Tuesday, January 04, 2005


John Derbyshire provided some math jokes in NRO's Corner. Why? I have no idea. Anyway, my favourite was this excuse for not turning one's math homework. "I have the proof, but there isn't room to write it in this margin." Which is actually a math joke that I can get. Unlike the one about Noah and the adders.

And coincidentally (is it some tradition of which I am not aware to tell jokes at the New Year?) I found some chess jokes at a chess blog I read on occasion. My favourite of those:
1972, in a gulag, people follow the Spassky-Fischer match through the radio, but one day a guard breaks it. So when a new prisoner comes in, they ask him : "What happened in the world championship?" - "I lost".