Research on gender and education suggests boys might compete to answer questions to show they are “better” than their peers in the room. You know like how they compete playing video games, athletics, etc. Geek boys strive to be the center of attention by having the rarest toys or knowing the rarest facts. Geeks make interesting a commodity.

I want this teeshirt!

Number three is from Serenity:

Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define “interesting”.
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die?

Not everyone just… Nevermind. If you haven’t seen the movie, then you probably should.

But Sci-Fi movies with quippy dialog are like Smarties for geeks like me.