No children were harmed in the creation of this post.
It is commonly known that about 4 years ago, I had close to zero experience with children. They were sticky, touchy, and loud. Now that I have sticky, touchy, loud children myself, I am fascinated by some of the things they do. Therefore, I feel compelled to perform Child Testing.
Inspired by Rocketboom's report about the NOM NOM meme, I searched for NOM NOM on YouTube from our TiVo. It came up with a video montage of NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM with some hamsters and broccoli. So I gave the kids broccoli and turned it on. Here is the result:
It amuses me that Will blindly follows what the TV tells him to do, stuffing the whole broccoli into his mouth while bouncing up and down and making NOM NOM noises. Alex tastes the broccoli initially, caught up in the emotion of the meme, then realizes that he has the ability to question the establishment and reject the broccoli.
And the thing is, it's not because Alex doesn't like broccoli as shown here in this video where the kids insist on eating more broccoli.