A final thought for 2008 ... and a bold prediction: I'll think more about this topic in 2009!
A tasty foraminiferan protist?
I work with many clever people. One measure of "cleverness" is the capacity to make quick connections between disparate concepts. Check out Claire Beynon's post at Ice Lines for a good example.
(I wonder if I've been clever enough to figure out what Claire was thinking of ...)