Monthly Archives: December 2008

Joke time: Fall 2008

Each semester, I offer students a last chance for extra credit by writing their favorite joke or riddle on their crib sheet, with extra credit assigned based purely on how funny I think it is. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Movie mayhem

The Queen B and I went to see a matinee showing of  the new remake of  The Day the Earth Stood Still today.   On our way to the box office, we saw a minivan park, and from it emerge … Continue reading

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Christmas stories

This Christmas I got (myself) a Stomachion puzzle.   The Stomachion is a 14-piece square-dissection puzzle, similar to the tangram, but whereas the tangram has a unique solution, the Stomachion has lots (e.g. in 2003, Cutler proved that there were … Continue reading

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Politeness fail

The Ladybug owns a single snow jacket.   It’s a heavy green and purple thing with a detachable hood.   It also has an attached scarf with large puff balls at the ends.   The Ladybug likes it a lot … Continue reading

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I called  this Geometry Fail almost exactly one year previous to the day!   See? I cannot, however, claim credit for the endless terrible math-based puns that turned up in the Fail Blog’s comments.   Fans of point/plane paronomasia will … Continue reading

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