The local newspapers in west Texas were abuzz with news that a woman had given birth to a twenty-pound baby, so the New York Times sent a reporter to check out the story. When he arrived at the hospital virtually the first thing he witnessed was the baby in question being weighed by one of the nurses. The boy barely tipped the scale at ten pounds. Smugly, the reporter remarked out loud that it looked again like the hicks from hinterland had overstated their case for a little attention in the press. Quickly, the proud father stepped up to the reporter and said, "Now, son, it ain't like that. It's just that we decided to have him circumcised."