Saturday evening chuckles

I was sitting at the computer, minding my own business, when I saw this commotion out of the corner of my eyes. (and FYI, the first second or two of the video is dark. That's the lighting in the room, not your computer or video quality problems).
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Yes, they are playing Wii (specifically Mario and Sonic Olympic Games). I just thought seeing them all move like this was giggle-worthy. I knew getting a Wii would be worth it, if just for the sight of kids looking silly when they play the games. The girl between Jimmy and Paul is a "friend" of Jimmy's, named Annabelle.


And then, there is this little story from this evening:

Paul, in the middle of texting a friend, turned to me and asked, "Can you sphere something?"

"What?" I said.

"Can you sphere something? Like can you sphere 6?"

Good gravy, child, speak sense, I thought. "I don't get it. What do you mean, 'sphere 6?'"

"Well, you can cube a number; so can you also sphere a number?"

Ahhh, I got it, cubing a number, like 6 to the third power. But sphering?

And I laughed until my sides ached. Clearly, he is missing a few marbles, but apparently none that are required for HONORS MATH. I dared him to ask his math teacher about sphering numbers.

Comments

froggybaby said…
I can sphere. Just watch me.
Dennis said…
I sphere every other Thursday at 6:27pm. Ask Mike, I'm sure he has sphered before.
Jen said…
LOL...the video is funny watching them all waving those sticks around. I've never played Wii or seen it played, so it looks really silly to me to see people do imaginary things with weird objects.

I'll have to look back in my old math "manuals" to see if there's some way to sphere a number. I'm sure we can figure out some way for dear Paul to do that.