Thursday, September 11, 2008

A time to laugh, a time to weep

Like any good Irishman, I'm going to get the weeping out of the way first.

With that out of the way, and a glass raised to the fallen, it's time for a laugh. A friend send me these on Tuesday and I couldn't help chuckling each time I thought of them, and thought of how much I wished I'd had the balls to use something similar on a test. For some reason my high school thought I needed to know trigonometry and the University of North Carolina had this warped impression that calculus would assist me later in life.

Here's an equation for them: (Journalist) + (calc)/time = purple (Yeah, didn't make sense to me either.)

On to the funnies. Can you imagine the teacher laughing as s/he graded this?

I wonder if this involved a chat with little Johnnie's parents about gender roles and the equality of the sexes? Of course, it is a math problem.

It could happen, sleeping with the boss' wife is definitely grounds for termination at my company. Not that I would.

Now here's a math teacher with a sense of humor.

Math is suppose to be literal. This could be a nominee for a Fields Medal.

I'm not one for the maudlin and I believe life if for the living and would rather look forward than back.

However, it doesn't hurt to take a moment to remember the secretaries, stockbrokers, janitors, flight attendants, reporters, cops, firefighters, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who went to work on a day not too different from today, expecting it to be just like any other, but never knowing someone had other plans.

8 comments:

Lemmonex said...

I once read something about how a college professor, for a final exam, handed out a blue book and asked one question: "Define bravery".

A student scribbled "this is" and handed it in.

He got an A.

FoggyDew said...

Excellent answer. I'm wondering if he waited out a respectable period of time before handing it in? Or did he just do it and leave? I'd probably go with choice b.

FoggyDew said...

Lem, I should also point this out, you were hit #666 on my blog. Someone had to be, it just happened to be you.

restaurantrefugee said...

Among the reasons I enjoy your company, real and virtual, is the ability to connect 9/11, humor, and the Fields Medal in one post.

FoggyDew said...

Ref - The docs at the special place were mighty impressed. If they ask, tell them I'm in Peru.

Shannon said...

Is anyone else slightly spooked that Foggy and I put up similar posts today? That's because WE'RE THE SAME PERSON. FOOLED YOU! HAHAHAHAHAHA

FoggyDew said...

Great minds, Shannon, great minds...

LivitLuvit said...

Thanks for the light-heartedness. It's much needed today, especially after all the heavy, sad posts out there... oh wait... whoops...

Thanks again for the smile ;-)