I told the kid about Diogenes' featherless biped on the walk to school today. He announced his intention to tell all his friends at school.


He demanded more tales of Diogenes but the only other kid-friendly thing I could come up with was "you're blocking the sun"

He was very interested in how Diogenes was holding the chicken.

Me: "Oh, probably by the neck."
Kid: "So, he was CHOKING THE CHICKEN?"
Me: "Well, um... yes but maybe don't use that phrasing"

Anyway, if your second-grader comes home with an inexplicable interest in ancient Greek cynics, you're welcome.

(tfw "Is he trolling me? Does the kid already know all about Diogenes? Is Teen Titans Go to blame for this?")

My favorite Teen Titans Go moment: We were watching the news the other day and booing a Darren Bailey commercial. The kid asked why.

Me: "Oh that dude's just whiny because he doesn't want to pay taxes."
Kid: "But you need taxes for roads! And so the food isn't all rotten!"
Me: "Uh... that's exactly right. Where did you learn that?"
Kid: "Teen Titans Go!"

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