me: What are you saying? I'm not a bad person. It's not like I enjoy the idea of staking the bodies of my enemies on a forest of poles leading up to the house! No, not me, that's just not me at all.
Ali: Of course it isn't.
me: I think I'm just as glad that the girls aren't having any more kids, though. I don't think my suggestion to name a boy "Vlad Tepes" would go over very well.
Ali: No, not really.
me: Besides, with my luck, the kid would end up an asthmatic. Have to call him "Vlad the Inhaler."
It's rare I catch Ali completely by surprise. I must remember these moments, darn it.
For those waiting for the Iron Man movie to hit DVD or who are fans of comic book animation, I'd like to recommend avoiding animated Marvel Comics films in their entirety. The Invincible Iron Man direct-to-DVD movie sucked about as badly as the Doctor Strange one they released a few months later. Seriously, wait for the live action film. Robert Downey, Jr. is Anthony "Tony" Stark.
Related to this, I want to say this to all artists who tell stories in a visual medium, be they animators, comic artists, illustrators, what have you. If your medium or intended audience does not allow you to show a character in the nude, then do not set a scene where you have stripped that character of clothing. Showing a character in the shower or chained down in a lightless prison cell is one thing, but a well-lit action scene where you have to keep arranging "convenient" naughty part coverage? Just leave clothing scraps or something, dammit. Swirling dust, steam or convenient shadows just make me roll my eyes.