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a joke

> At 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, Attorney general John Ashcroft 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 instruction.
> "Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft 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
> triangle'."
> When 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 and toes."

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