Top 10 Quotes (so far) of James E. Hall, Professor of Mathematics

It’s slicker than you-know-what. Only the numbers have been changed to protect the innocent. You can do everything with that matrix except pick your own “A” It’s slicker than snot on a doorknob. I have a penchant for defective systems I’m sure will have to give Group VI a 6×6 … Continue reading

Benefits of turning 40

1. Color-coordinating walker 2. Won’t have to pretend to fit in with the thirty-something crowd 3. Nursing homes start to look appealing 4. You’re almost a grown-up 5. Future: Afgans and All My Children 6. Declare young children must respect their elders (in form of cash gifts on your birthday) … Continue reading

Smurf; Biological Reproduction and Cultural Development

One of the great mysteries that has puzzled men and women of the current 15-25 year-old generation is the riddle of the smurfs. Where exactly did they come from? How on earth do they reproduce? Where did Papa Smurf come from? Is smucking a real smurf cultural event? Here, after … Continue reading

50 Fun Things Todo in a Final That Doesn’t Matter

You are going to fail the class completely no matter what you get on the final exam, so: Bring a pillow. Fall asleep (or pretend to) until the last 15 minutes. Wake up, say “oh geez, better get cracking” and do some gibberish work. Turn it in a few minutes … Continue reading