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11 Illustrated Math Jokes and Puns
written by Sam Greenspan

Every once in a while I'll do a list that tests the limits of just how nerdy my readership is. This is one of those lists.

I spent far, far too much time making illustrations of these 11 math jokes and puns. (Most of the jokes are originals -- I did borrow one from "The Simpsons" and I'm sure Nerds of Christmas Past have already made a few of them -- but I tried to keep things brand new.) I present them below with minimal text and commentary.
  1. Could've also gone with "Dances With Wolves". Or "Ferngully".



  2. I love this one. Just do me a favor: Don't get too technical and say you can cancel out the pumpkins in the equation.



  3. Gotta go with the classics. It's the math joke that made me aspire to create math jokes.



  4. If I'd wanted to make it a bigger square... I would've had to add five more. And there weren't five other worthy roots.



  5. A tribute to Jackie Robinson. But, really, a tribute to the oft-forgotten "+ c".



  6. This is the most abstract one. Should induce eye rolling if I've accomplished my mission.



  7. If this seems like a stretch... ...you should see my original plan for Noah's ARC in a TANning bad.



  8. They spell it differently. But this still remains mostly relevant.



  9. This graphic was more difficult to make than expected. Don't do it at work, but one day try a Google image search for "three girls one guy" and prepare for every single image to have one thing in common.



  10. This joke definitely qualifies under the "Dennis Miller ratio." I also spent forever trying to make it work with "11" instead of "10" but I was too cowardly to keep it from getting wordy.



  11. I wasn't in the mood to be "edgy" and include a deity in the graphic. And also I decided including Godot was too abstract.




This post was originally published on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Misc.

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