531: Contingency Plan
Title text: Kids are genetic experiments. We're just experimenting responsibly!
Jurassic Park is a series of books and films centering on a disastrous attempt to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs. In particular, the park scientists give the dinosaurs lysine deficiency as a failsafe measure, so that if some dinosaur were to escape, it wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. In practice, lysine can be easily be obtained by eating protein-rich foods, like red meat, lamb or pork.
Megan comments that Cueball is force-feeding their child so many sugary drinks that the child runs the risk of contracting diabetes. Cueball responds that that is the plan, since if anything were to go wrong, they'll just have to stop giving her insulin, which will kill her. The narrator comments that this is precisely the approach used in Jurassic Park.
The title text continues the theme, noting that having children is basically one big genetic experiment, and that Cueball is experimenting responsibly, thinking ahead as to the possible consequences of his experiment.
- [Megan and Cueball holding a green bottle are standing beside a crib. Another green bottle is lying on the floor.]
- Megan: More sugary drinks? Are you trying to give her diabetes?
- Cueball: Yeah - then we keep her supplied with insulin unless things go wrong.
- I take the Jurassic Park approach to parenting.