I was on Google looking for some famous math quotes for my bulletin boards at school. My counselor friend there and another friend have taken it upon themselves to set up my bulletin boards and wanted some quotes to put up.
Among the other quotes by Albert Einstein, Plato, Leonardo Da Vinci and others, I found this amusing one:
“In the fall of 1972, President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a sitting president used the third derivative to advance his case for reelection." – My dad.
Now, I know he’s been a math professor since before I was even born, and I don’t even know if he meant it to be funny. But, knowing Calculus and his sense of humor (having inherited it), I couldn’t help but get a hearty chuckle from it. And, of course, a little pride in his being quoted on several sites alongside those other people.