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Dr. Norris Camacho, Lucas Jackson, ColoradoAg and Thacktor discuss what to expect when you're expecting...a hermaphrodite.

This week we get super weird thanks to @mysmithereens. Here's the question:

We're expecting our 2nd child in May. The 1st turned out fine; a boy. My wife and I think it's fun to be surprised by genders, but I'm still a worst-case scenario planner. We both think we'd adapt ok to a child with mental or physical disabilities. A transition period? Sure. However, I live in crippling fear of one particular scenario.

The hermaphrodite.

For real. What do you do? You've obviously got major decisions to make about keeping/removing genitalia, which gender to choose, names (pick a swing name or go hardcore in one direction?), what to tell your family/friends, what to tell your child themselves, etc.

Our OB-GYN says that I'm the first person to ever ask her these questions and our child would be the 1st she'd ever delivered — if not the 1st in the entire hospital. She is not at all concerned that this is likely. I tend to agree. We're 1-for-1 on mono-gendered kids, but I can't help but wonder how I'd react in this situation. There would be a ton of major decisions to make in a very short time period.

The hope of future generations is in your hands, Wes.

I couldn't answer this question alone, so I enlisted Dr. Norris Camacho, Lucas Jackson and ColoradoAg for assistance. The transcript of our discussion is below:

Thacktor: OK, you're on #HermTalk

ColoradoAg: 1. You gotta name the hermy kid Pat right?

Lucas Jackson: Jaime is acceptable.

Thacktor: Do you, though? Is that too much of a bit? Your kid may not be androgynous

Dr. Norris Camacho: If it looks like a girl early you could go with Stacy or Courtney, that way if it becomes a boy those are okay also.

Lucas Jackson: If you choose male, gotta go with Herm. YOU PAY TO KEEP THE GAME

Thacktor: OK, I guess the first thing is, do you decide right at birth?

Like if it's packing you clearly go male, right?

Dr. Norris Camacho: I'm going to throw this out there: why not let it be a hermaphrodite? Why choose at all?

ColoradoAg: I think you got to

Lucas Jackson: ditto

Thacktor: The Dr. has an interesting point

Dr. Norris Camacho: Imagine the unique opportunities available to the kid.

Thacktor: do you roll with both? is that an advantage?

Dr. Norris Camacho: Reality TV for starters.

ColoradoAg: letting a kid go through life as a herm when something else could have been done seems cruel

Thacktor: Can use either bathroom


Lucas Jackson: The Crash Test Dummies could write a song about that

Dr. Norris Camacho: MMM MMM MMM MMM

Thacktor: Play all sports, Title IX is his/her friend

ColoradoAg: was Jamie Lee Curtis a hermy?

Dr. Norris Camacho: "was"?


Lucas Jackson: I think she got the snip

Thacktor: She did


Dr. Norris Camacho: Could become a crime reporter: Hermaphrodite Jones

Thacktor: ...

ColoradoAg: say you sew up or snip down right at birth... do you ever tell the kid the truth?

Lucas Jackson: Chyna is a semi hermaphrodite

at least thats what I heard...

Thacktor: I think you have to tell them

That happened on Freaks and Geeks


Thacktor: Seth Rogan's girlfriend told him that she was a herm at birth

and he still loved her

so it could work, right?



ColoradoAg: I'd have issue with it, but I'm a puss and might be uh concerned with my preferences

Thacktor: That's a part of that storyline, he wonders if he might be gay because of it. I say no, but I could see how that would get in one's head.

Dr. Norris Camacho: Inside Seth Rogan's head is somewhere I'd rather not venture.

Thacktor: Fair, but let's not sidetrack. We have to solve the herm issue for Sterling.

Lucas Jackson: Kirsten Bell could be a former herm and it wouldn't bother me

Thacktor: Wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

Dr. Norris Camacho: So how do you break the news to the kid if you do tell them? I say you preface it with some horrible news right beforehand and then tell them they were a herm to soften the blow.

Lucas Jackson: I say snip and stitch.

Dr. Norris Camacho: Then be like, "oh, by the way that first part was not true."

Thacktor: Wait, Both?

Dr. Norris Camacho: Eunuch?

Thacktor: Go full Ken doll?

Lucas Jackson: sorry, snip THEN stich

ColoradoAg: what happens with puberty? start growing cans?

