Scott Zuberbier

Math Terrorists - Poem by Scott Zuberbier

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 setsquare, a slide rule, and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Gonzales 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, ' the Attorney General 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.'

Comments about Math Terrorists by Scott Zuberbier

  • (11/9/2007 11:04:00 AM)

    Ah man,
    this is too funny Scott, I loved it.
    This poem is SO creative.
    You are a true Storyteller for sure!
    You got a 10 from me.
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  • (2/12/2007 8:35:00 PM)

    Man, that is GREAT! I do like math, but that is REALLY FUNNY! Make smor' funny ones! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006

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