Sunday, July 30, 2006

Weapons of Math Instruction

This got me laughing, I hope it does the same for you.

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 Alberto Gonzalez 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," Gonzalez said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute values. 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 3 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."

Hat Tip: Dark Blue Tory


Blogger Humble Beginnings said...

I was knew math was a sin.

Sun Jul 30, 03:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dark Blue Tory said...

HAhaah! I didn't know you guys read our blogs!

I thought that was damned funny, really..;)

Thu Aug 03, 10:40:00 PM EDT  

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