World Series on TV

Panel 1: (man watching TV (click click click)) The mathematician: What are you doing? Man: Clicking through channels trying to find something interesting on TV. The mathematician: That's a waste of time. Panel 2: The mathematician: Television is written by non-mathematicians. There are dozens of channels, but none of it is interesting. Your search is futile. Panel 3: Man (still clicking): Don't you want a broader view of the world? I could be watching something important. See, right now I'm watching the World Series. Aren't you interested in the World Series? Panel 4: The mathematician: The only SERIES I see on that screen is the list of channels you keep clicking through, and that series looks like it's diverging. (man still clicking)

The punchline here wasn't as mathematically satisfying as I wanted it to be.

World Series on TV

24 October 2006