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The Infinite "Why".

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Dear New Parent,

The time will come, and oh it will surely come, when your kid starts asking you "why"...instinctively and perpetually.

Your first experience could go like this:

Kid: Daddy can I go to the playground?
Dad: No.
Kid: Why?
Dad (don't bother me kid): Because.
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because I said so
Kid: Why?
Dad (hmm...it might just be easier to reason with him): Because it's too late.
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because it's dark outside
Kid: Why?
Dad (hey this is kinda fun): Because the sun's gone down
Kid: Why?
Dad: So that we can go rest and get some sleep
Kid: Why?
Dad : Because if we don't get some sleep we'll be very tired in the morning
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because we're not machines, and even machines need their rest
Kid: Why?
Dad (okay this is no longer fun): Because sleep and rest is good
Kid: Why?
Dad: Why is sleep good? Are you even serious?
Kid: Why?
Dad (now this kid is just trolling): Hey will you stop doing that!
Kid: Why?
Dad: Do you want to go to time out…

The F Party

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Facebook’s DNA has changed. It started as a frat party that never ended and just kept growing until it was a complete festival (a la Burning Man) with sideshows, hippie communes, concession stands, people making out, people puking, pissing, pooping, using psychedelic drugs, rocking to music, drinking, eating good food, eating bad food...just generally having a good time in a way they know how and in the way they define ‘good’...
...but it still was a party. The party became very popular. More people flocked in. They came in with family and friends and left with strangers. Some didn’t even remember why they were there anymore. Some didn’t even remember who they were anymore… ...but it still was a party. More concession stands showed up. Generally, more people showed up to sell all sorts to the party goers. The organizers of the party charged them a token to set up their stalls, which were, by and large, ignored by the party goers…. ...I mean, seriously, we’re partying here.
Then…

Bring Back Daddy's Girls

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These days when racism rears its ugly head, you will see people rise up and clamour against it.
Chances are, you'll see that the people complaining are are not defined by their race or gender but by their being non-racist (relatively speaking of course).

 So when gender discrimination rears its ugly malformed head, those clamoring should not be defined by their gender or race but by their being non-sexist (or non-ignorant-douchebags). Women should not form the majority of those campaigning against gender inequality. We men need to step up. I need to step up.

 But get this, this #BringBackOurGirls issue goes beyond gender discrimination right into general disregard for basic human rights. If some other deranged faction started kidnapping boys for whatever deranged reason, should majority of the protesters be male?

If we equally campaign against removal of a fuel subsidy, or the change of the name of a university, we should equally campaign against this...even more so.

 Don't w…