We were driving somewhere and, apropos of nothing, the seven-year-old in the back seat said “I know a joke. Want to hear it?” He’s never made this offer before and, not expecting much, we told him to go ahead. Here it is: Some muffins were cooking in the oven. One muffin said to the next: ”Wow, it’s hot in here.“ The second said ”Gack! A talking muffin!“ Well, OK then.