Because the world is ending. My father joined facebook. And has flair. And joined a group called "I Heart My Prius". The email requesting that I be my father's "friend" was quite enough. But seriously, Dad... flair?
Oh, and then my "aunt" Karen decided to join and befriend him. Her joining was definitely the more shocking of the two (at least I know that my Dad has always been hip to the latest technology trends... so it was kind of bound to happen...).
And now they write on each others' walls.