A scene from Mount Rushmore:
Ladybug: Dad, was the first President a grumpy old guy?
Ladybug: Was the first President a grumpy, old guy? Like, mean?
Me: I… don’t know… He was in his 50s when he became president, I think, but I don’t know if he was grumpy or mean…
Ladybug: Oh, sorry. I meant Doctor.
Ladybug: Was the first Doctor a grumpy old guy?
Me: Oh. Ah. Yes. Yes, he was.
Queen B: You two are such nerds.
From the same trip, but completely unrelated…
There. Now you can’t unsee it either.
I was watching Man of Steel on FX. Early on in the movie, General Zod bursts into a Kryptonian counsel meeting to establish that he’s going to be the principal antagonist in this movie. The Ladybug, who had previously been in her room, chooses this moment to join me:
“So,” she says, “is Batman trying to kill Superman in this movie too?”
For many years, I hosted a math joke website through Komplexify U. Eventually, I moved it to its own site, but seeing as how I am notoriously lazy, barely maintaining two websites was far more work that I was willing to contemplate.
So, without any ado, I’ve moved my math jokes over here to komplexify, up along the page bar under the komplexify banner.
First David Bowie.
Now Alan Rickman.
Who put George R R Martin in charge of 2016?
Today is my birthday.
Being a mathematician, I noted that my age is the p-th prime number. Interestingly, p is itself a prime number, and if I add up all the prime numbers from 2 to p, I get my age back again. I can only recall that happening twice before.
How old am I?