Weapons of Math Instruction
03-25-2004, 04:58 AM   #1
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Weapons of Math Instruction

Got this in a recent email. I don't usually pass stuff on, but just for the pun of it:
Quote:
 At New York's Kennedy Airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set-square, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General John Ashcroft said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. "Al-Gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like "x" and "y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns," but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, "There are three sides to every triangle." When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes. I am gratified that our government has given us a sine that it is intent on protracting us from these math-dogs who are willing to dis-integrate us with calculus disregard. Murky statisticians love to inflict plane on every sphere of influence. Under the circumferences, we must differentiate their root, make our point, and draw the line." The President went on to warn, "These weapons of math instruction have the potential to decimal everything in their math on a scalene never before seen unless we become exponents of a Higher Power and begin to factor in random facts of vertex. As our Great Leader would say, read my ellipse. Here is one principle there is no uncertainty of: though they continue to multiply, their days are numbered as the hypotenuse tightens around their necks."
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Re: Weapons of Math Instruction
 03-25-2004, 05:13 AM #2 John Galt   Posts: n/a Re: Weapons of Math Instruction Get thee to a punnery! John Galt
Re: Weapons of Math Instruction
 03-25-2004, 06:03 AM #3 Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)Give me a forum ...   Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Kansas City Posts: 7,622 Re: Weapons of Math Instruction The engineer humor thread didn't last too long either - even though we gave it our best.

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