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## Party Ideas For Math Nerds?529

rbf writes "A girl I like at my university, a graduate student in mathematics, will be having a birthday next month. She had thought of throwing a nerd-themed party — show up with tape on your glasses, pants hiked up, etc. However, she decided against it because most of her friends are math nerds and wouldn't even have to dress up! So my question for the community is: What fun party ideas would appeal to a group of mostly math-major nerds?"
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## Party Ideas For Math Nerds?

• #### Three things. (Score:4, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:28AM (#23212018) Journal
Alcohol. Barry White. Intercourse.

Trust me, its great for the rest of us.

While you're at it, watch Barton Fink.
• #### Sex party! (Score:4, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:28AM (#23212020) Journal
It'll be the first time for a lot of things for you math nerds! :)

• #### I have a few ideas... (Score:5, Funny)

<slashdot@NosPAM.izabael.com> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:29AM (#23212024) Homepage Journal
See who can recite Pi the furthest in Hexadecimal (3.243F6A8885A308D31319...)

Play pin the tail on the integer?

Dress up as your favorite nonlinear equation.

Start a drinking game where everyone increases their drinks parabolically. (or alternatively: everyone drinks when someone says "Archimedes.")

TP the English department utilizing the golden spiral....

• #### Dude! Drinking games (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:30AM (#23212034)
Come on, its' a given Drinking games. Let's see how well you integrate after a couple !
• #### Well... (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:32AM (#23212048)
Pin the tail on the Gaussian Curve?
Bobbing for Protractors?
Spin the Klein Bottle?
• #### Blackjack and hookers (Score:4, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:33AM (#23212050)
In fact, screw the Blackjack!!!
• #### Imaginary (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:36AM (#23212064)
Imaginary party, you don't even have to show up!
• #### Re:Blackjack and hookers (Score:3, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:37AM (#23212070)

In fact, screw the Blackjack!!!
Can't, busy screwing the hookers.
• #### Re:Well... (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:43AM (#23212106)
this reminds me of my favorite maths joke:

what's yellow, complete and normed?

a bananach space.
• #### Re:Are you kidding me? (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:45AM (#23212122)

(Spoiler: This is not the party you want to throw for your girlfriend.)

I don't think that is gonna a problem.

And how come people who like math can't have a regular party? What's wrong with a few drinks, some music and a drunken fumble?
• #### LAN PARTY!!!! (Score:2, Funny)

<techkitsune@gmail.com> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:47AM (#23212142) Homepage Journal
Quite a few probably game. Throw a LAN.
• #### Refreshments idea (Score:4, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:51AM (#23212166)
• #### They already have everything they need. (Score:5, Funny)

<raehl311@yah o o . com> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @01:56AM (#23212192) Homepage
There's going to be a GIRL there. And she's not deflatable. It's going to be the best math nerd party EVER!
• #### Re:Dude! Drinking games (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:01AM (#23212212) Journal
Don't drink and derive!
• #### Re:Dude! Drinking games (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:03AM (#23212222)
Don't drink and derive! Unless you have a designated philosophy major.
• #### Re:I have a few ideas... (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:12AM (#23212258)
Dress up as your favorite nonlinear equation.
So get some girls and try x^3.
• #### Re:Pi Cake (Score:2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:20AM (#23212288)
The cake is a lie.
• #### Re:A drinking game called Buzz: here's how it work (Score:5, Funny)

<chris.shannon@gmail.com> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:30AM (#23212344) Homepage

a multiple of 7 (49, 24, etc..), then you must say "Buzz", Protip: If you make it above a number that meets all 3 rules, start over because you have missed the point of a drinking game.
Something tells me that you wouldn't make it above 24.
• #### Re:Three things. (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:34AM (#23212360)
Dont forget to serve pi with the coffee
• #### Re:Gambling! (Score:2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:35AM (#23212368)
And you get bonus chips if the dealer catches you counting cards.
• #### Re:Hookers (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @03:34AM (#23212598)

Most of them are probably virgins.
Most hookers are probably virgins? but how can that be?
• #### Re:Oh God, it's finally happened... (Score:4, Funny)

<steve@xemacs.org> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @03:48AM (#23212644) Homepage Journal

Slashdot has become a dating service.
Quick, someone tell Richard Stallman!
(from http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/25/1421227 [slashdot.org] )
• #### Re:They already have everything they need. (Score:5, Funny)

<iminplaya.gmail@com> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @04:01AM (#23212684) Journal
And she's not deflatable.

