I'm talking with my buddy on the phone. He's telling me about his five-month-old son.
"Want to see my kid fall down laughing?" he poses. "Just look him straight in the face and say 'apple pie'."
"Apple pie?" I say.
"Apple pie," he says. "Kid laughs his head off."
"Apple pie," I say again, then lower my voice with the conspiratorial inclusion of John Gotti. "Wait'll he gets a load of 'perpendicular'."