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Show Of Hands June 11th, 2018 2:49am

Do you think you would be a better stand-up comedian, or high school math teacher?

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oflairkjs Minnesota
06/16/18 6:32 pm

Where is the neither button?

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diest
06/12/18 9:44 pm

What ? Do they have you sitting around in a room thinking* up questions ...

desolatia Oregon
06/11/18 9:49 pm

I'm terrible at math, but my humor is dark and inappropriate....I'd better go with the math.

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thaywth
06/12/18 7:27 pm

Humor is meant to stretch the lines of what is socially acceptable. Got any good jokes to share?

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
06/11/18 4:16 pm

I failed and had to re-take advanced algebra in high school, so comedian. I actually have a large reserve of hilarious and true anecdotes from my occupation and my hobbies combined.

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mrmc2
06/11/18 2:11 pm

Successfully taught math for 20 years and always incorporated stand up.

IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
06/11/18 12:25 pm

Honestly I think I’d make a good stand up comedian if I had the balls to go up on stage. I’d rather retire and work with kids in a low income school just because I’ve seen the difference one positive voice can make in a struggling and naturally demotivating environment.

12772
06/11/18 11:25 am

I am horrible at math so I would rather be a comedian

outlaw393 Wisconsin
06/11/18 10:56 am

Performing in front of an audience scares the crap out of me. But I suck worse at math.

Anxiety can be treated. Sucking at math cannot.

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IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
06/11/18 12:19 pm

Anxiety can be treated just look at robin Williams. He found the cure

Henry123 Connecticut
06/11/18 1:17 pm

They can both be treated through practice lol

missmorganmarie ...
06/11/18 1:27 pm

im the same way outlaw.

if i have to go on stage, just down some shots. if i have to math.....well. no. i barely got through algebra 😂😂😂☺

outlaw393 Wisconsin
06/12/18 11:30 am

Henry, wrong. Not so for ppl who have dyscalculia.

Henry123 Connecticut
06/12/18 11:36 am

It can still be treated through practice...
Just cause it’s harder when you start doesn’t mean there is no improving...

outlaw393 Wisconsin
06/12/18 11:40 am

It's literally impossible for me to retain most knowledge of anything beyond basic math. It doesn't matter how much I "practice".

Henry123 Connecticut
06/12/18 12:53 pm

It’s not impossible. It’s very very difficult and likely not worth the time it would take since I’m guessing you aren’t gonna get a job that requires that math.

outlaw393 Wisconsin
06/18/18 11:41 am

You don't have a LD do you. I can tell you have no idea what the hell you're talking about.

prallen Property and order
06/11/18 9:29 am

I’d be a better math teacher, but I’d prefer to be a comedian

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RNJen Bay Area USA
06/11/18 8:43 am

Kids scare the hell out of me

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Korosensei Maine
06/11/18 8:19 am

Well I’m a middle school social studies teacher but I could probably teach math as long as it’s not calculus

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/11/18 7:31 am

Everyone has a calculator on their phone now. Can “teachers” be any more obsolete? What a joke.

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ptellini Homosuperior
06/11/18 12:15 pm

You may be able to push some buttons on the calculator, but do you actually know what is happening?
You can push a button to get a sin or cosine, but do you know how to get it manually if you didn’t have a calculator?
A math teacher can teach you the actual mathematical process.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/11/18 12:37 pm

Yes. I’m usually adding and subtracting. It’s not that difficult to figure out.

ptellini Homosuperior
06/11/18 1:11 pm

I am referring to more advanced functions.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
06/11/18 7:16 am

Lol comedian or hs math teacher....

Not really a difference in my experience.

Ferganam Behind You
06/11/18 4:00 am

Done the teacher part already. Comedy might be better than that Tragedy.

gonzoboy Arizona
06/11/18 3:35 am

What a conundrum. On one hand, me trying to teach math would elicit reactions that would normally be seen in a comedy club. On the other, me trying to be a stand-up comic would be less a cure for someone’s blues, and more a treatment for insomnia.
I’ll select "Comedian". At least as a comedian, I know my Ma could be in the audience. I ALWAYS make her laugh!

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
06/10/18 11:17 pm

I already think I'm hilarious, now the problem is, does everyone else?

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Kyle5 TN
06/10/18 10:47 pm

Most other subjects I would have voted teacher. Math? Fuck no.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/10/18 10:32 pm

Being a stand-up comedian was PART of my successful teaching style as a HS English, Speech, and Drama teacher!

