April 19th, 2010

Gil Marsh cover

Poodles and the infinite

Scene: a pair of four-year-olds at a day care center.

- A poodle is not a number!

- Yes it is!

- A poodle is a dog.

- It's also a number.

- No it isn't.

- There are an infinity numbers.

- So?

- They go on, and on, and on, and on, and don't stop.

- A poodle is a dog.

- Yeah. But if numbers don't stop, you run out of names. And so one of the names for all those numbers has got to be poodle.

Works for me.