810 – The Joy of Math | The Adventures of Isocelces and Dr. Triangle Ep6
Time for some fun that is same to sleep to since it is interdependent on math.
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls and friends beyond the binary, and my patron peeps! What up patrons? I just drank some apple cider, that's why I sound so smooth. Sound for sleep with me, thanks patrons. Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning? Mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Welcome this is Sleep With Me the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it, the bed time story.
Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights and press play. I'm going to do the rest. What I'm going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake, whether it's thoughts, things you're thinking about, things on your mind, past, present or future, feelings, physical sensations, or emotional, those are that are not sensational, maybe you're feeling sensational, and you can't wind down, whatever's keeping you awake, work schedule, travel, moving, whatever's keeping you up, I'm here to help.
What I'm gonna do is to have a safe place here set aside. Tonight, a little bit different safe place cause I'm looking at a twin sized mattress. I have replicated podcast studio here, you know, undisclosed within a puffy cloud and what I'm going to do, so it's a safe place come on in, or don't come in, you know, look at it. No pressure but what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna send my voice across the deep dark night. I'm gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky dull set tones, pointless meanders, super fluid tangents, meanders, go off topic, repetitive sauce, all those things. Definitely ovular and circular logic, illogical behavior, lots of things but here's the thing, I'm kind of a friendly voice or ideally I'm a friendly voice in the night here to keep you company.
So if you're new, welcome I'm glad you're here, and I hope I can help you or just keep you company, or lighten the mood. Now, the podcast doesn't work for everybody so give it a few tries and see how it goes. If you're already like “Oh boy, this isn't for me.” Believe it or not I have a lot of people that go to the website, sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou, but no one has gone and let me know about it. Especially the people, they say “This podcast doesn't work for me so much, I'm gonna donate money to a non profit.” So if you're feeling really strongly, go to sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou, then go all the way down, and you say “Scoots,” well most people that review the podcast call me Scoots, but so see how it goes, for most people just see how it goes, I'm here to help,
Let me give you some information if you're new. One thing advice is to set a recording in a puffy cloud, and a lot of times the reason it takes two or three times to listen is cause you naturally, you're skeptical, or you're quizzical, and you might try to listen like you would listen to a normal podcast, or something that you're trying to figure out, and this podcast is a bit like let's say we went to a flea market or a garage, a big garage sale, one of those ones where it's like fifteen people together and they just had a bucket of puzzle pieces.
Instead of, you'd say, I've never used this analogy but it kinda fits, you'd say, okay say, that one jigsaw puzzle I mean, ones that come on paper board, and you'd say “Okay, is there one puzzle in there?” Or they say “It's a bucket of puzzle pieces, all or nothing.” They'd say, you'd say “Well I can't buy one or two? I make puzzle piece a base start.” And they'd say “No, no this is a bucket of puzzle, there was, I remember there was a puzzle of a grandfather clock in there.” And we said “Well we don't need that.” And so we put, so there are, I don't know to be honest, it's a bucket of puzzle pieces, and that would be confusing, cause you'd say “I don't know if I should buy this or not, I mean I would definitely buy it.” I'd say “Well, whoa whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, how much is it going for?” And I guess I'd say “Okay.” It'd have to be a, let's just say it's a five gallon bucket of puzzle pieces, that I might have to decide on.
You'd say “Could I pour 'em out, so I can make sure non are water logged?” If you're buying, this is a new podcast, buckets of puzzle pieces podcast, very niche. It has [inaudible 00:05:09] only be part of one podcast episode, but yeah, dump out your bucket. Make sure none of your pieces are water logged. Also dump it out on a tarp or something dry. I've made these mistakes before. Don't lean over your buckets of puzzle pieces before you buy them, when you're drinking something or having a soft serve, cause I've done that, and then, cause they say “Well you just bought that bucket of puzzle pieces bub.” And they say “Okay, well, eh. Good thing I know an imaginary friend that makes puzzle piece based art because she can use it.”
Okay, so the podcast is a bit like that, the bucket of puzzle, cause you say “Well I don't,” if you were like a, it would be a conundrum, whether to purchase them, what to do with them. I mean if you were going on a long vacation then you'd say “Okay, let's try to see what we could do with this bucket of puzzle pieces.”
Also have you looked at our merch store? Right now, going for forty-nine ninety-five, buckets of not really but I'm sure you can buy those somewhere. This podcast is more like a puzzling bucket of pieces, or a bucket of puzzling pieces that are puzzling. I guess that's the analogy I was trying to make for new listeners, and sometimes when I'm trying to make the analogy I go on so many tangents that I also inadvertently, I think I get what I mean, regular listeners do. You wouldn't go right into bucket and expect to make something, grandfather clock or whatever, where you know oh that's the [inaudible 00:06:53] and spring. You say “Oh, okay well I see some, oh no that's also a rind of a, oh no and there's the spring named rhyme, so oh yeah all those puzzles must have been in this bucket. Don't know if they're complete or not.”
