Ben : Vesp? How you getting along?
Vespyr : I just finished chapter 12, "The World on a String."
Vespyr : What?
Ben : Are you having any trouble with Quantum Entanglement? Planck length versus Planck time?
Vespyr : I'm fine.
Ben : Good. Then tomorrow after lunch, you can give a brief presentation on M-theory. Argue counterpoints with Bo and Rell vis-a-vis Witten and Dirac.
Rellian : What kind of crazy person celebrates Noam Chomsky's birthday like it's some kind of official holiday? Why can't we celebrate Christmas like the rest of the entire world?
Ben : You would prefer to celebrate a magical fictitious elf, instead of a living humanitarian who's done so much to promote human rights and understanding?