These engineering and science techcentric
jokes, song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends
and websites across the Internet. I check back occasionally for new fodder, but
it seems all the old content is reappearing all over (like this is). The humor is
lighthearted and clean and sometimes slightly assaultive to the easilyoffended,
so you are forewarned. It is all workplacesafe.
Humor #1,
#2, #3
The "progression" of education in
America's high schools as evidenced in math curricula:
 Teaching Math in 1950: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
 Teaching Math in 1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
 Teaching Math in 1970: A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a Set
"M" of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing
the elements of the set "M." The set "C," the cost of production, contains 20 fewer points than set "M."
Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M" and answer the following question: What is the cardinality of the
set "P" of profits?

Teaching Math in 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His
cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
 Teaching Math in 1990: By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the
logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after
answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are
no wrong answers.
 Teaching Math in 2000: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.
His cost of production is $120. How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is $60?
 Teaching Math in 2010: El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La
cuesta de production es . . .
