While I have a minute I wanted to share another experiment.
This morning I took #2 to his first soccer practice. The league #2 is in is an instructional league. A soccer guru teaches skills and all of the parents work with their kids. Despite having never played soccer within three minutes I was made a soccer coach. Although I have never played I have watched several soccer matches in my day and know a thing or two about the sport. As the kids practiced dribbling I overheard a couple of dads talking about how the Boston Celtics need to pick up one more player.
Reader, I have not watched a pro-basketball game since the late 1980s. All of my basketball memories come from this era only.
I moseyed over to the two dads and said rather forcefully: I heard on ESPN last night that the Celtics were going to sign Deltef Schrempf. One dad looked at me and asked "really? no foolin? He must be 45 years old" I had to admit I was only pulling his leg but get this Mr. Schrempf is 45, how did that dad know that? Mr. Shrempf has not played professional basketball since 2001.
I know this is similar to the Folgers gag, but it is well worth adapting to whatever situation or conversation you happen to be in. Another example to prime the pump: You overhear someone or are talking with someone about a new movie that is being produced about oh let us say George Bush. At that moment you say I hear they are casting Ed Asner as George Bush.
Prediction for this afternoon's game: Marshall 75, Tulane 67.