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Quotes: Writers Cannot Do Math
Number 2: Why not use your knowledge of the future to play the stock market? We could make trillions!
Dr. Evil: Why make trillions when we could make... billions?
Scott Evil: A trillion is more than a billion, numbnuts.
Austin Powers: Goldmember

"Every year, worldwide, some 3,000 people are killed by falling coconuts, now if you times that figure by 10, that's 30,000 people every year, which works out at nearly half a million people, every 12 months. Spread that out over a year, that's 4.2 billion people killed by coconuts every month. A frightening statistic."
Angus Deaton, Would I Lie to You?

"Oh dear, maths."

"I suck at math."

"When Bison opens up the huge suitcase of money, it's filled to the brim with phony red cash with Raul Julia's face smack-dab in the middle. Sagat's all 'WTF man! Is this a joke?' 'On the contrary!' Bison winks, 'Every Bison Dollar will be worth FIVE British pounds!' Dang! That's a stiff rate of exchange. Is he planning to issue any Bison Quarters? "

Crewman: The Scimitar is spreading its "targeting wings".
Picard: Targeting wings? It needs fancy targeting wings to hit something bigger than an aircraft carrier from only 1 km away, dead ahead?
Crewman: Yup. And it needs to charge up for 7 minutes too.
Picard: Excellent. Just enough time for another contrived action scene. Hey, if it takes 7 minutes to charge up to kill 1000 people, how long would it take to kill 6 billion?
Crewman: I'd calculate about 80 years. Who the hell wrote this?
Picard: Thank God I signed up for X-Men.

"Ramirez goes into a tailor's and forks over one of his presumably valuable earrings for a suit. Apparently, weíre supposed to believe that the staff of this establishment would go into a swoon upon getting a look that this "solid gold" artifact. The problem is that the shop is apparently supposed to be an exclusive, Saville Row type of place. If so, then a bargain basement suit here might run $10,000. Meanwhile, Ramirezís earring, weighing perhaps an ounce, might have been worth, I donít know, seven or eight hundred dollars."

"Chloe then goes from Smallville all the way to Metropolis, where she fetches a tazer and finds Lana, who's also gone from Metropolis to Smallville to Metropolis (and then later back to Smallville, to passive aggressively chide Clark). Lex has, of course, gone from Smallville to Metropolis at this point, as has Clark, who meets them all there.

No wonder we need the Saudis."
Neal Bailey on Smallville ("Tomb")

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