Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fiction Close To Fact...!

Sometimes we need to be reminded of just how close to real life some fiction can be! This is why I present this story to you!

My sister sent me this and I thought you might get a kick out of it. I know I did!

Teacher Arrested...

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy 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 Eric Holder 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 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, President Obama said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes." White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President. It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.

Things are not this bad yet in real life, but who knows...? Someday it might be!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Let's share a bag of donut holes, OK?

11 comments:

Glan Deas said...

If God had liked us to have better tools for fighting of numbers direction, He would have given us more appendages and toes.

Regards,
Kopi Luwak

Chickenmom said...

A good one to start the day, Mr.Hermit! I just love donut holes, especially the CHOCOLATE ones!

Momlady said...

Unfortunately math destruction is real since most of the kids graduating from high school can't add or subtract, etc. without a calculator. Any glazed in the bag?

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Maybe that is why he has such a hard time grasping what a trillion is, ain't got enough fingers and toes in the country to figure out the debt.

linda m said...

That is toooo funny and scary because it is probably true. When most people today can't even do math without a calculator it is scary. Love what Sunnybrook Farm said. I'll have a donut hole, chocolate please.

JO said...

Pretty funny!

I would love to have coffee but I need to get on the road and head back up the mountain to finish loading up. Don't think I will be very happy here for the rest of the summer. Talk to you Friday or Sat.

Sixbears said...

Almost spit my coffee all over the computer screen.

Had to pass this one on.

Thanks!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Good one :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Glan Deas...
That's about it!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Phyllis...
I thought you might want some extra chocolate ones!

Thanks for dropping in today!



Hey Momlady...
I can remember that we were not allowed to use a calculator in school!

All are glazed except for the cake ones!

Thanks for the visit this morning!



Hey Sunnybrook...
Who knows what he uses to figure the budget with.

Many thanks for coming by today!



Hey Linda...
Way too much reliance on tools and not enough on brain power, I'm afraid!

Thanks for dropping in this morning!



Hey Jo...
Sorry you are having to go back for more stuff. Going to stop going to the mountains for the Summer?

Hope it isn't too hot at home!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by this morning!



Hey Sixbears...
That was my reaction when I first read it!

Thanks for coming over this morning!



Hey Crister...
I'm sure glad you enjoyed it, my friend!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hermit Ladee said...

I first saw this back in 2006 with John Ashcroft and President Bush in the narrative. Was funny then and I still laughed this morning. A good joke never goes out of style!

Gorges Smythe said...

I GOTTA link this one!