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- To: "Seaint@Seaint. Org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Terror!
- From: "S. Gordin" <mailbox(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 16:30:44 -0700
I hope the author (whoever he is) just sincerely
and naively thought that this was funny.
Steve Gordin SE
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 1:29 PM
New York's Kennedy 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. At a morning press conference, the attorney general said he
believes the man is a member of the notorious Al- gebra movement. He is being
charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math
is a fearsome cult," a Justice Department spokesman said. "They desire average
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
asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to
have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers