The Daily Coin Flip
Week of 4/22/12
Instructions: Ask yourself the question. If you want, flip a coin. “On Edge” means that the coin lands and balances on its edge.
Does it add up?
On Edge I’ve added across and down, but never up.
Is the moral of the story “Pineapples don’t have sleeves”?
Tails That was the stated moral of a nonsense story presented to eighth graders on a standardized reading comprehension test in several states.
On Edge I’m glad I teach physics.
Am I comfortable with what others expect of me?
On Edge I’m x2 + 2x + 1. I find being a perfect square trinomial more of a burden than an asset.
Am I a modest person?
On Edge It turned out that dollar bills gave me contact dermatitis in uncomfortable places, so now I definitely am.
Am I being gracious?
On Edge Sorry I could help.
Is “I is 20” grammatically correct?
On Edge Certainly, but without units, I can’t tell whether I is a current or a moment of inertia.
Am I susceptible to the influence of advertising slogans?
On Edge I wanted to experience the “speed of Hertz,” but when I rented a car from them, the wheels wouldn’t turn faster than once per second.
Next week: Am I making productive use of my time?
The letters are the initials of a famous quotation. The hints are given backwards. The answer will appear next week.
Hints: 1) wodahS ehT
2) enot eiree na ni deciov
Answer to last week’s puzzle: “…, come on down. You’re the next contestant on The Price is Right.” (The Price is Right)
quirky, prognostication, satire of horoscopes, satire of prognostication,
parody of horoscopes, parody of prognostication