Overheard (July 2020)

Overheard Wednesday 07/01/20
"Happy Canada Day!"
(Some inventive approaches tried for the green/yellow coins problem:)
"The Frobenius McNugget Problem..."
"The French Fry Theorem"  S.
"The Banana Lumps Theorem"  E.
"The Chicken Coin Problem"  S.
"The Chicken McDonald Problem"  S."Chicken McNugget Theorem: Unsuitable for vegetarians and vegans."  V.
"Now he's gonna abort, and we have to give him an IMO Problem!!!"  P. (Referring to Prof. Loh aborting the "noneven nonprime factor of \(2019^8 + 1\) question" upon realizing it was AIME #13)
"WHY DID YOU TELL HIM THAT?!?!? I liked that problem."  S. (After someone informed Prof. Loh that he had been given an AIME #13 Problem)
"Who wants to do this? Nobody in their right mind. Calculator wants to do this."  V.
"(On pouring the milk before the cereal:) You know what happens, right? The cereal doesn't really come out, and then you have to shake the box a lot, and then  suddenly!! It all comes out, and splashes everywhere, including inside the bag. NO ONE wants milk from three days ago on your cereal."  Prof. Loh
"Anyone else puts milk into the cereal bag and just eats from the bag?"  S.
"(Commutativity of cereal and milk:) Cereal + milk = Milk + cereal."  W.
"There is a small fly in my shirt."  S.
"If you know about England, the weather is such that it usually... well, not usually... always... rains..."
"Here is something else that you should absolutely not do at home, and I'm being serious. Please do not dry your socks by putting them in the toaster."  Prof. Loh (referring to the incident at his college in England, when a student set off a fire)
"Put the toaster into the wet sock."  A.
"Have you ever tried baked fries instead of fried ones?"  A.
"There's no turnedsmileyface emoji?!??!? Well, we need to invent one, then!"  Prof. Loh (musing, "But that's how we did smileyfaces in the old days!")
"The sooner you figure out which things are commutative and which things aren't, the easier it will be to eat your breakfast!"  Prof. Loh
"Can you dry socks in the microwave?"
"If you hit your face really hard, and it hurts really bad, are you really strong or really weak?"
""I shoved the calculator off."  Prof. Loh, 2020"  K.
"It's a broken calculator, it broke on that equation."  D.
"If you find a whole bunch of people to help you find the answer, and to correct your mistakes, you are unstoppable."  Prof. Loh

Overheard from the Thursday 7/2/20 live stream
(Noticing that Prof. Loh wore a yellow shirt today:)
"Did you guys realize that the shirt is the banana peel and he is the banana inside?"  T.
"....It doesn't smell like bananas..."  Prof. Loh (when asked if his shirt was made of bananas)""These two problems have a very similar flavor."  Prof. Loh"  E.
"Did you guys know that potassium in bananas causes a neurochemical reaction in your brain cells that makes you better at math? The potassium triggers certain neurons in your brain. (jk)"  M.
""20TU (pronounced "twenty teeyou")  Prof. Loh's tongue twister of the day!"  V.
""Bogus,"  PoShen Loh, 2020"  C.
"Looks like a triangular lump."  S.
"Why are you doing math in the bathroom anyway?"  X. (In response to a calculatorthatfellinthetoilet problem)
"The square root of something disgusting."  Prof. Loh (regarding the quadratic formula)
"Oh, you know what? I think I see a way to simplif Oh no, I don't."  PoShen Loh"  I.
"Is this what you guys do in school? This is apparently what everyone does in school."  Prof. Loh (In response to the question about not getting caught while using Facebook or Instagram during class.)
"Does anybody use talking to someone else physically?"  T. (Regarding different forms of social media communication.)
"You go to a store and buy passion fruits."  C. (In answer to the question, "How do you find passion?")
"Blurpleplepelpel"  A.
"Purplue."  U.
"Bluerple!"  G. 
@debbie said in Overheard (July 2020):
(Noticing that Prof. Loh wore a yellow shirt today:)
"Did you guys realize that the shirt is the banana peel and he is the banana inside?"  T.
"....It doesn't smell like bananas..."  Prof. Loh (when asked if his shirt was made of bananas)
"Did you guys know that potassium in bananas causes a neurochemical reaction in your brain cells that makes you better at math? The potassium triggers certain neurons in your brain. (jk)"  M."Oh, you know what? I think I see a way to simplif Oh no, I don't."  PoShen Loh"  I.
"Is this what you guys do in school? This is apparently what everyone does in school."  Prof. Loh (In response to the question about not getting caught while using Facebook or Instagram during class.)
HE WORE A YELLOW SHIRT! ADD SOME BLUE AND ITS THE GREEN SHIRT!

