Slightly off topic:
There’s a game we often play on the rookies called Spoons. A player from the home and visiting teams are blindfolded and handed an ordinary soup spoon. The emcee, if you will, has them sit facing each other. They’re instructed to find the other players head, put their spoon in their mouth, and hit their opposite as hard as they can with a nodding motion of their head.
The “trick” is that the emcee has a serving spoon in his hand, and hits each guy as he’s being hit with the small spoon. We did it to a couple of the college kids this weekend, and one of them caught on (the other may or may not have). He actually said out loud, “I know something else is going on, but I’m not sure what it is.” Later, while still blindfolded, he said, “I know what you guys are doing, but I’m still going to play along.”
I like this interpretation of the tape a bit better than mswas’s, because the guy knew he was the butt of the joke, called us out, and then kept playing. On the other hand, I’m not sure if I can give Palin that much credit.