Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Skill Test With Such Zest!

Oh look you win there at your bin. But we have to make sure you know such easy math at your show. Have to be smarter than a second grader at your sea. Who cares if they are pointless and easy.

Two plus two,
What comes due?
Take away three,
You following me?

Times that by ten.
Do you need a pen?
Minus zero from it.
Don't have a fit.

What number strikes a pose?
Use your fingers and toes.
Now times it by eight.
Can you take the bait?

Take away five.
Will you get out alive?
This is so tough.
Have you got the stuff?

Add another eight.
Don't give me hate.
You need a test.
To prove you are the best.

Times that by two.
Easy enough for you.
You need a calculator you say?
My, you are taking all day.

Just take away six.
Like lottery picks.
Six minus that,
Is what at your mat?

You still don't know?
Well away we go.
Divide that by eighty.
That alright by you, matey?

It's a pirate's life for me.
Out on the sea.
Take away one,
And now you are done.

Do you get the prize,
And prove you are wise?
Or will we draw again.
Hope there was enough ink in your pen.

The cat does not know what the point in these are. But it is getting pretty bad near and far when people can't do such things in their head. How do they even get out of bed? It's not like it is a big number mass. Sure beats my one little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

75 comments:

  1. Numbers and maths
    Go right to the head
    Add or
    Subtrect
    Give them all the dread!

    Hank

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    1. They can cause dread
      Nightmares for some in bed

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  2. Very cleverly written Pat. Great to read.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I like being clever
      Such a fun endeavor

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  3. Happy Easter Pat for you and the cat:)

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  4. Wishing you and the cat a Happy Easter at your mat
    I can do the math, as I follow the number path
    experience spring, let your heart sing...

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    1. Well you can let your heart sing
      When you have a fling
      See, two in one
      Happy easter under your sun

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  5. calculators are the way to go
    machine powered though blows
    and we just get less cognitive dev
    and our brains turn to shi---
    whoops, almost got crass
    but when you lose the ability to think
    its hard to tell you head from your as---

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    1. haha look at you go
      With the crass show
      Fun to see
      And yeah sh-- and @$$ become one in the same, sadly

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    1. They are easy as can be
      For those who can add 2 plus 2 at their sea

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  7. They act like they can trick but they are pretty easy. Kind of pointless

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    1. Kind of pointless in the end
      But they are still a trend

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  8. The days of math proficiency are surely numbered!

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    1. Yeah away they go
      As calculators show

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  9. Ugh! Math! Once we get past elebenty seven it confuses us so!

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    1. haha well at least you get that far
      There at your sand bar

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  10. Have a great Easter Pat.. We have going to have beautiful day here in Pennsylvania.

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    1. The sun is shining here too
      But not very warm at our zoo

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  11. Ohhh, this must be a book, go look. I love this one the most, I will boast.

    Have a wonderful Sunday. Happy Easter!

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    1. A math book you say
      haha that would be interesting to do at my bay

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  12. Happy Easter Pat

    and to the cat.

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  13. No numbers on Sunday Pat, my brain is all feathers today ~ Happy Easter to you ~

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    1. haha brain is full of fluff
      As up it goes in a puff

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  14. I'm just here to read your post for the day, and wish you a Happy Easter.

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    1. A read and a cheer
      Works for my rhyming rear

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  15. Well that was a good one. We almost got it but got lost along the way. A very Happy Easter to you. The donks send a special Hee Haw to ya.

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    1. haha thanks the donks for that
      At least you almost kept up with the cat

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  16. Calculators I rarely use
    Feel same way about the booze
    Learning core math would be a bore
    Trying to make the numbers soar
    The problem came to number one
    Win the toaster, have some fun
    Hope you day is bright and sunny
    Go the mile for being funny

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    1. Win a toaster you say
      Pfft that is a let down at my bay

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  17. For fucks sake Cat, I'm not going to do maths today, it's Easter. I heard you Canadians celebrate by sucking the sap straight out of the maple trees. And then you all dress up like Mounties and ride around on horses. And is it true that one unlucky child from each village is chosen to clean up all the horse shit from the streets at the end of the day?

    Gotta go Cat, I'm fixing Canadian Bacon for breakfast!

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    1. Wow, you are in the know
      We can't have that at your show
      It is a secret I hear
      So for your cheer
      The horse shit collected
      Won't be neglected
      It will be shipped to you
      And pffft canadian bacon is an american invention that came due

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    2. In the know
      Bad for you at your show

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  18. I'm reminded of an SNL skit where Chevy Chase is portraying a presidential candidate at a debate where he's given a long question dealing with taxes and economy. He stares deadpan into the camera and says, "It was my understanding ...that there would be no math during the debates."

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    1. lol math can sure bring on wrath
      Leaving one in a stuper bath

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  19. Second grade math I can do,
    But when my 4th grader needs help, my brain goes shoo.
    This common core stuff is for the birds.
    Whoever came up with it can choke on some turds.

    Happy Easter to you Pat!

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    1. haha all the advanced crap
      Never use anyway across many a map

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  20. I got lost at the fingers and toes/strike a pose part. Oh, well. Happy Joyous Easter, Pat.

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    1. Kept up for a while
      With my math mile

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  21. And the answer is...!

    Happy Easter, Pat!

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  22. Totally agree to work out the problem in one's head
    but lately more and more don't do that and instead
    turn to a calculator or such
    that doesn't help them to learn much!

    betty

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    1. Nope, just hit a button or three
      Then learn nothing at their sea

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  23. It's easy for you to do
    being an accounting major, too
    Doesn't come naturally to me
    but I do try at my sea.
    I have found that using a calculator
    makes you forget
    and the brain cells are hit or miss.
    haha.

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    1. Yeah the more buttons you hit
      The less you remember it
      I forgot most of the major stuff
      But can still do this fluff

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  24. Two plus two
    not always come due...
    they lost on the road
    found new code
    so add them you need
    to create super feed
    then they come
    attracted by charm...

    Happy Easter Sunday, Pat/cat !

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    1. A little charm
      Arm and arm
      Two by two
      At each zoo

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  25. I can give answer in decimals but why would anyone give math question on Easter day?
    Did bunnies lay egg in your home?

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    1. haha it was scheduled months ago
      Easter day I did last year at my show

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  26. Since we are talking math on Easter, I say as long as you end up with a positive gain in the egg and candy department, you have the correct answer...

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    1. haha that is a good way to look at it
      As more candy is sure a hit

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  27. I was able to follow right along
    And me who was told I didn't know math from a song
    It pays to keep your brain working
    From the machines I'll be shirking

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    1. Yeah have to keep the brain going
      Or a blank space will be showing

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  28. I got so caught up in the rhyme
    I almost didn't take the time
    To wish you an Easter sublime

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    1. haha that is fine
      Rhyme works for the feline

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  29. I don't care for maff
    So I will take my baff
    Wif my one and only tongue
    Till the bell has rung
    Then I'll head to hist'ry
    Which is really such a myst'ry
    After that is lunch
    A class I love a bunch!

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    1. haha skipped recess though
      Too busy licking at your show

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  30. How fun it would've been if I was ever a student in a math class taught in rhyme. =)

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    1. haha that could sure work
      In the brain it would then lurk

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  31. Whenever I want to strike a pose I need a calculator to pull it off.

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    1. Geez such a bad blue
      No wonder grumpy is always you

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  32. I hope you have a kids' book or a series of books.

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    1. Just look above
      As they fly about like a dove

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