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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?

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  • Hookers (Score:1, Informative)

    by AuMatar ( 183847 ) on Sunday April 27, 2008 @02:28AM (#23212022)
    Most of them are probably virgins.
  • Re:Cookies (Score:3, Informative)

    by kg4eyf ( 232264 ) on Sunday April 27, 2008 @03:40AM (#23212390) Homepage
    Or fractal vegetables []
  • Scrap Barry White (Score:3, Informative)

    by jsimon12 ( 207119 ) <tzzhc4@yahoo. c o m> on Sunday April 27, 2008 @03:46AM (#23212408) Homepage
    You are in college, drink booze and play drinking games. Me and my engineering buddies always preferred Asshole but my brother and his medical school buddies all prefer Beer pong.
  • Beer voting (Score:5, Informative)

    by jeti ( 105266 ) on Sunday April 27, 2008 @05:03AM (#23212692) Homepage
    When a math student I knew threw parties, there always were a lot of different sorts of beer. He pinned some sheets to the wall so that everyone could vote for their favorite kind.

    If the party is not going so well, voting mechanisms are an interesting enough topic. If the party is going well, everybody is just happy that there's plenty of beer.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 27, 2008 @07:34AM (#23213188)
    For all you fucktards that didn't get it, this is a quote from Bender of Futurama.
  • by indiechild ( 541156 ) on Sunday April 27, 2008 @09:00AM (#23213462)
    You're swinging from one extreme to the other. You're right that doing favours for her is no good, but being direct with her is just as bad and will turn most women off instantly, and throw him into the "Let's Just Be Friends" zone.

    "Telling her how you feel" is like saying to her "I like you and I want to fuck you!". In most cases it won't get you the favourable reaction you're looking for, unless you have high social value and status. It's just low-class and instantly outs the man as the clueless neanderthal that he is.

    Women just aren't blunt and direct creatures, and this is why most women won't ask a guy out. Most guys don't speak or understand the language of women, so they completely fail to communicate with them at an effective level.

    So what to do? What he should do is work on himself. Turn himself into a renaissance man. Be cultured and knowledgeable, experienced and worldly. He should be a real gentleman, but not a "gentle man". He should have fun and playful with his female friend, but he should never suck up to her or put himself lower than her in any way.

    He needs to be decisive and assured, so that when she looks to him for guidance, he's not some little lost puppy, or always asking her what she wants to do.

    He should challenge her regularly, and not always give her what she wants.

    And he should never ever beg to her or whine in any way. There is nothing more pathetic in the world than a man grovelling and begging for sex. In short, he shouldn't chase her -- he has to make himself attractive so that she ends up chasing him.

    There is a tonne of proven material out there that can explain this much better than I can. David DeAngelo is a good start. Elliott Katz's "Being The Strong Man A Woman Wants" is another good, more traditional source.

Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp