Egg Donors to the Back of the Bus!

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The future of baby-making just got a whole lot classier:

A 54-year-old woman and her husband are advertising for an egg donor on London buses in a last-ditch attempt to try to have a baby.

The advert says: "We'll never be Mummy and Daddy unless a wonderful woman aged 36 or under can help us by donating some of her eggs."

Transport for London said its advertising space had previously been used for marriage proposals and happy anniversary wishes, but never an appeal for an egg donor.

It may be that we're headed toward more of this kind of thing no matter what–and I look forward to NASCAR tracks and basketball stadiums plastered with ova solicitation–but the bus situation probably has more to do with restrictive U.K. policies than anything else. Largely because the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority caps donor compensation, Britain has a severe shortage of egg donors. Where donors are lacking, would-be mothers start begging.

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  1. I wonder if there will ever be fertilization vacations to the US.

  2. I know there is a Jeff Gordon joke to be made with this somehow. Just have to look closer.

  3. And the prize for playing to the wrong audience goes to…Guy Montag for thinking anyone reads this hoping for NASCAR “humor.” Guy could not be with us tonight (we locked the doors when he went out for a smoke), so accepting on his behalf is…
    (Someone please take this thing from me. It smells like shit.)

  4. I wonder if they’ll start passing laws that donors cannot give eggs to whomever they please, but just to a egg bank, who will then pass on eggs to next on the list to prevent this sort of thing, because the couple may pay them money under the table. Because we must prevent anyone from being motivated by anything other than pure charity, dammit!

    And it’s unfortunate it’s not closer to Easter.

  5. Sounds like daddy doesn’t really want to be a daddy, or they’d just adopt.

    This is a stalling mechanism for him.

  6. NASCAR tracks and basketball stadiums plastered with ova solicitation

    Those are exactly the venues I wouldn’t solicit for quality eggs. Not that there’s anything wrong with driving fast in a circle, or hip hop. I just don’t want my kids doing it. How’s that, highnumber?

  7. and I look forward to NASCAR tracks and basketball stadiums plastered with ova solicitation

    Jeff Gordon will drop Dupont as a sponsor and advertise his own eggs on his car.

  8. The most unusual ad I ever saw was while leaving NYC last summer. Some woman rented an enormous billboard along the freeway to announce her divorce from her husband, who had been cheating on her. The whole ad was addressed directly to him in the style of a personal letter, and went into detail about how she was going to take all of his assets in the forthcoming court preceedings.

    I’ll give her points, for creativity.

  9. Largely because the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority caps donor compensation, Britain has a severe shortage of egg donors.

    It’s for the children.

    (NASCAR and basketball) are exactly the venues I wouldn’t solicit for quality eggs.

    Women who hang around NASCAR tend to be pretty hot. Or do you prefer a daughter of whom everyone says “She has a nice personality.” Or a child that’s short. If so advertise in Mensa or Reason.

    Jeff Gordon will drop Dupont as a sponsor and advertise his own eggs on his car.

    His eggs? I bet even NASCAR fans know what’s wrong with that idea.

  10. His eggs? I bet even NASCAR fans know what’s wrong with that idea.

    Perhaps you don’t follow that sport much. He is the John Edwards of the sport.

  11. Wait, wait, Jeff Gordon’s gay?

  12. http://thatgirlemily.blogspot.com/

    more

    In LA

    and the U tube video

    Apparently it’s “Viral Advertising Campaign”.

    Pretty funny!

    cheerio.

  13. Maybe a product placement type thing in MI4…oh….and were tomkat and katie married in Ma.?

  14. timothy-

    Wait, wait, Jeff Gordon’s gay?

    Well, he’s still in the ‘garage’…

  15. VM,

    I remember that Emily stuff, but immediately lost interest about 5 seconds after hearing about it. I gues it’s not so surprising that it was a (rather lame) marketing stunt.

  16. Wait, wait, Jeff Gordon’s gay?

    Find someone else to conclusively verify that. He is a big wimp. I will refrain from using his NASCER nickname that includes the word “rainbow”, but it is rumored that he did not rade the Mexico City Busch race because he broke a nail.

  17. the way I heard it, he nailed a broker

  18. the way I heard it, he nailed a broker

    Insulting brokers is just mean.

  19. Maybe British women could start importing their eggs from Antarctica?

  20. penguin babies!

  21. Antarctic Penguin,

    That ties into the lolita thread from the happy hour story somehow.

  22. betcha bubba’s right

    I have a jet set banker type pal who’s 40 somethin’ wife really wants a baby

    so they’re doing the fertility thing at Mayo Clinic

    I suggested he just cut to the chase and buy a finished baby through a legit unwanted baby outlet

    “fuck no! that would work! this way I can say we tried, and I don’t have to put up with a kid”

    Discordian that I am, I’m pulling for her to get knocked up w/ triplets

  23. Sounds like daddy doesn’t really want to be a daddy, or they’d just adopt.

    True. Actually the more I think about it the weirder it is. I would so adopt a kid before I’d essentially carry someone else’s baby inside me. Creepy.

  24. That’s funny. I decided to go the surrogacy route because I want the baby more then I want the wife. To translate, I am working the next five years in isolation saving my money so that I can pay for some woman to have my baby and then adopt it. Maybe some people just want to have their own children rather then raise someone else’s reject. There is a certain amount of sense in terms of evolution.

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