Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer

,This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, Which do you want, son?

The boy takes the quarters and leaves. What did I tell you? said the barber.

That kid never learns!

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.

Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?

The boy licked his cone and replied, Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

Or should it be called the stupid barber?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

**Online**

The "Stupid" Boy = The Stupid Barber

Note the quotes

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

Can you tell me where I can find this barber?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

**Online**

**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
- Posts: 215

It might be in India

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

Too far, I was hoping he lived around me somewhere...

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

**Online**

I think he is in the state of Bihar.

Indian Barbers really gossip too much

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

You still have barbers there? Here they are called stylist so they can charge 5 times as much.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

We have stylists here too. But we (atleast I) do not go for them. My last haircut was done by a barber for Rupees 20.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

It looks good but you still need a shave.

I learned how to cut hair so I did my whole family for many years and myself.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

Really?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

I watched and read. Got a pair of scissors for cutting and a good brush and comb.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
- Posts: 215

.In Vietnam they charge around 2USD per good haircut. Charge for children is half, and they charge hairwashing separately. Shaving is free bonus if asked for.

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

That is a good price. last one I paid for was 7 USD and it was a long, long time ago.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
- Posts: 215

It is a way different condition. I live in the part of the suburbs than is in transition. I live in administrative Hanoi, which includes several countryside and mountainous area. I live in Ha Dong, an urban district, but it used to be capital for a separate province, and even now it's still not considered a 'central' area by businessmen. But they plan to be, and the whole district is full of contruction sites, new urban communities and new roads. Luckily the economic crisis and the freeze of the real estate market slowed the growth.

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

You prefer the slower growth?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
- Posts: 215

I want peace.

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 85,233

Hopefully, we all will get it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

**Online**

**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
- Posts: 3,523

I remember this joke from a movie called "Delhi 6".

*Last edited by Shivamcoder3013 (2013-06-18 00:19:21)*

Offline

**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
- Posts: 215

No. This joke has been there for years, with the variation about the American president who, while was a child, was asked by people to choose between a nickel and a dime. A dime worth twice but it's smaller than a nickel. The president constantly chose the nickel, and when one traveller asks him why, he said he was investing for the long term.

That is just the variation told in vietnam since the 80s.

Offline

Shivamcoder3013 wrote:

I remember this joke from a movie called "Delhi 6".

Oh. I didn't know that. I got it randomly on facebook.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
- Posts: 210

I liked delhi 6

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

Offline

**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
- Posts: 3,523

Really? It was the worst movie I ever saw.

Offline

Have you watched Ashiqui 2?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

**Online**

**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
- Posts: 210

Shivamcoder3013 wrote:

Really? It was the worst movie I ever saw.

I liked it because the story showed the fight among people,which needs to be stopped.

And i watched ashiqui 2,the ending was sad

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

Offline