Overheard from the Friday, 7/3/20 live stream
"You're doing this on purpose..."  J. (When Prof. Loh tried to pass off \(225\) km as the answer)
"Bob the snail goes at \(0\) km per hour. Oh, not snails. I know what I want. Bob the sloth. Do you know what sloths do? Sloths are really slow."  Prof. Loh
"Bob the banana."  X.
"If Prof. Loh is looking overexcited, it is either that he already solved a super hard problems, or that is pulling our leg."  V.
"I can travel 0 km in 0 seconds."  P.
"Oops I dropped my snail in the toilet and it mutated into a giant snail that goes at a speed of \(24\) mph."  S.
""SHMICK ZAT LICK BUTTON!"  E. F. 2020"  T.
""Eyebrow lift"  PoShen Loh, 2020"  K.
""You need to un it."  PoShen Loh, 2020"  I.
""Unreciprocal it!"  Prof. Loh adds a new word to the dictionary."  V.
"NEW WORD  "Unning," invented by PoShen Loh."  J.
" NehsOp htiw gnihtyna htam ksA  The reciprocal of the title."  T.
"It's the broken calculator apocalypse."  Y.
"Guys, end calculator abuse."  T.
"Ya can't argue with a suicidal calculator!"  K.
"Y U MURDER DAT CALC"  K.
"Things with CPUs matter!"  T.
"CLM = Calculator Loathes Me"  P.
"#IfYouHaveToBreakACalculatorUseACalculatorAppInstead"  T.
"SAVE THE REMAINING CALCULATORS"  E.
"Everybody's saying "broken calculator," so I get my name highlighted in red a lot."  Broken Calculator
"CDHL Calculators Don't Have Lives"  E.
"#ALotOfLivesMatterIncludingCalculatorsToastersAndRefrigerators"  T.
"The calculator graveyard is full, no more killing calculators."  T.
"Calculators WILL fight."  Broken Calculator 
@debbie what about the weekend livestream?

@RZ923 I will put Saturday's quotes in tonight. Thanks for your patience!

Overheard from the Saturday, 7/4/20 live stream
"Poor "x"  always lost..."  P.
"Light doesn't travel. It's a perturbation of neighboring particles giving the illusion of movement. It's taught wrongly."  J.
"Bananas smell really bad in the car."  D.
"War is fun until you learn an actual card game."  E.
"Black Magic sounds sketchy..."  Y. (Referring to the company that makes professional video recording equipment and video editing software, some of which Prof. Loh uses)
"We sometimes sneak a bit of Calculus at the AMA too..."  S. (In answer to the question, "When should one start learning calculus?")
"You like to move it move it?"  M. (During Prof. Loh's answer to the question, "Do you like to move?")
"100th anniversary of Prof. Loh's house."  C.

Overheard from the Monday 7/6/20 live stream
"BTW I just came from a virtual math circle and I'm very tempted to give my homework to Prof. Po but will not do that."  M.
"Petition to rename livestream Ask Banana Anything."  W.
"ASK BANANAS ANYTHING."  J.
"ABA = Ask Banana Anything."  M.
"Ask Farmer Po Anything."  S."This is an i n t e r e s t i n g creamcolored shirt."  H.
"I'm loving this."  V.
"What?! I didn't know that bananas are clones."  B.
"Prof. Loh is the equal of Yoda but in math."  B.
"Me feels smart."  C.
"If you go to National MATHCOUNTS, you get to come back with a nice TI calculator. They give all the contestants a nice graphing calculator. I guess that's why they do allow calculators on the Target Round. I mean, it would be weird if you go to a competition that doesn't allow calculators and they give you a calculator."  Prof. Loh
"Good job, you have won a calculator that you can't ever use in this competition!"  P.
On QWERTY calculators:
"It's literally a phone."  B.
"A thicc phone without the coolness."  K.""Ancient bits of history."  Prof. Loh regarding TI92 (from 1996 (which is not so ancient))"  V.
""Cuz it was 1996."  Prof. Loh, 2020"  S.
""I can still add to 20."  Prof. Loh, 2020"  P.
"Googleplexian plus 1."  P. (On the biggest number you can write down.)
"Googolplex factorialed googolplex times is VERY big."  T."Imagine 9 is laughing at 8 for being smaller and then 8 falls over to turn into infinity."  A.
"Get your Lohmobile today for \(\$ 9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9}}}}}}}\)"  I.
"Have a cookie! "  H.
"You should say, "Have a banana!""  C."The absolute value of prof Po is Prof po."  M.
"All over 2!!! That's what it says in the quadratic formula song!!"  M.
"Fun z time! (z = complex number)."  V.
"PoShen Loh, 2020 quarantine: "I don't use calculators anymore.""  L.
"It work under 2 if you bend space time!"  A.
"Hopefully that person doesn't get annoyed... You know, there are people out there who just like to press the knight's tour phone number..."  Prof. Loh, referring to the solution of the Knight's Tour question as a valid phone number
"Plot twist: That's my phone number."  A.
"There is 1 minute left. What happens if I propose a JMO problem for PoShen Loh to do?"  M.

