At Boston's Logan Airport yesterday an individual, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a square, a slide rule, two pieces of chalk and a calculator.
The Attorney General believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He is being charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.
"Al-gebra is a very fearsome cult", the Attorney General said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on a tangent in a search of absolute value. They consist of shadowy figures, with names like "x" and "y", and, although they are frequently referred to as "unknowns", we know they really belong to a common denominator and are part of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.
"As the great Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there are always three sides to every triangle."