Teacher Arrested





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By Simba (Simba) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:13 am: Edit

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 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."

By Fundingfather (Fundingfather) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:56 am: Edit

great post!

By Clipper (Clipper) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 10:00 am: Edit

Simba this is sooo cute!

By Marite (Marite) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit

Simba:

I'd read the short version, but this is sooo funny!

By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 11:03 am: Edit

I once attended an Al-Gebra terrorist training camp, but I flunked out when I couldn't figure out how many times you're supposed to pull the pin on a hand grenade.

By Alongfortheride (Alongfortheride) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 11:55 am: Edit

I loved this post! H, the engineer, is home today with a horrible case of poison ivy on his face and eyes. It really cheered him up - and me too!

By Optimizerdad (Optimizerdad) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 01:25 pm: Edit

MorganTruce:
Sorry, but I think you need to correct a minor typo in your last post. It should have read:

I once attended an Al-Gebra terrorist training camp, but I flunked out when I couldn't figure out how many times you're supposed to pull the pin on a hand grena

By Alongfortheride (Alongfortheride) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 06:55 pm: Edit

Morgantruce and Optermizerdad, thanks for making me laugh a second time!

By Appliedmath (Appliedmath) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 07:01 pm: Edit

this is really funny


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