Pi Ain’t Nothing Special

I missed the celebration of Pi Day. I felt bad about it. Then I saw Vihart’s latest anti-Pi rant.

Now I feel much better, thanks to coloured markers rapidly sketching out Pi’s overwhelming plainness. I think the whole affair is just a conspiracy whipped up by the national baker’s lobby to sell more delicious pies.

This year I rebelled against their plans and ate Moon Pies instead. Take that, insidious bakers.


  • Sure, from a mathematical perspective, but from a physics perspective π is pretty damn important. I don’t get the love for π, but I can accept it’s a very useful number that appears in a lot of places.

  • You’ve got it all wrong! The holiday was devised by the circle industry to get more people measuring their products!

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