//In Science Bowl practice, after a question distantly related to pine cones Avikar: Didn't you ever throw pine cones at people when you were a kid? Cathy: No. After a pine cone fell on my head from a tree when I was little, I was done with pine cones for the rest of my life. Sam: Did you make any genius discoveries after that? Cathy: It wasn't an apple. It was a pine cone. //A few moments later Sam: Was it a pineapple?
//To justify why Sam should answer Jenny's phamistry question Barnhard: Sam, you know everything! You're brilliant! Zbarsky: I think you're confusing me with God.
//Duval's killing time until everyone's real SRP interview partners come back, so Eva and Sam Zbarsky are doing a mock interview for an internship. Eva(interviewer): Hey sweetie, so tell me a little about yourself. Sam: Um, I'm a junior...at Montgomery Blair high school. Eva: High school? That's hot. Sam: Err...I'd like to work under you. Eva: Oh is that what you're into? Sam: ... //Duval facepalms Eva: So what *positions* would you be interested in? *raises eyebrows* Sam: ... Duval: It's okay to run away screaming at this point. //Sam runs away screaming Duval: So that was a lovely example of what kind of interview to NEVER HAVE.
//Myles and John talking about effort forces Dvorksy: If you say push in my class, it better have to be about stacks. Myles: So if I have a stack, and I push it over... Hyun: Then it falls over into a queue! Sam: Or you can get a stack of seeds, push it over into a heap, which grows into trees.