Daily Archives: July 12, 2002


Degree: 1: A receipt for tuition, suitable for framing. 2: Some piece of paper that has absolutely no relevance to what one does after obtaining such. 3: Something one may not get if one fails math and/or has to take entirely too much math to obtain it.

This is from Kat’s list of alternate math definitions. Check them all out here. More math-related gems:

Absolut Value: The price of a bottle of vodka. The difference between this value and one’s disposable income determines how trashed one can get after the math exam.

Encryption: Step following mummification.

Harmonic Number: Opus of a given musical work.

Harmonic Series: Orchestra programs. Inevitably including Beethoven’s 5th, the New World Symphony, the 1812 Overture, and/or another indistinguishable Haydn symphony, every stinking season, season after season after… ahem.

Nonagon: Everything’s here.

Proof: 1: It was in the pudding. And *then* the dog ate it. 2: It’s in the alcohol. Pass the Absolut.

Proof by Cases: Figuring that if one gets exceptionally drunk, one’s solutions will make more sense.

Ray: A drop of golden sun… Mi: a name… hey, why isn’t anyone else singing?

Tangent: One of those weird hybrid citrus fruits, most likely.

It was a nice start to the day. I guess you just had to be there.