When met with a strange-sounding statement or something he didn’t quite understand, the Fab Hub will often ask the speaker, “Your what hurts?”
It gets a laugh – or at least a quizzical look – every time.
So when I saw a headline at MSN.com the other day began with the question, “What’s a Yurt?” I had to at least check it out.
Turns out a yurt is a small, roundish tent-like dwelling often utilized by nomadic peoples.
Apparently, the Fab Hub.
I thoght the whole “What’s a Yurt?”/”Your what hurts?” thing was pretty amusing, so I told the Fab Hub. When I asked who in the world even knew what a yurt was, his reply was, very simply, “I do.”
Me: OK, so what’s a yurt?
And then he spewed forth multiple facts about yurts.
Me: Why do you know that?
FH: I just do.
Me: No, seriously, why do you have any idea what a yurt is?
He continued to explain about yurts and then added,
“Well, actually,* I came across them in a video game.”
Proof, I suppose, that gaming is not all terrible and there is some educational (albeit semi-useless) informational benefit to the whole endeavor. Because really, who isevergoing to need to know what a yurt is?
So now I am not only educated in all things yurt, but I am once agan awed at the super-intelligence of my Fab Hub. No wonder I keep him around. In addition, I have also managed to fulfill his frequent requests to post about how awesome he is.
And he really is.
* This brings up the opportunity to post at a future date about another game we play in this house called “Well Actually.” It isn’t quite as fun as “What Do You Want to Do About Dinner?” But it’s a way to pass the time.