maths joke

NEW YORK, NY - A public school teacher was arrested today at John
> F.Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while
> in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and
> a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto
> Gonzales said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra
> movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI
> with carrying weapons of math instruction.
> “Al-gebra is a problem for us,” Gonzales said. “They desire 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
> three 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.” White House aides told reporters they
> could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the
> president