(BV on Money) — When African parents want to organize their kids to clean up a mess they’ve made, or take a seat in the car for a road trip, or grab some food in the kitchen — or what have you, they tell the kids: “HEY! Come and answer your father’s name!” The phrase is like a helpful command that nudges you to do something — anything — good, if only for the sake of your papa. Even when you get grown, you’ll keep hearing that same phrase, “come and answer your father’s name.”
Thus, if you were Charlie Sheen–and you had some African parents right about now? It wouldn’t matter if you were a “grown” 45-year-old like he is; somebody from your father’s side of the family — if not your father himself — would be watching you on the telly tube as you were exploding on it, wondering why in the great caves of Kenya you were misrepresenting your father’s name.