If you at like a bucket of puzzle pieces, instead of a definitely what, you know what I mean? I don't know if you do. You'll find out, that's why I guess it takes two or three tries. The TLDR version is let it drift in one ear and let it drift out the other. Or here's another thing you can do, because a lot of people say “Well, we got to put these puzzle pieces together.” I say no, no there's so many other ways to use giant buckets of puzzle pieces.
What price was I gonna pay, that's what other some, I'd say if they're charging more then ten dollars I'm out of there, but if they're asking ten, I don't think I would pay ten, I mean a five gallon bucket filled to the brim, that's dry all the way through? Probably is worth, you know maybe I would pay ten dollars, I guess I would, here's my ten dollars. Does it come with a lid, that would be, that's another important question if you protect your puzzle pieces, I mean come on you've heard that before from people other than me right? Like grandmothers, grandfathers, puzzle pros, is there a puzzle pros podcast, it would, oh puzzle pros! Puzzling pros! I accidentally came up with a new way to explain the podcast, full puzzling pros!
Can someone please remind me of some of this stuff? It might actually be useful. I gotta get off this puzzle metaphor, but also that's another thing, good for sitting that's what I was saying, if you have a lid, also a seat but you can, it's soothing! Put your hand in there, it's not quite like sand. Run your fingers through it, let 'em, let the puzzle pieces run through your fingers. Another thing I like to do to stay calm is flip them like quarters. You could also create a game of that, you know, puzzle in the bucket, puzzle, you know, that's a famous game they used to play. Or right around the time to pick up sticks and tiddly winks was popular.
Lot of things, lot of great things you could do, and you, okay you say “Scoots are you serious at all?” Okay, here's the thing, if you do, cause I know there's some serious, you know, people that are puzzled 'bout this puzzling stuff. You get yourself one of those, not watercolors I'd say, but other kind of paints that aren't acrylic, they kind of look like they're made of a paste, you get them at the ninety-nine cent store, and then you just paint the, as you're going through and sort, if you did sort all of them you'd paint the back of them then you can still keep 'em in the same bucket. But you know blue is, you know the you know rind river, no blue's the [inaudible 00:10:02] but you're right, excuse me. How could I be so confused? We say “Okay,” that that pale yellow Walt Whitman's favorite view, everybody knows that don't they?
Shout out to the WW, oh that was Walter, oh no really? There's a puzzle, like one from that TV show breaking nice stuff. What is Walter Whites favorite view? Stack of cash probably. Anyway, if you're new welcome! Sorry that was an inadvertent tangent. The show goes on a tangent, doesn't make a lot of sense structurally. I was going to explain that earlier on, but I got side tracked there.
Show starts off with a few minutes of business that's how we keep the podcast free for everybody. Then there's an intro, which is around twelve to eighteen minutes of me rambling which again you, I think you just got about eleven minutes of ramble there. In intro's designed to, so you could just wind down whether you're in bed or getting ready for bed. A lot of listeners fall asleep to it, a lot of listeners get ready for bed and some listeners listen to it during the day, some people listen, you know so just see how it goes. But the intro is specifically long and rambly because it, I don't know, just grew out of time. Even in the, I think it, nah I'm in the one fifties, I've been working on a project and you see the intro's weren't like this. They slowly developed because this is what has been, I don't know, it's just what's been sticky I guess.
Another thing about, nothing sticky in, I dropped lollipops in there, holy mackerel. Don't, if you're going to ruin your own bucket of puzzle pieces, don't do it, do it yourself, don't buy one with and you find out there's a blow pop at the bottom, especially when it's melted so then you have gum and blow pop and puzzle pieces. Those are things that don't go together.
My grandmother had one of those, what are those things called, a stitch… a cross stitch that said that, or whatever you'd call the thing, on a pillow. Puzzle pieces and blow pops, they don't, they just don't go together. It was something more pissy and short than that but you get the point, or I didn't, I had to learn the hard way. All these things.
You'll find this in one of my books one day. I think I said the titles, or maybe in my new podcast puzzling pros that puzzles, pros for puzzlers, those are all podcasts that I'll never launch or books I'll never write. Maybe.
Anyway so structure show. There's an intro, to all the eighteen to twenty to fourteen to fifteen minutes or so and you can use that to wind down. Now, if few listeners, I think it's around four percent, skip ahead about eighteen to twenty minutes and they'll get to the story. Tonight it'll be an episode of our ongoing episodically modular series The Adventures of Doctor Triangle and Isosceles and there's some business between the intro and the story, just kind of structures of podcasts, mechanics work, and then at the end of the show are thank yous. It's a structure show, I don't make a lot of sense, also you don't need to listen. Which I kind of explained with the pod, you know with the whole bucket thing.
