SS (KID): Hi. My name is Brooke.
GK: And a little child shall lead them ----
SS (KID): Why not?
TR (ARNOLD): Brooke is working out a mathematical formula for making
the California budget deficit disappear.
TR (JESSE): To take a negative thing and make it into a positive thing.
SS (KID): Not that hard. All you do is reverse the sine with the cosine,
and evaluate the denominators along a parabolic tesseract and use that
to diagonalize the matrix.
TR (JESSE): See what I mean?
SS (KID): I worked it all out as a formular ---
GK: That's a complicated formula, kid.
SS (KID): No, it's not. Look. You just take the spending, county
by county, and they form this, you know, like orthogonal basis for
expenditures, and you find the eigenvalues and that lets you diagonalize
TR (ARNOLD): Diagonalizing the matrix: that's the key to the whole thing.
SS (KID): Which you invert.
TR (ARNOLD): The matrix ---
SS (KID): The diagonalized matrix. And multiply it times the vector made
of projected state spending.
TR (JESSE): I was just going to say that.
SS (KID): Then you take the dot product of this vector with the
county-by-county average SAT scores and you get the zero vector and the
budget is balanced.
TR (ARNOLD): Beautiful. No need for a bond issue or anything.
SS (KID): No problem.
GK: You make it sound easy.
SS (KID): It is.
GK: But there must be a price to be paid -----
SS (KID): There is. For some reason I don't understand, if I zero that
vector and diagonalize the matrix with the eigenvalues and the parabolic
tesseract ---- I wind up with November 31st.
TR (JESSE): But there is no such thing.
SS (KID): I know. That's what I don't understand.
GK: You mean it's November 31st right now?
SS (KID): Apparently.
TR (ARNOLD): Look. No reflection in the mirror. (STING)
GK: You're right. My gosh.
TR (JESSE): How am I going to practice my ballet without seeing myself
in a mirror?
GK: Kid, this is too weird. Do something.
SS (KID): I'm trying.
GK: Try harder. Jigger one of those equations or something.
TR (JESSE): Look at this plie and tell me how I'm doing. (BALLET PIANO)
GK: I always told myself not to hang around with smarter people and now
I know why.
SS (KID): I'll get it worked out.
TR (JESSE): And now a grand jete. (BALLET PIANO)
GK: You're not a dancer----- take it from me----
TR (JESSE): On November 31st I am. (HE DANCES AWAY)
GK: And just then I looked up and saw Arnold standing on the castle wall
holding a feather in his nose. ---- What are you doing?
TR (ARNOLD): I'm going to fly-----
GK: Don't do it-----
TR (ARNOLD): It's a magic feather.
GK: Stop! You don't know what you're doing!
TR (ARNOLD): Hasn't stopped me so far.