Thursday, February 08, 2007

Unlikely Death Theater

Eli 5.6 has recently started inventing extremely complex, hypothetical ways that people could die.

"Dad, what happens if someone dies while they're playing basketball?" he asked. We were watching a game at the time.

"I don't think anyone's ever died while they're playing basketball," I said. Not technically true.

"Well," he said, thinking, "WHAT IF there was a big TACK on the court, and the pointy end was pointing up, and A GUY was dribbling the ball and he tripped and fell RIGHT ON the tack and it drove into his heart and killed him?"

"There aren't any tacks on basketball courts,"I said. "I don't think that could happen."

He paused, wisely. "Don't be so sure, Dad," he said ruefully. "Don't be so sure."

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