I do this thing, you know, where the most obvious knowledge nuggets in the world amaze me. For example, this past week I spent a lot of time with relatives and one day it dawned on me, “Wow. We share a lot of the same traits.”
I have a cousin from Ontario. I see him every couple of years. He’s… 27? Ish. Maybe? Whatever. I think he may be the relative with the most similar wiring to my own. (Well, my niece and I are also very similar — tall, cute, modest…)
Dude is also tall and sarcastic. And he knows that the funniest references are always pop culture references from the ’80s.
At one point the other day a conversation eventually led to wild meat that I enjoy.
Peter: I pretty much like anything that can be made into a burger. Moose, deer, small Asian families and…
Cousin: Panda bears.
See? That is the exact correct item to go next in that sequence.
It’s like the SATs for the DNA of completely random loons. (CRLs.)