From Mike.

There were three medieval kingdoms on the shores of a lake. There was an island in the middle of the lake, over which the kingdoms had been fighting for years. Finally, the three kings decided that they would send their knights out to do battle, and the winner would take the island.

The night before the battle, the knights and their squires pitched camp and readied themselves for the fight. The first kingdom had 12 knights, and each knight had five squires, all of whom were busily polishing armor, brushing horses, and cooking food. The second kingdom had twenty knights, and each knight had 10 squires. Everyone at that camp was also busy preparing for battle. At the camp of the third kingdom, there was only one knight, with his squire. This squire took a large pot and hung it from a looped rope in a tall tree. He busied himself preparing the meal, while the knight polished his own armor.

When the hour of the battle came, the three kingdoms sent their squires out to fight (this was too trivial a matter for the knights to join in).

The battle raged, and when the dust had cleared, the only person left was the lone squire from the third kingdom, having defeated the squires from the other two kingdoms, thus proving ...

... that the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.

Posted by denny at December 22, 2008 12:00 AMComments

some times you see them coming and some times they just fly in from left field. brilliant

Posted by: patrick on December 22, 2008 12:27 AMBut in this case, the squire turned out to be greater then the squires of the other two sides. Therefore your theory is wrong ;-)

Posted by: Jeremy on December 22, 2008 01:18 AMHe was High on Pot?????

that is Noose to me....

WoW!

You guys try angles that are not only humerous but really solid.

I guess that makes your comments: conical.

Posted by: Toejam on December 22, 2008 07:28 AMAfter all the bad puns I've read here, this one made me laugh out loud. Tragically, the people I work with won't get this one. Actually, come to think of it, that will make this funnier to me. Thanks!

Posted by: Serenity on December 22, 2008 07:57 AMVery good. And Toejam's was clever, too!

Posted by: Vilmar on December 22, 2008 08:00 AMIt seems that some puns are an a-squired taste....

Posted by: BlogDog on December 22, 2008 10:31 AMI'm a bit too square to understand the squires...Monday will always be a PUNishment for me...

Posted by: Claudia on December 22, 2008 12:43 PMClaudia: Pythagorean theorem: The sum of the squares (squires ;) ) of the sides (legs) of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.

Math jokes are always the lamest.

Posted by: PeggyU on December 22, 2008 02:21 PMSometimes I'm proud to be dumb...specially on Monday. It's a lot more fun...

Pythagore also believed in metempsychose. Well, he can keep his soul. Who would want it? He sacrificed 100 cows to celebrate the glory of a theorem named after him. He also was a bloody aristocratic elitist. The less I know about him, the better I feel...So many people attempted to prove his theorem. Waste of time as far as I'm concerned. If you said it once, it's good enough for me...I'll take your word for it, even if I don't understand it. Who truly cares? Unless you need it to earn a living.

I bow down to everyone who related to the pun with knowledge and intelligence. As for me, my greatest achievement, when I visit the GOC, is to have finally learned what Denny means when he mentions "a booger eatin'moh-ron." Pythagore would be totally lost...

Posted by: Claudia on December 22, 2008 04:08 PMI, of coarse did not get it. I printed it and took it upstairs to my wife (the actuary) She got a deap belly laugh and immidiatly forwarded it to her office with what she discribed as your "brillyunt" comments.

She explained it to me and now I pretend to get it.

Claudia - being able to spot a booger eatin'moh-ron is worth many times more than any application of the Pythagorean theorem.........

Posted by: B....... on December 22, 2008 05:46 PMpi r squared; cake r round.

Posted by: Daddy-o on December 22, 2008 07:01 PMStart in any corner of a large room. Measure twelve feet down the wall. Then measure four feet across the floor (perpendicular) away from the wall. Then measure three feet straight up. You have found a point in space exactly thirteen feet from the corner.

3 squared plus 4 squared plus 12 squared equals 13 squared. I learned this fun fact once upon a time as a young square (squire).

Math puns are not always lame, but usually discrete.

Posted by: Kudzuisedible on December 22, 2008 09:35 PMAnd then there are subject angles which are not complimentary. Except for explanations which are supplementary.

Etc.

Cheers

Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs on December 22, 2008 10:15 PMOh, that was very acute J.M. Heinrichs. So I think I'll tell that to my Irish girlfriend: Susan Kelly O'Lean....

AKA: **S.K.LEAN**

Toejam: I'm too obtuse to get it ;)

Posted by: PeggyU on December 23, 2008 02:20 AMPeggyU,

*"Toejam: I'm too obtuse to get it ;)"*

Not to worry my dear. To put it in Hypotenutical terms........

It's all a matter of Isoscelating the positive and Equilatering nhe negative.

Posted by: Toejam on December 23, 2008 10:26 AMPost a comment