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My family

PLAYERS: Seated from left, wife, advertising producer, pop-culture aficionado; mother; and sister-in-law, Love and Sex editor for a major media website.

SCENE: Mom and Dad's fortieth anniversary dinner at Provence in Soho. "Josie" is playing on the house stereo.

SISTER-IN-LAW: This song is called "Josie!" It's a Steely Dan song about a prostitute.

WIFE: So I just found out what a Steely Dan is!

MOTHER: Yeah? What is it?

WIFE pauses, considers, then explains: It's—a vibrator. Or a dildo.

MOTHER turns, points at SISTER-IN-LAW. That's something you're supposed to know!

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