Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cherry Pie

Congratulations numerologists, circle aficionados and math geeks enthusiasts everywhere!

That's right, it's Pi Day. For the journalism majors with us, Pi = 3.14 ad infinitum, thus, it's celebrated on March 14th. Personally, I always liked it best when expressed as 22/7. What a rebel!

Pi is an irrational number which means it will continue infinitely without repeating. And talk about its feelings during sporting events. Hiyo! Kidding. Kinda.

Just because you've never used that algebra shoved down your throat during high school, that doesn't make Pi any less important. Where would you be without knowing how to calculate the ratio of a circle to its diameter. Oh, right. Exactly where you are right now.

So hurry and finish getting the tree up and wrapping your presents for Pi Day. Or maybe even write a Pi-ku. It's like a haiku, but they've apparently completely forgotten the 5-7-5 syllable requirements.

Man, I just long for the old days when Pi Day really meant something and they'd sacrifice a virgin for the crops.

Here's a much better Pi-Ku:

Pi is a number
Without ending, it goes on
Just like staff meetings

Me, I'm just going to eat some. Ala mode. Which is French for "with mode."


Anonymous said...

Okay, it's English, not journalism, okay? I don't like pi or pie, so whatever. But for the sake of the day, I guess it would be appropriately celebrated at 1:59 (3.14159). I didn't even have to look that up.

Roxrocks said...

I haven't used Pi since grade 11 when I barely passed math. Of course, "used" is a term I use lightly.

It's not even six a.m. on a Sunday. What the hell am I doing up?!

LMc1381 said...

Hi - interesting blog with some useless but interesting content! Pi - wow - who actually uses that anyway??

foundinidaho said...

Pi is a good thing. Pie is even better. Why don't we have a "Pie" day?

Dani said...

At my high school there was a kid who memorized pi out like a billion digits and would recite it at assemblies while standing on his hands... I wrote this haiku in his honor:

That kid is so weird
His hands had way too much time
I bet he's rich now

Happy Pi Day and now St. Patty's Day!