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An excerpt from Reconcilable Differences

Context: John Siracusa is notorious for being ruthlessly logical.

Merlin Mann: “It’s just hitting me now that you’re a father to those kids and they have to live up to your standards.”

John Siracusa: “They don’t they just ignore me. They could give two craps what I…”

Merlin Mann, apeing Siracusa: “‘If you can’t define it, how can you defend it?’”

John Siracusa: “The smarter they get, the more their brains develop, the more I gain power over them, because my biggest tool is reason and logic.”

From Children’s Shoes, the latest episode of Reconcilable Differences.