Posted tagged ‘comedy’

Link: Math humor- 36 Methods of Mathematical Proof

April 6, 2008

I found a humorous page of unorthodox methods mathematical proof, via The Presurfer Blog. Ten extra points for knowing what “Q.E.D.” is short for, and what it means, without looking it up!

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Holding the Sun

March 17, 2008

This is a page of pictures submitted by regular folks, all with the theme of holding the sun. A few, like the one here, are very well done. One is a very creative joke picture.

Warning: There are some links to some Not Safe For Work pictures on the “Holding the Sun” page. The one I viewed was artful and beautiful, but I make no promises. Kids, please get your parent’s permission first.

Tom Lehrer sings “The Elements”

July 3, 2006

One of the touchstones of sanity and comedy in my life has been Tom Lehrer, a college professor who rose from complete obscurity to moderate obscurity in the 1960s. He sold many records of his songs: catchy, brilliant, insightful, hilarious songs about then-current events and issues, as well as light-hearted views into things academic. The Onion A.V. Club interviewed Mr. Lehrer in 2000, which is a good read. For something a bit more fun, see Mike Stanfill’s flash animation of Lehrer’s “The Elements,” one of his most popular songs. It’s merely a list of the chemical elements set to “a vaguely recognizable tune.”

If you like what you hear, I suggest you follow the links on Mike Stanfill’s site to the various books and CDs of Tom Lehrer’s work. Listen to some of the samples of his songs on Amazon–you may discover a new joy!