Saturday, December 03, 2005

Ah, The Bliss of Not Keeping Kosher!

One of my favorite logic jokes:

Which is better -- eternal happiness or a ham sandwich?

A ham sandwich, of course. Why?

Well, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing ... so, a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness.

I stole this fair and square from Raymond Smullyan's book. What is the Name of this Book: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles. This is an incredilby fun book that will certainly test and hone your logical construction skills. It's been out of print for probably a billion years, but you may want to check it out of the library. And, Dad, if you're reading this, yes this is the book I purloined from your library about 20 years ago! And, yes, it does seem so wrong to talk about things I'd done 20 years ago -- sheesh! -- when did I get this old?


Serena said...

Oh, the things we find out from our children years and years later!
LOLOL! at the joke you posted.
It's good to see you poke your nose into our corner of blogworld. I'll get you emailed sometime soon. I'm being horribly slow lately with dealing with my email and have a bunch of them waiting on me to answer. (and we just don't have a phone at the moment until the VoIP company helps me get it working so I can actually make out what the other person is saying.)
May Father bless you richly with His shalom!
Love and shalom,

Anonymous said...

So THAT'S where the Smullyan book went! Stop, thief!