Whenever someone says that something - anything - be it a snarky email from a pissed off future mother-in-law like this or some sort of internet wheeze, has "gone viral" I am tempted to reply 'what, like smallpox?' because the phrase annoys me for some reason.
However, I came across a new publication which has, indeed, 'gone viral' in the States and has been at the top of the New York Times best seller list. It is a new parenting book called "Go the Fuck to Sleep". It is hilariously funny - somehow managing to tread a delicate line between desperation and deep affection. You can see what the Guardian wrote about it here and you can view the pdf of the whole book here. If you can't be bothered to do either of those, then I strongly suggest you listen to the caramel tones of Samuel L. Jackson reading it as a book at bedtime:-
As if that wasn't enough, there has already been a response produced by a guy called Nick Gisburne which is, if anything, even funnier. It's a parody of the original but this time, aimed at teenagers.
I desperately wish I written them both myself! Enjoy!