Cause it's like I'm giving you advice that's halfway there right? You say “Well, this is actually good advice in a world where buckets full of puzzle pieces are a common thing. If I'm ever in that world Scoots, this is going to be good advice, I might not remember it but it would be good to use. Until that day I'll probably just sleep through this stuff but maybe one day I'll wake up.” You say “What a wonderful world that would be right?” Cause we wouldn't have time, you would say “What happened? Who was the guy that saved the world? Can't remember. Well how did he save the world? How did he change everything? Cause you know we got Mother Theresa, we got Gandhi, you know Martin Luther King and how do you fix everything? Cause remember that time when everybody had a little grouch going. It was after the ox, I don't even remember what we called it back then. It was the grouchy years.”
Oh yeah I remember those years. Then everything changed, everybody's so, who was that person, I don't remember who it was cause they were forgettable but the idea was unforgettable. Every human being got a bucket of, turns out there's so much puzzle pieces. First there was the great international quest [inaudible 00:15:13] and unused puzzle pieces.
That was one of the great unifiers and along the way, when people were doing that, there was a lot of people that were able to collaborate and say “Huh, how do we fix that water stuff?” “Well this is my idea.” Cause they were listening, cause they were focused on searching for puzzle pieces and then they say “What about that food thing? Hey well we can try this. Oh yeah well what about hosting one another in a loving manor? Wow that sounds great!” They say “Oh do you want half my sandwich? Well that, is that, are you making an analogy? Well I guess so but also here have half of it. Holy, oh look this person has forty thousand puzzles in their garage. Wow, great!” And then every person on earth was given a bucket of puzzle pieces and they found that it was the great unifier.
We don't remember who it was because the idea had been proposed a bunch of other times. Particularly on a sleep podcast. It was Sheena Easton of all people, she was the one who, oh okay yeah, but she listened to that sleep podcast. She also had the idea, cause great ideas are, well she was the one who worked on the collaborative. There was other things going on in the training. Oh! When they were training us to look through the puzzle pieces they were also training us to live together and shared experience. Oh! Wow, Sheena Easton eh?
Well that's great but I thought we were in the middle of an intro for sleep podcast, we were, sorry about that. It's a little history, future history, live here at puzzling pros. I think maybe, I don't know, I slipped into a fug state. Oh you don't need to listen to me, there I go, I just gave you a live example of why, and also no pressure to fall asleep. I'm gonna be here for about an hour to keep you company as you drift off. I'm your bore bud and my job is to keep you company as you fall asleep. And if you can't sleep, I'm here to the very end. I care about you whether you're sound asleep or wide awake I know how it feels.
I'll be here till the end and then you can queue up another episode or ten episodes if you need it, okay? Cause I truly believe not only do you deserve a good nights sleep but you do deserve some comfort and some levity in the deep dark night and now a bucket of randomized, no not randomized just puzzle pieces. We don't know what's in your bucket until Sheena Easton came along and said at the bottom of the bucket is love. And then she had a hit song At the Bottom of a Bucket There's Love.
Who was the dude with the sleep, I don't remember cause he was the one that got, he got on, you know that was the difference between. Sheena Easton only gets on four percent of the worlds nerves. Sleep podcast she got on forty percent or something. That was one also, she had the people skills. I said “Well, great.” I'm just waiting for my personal bucket of puzzle pieces which was also my memoir, which only sold two copies, thanks mom. Well actually I gave a few to, anyways. That's how a podcast works, unexpected tangents, holy cow what a ride we had.
I don't know, I mean we may have accidentally solved some things or just thought of a new hobby. Yunno so that could be like knocks, this could be my new thing with co. Also what do we call ourselves? The puzzle bucketers, I don't know we'll think about it in another intro. Thank you so much for listening, thanks for checking the show out if you're new. Like I said, I really want to help. I work very hard on these shows, which sometimes is surprising but I do because I care, I really want to help you fall asleep and so I appreciate your time.
Here's a couple of ways we're able to keep this podcast free for everybody.
All right hey everybody it's time for another episode of our episodically modular series with just a touch of seriality but you can listen to it in any order cause' I spend a few minutes at the top of every episode catching you up. Our series is called The Adventures of Doctor Triangle and Isosceles and it starts in a world without math. A world once just like ours until a goddess named Discordia came and removed not all math but most math principles, some places all, inconsistently removes math from our world. You know, which set us back believe it or not centuries and centuries and centuries down to the, it's a new dark age though it's not all dark, most of this takes place during the day time too.
We live in a post math world, so no more devices, screen time, unless you really know what you're doing is impossible and back to basics but even then you say “Do I need math to do basic? Is that math principle exist in our world?” There's a goddess who loves math, there's Deshaught and she knows the world needs math. What the world needs now is math, sweet math. There's one algorithm I've just been dreaming of and that's what this goddess would sing if she sang but instead she take action.
Of course as in all stories like this, threw in intermediaries, a pair of intermediaries, Doctor Triangle and Isosceles. Once, in sweet taste of irony, performers who parodied math and lovers of math, and they were not exactly anti math they just capitalized on anti math sentiment that lead to the, I guess, I don't know, this isn't the prequel.
