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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Math Bullies!

If you spend all your time drawing and listening to music like Billy Jenkins here, the math bullies will find you and well, you better know your story problems, or else.

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  1. Haha interesting role reversal!..I think you were a Billy Jenkins,Ted. The answer 16.43 hrs, of course.

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  2. A punch in the nose from regular bullies is nothing compared to this torture! So cruel!

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  3. What a clever way to flip a situation on its head! I really enjoy this one, as the possibilities are endless.

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  4. Oh my God! I actually know many wonderful men who get excited when Math is the subject, once someone starts talking about numbers, it's is serious business. Maybe they are not Math bullies, maybe I allow myself to be intimidated because some of the formula they come up with are actually wonderful and fun and they explain it to me in a manner that I actually retain some of the information. But they were the nerds when they were young. They are absent-minded professors, physicists, electrical engineers, programmers, businessmen, unique and quirky bachelors, stoic and impatient husbands, but yes, I hang out with men who are delighted with subject matter ranging from hydrogen and atomic bombs, Oppenheimer, Fineman, Rammanajan, big numbers. Words like prime, whole, even, odd, rational, irrational, real, natural, integer are tonic to them. ARRRRRGGGHHHH!!! To me they are just numbers. Oh no not just numbers. The title that stuck for my children was coined by a visiting Math wiz when my children were little. He was observing them running (son) and crawling (daughter) and then applied the term coined by Paul Erdos, the Hungarian mathematician had for children. So our children became The Epsilons. That day I heard a lecture on epsilon - vanishingly small quantities...and Paul Erdos, the man who loved numbers. Oh yes, I live with and are related to men who love numbers. I am a patient listener, and I sometimes feel like Billy Jenkins.

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    1. Ces, I'm fascinated by math, and the people who are good at it, it's just that my brain is not geared for it. Like most artists I believe my thought process is more picture-oriented rather than numerical. But both ways of thinking need to be creative to succeed, I feel.

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  5. haha this ones awesome! glad this never happened to me!

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  6. Oh!!!!!!
    I think the worst subject here is the one with the pencil in his pocket
    I would not trust him not even my dog!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks, I laughed again today with your joke :))

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    1. I mean, the subject faced submissive and obedient, behind the big guy, almost a Waylon smithers Jr.

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    2. ha ha, you would not trust him, even with your dog. That means I did my job well.

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  7. That poor guy must be scared to math... sorry.... scared to death!
    :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, nerd bullies! And in ill-fitting pants! What a great concept! Also goofy and hilarious.

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  9. Who is this poor Billy Jenkins? Based on your previous post, I fear he isn't going to come up with the answer. I particularly love the way the bully's shadow falls across poor Billy. Thanks for driving me crazy by putting all those great characters in the backdrop of your blog... I had to examine every one!

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  10. haha, I think I prefer regular bullies to this!!!!
    Billy Jenkins face is so funny XD

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  11. Wow! They're so... so... so BAD!!! Hahahaha!

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    1. Uh, sorry . . .
      This is funny man! Way to look at bullying outside the box. Love the shadow over the bullied guy and the bully's yes man to his right, ha, ha. This brings back memories of some pretty bad moments in the ol' elementary school days, the bullying and the story problems.

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