Me: "So I have this friend Victoria..."
Tom: [smiling] "Does she have a secret?"
We are in a hotel in Luxembourg with an ambilight television. There is a light source behind the TV which emits light to match what is on the screen.
Tom: "The resolution on this TV is terrible! Why isn't it all HD?"
Me: "Maybe there are some HD channels that we haven't found yet."
Tom: "If I were this hotel manager, the TV would be automatically tuned to HD as soon as it turns on. Plus the ambilight is using RGB interpolation instead of LAB 1976."
[various questions about color interpolation removed]
Tom: "This TV is trying to distract me from its crappy resolution by literally using smoke and mirrors."
Me: "My friend Alco does a type of martial art that's supposed to be very deadly."
Tom: "What is it?"
Me: "Krav something."
Tom: "Krav maga? That's the deadliest type of martial arts!"
Me: "Yes, he's a black belt or something."
Tom: "That's the hand-to-hand combat used by the Israeli army."
Me: "Also, he can dismantle and re-assemble a gun very quickly."
Tom: "He's probably more deadly than his gun!"