In our current world there's not a lot of math and we're following Doctor Triangle and Isosceles who are traveling the world attempting to restore principles of math and work with Deshaught to get things back on track. One plus one does equal two heroes in this case. There's also a narrator named Aida the Mule, their mule. Possibly could be more than just a mule but you know I can't say that.
Let's see, what else do you need to know? Doctor Triangle and Isosceles, performers going to town to town for the most part in the mid west former United States and I think that's it. We also have a Hollywood announcer, Mister Antonio Bonderez, I keep saying, this lady says “This gentleman, ze boys, ze girls, ze friends beyond the binaries, time to visit a world without math for The Adventures of Doctor Triangle and Isosceles. In a world without math we're visiting them there.”
Okay, thanks Antonio and bonus since we're recording in a different location you get to actually lie in a bed right next to me and listen to the podcast. Which will be for me, very conducive cause I'll have to really keep my tone, just so you guys recording the podcast, having you so close to me is, it will be interesting. Also same rules apply, shoes off, clothes on, on top of the comforter and no shifting around. Also change out of your pockets, that's one I learned recently. Do you have any? “Ah my friend I look forward to this and this is actually less of a drive than normal because I was also traveling.” Yup, that's mister Antonio Bonderez and Adventures of Doctor Triangle and Isosceles.
Hello everyone this is Aida your narrator, welcome to another episode of Doctor Triangle and, The Adventures of Doctor triangle and Isosceles. I just want to do a tiny bit of information distributing for you. Doctor Triangle and Isosceles are traveling somewhere they haven't been before in this series as we've been relaying you the information, they're headed to a place much more loyal to the goddess Discordia and where people gathered originally that wanted to live in a world without math or math principles, a world that's trying to be fixed, I think well intentioned in their minds for their needs and things.
Some of us that love math may have strong feelings about that and order, but not total order, well maybe we'll learn that the world is a balance of things. Not tonight though, cause this is a world a bit out of balance behind, well it's, you'll learn more cause Doctor Triangle and Isosceles are talking about it right now.
Is there any math principle related to joy? Well fun, fun, what's the difference between fun and joy, I'm not sure. I think you'd be surprised to learn that math's kind of fundamental for all those things in some sense, but as far as exact, I think you're into a slightly subtler area than math equals fun or joy, or no math equals no fun or joy. These aren't principles, they're formulas.
What is a, when they say random acts of fun or joy, I'm getting them mixed up because I can't, it's like when they're relaying this information, remember they used to talk about the game telephone that the generation before us played. Okay, well they said that we'll know when we see it so we don't have to, I would assume. Remember the post, so after the generation that played telephones and stuff, our generation, remember there's pop up shops and pop, I think its, I'm guessing it's something like that.
Oh, there it is as we come down this hill. It's been a while since we've been behind there. Yeah, it's intimidating, that thing. Yeah, it's a big barrier, I don't like going beyond the barrier. It's, I mean, I don't know. You're right it's not for me either, I mean eventually I debated and I didn't make sure I had a place within the barrier but it's tough for, to find something, you know that's private there. But it just feels stuffy behind the big barrier.
It looks like they've heard our coming because I can see people gathered at the gates to bring us in, like, still remember us. Yeah, I like, I don't like, I don't know, cause before you get to the big barrier you got to go through these gates and, Hello! Hello! Hello! Oh, yes yes we are Doctor Triangle and Isosceles, it does say it on our wagon. This is our mule Aida, good to see you are a fan, welcome!
We'll head towards performer square. Oh, before we get our spot. Oh, hello, hello, nice to meet you, okay you work with this, this zone. Oh, so you're not calling them city states anymore? Okay, just it's been a little while, we've been out there in the. So good to be behind the big barrier. Is it still called the big barrier? Or did you go back to that W, A, double L term? Still the big barrier. Oh, great! Well, good to be back.
What can we help you with? You represent this zone? It's hard for me to say zone instead of city or city state. Oh, menu, okay. You're excited for our show? You have openings for our style show, you have a big entertainment schedule? Oh, what kind of, oh that's interesting. Music, I like that, perfo- that would be us, performance/comedy, right well we don't really variety show, oh that would be our genre, okay, dance, drama. I mean we do have some dramatic thing, okay our menu, oh that includes the time spots, slots, you know I kind of forgot about that. Oh, you are, you're gonna give us a prime time spot? Thirty canned goods, okay these are not bad prices. Okay, oh no, not just thirty, only, okay, they have to be half grown goods and half high protein, okay.
We could do that. We know, we're ready to pay, I mean we know how things work here. Oh, okay, someones running up and, oh okay did we, yes they gave us the discount. Hello, hello you also work for the city, I mean the zone? Oh, okay. Oh, so we did get the discount, yeah no we do have a prime time it looks like. A really great time to, you know believe it or not, out there the people don't even necessarily even run on time. Yeah, it's quite an interesting thing out there.
