Rose: you should've been in my advanced geometry class this morning, it was all constant failure
//Trying to pronounce "de Broglie" in math phys //Some things are spelled phonetically Jesse: I think it's de BRO-glee. Sam: I've also heard de BROY-lee and de BROY. Jesse: De BROY? Where's the G? Sam: It's French. French has a lot of silent letters. Anna: De BROY...like Detroy? Richard: What's Detroy? Anna: You know, the city. Jesse: Do you mean Detroit? Anna: Yeah, but the T is silent, isn't it? Everyone: No... Anna: I've been pronouncing it wrong this whole time? Several people: Yes. Anna: But...in that Journey song...they say Detroy! It rhymes with "boy"! Sam: No. Just...no.
//Two classes later, the same thing is happening. We're down to 5 or 6 cards, two of which belong to Will. He's the only person who has not been called at all. Kusal: This is BS. Why is Will not getting called? Schafer: How about this? I will make a bet with you. You will pick a card from the deck. If you pick your card, you can choose to not do the next problem, and that will make up for what happened last time. If you don't pick your card...hmm, how best to torment Kusal...OK, what about this? If you don't pick your card, you can guess whose card it is. If you guess right, same deal. If you guess wrong, the next person can decide to make you do the next problem. Class: Ooooo.... Kusal: Whatever, let's do this. Class: Umm. //Schafer fans out cards face down Schafer: Ready? Kusal: Ok. I choose this card. (points to one) Schafer: Which card is yours? Kusal: Six of clubs. Schafer: It's not your card. //Class laughs Kusal: Aaaargh! Ok, let's see, whose card could it be? Aditi: Wait a sec. You said there are five cards. But the cards left are Will's two, mine, Coy's, Anna's, and Kusal's. That's six. Schafer: Oh, I took Kusal's card out a while ago. Class:... Kusal: WHAT? You lied to me! You said "if I choose my card"! Schafer: I'm sorry, when did I ever say that your card was in the deck? Kusal: You know what? Fine. I say it's Will's card. Schafer: Eight of diamonds. Coy: That's me. //Goes to next problem Class: Oh. //It's a really hard problem //Part 2 //Class starts to laugh at Kusal Coy: Hmm... Kusal: Coy, if you do this one, I will love you forever. Coy: No. (hands him the pen) Kusal: FML. Aditi: Mr. Schafer, I know how to do this one. Schafer: Well, Kusal, it looks like you've been bailed out this time. //Class sighs/laughs
//Math phys is doing physics problems in front of the class. Schafer gave everyone two cards, and is calling people by drawing cards. Kusal's card gets drawn. Kusal: Damn it! This next one is going to be the bicycle problem, I just know it. (The bicycle problem is hard) Schafer: Hmm...I will make you a deal. If you can correctly guess the number of the next problem, you can not do it. If you guess wrong, your card goes back in the deck, and I will use your two lowest scores. Kusal: Wait...hold on...yeah, let's do it. //Class murmurs about Kusal making a bad decision //Kusal writes a problem number on the board. Schafer goes to the next problem. Schafer: Yeah, no. It's not the bicycle problem. //Class is laughing Schwartz: Moral of the story: never make bets with Schafer.
(Mr. Kaluta is showing photos from his summer vacation. He started with his China trip, and moved on to pics from the West Coast.) Noah: That looks like the Golden Gate Bridge. Kaluta: That is the Golden Gate Bridge. Noah: Oh, I thought you meant the West Coast of...
//Advanced Topics in Earth Science, talking about criteria for determining El Niño-induced weather events Lodal: First, we see if Niño-3.4 SST is greater than 0.5 degrees above average. (goes to next slide) SST is Menter's Shear Stress Transport, which is a model of flow and turbulence. Alex: I think SST is "sea surface temperature." Lodal: ...That makes a lot more sense. Now I feel stupid.
//Freshman Chem. A random conversation starts. Someone brings up vegetarianism. //Pham gets excited at another prospect of a vegetarian joke. Pham, excitedly: Who here vegetarian? //No one raises their hands. //Pham, pausing uncertainly: Uh--well--you know, guy--nevermind.
Teddy: If you can't breathe you can't fail me!
Richard: It would be really awesome if your final transcript spelled out the alphabet. Kevli: You mean A, B, C, E, D?
Competition PA: Attention in the pit. We have a robot request. Team 449 has lost their robot. Has anyone seen their robot?