My granddaughters are fascinated by the Iraqi Death Stalker Scorpion (Israeli yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion) that I have on the transfer case shifter knob of my ’07 Toyota FJ Cruiser. My seven year-old granddaughter, Alyssa asked if it had a name. It’s encased in lucite, but the girls swear that it moves when I’m driving, and they watch it out of fear and curiosity. I said that I had never named it. Alyssa asked, “What about the venomous lady on the TV that you talked about?”
I asked, “Jane Fonda?”
She said, “Yes, can we name the scorpion, Jane?”
“Jane Fonda it is!”
They insisted on cheesing it up for a photo of themselves with “Hanoi Jane Fonda’s spirit animal”.