What with the parody issue eating time like no tomorrow, it's catch-up time now...getting back to the usual mathNEWS weirdness.
We're back in the wonderful world of profQuotes, Squizes, and gridWords, except that Matt didn't have time to do a grid, so you'll have to either do his puzzle or the cover challenge.
For those who read this section regularily (and why the hell you would do that is beyond me), you know that we thank Marion at Graphic Services in nearly every issue. Marion has been at U(W) longer than mathNEWS has, and she's been a wonderful part of the dirty side of mathNEWS business (the ink side, that is). Marion is retiring this summer, and we can only hope (and pray) that Graphic Services will still love us and print us on time. On behalf of all the editors who have ran to you two days late with an issue (and Mike Hammond), I'd like to thank you once again, Marion. You're the best, and you will be missed.
It's been so long since we did the production night on this puppy, that we lost the wonderful and creative mastHEAD sheet with everybody's name on it. Those imponderable insights and chucklerific puns are lost to the ages, or at least the recycling bin. Instead, it looks like I'll have to recite some staff member names from memory. Let's see... there's Kevin Wan Min Kee, he's a swell guy; and then there's his bud Bradley T. Smith, ha ha; and who could forget Kenny Chung, certainly not Anthony Cheng, who also dropped by; there's old favorites like Greg Taylor and Mike Thorsley, and you certainly couldn't get away without mentioning Jean Knetsch.
And then there's me.