Thursday, November 4, 2010

Huuklyeand Cinquor on Going in Circles

Somewhere round
Here is a square peg.


Moderator’s comments: The apotheosis of the absurd in only seven words; however, what remains of my frazzled logic impels me to peg the odds at 99-1 that prior to writing this “exercise in futility,” Cinquor envisaged the specter of the great Archimedes uttering his famous last words “Do not disturb my circles” just before an enraged, mathematically ignorant Roman soldier “put him in a pine box” for what he thought was insubordination, when in reality all the good mathematician had in mind was to continue his line of thought undisturbed, outside the box.




3 comments:

  1. Oh to be a square peg in a round box.

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  2. Ah, two kindred souls who also know the adage "round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows"!

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