Friday, 31 May 2013

Friday Funny


Teacher arrested


A public school teacher was arrested today at Brisbane International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Nicola Roxon said she believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. She did not identify the man, who has been charged by the Australian Federal Police with carrying weapons of math instruction.

'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns" but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.

As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle."

When asked to comment on the arrest, Prime Minister Gillard said, "If Darwin had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes." Government aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the Prime Minister.

18 comments:

Gill Edwards said...

ha ha ha thats priceless, what a groaner of a joke.

Gill x

Annie said...

Hehehe that's so funny.
Hugs,
Annie x

Angie said...

Absolutely brilliant ...where did you find this? ....or is it your creation ....it so made me smile ... broadly.xx

Twiglet said...

Brilliant! It just about sums it up! x Jo

Spyder said...

haha love it!
(Lyn)

Kim said...

I so opt for more fingers and toes!!(Anything to make sense of spreadsheets) LOL! Very well done!

Karen Petitt said...

lol!

Laura said...

Ha!

Victoria said...

Love it! As did my mathematically minded husband!

Caro said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the smile. Caro x #8

Carol said...

hahaha, thank you for the laugh!
Carol xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Yes!! will have to share with my math driven hubby too. Enjoy the weekend.

fairy thoughts said...

yep! i'm smiling....
very clever
janet #11

Mrs A. said...

Love it. See you at the party then. Don't be late. Hugs Mrs a.

butterfly said...

Very clever indeed!
Alison x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I like it! xxx

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant - had hubby and I laughing out loud.
Margaret

RosC said...

That's very good. I had a giggle at the math destruction - it nearly destroyed me at school though I did get Pythagoras and he serves me well at the craft table.

If you will forgive a serious non-partisan observaton... I have to say that I'm mightily tired of the endless nastiness that floats around Australia about Julia Gillard. She has done a good job, pushed a number of much needed reforms through an almost hung parliament. It's taken intelligence, guts and a pretty good team. If we hadn't become such a lazy lot as a nation, we might have made a better recovery from the indulgent and dishonest Howard years and retained a better manufacturing sector. End of sad rant. A girl's gotta say...

Happy week,
Ros.