Oh, so you want us to come to the temple to Discordia or of Discordia? Discordian temple. Oh, thanks. Hmm. Oh, to introduce, oh so like a VIP thing? Well actually believe it or not, oh we will be compensated. Oh, within the discount we were compensated. Oh, okay. Very, okay, very straight forward. We'll go to the Discordian temple and meet, oh the zone leader. Okay, so no longer is not, okay, is it still like, we'll see. Okay, well. Oh, we get to use the baths? So that's like old, okay, well we'll see.
We're gonna go put our stuff, and get our spot for our show right, we can go there now? Okay, great to meet you. Oh, wow so we get to use the bathing facilities. That should be great. What do you think? Should we just do a regular show tonight? Yeah, I mean I think we're here, on a mission don't forget that, so we should just start collecting information and so maybe do a show like, are you getting my idea? Uh, no. Okay so we want to find out more about this random acts of this mysterious thing. What if we just do a show, we'll do our standard show with the part where we collect information. Okay, which one? Well, which one would you think would be most dramatically, or variety/comedy, whatever they list us as.
Okay, I have an idea, I have an idea. We're collecting information from a Discordian, anti math audience. Okay, I got you, I got you. Okay, well, lets take a break, we'll go use these baths and do a little VIP thing and then we'll do the show.
Hey everyone this is Aida. They did go, Doctor Triangle, when I say they I mean Doctor Triangle and Isosceles, they did go to the Discordian temple and meet with the, they did not meet with the zone leader they met with some of the zone leaders staff and they got a tour. They got to use and extensive bathing facility, kind of like a spa, were very nice, and we'll join them. They're in the middle of their show, it's a show, I don't know if we've seen it before in this historical collection, but there standard show before they joined up with Deshaught was a very, a parody of what lead to the people becoming so disenchanted with math. Kind of math becoming a scape goat for many things and how the characters used to. This will really be where you get to know the characters of Isosceles and Doctor Triangle little bit more.
Aha, now Doctor Triangle I'm really starting to question this math stuff. I mean we've worked together for so long and it's made me incredibly rich and powerful using these math principles. Did you know that my current hoard is more than the combined worth of, combined net worth, the total value of twelve states in the United States? Oh, is Nebraska one of them? Usually that joke crushes and no one's laughing. Oh, I guess, no that's your line. I guess it would be thirteen states, I forgot Nebraska. Oh, now they're laughing.
Now, yes, now what is this report you're coming to me with about devaluation? Well it's this simple currency devalued, because it, I don't know if you'll understand it Isosceles. Well try to lay it on me. Well, basically all of your money's now worthless. All the currency is devalued. What about my precious metals and those things? Well, there seems to be, there's a lack of demand for those things currently. According to historically those will retain their value eventually, but then you'd have to exchange them for things. Currency no longer, okay so you're saying I'm no longer rich and powerful? Your currency's kind of, it was once the standard, but yeah it's now all…
Doctor Triangle do you have a book of woes or and woes I feel so charitably lost now. Oh why, why oh why Isosceles? You were Isosceles. A titan, a figure, a knower of things, self declared genius and what do you mean? It's all gone. I'm gonna tell you something Doctor Triangle and you might understand this, I have no practical skills whatsoever, I don't even, I used to have someone order my sandwiches to be made by someone else.
I do know how you feel. I've been so involved in math and science. Did you know that, because you also leveraged C, R, E, D, I, T for everything. All of my lab at the beginning of the devaluation, which for some reason I was ahead of the science division and math division of an independent thing that you funded, you know everything was taken because those things, I guess they said they could have practical uses.
Oh so you're as lost as me? Oh, whoa. What shall we do? I don't know, I've put, where are you going Isosceles? I need to wander off and woe while you take center stage and go on your own because you know what Doctor Triangle? Before I walk off, while I tried to H, O, A, R, D things for my own gain and you were the one that spouses science, and math, and logic, and order, and you were the one that created a principle based environment where I could be. Look at this, this is all on your hands, and the scientific method. Good day.
Oh, no. As Isosceles walks back, leaving me with a sandwich that Isosceles had no practical skills to make but it tastes a bit like S, H, A, M, E. I did spend my time in science and math. I wanted to help. I guess I was just a pawn but now I find myself a pawn in something else without the scientific method, without the underlying principles of the universe. Those seem to have failed me. I thought that getting to know dark matter and the why and also layering that with inquiry, like a humanistic view point would lead me somewhere, but it seems to me, lost all alone on center stage hanging my head. What's that I hear? A call of sensibility, a sound that sounds, who is it that approaches me at the moment where I have nothing and I see I am alone?
Ah, but you are not alone. While you did walk astray Doctor Triangle and you lead Isosceles astray and many other powerful, powerful people with your sweet, sweet math and science that gave them the power to H, O, A, R, D things. It was not their G, double R, E, D or however that's spelled that caused things, but you and your math and science that are the true. Oh, yes I can hear the people of the world who lived under the yolk of facts. What an age and it's time to say goodbye to that age Doctor Triangle and I'm here to help you for you're not alone.
