, meaning that the female shark reproduced a pup entirely on her own (I knew we could do it!).

This is spectacularly fascinating news, but can everyone please avoid sharing this discovery with my parents? I fear that it’ll give them too much juice to revive the ol’ “stay a virgin until you die, or we’ll kill you” mandate, and I just don’t have the energy to figure out asexual reproduction right now. Or virginity reclamasian.

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Thanks, KP!

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