Friday, January 6, 2017

Eilenberg and Steenrod Walk Into a Bar

[Note:  The following, extremely funny joke,  requires   as a prerequisite  a sound knowledge of Category Theory.    For readers who lack this qualification, the punchline will appear blank.]

Set-Up: Eilenberg and Steenrod   walk into a bar;  one of them has had a few already, the other is dressed as a Scotsman. 
The bartender, looking from the one to the other with some concern, says,

“Why the long face?”

Punchline:  Steenrod glances at Eilenberg and wisecracks back,  

                                ?                          !! ”

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