@debbie said in Overheard (July 2020):
Overheard from the Monday 7/6/20 live stream
"BTW I just came from a virtual math circle and I'm very tempted to give my homework to Prof. Po but will not do that."  M.
"ASK BANANAS ANYTHING."  J.
"If you go to National MATHCOUNTS, you get to come back with a nice TI calculator. They give all the contestants a nice graphing calculator. I guess that's why they do allow calculators on the Target Round. I mean, it would be weird if you go to a competition that doesn't allow calculators and they give you a calculator."  Prof. Loh
"Good job, you have won a calculator that you can't ever use in this competition!"  P.
"Googleplexian plus 1."  P. (On the biggest number you can write down.)
"Googolplex factorialed googolplex times is VERY big."  T.
"Imagine 9 is laughing at 8 for being smaller and then 8 falls over to turn into infinity."  A."Get your Lohmobile today for \(\$ 9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9^{9}}}}}}}\)"  I.
"PoShen Loh, 2020 quarantine: "I don't use calculators anymore.""  L.
"There is 1 minute left. What happens if I propose a JMO problem for PoShen Loh to do?"  M. 
Problem from E. W. "There is a number composed of 94 nines. There is also a number with 94 sevens. When you multiply these two numbers, what is the digit sum?"
"Wow! Who wants to do this by just multiplying? Let's go and multiply, let's write a BIG thing and multiply, anyone want to join me?" Prof. Loh (with lots of excited arm gestures)
haha

Prof. Loh: \(\infty+\infty=\infty\), and if you subtract infinity from both sides, \(\infty=0\). "Don't try this at home"

We should make a math server on Discord. And then I can invite everyone to my server. oooh I can smell the profits coming in

Lolololol

lol $$$$

If you're in, I'm in. Master server builder here @Potato2017 you've seen my servers

@TheRogueBlade Yup

Ok if you guys give the go ahead I'm starting in a few days

I don't use discord.

Overheard from the Wednesday 7/8/20 live stream
"Hello! Bananas, broken calculators, mobius bread and questions regarding the color of tshirts await you in this live stream!"  X.
"Keyboards DO NOT taste good."  T.
"Late by 24 hours and 10 seconds."  S. (After not knowing that the live stream schedule changed)
"Remember when he had live streams every day..."  P.
"There was a time in my life when I also was afraid that I would get sucked up by a vacuum cleaner..."  Prof. Loh, musing about vacuum cleaners
"Humans are too fat to get sucked in."  B. (musing about Prof. Loh musing about getting sucked up by a vacuum)
"A vacuum cleaner cleans vacuums."  C.
"Lightning bolt = 21 gigawatts."  L.
"The final reason why kids should do chores is that it gives them other things to do than play video games and watch TV."  P.
"Lasers can trick cats in vacuum cleaners."  A. (The vacuum cleaner discussion gets serious.)
"Vacuum cleaners scare cats, and cats scare some humans, so therefore vacuum cleaners scare humans."  T.
"Welcome to Ask Physics Anything! I'm your host, PoShen Loh, and I only know math, so now let's see if I can answer a physics question."  Prof. Loh
"And then you have to yell at the cat to go away... actually, you don't have to do that, because the vacuum makes the cat go away."  Prof. Loh
"I once heard that if you put your lightbulb in your mouth, you'll never pull it out again."  M.
"Human vs. vacuum."  Prof. Loh, doing a serious calculation
""Big motion of machines."  Prof. Loh, 2020"  T.
"AMA = Ask MOP Anything."  K.
"SFFT = Simon's Fattest Fat Chicken."  W. (Regarding Simon's Favorite Factoring Trick)
"SFFT = Simon's Favorite Fat Turkey."  W."Does anyone know if dogs can eat onions? ik it's random but it's important."  D.
"We need PFFT = Po's Favorite Factoring Trick."  M.
"Did you guys know that giraffes have really long tongues and sometimes use their tongues to clean their ears!"  M.
""So it's like bigly negative! Bigly. Bigly is a word now."  PoShen Loh, 2020"  M.
"It's better than 'hugely.'"  E.""No, it's too pretty."  Prof. Loh, 2020"  W.
"In the same way, you can get better at nonmath if you have a math background."  Prof. Loh (In response to the question, "How to improve in math from being a nonmath background?")
"Um.... sorry, I was eating a banana. What was this?"  I.
""What kind of nonsense question is this?!?"  PoShen Loh, 2020"  F.
"Proof that PoShen Loh is a minion: He likes bananas (and so do minions), he wears yellow (and so guess what else is yellow? That's right! Minions!), and he wears glasses (one step away from goggles)."  A.

I would quote you on some of these, but these are all really really funny