Subject: GRADUATION IN DETROIT
Darqueeze played high school football in Detroit. He was a great
running back, but a really poor student.
At graduation, he didn't have enough credits.
But he was a great football star and the students held a rally and
demanded the principal give him a diploma anyway. They were so
insistent that the principal agreed that if Darqueeze could answer one
question correctly he would give him a diploma.
The one question test was held in the auditorium and all the students
packed the place.
It was standing room only. The principal was on the stage and told him
to come up. Diploma in hand, the principal said:
"Darqueeze, if you can answer this one question correctly I'll give
you your diploma."
"Darqueeze, how much is three times seven?"
Darqueeze looked up at the ceiling and then down at his shoes,
pondering the question.
The other students began chanting,
"Graduate him anyway! Graduate him anyway!"
Then Darqueeze held up his hand and the auditorium became silent. He said,
"I think I know the answer. Three times seven is twenty-one."
A hush fell over the auditorium and then all the other students began to chant:
"Give him another chance! Give him another chance!"