March 14, 2011
#872: Fairy Tales
[[Woman is sitting in an armchair, reading a book.]]
Woman: Are there eigenvectors in Cinderella?
Man: … no?
Woman: The prince didn’t use them to match the shoe to its owner?
Man: What are you TALKING about?
[[Flashback. Girl is in bed, mom is sitting on the edge of the bed reading.]]
My mom is one of those people who falls asleep while reading, but keeps talking. She’s a math professor, so she’d start rambling about her work.
Mom: But while the ant gathered food …
Mom: … zzzz …
Mom: … the grasshopper contracted to a point on a manifold that was NOT a 3-sphere …
I’m still not sure which versions are real.
Man: You didn’t notice the drastic subject changes?
Woman: Well, sometimes her versions were better. We loved Inductive White and the (N-1) Dwarfs.
Woman: I guess the LIM x->inf (x) little pigs did get a bit weird toward the end …