Context-free quotes from the Butterfly:
It’s like The Sound of Music, but with zombies.
I didn’t know that she wouldn’t like being poked in her eyes or ears with a pencil.
Those two cars are exactly alike, except that one is a different color. And it has different lights. And it has a thing sticking out of the top. Also, it’s a truck.
The current season of Face Off has ended, and while I shall miss the victor Nora Hewitt and her awesome make-ups, the contestant I shall miss the most will be Stevie Calabrese, who I can only assume invented Post-It notes before she went into movie monsters…
1. You include the phrase “If we stop and think about this abstractly for a minute.”
2. You invent new verbs you feel need to be encased in quotation marks, e.g. The set A is “functioned” to the set B.
3. You include ANY sentence that sounds like it was pulled from a Deepak Chopra book, e.g. As we move to the infinite, the finite differences between become meaningless and unimportant.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the infamous “crocodile problem” from the Scottish “Higher Maths Exam” (which I gather is something like the AP Exam, but administered in a delightful brogue). It’s a basic optimization problem that nevertheless stumped so many test takers that the grading authority had to set a passing exam score to just 34%. Here it is, in all its reptilian glory:
Oddly enough, the same problem was administered here in America with some slight changes, and students did much better on it.