Universal Basic Income - Future or nah?

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  1. TedEH

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    I legit told that same joke to someone yesterday. Small world, and all that.
     
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    I heard it a bit differently, but it's still the same joke.

    A farm boy from Indiana was the first on either side of his family to go to college, and after finishing the first semester of his freshman year, he went back home to visit his parents for the Christmas and New Year holidays. While there, he went pheasant hunting with his dad and brothers. While waiting for the dogs to flush a bird, his dad asked him what he had been learning at school. He responded "pi r²".

    Furious, his dad told him to drop out of school immediately and get back home to help out on the farm. "Pie aren't square, boy!" his dad admonished. "Everyone knows that pie are round. Cornbread are square!"​

    Obviously, he should have learned the formula for the area of a circle LONG before college, but I like the overall set up.
     
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    This is my favorite thread derailment yet.
     
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    http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/crd/Localgov/Second Level pages/indiana_pi_bill.htm

    In Indiana, Pi = 3.2. It was almost passed as a state law as such. :spock:
     
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    Wasn't there another place that tried to pass a law that PI would be exactly 3?
     
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    Anyone can learn to write jokes, it's fairly algorithmic even, but the character and delivery are what makes a joke effective and we're far away from synthetic personalities. Unless Nazi teenagers count.
     
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