A high school teacher was arrested today at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith
International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in
possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a
At the press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man
is a member of the notorious extremist Al-Gebra movement.
He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the AFP with
carrying weapons of maths instruction.
'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They
derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on
tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names
like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns;" but we have
determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of
medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philosopher
Isosceles used to say, "There are three sides to every triangle."
When asked to comment on the arrest, Prime Minister Tony Abbot said,
"If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, He
would have given us more fingers and toes."
Fellow Liberal colleagues told reporters they could not recall a more
intelligent or profound statement by the Prime Minister.
.. of course for Aussies the saddest thing is that the statement credited to our PM is exactly the kind of thing he would say ..
WoZ who loved geometry
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