Well then how do you get her into the suitcase?
• #### Re:Okay, stop right there ... (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @04:18AM (#23212732)

If that's way off base, at least here's a party idea: have everyone come dressed up as a liberal arts student. :)
But where would you find enough McDonalds uniforms at such short notice?
• #### Re:Blackjack and hookers (Score:4, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @04:35AM (#23212804)
blackjack and hookers...you want to screw the blackjack?
• #### Re:Scrap Barry White (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @05:22AM (#23212956) Homepage
They're mostly maths nerds - have you any idea how complicated those drinking games are going to get?
• #### Re:Scrap Barry White (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @06:03AM (#23213098)

Me and my engineering buddies always preferred Asshole
Amen brother. Everyone knows engineers are gay people who just don't know it yet.
• #### Re:Okay, stop right there ... (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @06:46AM (#23213234)

Many a shy guy (myself included) has fallen into that trap way too many times, because friendly gestures are far easier than being direct and facing the possibility of rejection.
Strumming my pain with his keyboard,
Typing my life with his words.
Killing me softly with his post,
Killing me softly...with his post.
• #### Re:Blackjack and hookers (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @07:07AM (#23213290)
"I'll go build my own lunar lander with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the lunar lander and the blackjack. Eh, screw the whole thing"

• #### Re:Imaginary (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @07:30AM (#23213354) Homepage Journal
Well, unless you're a square...
• #### How to keep them occupied (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @08:22AM (#23213550)
To keep the math majors occupied, you could give them a pie (round of course), and ask them to square it. Roberto
• #### Re:Refreshments idea (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @08:24AM (#23213562)
Coffee and donuts for the topologists.
• #### Re:Dude! Drinking games (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @08:30AM (#23213586) Homepage Journal
Careful now - too many snorts, and you lose the power to differentiate. Before you know it, you'll be inviting some irrational number around to Laplace for a Root...
• #### Re:Three things. (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @08:48AM (#23213692) Homepage

Dont forget to serve pi with the coffee
Pi? Pfft.... real mathematicians know that 'e' [wikipedia.org] is the most important of all.

Though you'd have to watch out for (a) the police, and (b) the 1990s wanting for their drug back ;)
• #### Re:Scrap Barry White (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @09:12AM (#23213788)
It's not that hard, you just pick a card and drink half the sum of the prime factors in fingers. If you get it wrong, you have to stand on your head and recite pi backwards (as hard as it sounds.)
• #### Re: Reimmannian folding conjunction Kuhns patches (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @09:31AM (#23213874)
Yes, Gauss's Fundamental Theorem of Algebra does appear to be relevant, its just that the complex analysis required at the inflection points near the of roots positional integrands that define the bounded Reimannian surface produce a computationally expensive solution given the short duration of the party.
• #### Re:Scrap Barry White (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @09:58AM (#23214072)
Reciting pi backwards gets easier and easier as you go on, but getting started is a bitch.
• #### Re:I have a few ideas... (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @11:30AM (#23214820) Homepage
I was going to say dress up as: The integral from 10 to 13 of 2x.

Or, in t-shirt form: http://www.cafepress.com/buy/calculus/-/pv_design_prod/p_1893551.71056139/pNo_71056139/id_14094545/fpt_/opt_/c_666/pg_3 [cafepress.com]
• #### Re:They already have everything they need. (Score:5, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @12:29PM (#23215308)
'Well then how do you get her into the suitcase?'

Use the inverse of the Banach-Tarski theorem (iterate as needed).
• #### Re:Dude! Drinking games (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @03:50PM (#23216924)
I believe that the 'philosophy major' is the base unit of a pyramid scam. The eventual goal of a philosophy major is to become a philosophy instructor. In order to be a philosophy instructor, you need philosophy students. From there, the cycle eventually degrades where there are not enough philosophy students and the instructor must become a wal-mart greeter.
• #### Re:Three things. (Score:3, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @07:02PM (#23218120)
It could be the "Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai", translated roughly means Japanese Recluse Association. Seems to be subtly relevant.
• #### Re:They already have everything they need. (Score:2, Funny)

on Sunday April 27, 2008 @08:48PM (#23218840)
You'd better hope she's pro-choice.
• #### Re:Three things. (Score:3, Funny)

on Tuesday April 29, 2008 @09:43AM (#23237936)
I did in fact make a serious study of women. It was very depressing. I know what women want. I'm not it.

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