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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:06 PM
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Teacher Arrested At JFK For Carrying Ruler, Protractor, Calculator
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, God would have give us more fingers and toes."
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:07 PM
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1. LOL!
Some funny stuff!:)
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:08 PM
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2. Can someone figure out the ODDS of that happening?
Hmm?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:09 PM
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3. Wow, we really have some funny people
on this board!:)
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:27 PM
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5. I'm not a funny person. I just play one on DU.
Just kidding.
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 06:13 PM
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4. And they postulate the existence of...
A null concept which they label "zero." It is their illogical faith in the existence of this concept which causes them to resort to the use of the WMI.
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