π Day

Those wacky Americans have decided that today (14/3) is Pi day, thereby proving that they are inferior. Over in Europe, we’ll celebrate Pi approximation day on July 22nd (22/7). But I’ve decided I’ll celebrate pie day on the 8th of May (8.5). Ideally I suppose I should wait until 3973 to do this, but I’m a bit impatient.


Mmmm, Pie….

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11 Responses to π Day

  1. Lou Woodley says:

    Nice! :) There can never be too many excuses to eat pie…I actually didn’t realise this celebration has been around for a good few years, but it seems no one has yet created an official Pi day recipe – there’s got to be a pun on the ingredients in there somewhere, right?!

  2. Mike Fowler says:

    Now you’re just being irrational.

  3. Laura Wheeler says:

    Your right there must be a funny pun somewhere!
    Have you all seen this video….? It’s a Mathematical Pi song!!!

  4. Laura Wheeler says:

     Haha Mike, i think Bob was just "rounding up" Pi day for us :)

  5. Lee Turnpenny says:

     Perfect excuse, thanks.

  6. Lee Turnpenny says:

    Lot to be said for plagiarism, eh?

  7. Bob O'Hara says:

     Lot to be said for plagiarism, eh?

    That’s what she said.

  8. Heather Etchevers says:

    Excellent. Even when I’ve "gone away" for a while, people remain the same. How very reassuring! @Lee: I really liked what I had the patience to read in the Harper’s article. I bet you Jenny would, as well, having been confronted with some of these issues for her last novel.
    Nothing to do with pi, except we’re at pi plus one. May eighth is worth celebrating, anyhow, Bob. I find it very sweet that my fourteen-year-old takes great pains, when discussing WWII, to distinguish "the Nazis" from "the Germans". We can all celebrate the end of the Nazi regime; is it perceived like that in Germany?

  9. Bob O'Hara says:

     I haven’t asked about the Nazi/Germany distinction. It’s all so long ago, and it might also be rather impolite.

  10. Pryor Debra says:

    Should we say bye bye to American Pi day (3/14) with a Key Lime or Mississippi Mud Pi and await a lively custard Pi fight on British Pi day 22/7 ?