Happy Pi day Everyone!
“It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day.” And because it is Pi Day (03/14), some math nerd has trotted out a buttload (that’s a system of counting, right?) of actual pies to help him tabulate “Pi” (oh you math nerds are so punny!). Too bad he didn’t make a video celebrating Steak & Blowjob Day instead (also today). But we’ve got to work with what we have.
Dividing the circumference of an enormous circle of mini pies (the fat kid in me screams out in terror that these little fellas won’t find their way home to my belly) by the diameter line (also made up of mini pies), Brady Haran, a self-described numberphile (seriously, it’s also his YouTube handle) is then able to get what is essentially pi (he’s off by hundredths of a decimal, but if you round up, he hits it). Pretty impressive, I’ll admit.
But here’s the thing: He makes the bold claim that 264? pies comprise the circumference of his circle, which is all well and good for his need to reach pi, but he didn’t count on me actually pausing the video to count the number of pies used. If he’s lying, I’ll bring his ass down (metaphorically speaking). Okay, there’s 1 … 2 … 3 … 4 … you know what? Fuck it, he’s telling the truth. A standup guy this Brady Haran is.
Now to close with a good, strong pi joke: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi! If you use that joke today, send me a dollar. I didn’t make the joke up — I just like dollars.