“Pop quiz, hot shot…”

From: Speed

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Howard Payne

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the first Speed film. The film has an interesting premise, to say the least. Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) witnesses a nearby bus explode. He is then contacted by the film’s antagonist, Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) who wants revenge on Traven for foiling his last scheme. He informs Traven that he’s equipped a bomb on another bus and that bomb will explode if the vehicle slows down to 50 miles per hour. The race is on for Traven to catch Payne before that could happen.

The quote is actually Payne’s way of taunting Traven. He will deliver the quote and explain the situation afterwards.

Geek wisdom: Life will throw unexpected curve balls at us when we least expect it. Most of the time, we’ll be caught unaware. We have to make incredibly quick choice, even though we have very little data to make an informed decision.

Be ready for the unexpected.

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