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The Huggie Puck

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The advances in diaper technology in recent years are nothing short of amazing.  From the days when Adam and Eve (I would imagine) wrapped young Cain and Abel in loincloths of animal skin, through the centuries of cloth, to the current halcyon days of disposables, Man’s capabilities for meeting a need and subsequently improving upon it exponentially are quite impressive.   

In fact, the permutations of disposable diapers are many in and of themselves; those my daddy used for me (after a short phase with cloth which, to his dismay, neither saved him time nor labour—yuck!) were quite a bit different from the typical diaper of to-day.  For example, in addition to being light years ahead of their predecessors in absorbency, to-day’s disposable diapers are equipped with tabs that may be repositioned and adjusted without compromising their utility.  Back in the Old Days (in my case, the early 1970’s), the tabs were much like band-aids; once the plastic paper was peeled from them and they were applied to the diaper, that was where they stayed.  Oh, you could attempt to remove and reposition them but you did so at your own—and the diaper’s—peril. 

But perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Modern Diapery is the manner in which they may be disposed of.  Because the tabs may be unfastened and reapplied, a dirty diaper can be neatly folded into a tight, semi-sanitary, ‘puck’ (pictured above).  Thus, they are compact, transportable (when necessary), and not nearly as fraught with possible disasters (again, yuck!). 

As a young man some years ago, I would NEVER have considered myself a candidate for Huggie Puck construction.  However, I have become quite adept at it.  I remember my introduction to the practise, thanks to Rachel Anderson.  (NB: I should probably have given her this story for her Knox’s Memories blog—but I am feeling a bit selfish at the moment!)  As the Anderson van prepared to pull away after a cook-out at Covenanter Ranch for my birthday the year before last, Rachel ran back up to the house asking if she could throw something away.  I told her I would do it and, with some reservation, she stuck her hand out to me—replete with a tightly-packed dirty diaper (what I have coined as the ‘Huggie Puck’).  ‘Are you sure you want to throw it away?’ she asked.  ‘Sure,’ said I, and I walked to the trash can with something I would become very familiar with in the coming days.  I would become VERY familiar with it.  (And I know that there are a lot of mamas and daddies reading this who can identify with me!) 

And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.   


To-day’s 1980’s Moment by the Stray Cats is dedicated to the Guitar Hero himself, Austin Ayers.  During an exciting night of playing said game last night, Sir Austin kicked my tail a couple of times while we matched up head-to-head playing the following song.  (By the way, take special notice of how the lead singer, Brian Setzer, looks just like Charles Ackerman!)  



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Written by ninepoundhammer

October 4, 2007 at 10:20 am

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  1. “do you need pins or fasteners?”


    October 4, 2007 at 2:50 pm

  2. ‘Well no, they got those tape-ettes already on
    there, it’s self-contained and fairly explanatory.’

    [That’s dialogue from the movie ‘Raising Arizona’ for the Great Unwashed out there.]


    October 4, 2007 at 2:59 pm

  3. For the women who are reading this, I just wanted to say that, yes, I do still have those shoes. That’s at least five years! And they’re still in good shape. I’m so proud.

    And this is Ashlee, by the way, not Matt. That would be scary.


    October 4, 2007 at 6:00 pm

  4. You guys are too cute! Maybe I should post a picture from one of our first dates…. haha! That’s a funny thought!


    October 4, 2007 at 7:57 pm

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