My brother and his lady were not able to make the family dinner tonight, which disappointed me more than usual because I was looking forward to his take on GamerGate (fuckyohashtag). Into my second pint I forgot that topic was off the table and lobbed it out there anyway, and sure enough...

Moms didn't really get it. And after explaining it to her fairly concisely, I'm not sure if she didn't get it, or if she totally got it and just couldn't believe that bullshit became a thing. She's a retired middle school teacher so I figured the recent perversion of the word "bully" would be an ideal place to jump off my explanation, and it was. Pops pretty much just sat there and shook his head the whole time.

It's unbelievable to me that this has been a topic of conversation for them. Again, a retired science teacher, and a retired accountant. They're nerds. They raised three nerds. I'm unquestionably the hippest of the five of us, and I just said "hip." If your cause is supposedly by and for nerds, and you can't get an ounce of sympathy amongst our lot, you are full of shit.