Now, first you must understand though the depths of what your, this isn't very comical, but it is not comical at all before it's serious business now. I see people gathered out there as we head out and you will sit in this chair Doctor Triangle, and you will hear the complaints of those, the frustrations of those of the world out there who will raise their hands with complaints and frustrations brought on by math. Even in this current day they each, one of them I can see on the faces there's something there. A litany, a list of litanies, a litany of lists because your science and math still that goes on though now we hear live in a world where it's not needed. Sensibility reigns.
Who there has a complaint? Okay, your horse, oh lost a shoe. See, math, oh you, your house, your basement's flooded. Yup, math for sure. Just because oh I understand, oh that squawking bird two doors down, oh Doctor Triangle if we were to take the time to look at that it would, oh you toss and turn at night oh because you listen to a digital podcast for a while. Now it's gone. One's and zero's are the culprit there. Oh your husband he's, oh he's doing that ‘splaining thing, I thought we lost all the splainers with Doctor Triangle. Yeah, but it sounds like he's got a case of the maths.
You ma'am, tell me, you just feel empty, what do you, ah. What do you mean when you say you just feel empty? You have most things you need but deep down, oh okay well that sounds like it could be, we could trace that back to. Okay, yes you young, you're a young, young person, hello! Now, what do you, the callers don't seem as bright as your parents have described them as they were. Your parents may be into, what do you mean? Is this your son? Okay, what is, what do you, things just aren't as good as they used to be? No they're just fine. Oh okay, Doctor Triangle you see the error of your ways. You see the noises and the things just science has caused and you know that, you know our mule here is ready to, we, who else has it?
Does anyone else have anything other than those things? Oh, you do. Food doesn't taste as good. Well, okay I'm not really goddess this is just a play so everybody else hold your, I didn't mean to open this up. No, I'm not a goddess. Okay, I was trying to find more, any other complaints anyone else has out there. They're for Doctor Triangle because I was trying to go in one direction. Other than noise, like people doing things randomly, like suddenly there's happy sounds or something. Does anyone have anything like that that they want to complain about and be specific.
No, Doctor Triangle don't you have a round of inquiry you could ask to be more clear because I'm having trouble with the audience. Well, like a way to apologize. Oh, yes I've gone so wrong but not as wrong as others. You know I will shed my ways but there could be others out there that maybe are tougher to understand, we couldn't even be clear if they're math, if they sympathize with maths and science or not. We can't quite understand what they, that they could be doing things that are randomly having fun or joy. Which would be make food taste good, is that, anyone, I could apologize on their behalf and feel the weight of their mistakes too.
Okay, well thank you Doctor Triangle you'll sleep tonight and tomorrow we'll have another performance that'll be, oh wait we don't enough Ken. Yes, well thank you everyone for, you know if anyone has any, thank you, yes that's the end of our show and I guess I will try to sleep tonight with the, in case anyone has anything for random. Thank you everyone. Oh boy they're just staring at us.
Oh wait someone, thank you everyone, no the show's over thank you. Oh no we don't trade paper plates anymore I'm sorry you must have heard about that, we ran out of them actually. Oh would we want to trade for paper plates? Come see me later I'm more looking for, oh I get what you're saying, yeah yes so you do know about this random fun thing huh? How many paper plates would it cost me to find out more? Okay I think I could find five paper plates.
Tell me, oh you know when the next, it's tonight? Okay this is exciting. Oh right at the other edge of the square here. Okay we will attend. Yes, let me get your paper plates.
Hey everyone this is Aida. After the performance sometime passed. Doctor Triangle and Isosceles took a nap and then they showed up at the other side of the square at the allotted time. What they found was a bit of fun. It was random. There was a bouncy house and then you followed a path and they had a big number. The bouncy house was number one. Then there stop two which was one of those super slides, so it's a bit like if you're listening in the past, I don't know how you'd be doing that, but a bit like a carnival walk or a midway walk.
They had a make your own cotton candy machine and then they had a dance party. Then there was a giant pillow fight where it was constantly, there was snowblowers doing feathers, there was other people on this and each one had a walk, a number, and it seemed to be very well organized. There was a rope swing into a portable pool and there was a lot of fun and then they kind of realized that it was much like video games, they were supposed to go, it was all well planned.
Everyone was kind of in costume and that seemed to be working there and keeping it organized. But then at the end they realized that there was something keeping track of everything because just as they thought they were done and they toweled off at the rope swing, and people seemed to be saying “Oh, it's time to go to bed now.” I think they had one more hot cocoa station with a bed time story, but before you go to that there was a stop and someone with a clipboard dressed as a kitty cat.
Okay, I'm sorry, go over this again. This is the charges for our fun. Okay, Doctor Triangle could handle these things. No, no it's not charged as an exchange correct? We're doing an exchange? You're just keeping a, this list of the exchanges. Okay, so we did all of those things, oh so you're just charging us kind of for the fun we had, transactional. This is very reasonable too Isosceles. I guess I'm just surprised I thought we were, I thought this was random acts of fun.
