Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Teacher Arrested At Airport

I found this tidbit stuck in one of the tubes:A public school teacher was arrested today at Springfield Branson International 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, Attorney General Nixon 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 FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

“Al-gebra is a problem for us,” the Attorney General said. “They desire 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, Representative Kenny Hulshof, the Republican nominee for governor, said, “If God had wanted us to have better Weapons of Math Instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.”

Republican leaders told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the candidate.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

purfecto, howled so hard got water in me eyes,

great great great

unfortunately, some would think this is true.
horsefarmer

Jack said...

This piece should be nominated for one of them there funny awards.

Jason said...

That's pretty funny.