//Moose looks at the label on a student's shirt Moose: Tell me which country you think this shirt was made in. Class (simultaneously): China! Moose: No. Guatemala.
// In Young's US History Young: So President Truman paid 400 million dollars to Greece and Turkey to keep them away from Communism. Daniel: Sheesh, the US just throws money at every problem. // Next class Video: The Chinese felt threatened when General Douglas MacArthur pushed the North Koreans up to the border. In the following weeks, over one million Chinese soldiers poured across the Yalu River. Daniel: Sheesh, China just throws people at every problem.
Richard: You Indian cannot write down on paper. Ashu: Yeah, but we have the stone tab-leat! Yeah, but we are able to write on stone tablet! We so stroung! Richard: You Indians cannot write in stone tablet. Ashu: Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah baout...! No, way make a zero fust, and then the Arabs come from it. No, we have the i-de-ah! No, we decide to share with them because we think they the too dumb. Ashu: So-wah, we also have the greatest diamond in the wold, the Hope Diamond, we found that in the India. And that's what it's culled. Does the China have damond? John: Ashu, the biggest diamond in the world, cost eleven million dollar, is fifty-five thousand karats, is literally thees beeg. Yah thees beeg. Richard: How much money it cost? John: About eleven million. Richard: Doesn't it cost more? John: Noh...nahh, it not the highest quality diamond, like the Hohp Diamond, which the British were even able to steal from India because India don't have Great Wall of India! Ashu: Baauhtt, they do that because they have the guns, and we don't have the guns. And they say, China, we are taken over by the Indians. Richard: Oh oh oh, China never taken over by the Indians. John: China only give away Hong Kong. India give away entire sub-continent because they love the British! //Some time later Brian: 35-down is 'Eurasian'. Richard: No, he not Asian, we're Asian! Ashu: No, we not Asian! What the hell you talk? John: India so weak that they couldn't do anything. Gandhi couldn't even use guns to fight back! Schafer: Stop talking! Ashu: I no talking anymoh because Mr. Schiafer say no talkang. And China and India is a equwol. No, ah always say they da equwol. John: I use my bamboo guns. Ashu: We not talking about the puz-hol. And Mr. Schafer want us to talk about the puz-hol. And Ms. Dvorsky only want us to talk about the computer science o-kawy.
Medley (Duval's sub): Mutations can occur because of radiation, like ultravelvet [sic] light and nuclear radiation. You know a lot of radiation is happening because of the earthquake in Chiner. Class: You mean Japan? Medley: You know what I meant, they're the same thing.
Rose: I'm taking all of my stock out of American companies and putting it all into China.
PA Speaker: Please turn your TVs to channel 19. Infoflow will begin in thirty seconds. Whitacre: No! We're not doing it!
Whitacre: So if anyone wants to be immortal, once again, don't break open those thermometers and start drinking. Ten years ago, or something like that, kids were breaking the thermometers in the science labs and they closed the school down because they had to have the HazMat come to school and clean it up. It's not a good thing. But then I remember when I was in grade school, somebody brought mercury in as a science project and put it on a piece of board and rolled it around and it's like, "Let's get closer to smell the fumes, it's nice stuff!" See, and yet nobody cared about this; it's like "kids are our future" and all that kind of crap. Remember those [catchphrases]? When I was a little kid it's like "Drive cautiously, don't strike our kids, they're matchless". You know, and it's like the kids are the future, and it's like, did you ever wonder about when that is over, when you're no longer the future, like what age that is? When you become just another piece of baggage on the planet that we need to figure out what to do with? It's like "oh, you have so much potential" and then you're like "Who are you, why are you here?" I'm still trying to figure out what that age is. I think you're all past it, by the way, you knew you'd have it or "uh oh". Join the ever lengthening line of "I could've been great."
Whitacre: I love legalism. They should bring it to this country. It's like a totalitarian state. [Because] everything is regulated, you never have to worry about breaking the rules because everything's a rule. It's like "Can I do this?" No. Just assume "no", and we have to kill 'em. That's why I like legalism. See, if you break the rules, then we have to break you. Student: Sounds like a terrible system. Whitacre: Why? Because you like to break the rules? Yeah, that's exactly why. Most people don't want to think for themselves anyway.
Whitacre: When I your age, way back when, back in the early Zhou dynasty times...
Mr. Swaney: They [China] do have eight sanctioned "opposition" parties. "Opposition" meaning they pledge allegiance to the Communist Party.