21st Century Biology

Cyrus asks: "Daddy, where did I come from?"

Dad says: "Ah, my son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!" and ponders how to put it in words the lad can understand.

"Well," he finally says, "you see your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on MSN. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your mom and we met at a cyber-cafe."

"Then what happened?"

"Well, we sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the ESCape key...."

"Then what?" the boy asked.

"Nine months later a blessed little Pop-Up appeared and said: 'You've Got Male!'"

Posted March 4, 2011

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