45 minutes later.
Actual conversation that just happened:
Kristen: Kobayashi Maru. i've seen this in like 11 different places in the past couple weeks. weird.
Patrick: Kyriad Mariah? :)
Patrick: do you know what the kobayashi maru is?
Kristen: isn't it the unsolvable problem or something?
Patrick: yes, from star trek.
Kristen: right. i only know that from friends
Patrick: the reason you are seeing it everywhere is because that movie is coming out next summer.
Kristen: but i'm seeing it in non-star-trek-movie related locations
Patrick: doesn't matter. the movie is making people think about it again.
Patrick: the kobayashi maru was an unsolvable problem that they gave to all cadets in Starfleet Academy. Captain Kirk actually solved it, but he cheated.
Kristen: oh snap! how'd he cheat?
Kristen: and what was the problem?
Kristen: and what was the answer?
Patrick: i don't know! i'm not a Trekkie. find some huge nerd and ask HIM.
Kristen: i think you must be a little. how'd you know all that stuff?
Patrick: well first of all, i'm not DEAD from the neck up.
Patrick: i'm a geek of sorts. see, geeks know the basic tenets of the different kinds of nerdery, but we don't actually have the knowledge to convert.