HG: I still can't get over the weirdness of "extreme" as an adjective applied to mammals. Whoever came up with that was some kind of wackadoo genius or idiot savant.
NC: Or a HUGE NERD?
HG: That's kind of a given.
[. . .]
HG: I really want you to take seriously the question of what makes a mammal "extreme" in the cultural imagination.
NC: I smell an article.