I had this conversation with my mom when we were waiting for my foot surgery to start. She did a very good job of distracting me from the task at hand.
Mom: We saw Life of Pi and it was just amazing. That tiger was incredible.
Me: It was a CGI tiger, right?
Mom: What is CGI?
Me: Computer generated.
Mom: No, it was a real tiger.
Me: You know how like, sometimes actors are people and sometimes they are animals?
Me: Are you saying that the actor who played the tiger was a real tiger?
Me: I don't think it was a real tiger.
Mom: It was real. You should have seen his face, when he was holding on to the side of the boat.
[she mimes a tiger holding on to the side of a boat]
Me: A real tiger... IN A BOAT! No.
Mom: And at the end, he was so skinny. It was very sad.
[she mimes tired tiger]
Me: They starved the tiger!
Mom: No, they just got a sick tiger to play that part.
Mom: have you seen that movie, Life of Pi? It's amazing, it has a beautiful tiger in it.
Me: It can't be real.
Nurse: Oh. Animatronics.
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