The son: "What was the name of that pesticide again?"
Me, preoccupied: "Didn't it say in the article? DBCP."
The son: "I thought it was something else."
The son: "Uh...could you spell that?"
I write on a piece of paper "1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane."
The son looks at the paper: "I thought it started with an 'n'."
Me: "Oh. Nemagon. That was the brand name."
The son, shaking his head: "I can't believe this stuff."
Me: "Well, it's one reason why I buy organic bananas."
He wanders away to finish the report he's writing.
Go listen to some good music: "Clowns of Death" from the album Farewell - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre by Oingo Boingo.