Tom: Thresh came to speak at Stanford two months ago.
Me: Oh yeah? I hear that in addition to being Quake champion of the world, he's a pretty cool guy.
Tom: Have you ever watched a video of him playing? He's so good. He can anticipate four moves ahead. He knows if he shoots a rocket at this angle, the opponent will have to duck into the next room. Then if he chases them, they'll have to strafe to a particular spot ... By the fourth move, they're backed into a place where there's no way for them to avoid getting killed by him.
Me: Cool. I wonder if he won enough money from tournaments in order to do nothing but play Quake for the rest of his life.
Tom: I'm sure he could. I bet someone would be willing to pay money to support him.
Me: A true patron of the arts.