Mom is flipping around the TV with the remote. She flips and cuts off a news promo for the latest "Crap to be Scared Of" story.
(You know the stories: your reusable grocery bags are trying to kill you. Don't touch that elevator button - it is covered in germs! Concrete-eating termites are invading Florida!)
"Oh, I already saw that one. The poisonous spiders one."
(I don't watch the news. I listen to NPR. NPR is big on the Greek Economic Crisis but not so much on Crap to be Scared Of.)
"Poison spiders, mom? Where? When? How?"
"Oh yeah. They're MORE poison than black widows. They are just everywhere."
"Oh, I don't remember. Somewhere."
"What do they look like?"
"Spiders...I don't know. They just look like spiders. I wasn't paying attention."
"Ok, so you're telling me that there is an infestation of terribly deadly spiders, but you don't know where or what they look like?"
"Well, I can't remember EVERYTHING, can I?"
Now go watch the brilliant Stephen Colbert/Stone Phillips gravitas-off.