Thacktor: No, I think they do hormone treatments? Maybe. I'm not a scientist! SOMEONE VERIFY AND MAKE US LESS IGNORANT

Dr. Norris Camacho: MMM MMM MMM MMM

Lucas Jackson: didn't work that way with Taylor Swift, Colorado.

Thacktor: oooooooo

Dr. Norris Camacho: Or Terrence Cody

ColoradoAg: /hustles to WebMD

Thacktor: GO GO GO

Dr. Norris Camacho: We need to also consult Yahoo! Answers

Lucas Jackson: /elevator music plays during GBH conference call

Thacktor: Who wrote Lola?

Because that's kinda appropriate, but she was a tranny, right?

Lucas Jackson: I dont know but he was not a Pepsi man

Thacktor: No, he preferred the Cherry Cola.

But he never specified a brand


Dr. Norris Camacho:;_ylt=Ag_TVhOd_fTjisNe1MTMyoIjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20061107082329AAM46y0

Lucas Jackson: I dont think so, but have you ever tried Cherry Pepsi? Nasty.


Dr. Norris Camacho: Pepsi sucks.

ColoradoAg: holy shit wikipedia has images and now I am going to faint

Thacktor: But let's get into the yahoo answers link there

Dr. Norris Camacho: My favorite answer was provided by "assassin"

Thacktor: Colorado lost the blood from his brain, where'd it go?

ColoradoAg: #guilty

Lucas Jackson: thats going to be a tough day at confession, Colorado.

Thacktor: OK, so what are the votes for choosing a path directly at birth/which gender do you choose and why?

ColoradoAg: I think I go girl and never tell her.

Thacktor: I say choose at birth and go girl as well.

Lucas Jackson: Go girl. Unless the kid is....extremely well endowed. You have to respect the gift

Dr. Norris Camacho: And then when she starts dating you pull the guy aside and tell him.

Thacktor: ...

Lucas Jackson: BONUS


ColoradoAg: hahahaha /dies

Lucas Jackson: keep a baby pic handy just for that occasion

"have you seen pics of Jaime when she was a baby?"

Thacktor: But she can't get pregnant, right?


Dr. Norris Camacho: We just covered this on Yahoo! Answers, dude.

Thacktor: I know

So why would you end her date at the beginning?

Dr. Norris Camacho: "In humans, hermaphrodites are infertile."

Thacktor: I say announce it at graduation in front of the whole school or in her yearbook ad.

we hope all of herm dreams come true?

subtle like that?

Dr. Norris Camacho: "Oh, would you look at that. They misspelled such a simple word."

Lucas Jackson: Does Jaime Lee Curtis have any children?

ColoradoAg: might get a movie/book deal out of it

Thacktor: I don't know, Lucas.

She may have adopted if she's truly a herm, though.

ColoradoAg: adopted children

just confirmed

Dr. Norris Camacho: I searched Yahoo! Answers for "does Jaime Lee Curtis have children" and got the question "What is the percentage of the population born as hermaphrodites"

Lucas Jackson: she married the six-fingered man

Thacktor: So go girl, make her a famous actress? Is that the route?

Lucas Jackson: but really, wouldnt a herm dominate the WNBA?

Dr. Norris Camacho: So in summary: Jaime Lee Curtis is the greatest hermaphrodite success story to date.

Lucas Jackson: I think thats a second career choice

Dr. Norris Camacho: Juwanna Mann

Thacktor: So you get busy rebounding in the paint and then act your face off?

Best case scenario?

ColoradoAg: yeah. kind of wish I would have been born a herm

Thacktor: That's my new sigline on GBH. From CoAg.

Lucas Jackson: I dont have very much chest going to have a talk with my folks

Dr. Norris Camacho: Play Arnold's wife in a 90s action movie

Best case.

Lucas Jackson: and then Arnold has a baby in Junior!

Full circle!


Dr. Norris Camacho: Oh shit

ColoradoAg: YES

Lucas Jackson: THE WAY IS SHUT

Thacktor: Wait, was Junior after True Lies?

Dr. Norris Camacho: both were 1994...

nine months apart, maybe?

Thacktor: OH NOES

Lucas Jackson: I think we have stumbled upon something we shouldnt have

We know too much....


Dr. Norris Camacho: Oh shit guys there are a bunch of dudes in suits coming towards my desk -----