For instance, one night we were all sitting around shooting the breeze when Boy Wonder confidently informed us, "You know, chickens can smile," then immediately backtracked, "Wait--they can't."
I guess he figured he had entered the realm of the completely preposterous--WHAT WITH CHICKENS HAVING NO LIPS AND ALL. Of course, we teased him mercilessly:
"You know, Boy Wonder *loves* broccoli--wait. He doesn't."
"You know, cupcakes are awful--wait. They're not."
"You know, Boy Wonder follows the rules--wait. He doesn't."
But look at that face. You'd believe him if he had a bridge to sell, wouldn't you?