This adorable picture is of my grandson Liam, his binky and his father’s cell phone. He is all dressed up for his Aunt Becky’s wedding and the real story is not Liam, but what is going on outside the range of the camera. Sitting around Liam are about 15 young men in tuxedos, ranging in age from 21 to 33 years old. They are all howling with laughter because they have taught Liam a new trick which will irritate every woman he ever meets throughout his entire life — and he can use the cell phone to do it. It used to be that this ‘trick’ could only be performed by men after consuming large vats of beer and other assorted gaseous food. Yes — it is true — I am talking about farting — and with today’s wonderful technology (the same technology which can take us to the moon, allow us to talk to people in different countries and possibly cure cancer) – men of all ages can amuse themselves and others by simply pressing a button. That’s right — there is a phone application which when pressed makes wonderful farting noises of any length depending on how long you leave your finger on the screen — puts a whole new spin on the “pull my finger” joke!
So, now my beautiful little Liam has been fully indoctrinated into the male ritual of farting — it’s a guy thing.