Okay, well it's a good price so we'll pay, yeah we'll pay it. We can, oh we can just deliver it to, oh no we have to pay it now. I can send, we didn't know there'd be a charge. There's a charge for, transaction, I didn't know it'd be a transaction. Oh, you know what, do you have any paper plates on you? I do, I brought some paper plates. I figured they would come in handy. Okay so you can pay him paper plates, that's one of the transactional, okay here you go. That was great, we're gonna have, oh we prepaid for the cocoa, not paying, free transactional.
Okay let's go have our hot cocoa and we'll go to bed. What do you say Doctor Triangle? Sounds good.
This is Aida again. After they had their cocoa and their bed time story, they came back to the wagon and rested but then they were woken early in the morning by representatives of the zone leader and they were called into her receiving room or whatever they, I don't know I'm not a, I'm just a mule sometimes, and they're standing in front of her currently.
Okay, hello, no we're here. You didn't make it to our show though. Do we still call you Queen? Okay, Your Grace, you're not a queen but we can call you Your Grace, okay that makes sense. You got a great thing going. Are things going as well everywhere behind the barrier as they are here? Yeah, well it's you know we were here. We did hear a bit about, a little bit, not everything's perfect though.
Oh, well we're working with Deshaught that's what you wanted to talk to us about. Well, Doctor Triangle why don't you take it from there so I don't get us. Oh, well I don't know why would you say we're working with Deshaught? We may be, we're working for ourselves Doctor Triangle and Isosceles actually and not for anyone in particular. I mean when we were outside of the barrier we were outside of the barrier just trying to do our thing, keep it transactional, just like you seem to do here and so you know we're open to all offers. If that's what you're alluding to.
Okay, what do you mean? You're saying that it thinks you're good. Yeah, that's what we've observed. Oh, well you know our plays are not totally fiction now. No I do realize that characters like Doctor Triangle, the character Doctor Triangle portrays, they did get carried away with math, that's kind of what our play is about. Oh, no we've never made a play about abstraction, is that what you think was, oh the things were too abstract and here they're not, oh theories and opinions versus yes and no. Okay, no I didn't necessarily enjoy all that either.
Oh, tell me, so you have an emotional theory behind all this? Are you running the entire kingdom back here? Okay, yeah I've heard of those four major things. Okay, well yeah I can see how, yeah I mean we do do shows that kind of meet those. Okay, so you're saying. Okay food, water, shelter, yeah warmth, I get all those things and I'm both familiar, I'm a little bit familiar with that [inaudible 00:54:06] I'm with Isosceles and Doctor Triangle, hello.
Oh, that's a hierarchy, same thing. No I can see how you're providing all that here and yeah the elements, everything seems very secure behind your big barrier. You know, out there they're still working on those things, you're right, but what about those other ones that are higher on the pyramid? Okay, you say those are a little bit more, that's where things the higher up the pyramid, oh the more like you are to slide down, you're right about that.
Okay Doctor Triangle why don't you take this, I can't, can you explain it to me. Okay, what you're saying, if I can explain it to Isosceles, is that, oh so this is a bit like the movie about Jurassic Park a little bit. Oh and yeah, I did little finger said it in a different way but I don't think little finger meant it in the same way, but you're saying that the chaos, the reason a lot of you brace with chaos, Discordia, is because it's a gift from Discordia. Okay do you understand that part? Okay, well, and it gives them clarity.
So chaos gives you clarity. What do you need, how do you fulfill those needs, how do you get those needs met. Oh in immediacy too, do you understand if you, okay we're still human beings correct. Oh, it gives everyone a reason for being. I mean I do under, I think think these series [inaudible 00:55:54] hold up. Is that, okay do you understand all that Isosceles?
Okay, in a non math, science world, in a world where outside the barrier even, is chaos. That there's an immediacy to making sure your needs are met or exchange transactionally to meet your needs. It's all very clear, very even. No nuance. It's all immediate and you feel good because you say “Hey, get another day in the books. Belly's full, house is warm, chaos is great.” I think I see what you're saying. I guess what we have seen what came up during the plays, the kind of in between space, maybe there's space in between those levels of the pyramid. I mean figuratively, do you get what I'm saying? Like a vibration, like there's something missing. Maybe that's what that person doing the fun stuff is, but they were, do you think that's a good thing? Those kind of things cropping up?
Oh, you'd like more information about that too. Well we don't necessarily have to give the information to Deshaught. Like I said we're in this for ourselves. Are we really? Yeah, we're really in this for ourselves and I mean I was just thinking about balance and deeper needs but you may be right with immediate needs and that you're getting a system here that's working. Okay, what if we gather, I realize we'll have a choice to make right? If we find out more about this purveyor of fun, you want to know more about it too.
Yeah we'll choose, I mean we're happy to choose you over Deshaught. I mean we're here in your kingdom and I think I have an idea to do that because I think, yeah we'll track him down and we'll get back to you. How does that sound? Okay, great. Okay, let's go. Okay, I don't know what just happened, I don't quite know, that was some sort of, I think that was a transactional exchange where we're supposed to… See the thing is they're using some slight math principles I don't know if they realize that. I don't know, there's something at play, but basically we're supposed to track down that person that's doing a show, but I think it may be that they are doing good.
