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General

Math Pun Law

As an online discussion of math grows longer, the probability of a math pun approaches 1.1With apologies to Mike Godwin.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Character

Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!

I found Dinosaur Comics’ Pi Day comic to be less violent than the Abstruse Goose Pi Day comic I posted a couple of years ago.

I’m looking forward to July 22 (and sorry I “missed” February 71).

How many digits of pi do you know?

Comic credit: Dinosaur Comics. Used by permission.

I still don’t know pi beyond 3.1415926, but thanks to Randy Yaw, Mr. Pi Day himself, I know that I can enter the pi character on my computer using ATL-227 (notice the numbers are the same as 22/7, the approximation for pi).

I Award You No Points

Don’t you want to forward this video to someone who just did something stupid?

I remember a law professor who told me this exact thing after I attempted to answer one of his questions. Well, not exactly. I believe his exact words were, “Mr. Logan, that was certainly a baroque answer.” Somehow, it felt the same. I didn’t volunteer in that class for quite a while.

How often do we shut other people down with similar results?

Strangely enough, I became this professor’s unofficial IT support guy and helped him check cites for a revised version of his casebook. I asked him to be a reference for my first law job. Life is funny that way.
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humor

Good Morning, Monday

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Garfield Minus Garfield nails Monday morning.

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humor

Gladius “Style”

Suzuki’s Gladiusstyle.com is dedicated to the new-for-2009 Gladius motorcycle. Although the Gladius appears based on the engine used in Suzuki’s widely-acclaimed SV650/SV650S series, I must assume Suzuki wants to appeal to a different demographic.

The Suzuki Gladius provides a new definition of aggressive sport bike styling. With a trellis frame openly highlighting its chassis design, stylish five-spoke cast aluminum-alloy wheels and a bold, upswept exhaust system, the Gladius promises exciting performance. The proven 650 V-twin engine provides the power you crave. (Source.)

What is that around the model’s neck? An 80’s knit tie? A skinny scarf? A noose?

The site’s too extensive to be an April Fool’s joke, right? Ha! Ha! :-D

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humor

Poodle Exercises — What?!

You know how some people look like their pets? This is an extreme version of that.1 Gotta love the poodle arms, legs, and hair… Oh, and don’t miss the poodles in the background.

Ha! :-D


  1. Hat tip: Soloflex blog via Rick Turoczy. 
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humor

Happy Pi Day

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Have a slice of pi!

NOTICE: In no way should this post be interpreted to condone or encourage the senseless beating of those who can recite way too many digits of pi. It is just the failed humor (okay, the reposting of failed humor) by one who can’t remember more digits of pi than 3.1415926.

Sorry, Randy…

Comic credit: “Pi” by Abstruse Goose. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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rants

Big Three: We Don’t Need to Compete

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Don’t forget to read the fine print. And I’d apologize for the language, but it’s mild compared to how I feel.

It’s like buying a car, but without getting the car.

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Dennis the Dentist, Adolph the ___

Scott Adams wrote earlier today about people’s names affecting their life choices. Apparently, people named Dennis are more likely to become dentists. With that in mind, what do you think someone named Adolph might do?

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. You’re right. An Adolph might attempt to kill Barack Obama because he’s black.

Parents, naming your children is serious business. Please be careful out there.

Hat tip: DRJ at Patterico’s Pontifications.