I’m implicitly projecting onto the affine plane of course

Overheard at Borders on the West Side today, two high school girls reading fashion magazines and complaining about the unacceptable shapes of their noses. Girl one to girl two: “See how yours kind of slopes out a little bit?   But mine is just flat, like y = mx + b.”

4 thoughts on “I’m implicitly projecting onto the affine plane of course

  1. Em says:

    How amazed would you have been if Girl one had turned back to her with some equation for her own nose?

  2. JSE says:

    What do you think _I_ did?

  3. Hey there! Glad you finally broke down and started blogging!

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