Math Joke in Popular Press
Refuting disgustologists’ contentions that “much of human behavior can be explained by our instinctive desire to avoid things that disgust us,” he offered the following joke as proof:
Did you hear about the constipated mathematician?
He worked it out with a pencil!
I was ecstatic that a math joke got some love; though I was a little bummed that he didn’t include the follow-up joke:
What kind of pencil did he use?
A No. 2 pencil!
I sent a note to Mr. Weingarten to let him know about this sin of omission. But that wasn’t until I stopped laughing after reading the non-math joke that he included in the column:
Woman walks into a bar, says: “I’ll have an entendre. Make it a double.” So the bartender gives it to her.
I do not expect to get a response to my message. But if I do, you’ll be the first to know!