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From Gordon of Gotham #1 and #2, approx 2 and half pages.

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But he is quite partial to flame-haired Irish men

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What pushes this into the realm of slight weirdness is that Gordon's narration is actually him telling this story to Batman! Hmmm, I wonder what he really makes of Bruce Wayne?

And can anyone please tell me what the heck his wife Barbara is going on about here because I really have no clue.

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tags - char: jim gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: dennis o'neil, creator: dick giordano, creator: klaus janson, publisher: dc comics

Date: 2010-05-27 08:37 pm (UTC)
onomatomania: (Default)
From: [personal profile] onomatomania
She's referring to the rabbit test; it basically translates to "I'm not pregnant and probably blame myself."

Date: 2010-05-27 08:38 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
That has to be an euphemism but I'll be damned if I know what for.

Date: 2010-05-27 08:40 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Well now I feel stupid.

Date: 2010-05-27 08:48 pm (UTC)
zemo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zemo
Don't. There are more ways to find out whether a woman is pregnant or not in the history of mankind then there are hairs on my head. Can't know all of them. :)

Date: 2010-05-27 08:49 pm (UTC)
onomatomania: (morpheus)
From: [personal profile] onomatomania
It's getting to be a pretty archaic reference these days, don't feel too bad.

Date: 2010-05-27 08:51 pm (UTC)
onomatomania: (lucien)
From: [personal profile] onomatomania
Any time! Like I said to [personal profile] darkblade, it's reasonably obscure; the primary reason I know much about it is an interest in the history of how pregnancy's been handled by society, lol.

Date: 2010-05-27 08:53 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I have to admit, that is indeed one fine-lookin' man.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:00 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's shocked icon (Shock)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I have a friend who once caused her mother to freak out by plaintively wailing 'the rabbit died!'





She was playing Star Fox and Peppy had gotten himself toasted again.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
there was an episode of MASH that used the test for Margaret.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:05 pm (UTC)
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Default)
From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
And I feel old!

I think it was kind of misleading anyway--the rabbit died whether the test was negative or positive because however they tested they did something to the inside of the rabbit and had to cut it open to see the results.

And just to be clear, the whole "rabbit test" thing was pretty old fashioned by the first time I heard it!

Date: 2010-05-27 09:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Where they kind of busted the myth about the rabbit's living or not being an indicator of pregnancy or otherwise - part of the plot revolved around the fact that they'd have to kill the poor bunny...but Radar convinced them to just to surgery.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
What it did to the rabbit was altered her ovaries, in response to the pregnancy hormones. So they had to be removed and examined.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:20 pm (UTC)
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Default)
From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
Thanks! I had a feeling it was something to do with ovaries. Makes you grateful for pee on a stick technology.

I remember there was a movie called "Rabbit Test" maybe with Billy Crystal? Maybe it was about mpreg? Anyway, I seem to remember the doctor actually presenting him with the dead rabbit and him trying to rescucitate it so he wouldn't be pregnant. Never actually saw the movie, but I saw that clip somewhere. I think that was what prompted me to ask about it the first time.

Date: 2010-05-27 09:25 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Apparently from 1978, and, yes, it starred Billy Crystal as a pregnant man.

I now want to see that just to see how he's supposed to deliver....

Date: 2010-05-27 10:14 pm (UTC)
bradhanon: (Serious editor)
From: [personal profile] bradhanon
So Jim Gordon hates hippies, but thinks terrorists are sexy. Righto.

Oh, and incidentally, Jim, what hippies produce is freedom. They were doing major R&D in the field. So, you know, you're welcome.

Date: 2010-05-27 10:15 pm (UTC)
uadlika: (devious batgirl)
From: [personal profile] uadlika
ASSBABIES!

Date: 2010-05-27 10:34 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
What pushes this into the realm of slight weirdness is that Gordon's narration is actually him telling this story to Batman!

Batman: Do you tell this story often, Jim?
Gordon: Time to time.
Batman: No wonder there's rumours about us...

Date: 2010-05-27 10:46 pm (UTC)
thehefner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehefner
I haven't read this series in awhile, but I'm confused: is Denny O'Neill's Jim Gordon anti-hippie over the course of the story?

Because this is Denny O'Neill we're talking about, here. The guy who turned Hal Jordan into a strawman for the establishment, and Ollie Queen as his outraged voice of angry conscience and social justice, the one who followed an eco-crusader hippie Jesus figure in one story.

Date: 2010-05-27 10:49 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
The best thing about that clip (it's in the Snopes article linked above) is how Hot Lips is throwing back a couple of stiff drinks as they're talking about the possibility of her being pregnant.

Date: 2010-05-27 10:51 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
That's what I was wondering as well.

Date: 2010-05-28 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
I remeber reading this mini-series not too long ago. I really like a lot of the cover art for the series.

Date: 2010-05-28 02:10 am (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
I'm pretty sure that nobody gave a rat's ass in the 1950s that pregnant women smoked and drank. Maybe that's why poor Jim Gordon was cursed with having to deal with all those evil, smelly, rotten hippies later on. :p

Date: 2010-05-28 02:49 am (UTC)
hatman: HatMan, my alter ego and face on the 'net (Default)
From: [personal profile] hatman
I'd heard about that, forgotten. But...

Oh. So that's what that Aerosmith lyric was about.

Date: 2010-05-28 02:50 am (UTC)
okkult3000: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okkult3000
I don't know if it's still in continuity, but Jim Gordon fought in Vietnam, which might explain his antipathy for hippies. Surviving a harrowing tour of duty just to land in America and have a bunch of unwashed potheads call you a baby killer might sour any relationship.

Date: 2010-05-28 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
That story wasn't quite as two-dimensional as it sounds-though how non-two-dimensional can a story with an eco-crusader hippie Jesus figure be- since the Jesus figure tells Ollie he's just as bad as the people he's protesting because Ollie saved him with a gas arrow and Hal ends up trashing a four million dollar airplane because Carol Ferris, who owned the company building the plane dismissed the Jesus figure's crucifixion (yes, really) as him being a "victim of progress."

Date: 2010-05-28 02:52 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
FAR OUT MAN!

Date: 2010-05-28 02:59 am (UTC)
thehefner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehefner
True, and yet, I think that one might be one of the only O'Neill/Adams GL/GA stories to actually have that role reversal in Hal and Ollie, whereas almost every other story is Ollie being right and Hal realizing the world isn't quite the way he thought.

Date: 2010-05-28 06:43 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Then there's the ones where the Guardians act like petty children and take away Hal's powers because he insists on doing what he's always done and dealing with crap on Earth - like slavers. With ex-Nazi guards.

(Of course, that one DID have Hal agonizing about whether or not the slaver had the authority to make the people slaves. So...it's still a Hal-with-the-idiot-ball story.)

Date: 2010-05-28 05:19 pm (UTC)
geoffsebesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
I've only ever heard it used in Aerosmith songs, which are archaic as fuck.

Date: 2010-05-28 05:20 pm (UTC)
geoffsebesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
They also produce oodles of food, which self-righteous cops absolutely do not.

Date: 2010-05-28 05:20 pm (UTC)
geoffsebesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
Practically all the older hippies I know were Nam vets. The straight-laced types, they didn't go.

Date: 2010-05-28 11:15 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Bunny?

Joker's real secret origin: Mrs Jim Gordon.

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