Maybe that's, they're trying to, people are trying to meet their needs in another way. Shouldn't we try to figure out what pair of math principles listed. No we're here to gather information this time. I mean I don't know this kind of is, again this is why I don't like coming behind here, I guess this is kind of bringing it home. Okay, but are we going to take Deshaught's side or Discordia's side? I don't know let's just try to figure out what's going on here.
Okay, how are we going to get this, okay I have an idea right? We're gonna set up something fun. Do you still have any water balloons? I do. Okay, we'll just set up free water balloons and maybe people could throw 'em at you, you sit in a chair and make jokes, and then I think that'll bring out our. What do you mean it'll bring it out? Like tonight, trust me, trust me. We'll have our own free fun event but it will be one hundred percent free. Oh, okay.
Hey everyone this is Aida. That night they filled up a few buckets of water balloons and then Doctor Triangle dressed up like a kitty cat, while paper plates, and they set up water balloons and people came, and then threw water balloons at Isosceles who's making jokes. Much like a show and everyone laughs, but then afterwards when they tried to, everyone was confused and dissatisfied. When they realized there wasn't even an exchange and they couldn't compensate them for the water balloons, and people started to get more and more upset, and not like it, and then they, Doctor Triangle's watching the whole time, and the crowd grew, and then some workers for…
Safety employees to kind of try and quell people and they said you have to take an exchange. Then they saw someone looking and also dressed like a kitty cat and they said in chase they said the actor Triangle said, oh let me, let's go that's them and they're dressed as a cat. Okay let's go, we'll be back to accept, we're gonna go, we're heading off to figure out an even exchange. Everyone wait here.
Okay, they're racing through the city streets now. Yeah, yeah we, oh no they know where they're going. They keep intentionally turning right or left, we're gonna lose them pretty soon. Ope they just turned right again. Yeah we're gonna have to figure something out. We could run faster. No, no, I have an idea. There's a long, see this long stretch? They're gonna, whenever way they turn, right after we turn, you kinda hide out and I got an idea. Oh, okay, I hide. Yeah, okay right now.
Oh, oh no I lost, this is such fun! Excuse me, excuse me kitty cat I just wanted to thank you for the fun. Oh they're stopping. Okay don't whisper if you're gonna be, well, oh I lost Isosceles! We were just having such a good time chasing you and I really, oh wow, I'm a little tired though so I'm done chasing you now, but it really was such fun, the time we had. I'd just like to leave you with, I'd like to figure out a way to evenly exchange for our time.
I guess they're stopping and walking back, I guess I'll leave. Oh, wait you're walking back, I was supposed to draw you back. Oh, it's you the queen or the Your Grace, hello! Oh, what do you mean we're caught? We were trying to catch up with you. Oh, so you're the purveyor of random acts of fun. I know you're not a queen. I know you're trying to fix things. Oh, you're not trying to fix things. What do you mean? Oh, this whole thing was a ruse? Well I don't understand why you would ruse us now when you had us in your chambers earlier. Oh, we didn't have what you needed earlier. Oh, yeah we'll leave that with Aida the mule. Oh, you don't like mules? Okay. Oh we do have them now because we knew we'd be out and about and Doctor, Isosceles you can come out of hiding now.
What's happening? We were tricked. Okay so what is happening? We were tricked or for what reason Your Grace. Oh, so you could shake, oh talismans, magical talismans. No, those are still with Aida the mu- oh you can sense, oh so you're very high up in the Discordian order. You can sense the power of our charms. Yeah, they're charm, I mean there's no reason to, yeah you got us, they're charm bracelets.
Oh, you're, oh. Well usually what we do is we'll just, we mistakenly say a principle and then a big boss will come, and then that's how we normally escape these situations, which we could do. Oh, they won't work here, interesting. But Dark Triangle said you were using math anyway. Simple transactional exchanges are not math, there's no. Oh it's an even exchange, you're saying. Okay, well that's fine if you want to believe that. What are you going to do with our charm bracelets? Oh, and then that'll, really? That all the power? Do you think Deshaught really gave us all of her power? I don't know, but it could be why double [inaudible 01:05:23]. If you destroy our charm bracelets, that's the end of math? Oh dear.
Here's the thing, I hear clopping, that must be Aida. Quick, who wants a paper plate to use as a mask? Everybody here, let me pass them before we get, let me, this is such fun, let me give everyone a paper plate. Put on a paper plate mask and run toward the clopping. It can't be that easy to escape. It is, this time it is.
Hey everyone this is Aida here. It really was that easy, and they ran off. Everybody put on a paper plate and they gave them just enough distraction to hop in the wagon as I raced through the cobblestone streets clopping, and we headed off. Now we're still behind the barrier. We're hiding, we're laying low, but we're laying low for the night, so we're gonna get some rest and we'll be back with you soon. Good night.