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stot
06/10/18 10:17 pm

It depends where the persons talents and interest lie so impossible to really have an opinion on this

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benseth 11,780 votes
06/10/18 9:46 pm

Last night I dreamed that I was weightless.
I was like, 0mg!

Both!😆

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benseth 11,780 votes
06/10/18 9:47 pm

Okay maybe just a teacher

Henry123 Connecticut
06/11/18 1:20 pm

Massless* if your using mg lol

benseth 11,780 votes
06/11/18 2:11 pm

Lol absolutely right, Henry. I didn’t even think about that when my nephew told it to me. Unfortunately I haven’t had any problems or conversions to solve in a while to keep my memory fresh. Also, to conform it would change the dynamics of the joke. But I’m definitely gonna crush my nephew’s joy about it next time I see him. 😂

JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
06/10/18 9:18 pm

So a guy walks into a bar... I forget the rest. But I remember that 9+10=21

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
06/10/18 9:14 pm

Math teacher for sure. Comedy is not my strong suite. I’m an Applied Mathematics minor. I think I could handle teaching high school math fairly well.

american6 Moderate Libertarian
06/10/18 9:04 pm

I think I have a good sense of humor, but I just took calculus 3, so I'm going with math teacher.

messiah
06/10/18 8:36 pm

I am funny, but a monologing (probably not a word) in front of a crowd would be difficult.

MathTeacher WA state
06/10/18 8:21 pm

I'm already a high school math teacher. Love it!

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TheEngineerGuy
06/10/18 8:57 pm

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anniepoops fear the deer
06/10/18 8:18 pm

My life is joke, so maybe standup might work out. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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craftyAg Fraggle Rock
06/10/18 8:15 pm

I am a teacher already, but DEFINITELY not a math teacher.

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ctskapski x
06/10/18 8:13 pm

Either. Probably comedian, because everything's a joke anyway.

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MGx
06/10/18 8:12 pm

Teaching math would be easier for me. However, if I could perfect my dry humor, I think I’d rather be a comedian.

phalnx Ohio
06/10/18 8:12 pm

Teaching High School is icky...and I should know, I tried to do it for 10 weeks (Field Experience). I could do Stand-Up, no problem...making people laugh is fun.

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dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
06/10/18 8:11 pm

I've thought about quitting my job and becoming a math or history teach and coach football.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
06/10/18 9:25 pm

As a former high school baseball coach, I'd encourage you to do it. Football coaches have a better chance of getting full-time jobs than others, and coaching high school sports is a blast.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/10/18 8:09 pm

I'm an excellent high school teacher already. But, I hate math and so I have to choose stand up comedian.

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sanfilippo12 Minarchist Republican
06/10/18 8:08 pm

lol. I teach High School Math.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
06/10/18 8:07 pm

I could handle teaching algebra. Geometry was not my thing.

xxxceo Nationalist
06/10/18 8:00 pm

I don’t like math and I don’t like kids.
I’ll learn to be funny.

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xxxceo Nationalist
06/10/18 8:06 pm

Right? I don’t think I even liked kids when I was one.

shiculka transvaccinated
06/10/18 7:59 pm

There is no situation that would make me pick math over anything else.

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Henry123 Connecticut
06/11/18 1:22 pm

Getting fed feet first into a meat grinder?

shiculka transvaccinated
06/12/18 5:12 am

Ha! Ok, maybe that would be the situation. Maybe.

Nik
06/10/18 8:04 pm

CPA... who wudda thunk 😂✌️

cpaswr just say the letters
06/10/18 8:08 pm

I made you laugh. I guess I chose wrong.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
06/10/18 7:55 pm

Two of the worst career choices for me

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/10/18 7:54 pm

I'd take my chances as a comedian where .i Coulter tell happy jokes. Teaching in a high school, even math, sounds too much like a really cruel joke. On me.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/10/18 8:28 pm

Autocucumber came up with i. Coulter. No idea why, or who that would be. It’s been particularly unreliable since about two updates ago.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/10/18 7:51 pm

High school math. I love algebra!

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
06/10/18 8:01 pm

I now pronounce you an odd duck! 😂

orgblu10 Shamerica
06/10/18 8:09 pm

Quack! I'm the designated algebra homework helper for my two younger kids.