[aprssig] Maths Funny

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Thu Aug 17 16:13:36 CDT 2006

Subject: Just about sums things up!

London 11th August - A public school teacher was arrested today at Gatwick
Airport as he attempted 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, Home Secretary John Reid said he believes the
man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the
man, who has been charged by the Met Police with carrying weapons of maths
instruction. "Al-gebra is a problem for us," Reid said.

"They desire 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 co-ordinates 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, Prime Minister Tony Blair, speaking
from his holiday resort before the planes stopped flying, said, "If God had
wanted us to have better Weapons of Maths Instruction, He would have given
us more fingers and toes."

Andrew Rich
Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
email: vk4tec at tech-software.net
web: http://www.tech-software.net

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