Welcome to the blog of Mike and Carly Conroy.  I make no promises as to the scope and direction of this blog, but I hope you enjoy it. Over time it should improve but for now be content… witnessing the awkward plodding of a pseudo-luddite through silicon valley.  Two goals for this blog are to communicate something substantial of our experiences to those interested, and to keep in touch with friends and family.  The title of the blog is intended to set the mood, and serve as the backbone to my shoulder shrug when people ask “Why do you want to go to Africa?”. The title can also clarify my humor which can appear coarse but stems from the idea that we are all funny creatures sharing time and space on a crazy beautiful planet.  So with patience and a sense of humor I’ll try to go forth and maintain hope that we can put this Thing together.