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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Number Jokes
Max The Magnificent   1/17/2014 12:04:09 PM
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@Randa11: Oct 31 = Dec 25

Arrggghhh -- these are the jokes The Muppet Show refused LOL

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Re: The world's shortest stand-up routine
Max The Magnificent   1/17/2014 12:03:03 PM
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@JackOfMantTrades: Or 24 years of drinking beer...

I'll drink to that!

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Randa11   1/10/2014 10:13:15 AM
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Did you hear about the numerologist (used to be a computer programmer, but they don't seem to get involved at this level any more) who kept celebrating Xmas early because:-

Oct 31 = Dec 25

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lukemiller   1/7/2014 1:51:54 PM
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muddydummy   1/7/2014 1:31:45 PM
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Here's a good variant:

There are 10 kinds of people: Those who don't know binary, those who know it when they see it, and those who don't forget you could also have a ternary number.

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Re: The world's shortest stand-up routine
jackOfManyTrades   1/7/2014 9:20:27 AM
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Ah, thank you. I must have learnt about the cross product at univeristy, but 24 years of doing other things have wiped it from my memory. Or 24 years of drinking beer...

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zeeglen   1/7/2014 9:19:52 AM
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The Sir Cumference joke is not mine, here is another groaner:

A redneck's kid came home from school, and the redneck asked "What did you learn in school today?"

"We studied pi R squared"

"What?  Everybody knows that pies are ROUND!"

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Re: The world's shortest stand-up routine
betajet   1/7/2014 8:51:15 AM
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"Owl elephant sin(theta)" tells you that "owl cross elephant" means the cross product of two 3-D vectors.  Cross product requires that both operands are vectors: you cannot calculate a cross product if an operand is scalar (not a vector), which sounds like scaler (someone who scales mountains).  The punchline recalls learning about cross products in maths class, where the instructor kept saying "you can't calculate A x b because b is scalar".

I particularly like the joke because it combines two genres: math jokes and elephant jokes.  However, it does have a limited audience and I had to have it explained to me the first time too.

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I O topology
jackOfManyTrades   1/7/2014 2:58:36 AM
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I see a car last year with the bumpersticker "I O topology".

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Re: The world's shortest stand-up routine
jackOfManyTrades   1/7/2014 2:56:26 AM
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Well you've lost me. I even tried saying them out loud in an American accent (I'm British). Still nothing. Them seem to rely on some word that sounds a bit like owl. Obviously, it won't be funny if you have to explain it, but I'm curious nevertheless.

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