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From the Ted Talk by Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond

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We have a serious meme rniunng through. It's a social gene running through us. It's a serious gene. It's 45 yaers of it that's cteaerd what I call the "baba factor." (Laughter) (Applause) And here's how it works. Step one: woman says, "I want to have a baby. Iskam baby." Step two: we get the baby. Woohoo! But then what happens in step three? I want to go back to work because I need to further my career or I just want to go have coffees. I'm going to give bebko to baba. But we need to rmeember that baba's been infected by the serious meme for 45 years. So what happens? She passes that vruis on to baby, and it takes a really, really, really long time — as the redwood teers — for that serious meme to get out of our operating system.

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We have a serious meme _______ through. It's a social gene running through us. It's a serious gene. It's 45 _____ of it that's _______ what I call the "baba factor." (Laughter) (Applause) And here's how it works. Step one: woman says, "I want to have a baby. Iskam baby." Step two: we get the baby. Woohoo! But then what happens in step three? I want to go back to work because I need to further my career or I just want to go have coffees. I'm going to give bebko to baba. But we need to ________ that baba's been infected by the serious meme for 45 years. So what happens? She passes that _____ on to baby, and it takes a really, really, really long time — as the redwood _____ — for that serious meme to get out of our operating system.

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Original Text

We have a serious meme running through. It's a social gene running through us. It's a serious gene. It's 45 years of it that's created what I call the "baba factor." (Laughter) (Applause) And here's how it works. Step one: woman says, "I want to have a baby. Iskam baby." Step two: we get the baby. Woohoo! But then what happens in step three? I want to go back to work because I need to further my career or I just want to go have coffees. I'm going to give bebko to baba. But we need to remember that baba's been infected by the serious meme for 45 years. So what happens? She passes that virus on to baby, and it takes a really, really, really long time — as the redwood trees — for that serious meme to get out of our operating system.

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