We've all heard of the various mongrelizations of the initials WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) - like War of Mass Deception, or Weapons of Mass Disappearance, and countless others (just use your imagination).
Well today, Walski came across another variation, via this joke (which came thru e-mail):
At New York's Kennedy International 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.
Attorney General John Ashcroft believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He is being charged with carrying Weapons of Math Instruction. "Al-gebra is a very fearsome cult, indeed," Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on a tangent in a search of absolute value. They consist of quite shadowy figures, with names like "X" and "Y ", and, although they are frequently referred to as "unknowns", we know they really belong to a common denominator and are part of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.
As the great 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 Weapons of Math Instruction, He would have given us more fingers."
Walski did say that it was bad comedy now, didn't he?
Not enough? Well, here's another one, a little closer to home.
(more bad comedy in the full post)
This next one came in through SMS mere minutes ago, in the process of writing this post:
"Lee Kuan Yew is STILL in the Cabinet as Mentor; Mahathir is outside the Cabinet as TorMentor..."
Walski has no clue where this one originated from, so if you're reading this, please let Walski know so that due credit can be accorded (but thanks to Walski's friend Catherine for the SMS).
Yeah, yeah... they were both pretty lame... but hey, at least they made you smile, right? Or cringe in delight, maybe?