## Archive for September 14, 2012

### I’m a Pig!

Well, technically, I’ve been dubbed an **Honourable Maths Pig** by Kerry Cue, a very fun and funny math lover from Australia who runs the Maths Pig blog. And that’s not hogwash!

Kerry bestowed this honor to me “for services above and beyond the call of math duty and for your outstanding contribution to the field of math humour.” Personally, I didn’t know that math humor was a field unto itself. But I think what Kerry did was so nice, I’m not even going to point out that she added an unnecessary *s* to the end of *maths* or that she included an extraneous *u* in *humour*.

Read my interview with Kerry to find out how I’d change education, what my favorite subject was, and to hear a few of my favorite jokes.

Sadly, I know only one joke involving pigs, and it’s not very mathy. In fact, the only math is that it involves a number. Here goes.

What do you call a pig with three eyes?

Piiig.

But this is a math jokes blog, so let’s see if I can craft an MJ4MF original math joke about pigs…

Two pigs rob a bank. When caught by the police, they were taken to separate rooms. (Isn’t that funny? Pigs were caught by the pigs!) The pigs were told that they could choose to confess or remain silent.

- If you confess and your accomplice remains silent, all charges against you will be dropped, and your accomplice will be made into bacon.
- If you both confess, you will be convicted and locked up for six months in an 8′ × 10′ sty.
- If you both remain silent, you will serve a one-month sentence on a reduced charge.
You probably recogize this as the classic Piggoner’s Dilemma. So, what happened?

Both went to jail for six months. They squealed on each other.

Oish.