There are few things on Earth as annoying or punchable as a little brother. Sure, deep down in the recesses of his subconscious, your younger brother is just trying to impress you with his antics. From that perspective, his insistence on constantly nudging you while you’re trying to beat your Angry Birds high score on your iPad is in, reality, an act of love and admiration.
Likewise, it must be remembered that an older brother’s responsibility from time immemorial is to firmly take his younger siblings in hand and instruct them upon the ways of the world: the rules, the social decorums, the hidden pitfalls, the unspoken expectations. From that perspective, then, isn’t knocking your younger brother unconscious by hitting him in the face with your iPad also a supreme act of love?
Probably not. But like giving your younger brother an Indian burn, purple nurple or atomic noogie, it is pretty funny.