PI(E) Day 2017

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We literally just got back from vacation!
Mandy’s still in vacation mode. (Also spent a lot of the week working on Furthemore art! ^_^)
Yes, we celebrate PI day, and so can you!

Also keep in mind that I’ve a severe delayed sleep phase condition. This means I’m literally nocturnal, so 0300 is my evening when I’ve tons of energy. ๐Ÿ™‚
Not so much for Mandy

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My favorite’s key lime. Yours?

(Shoutout to @ChayseFoxย for this idea in a Twitter reply!)

54 comments on “PI(E) Day 2017

    1. You beat me by two digits, but then I’m remembering from ~25 years ago.

        1. Sign, cosign, cosign, sign, 3.14159 (as sung in Third Rock From The Sun!)

          1. Or a couple (probably more!) university-sourced pi’s…

            “All We Learned At Rennsselaer”:

            e to the x, dy/dx, e to the x dx
            cosine, secant, tangent, sine,
            three point one four one five nine
            square root, cube root, log of pi,
            dis-integrate them RPI.

            Or an MIT football cheer:

            โ€˜E to the U du dx,
            / E to the X dx.
            / Cosine, secant, tangent, sine, 3.14159.
            / Integral radical mu dv
            / Slipstick, sliderule, MIT.
            / Go Tech!โ€™


  1. Wait, how do you get pi panels? It is beyond any sense of countable numbers!

    1. You gonna measure it and tell her at what decimal place she’s wrong?

    2. Yeah to what the first two people said PLUS, you gonna complain that Mandy is a normal human and only wants to sleep at 3:14 am? LOL.

  2. I prefer Tau Day… Though due to the same sleep disorder that makes fox nocturnal 6:28 is a little harder of a time… Unless i switch to 12 hour time and 6:28 PM

    1. Me too. Trouble is, since tau = 2 * pi, you only get to eat two pies.

  3. There was a time where I could sing the Frequency version of Science Genius Girl…including the section of it where they start just singing the first 32 digits or so of Pi. I’ve (sadly?) forgotten that since then.

  4. Since pi e = 8.5 (about), it seems like August 5th should be the day to eat pie.

    1. … Well I’m confused… I stared at that 8.5 for a while… Wanna help a guy out, and explain where 8.5 came from? I know I’m tired, but this has me scratching my head.

      1. e is one of the scientific constant numbers. (I can’t remember which one. I never went that far with science.)

        1. If y = e^x, then the instantaneous rate at which y increases (versus some increase in x) is exactly y. e may have some other properties too, but that’s the important one.

          For example, if a car is accelerating away from home in exactly the right way so that it is b^t miles away from home at time t, then e is the one and only possible value of b that would make the car’s speed exactly equal to its distance from home at every moment in time. Amazingly, its acceleration is then guaranteed to also be exactly equal to its speed and distance at every moment in time. Also amazingly, it turns out that e is always the same number for every situation like this. It’s about 2.7.

          (Nitpickers: note that I said “away from home”, which implies positive velocity.)

  5. Or you could get pi e i’d and abstain from one pie, but that’s not as much fun.

  6. I know it isn’t the main topic, but this is the first I’ve seen you mention having DSPD/DSPS (I presume from your word choice). It’s actually reassuring to see it mentioned that somebody I consider an example of successful has a delayed sleep condition too. I just learned of delayed sleep conditions last year and got diagnosed, helping me come to terms with years of problems tied to my irregular sleep timing need. Wow.

    1. Spot on with your guess.
      I stopped trying to explain it to people, as few have both the time and volition to listen and understand.
      “Just go to bed earlier”. Wow, thanks. I wish someone had told me that 30 years ago. You’re a lifesaver.
      I finally went to be “diagnosed” (or as much as they can do so) by specialist in the field. That was the longest line of questioning I’ve ever experienced, and a lot of fun. “There’s no cure” isn’t fun to hear, but it’s great now when people try to tell you, “Oh just get more sleep” or “That’s not real” I can just shoot back with, “Oh really? Well thanks for your diagnosis there, but since you’re not a doctor I think I’m gonna stick with the one I got from the sleep specialist at Johns Hopkins.” Those last two words never fail to shut people up. She was awesome too. Really knew her stuff. Was really excited to see someone else who knew her field too. (I tend to research everything, especially if it affects me)

      But yeah. One of those “invisible” issues.
      My only recommendation is getting a night job, because I’m working one that is dayshift, and as studies will tell you about normal diurnal people who work nights–it literally kills you. The stress reduces your lifespan.

      I don’t particularly want to live to be 102 (Or past a point where my quality of life falls to unacceptable levels) but I’d like to make it to 55.

      Still, glad I could be of some help to you.

    2. Interesting…
      I didn’t know about delayed sleep phase disorder.
      Turns out I match almost exactly its description on Wikipedia.

  7. Since d/r is the only perfect expression of Pi, one perfectly round pie is all you need.
    Which is a good thing, as each additional pie will cause your body to slowly approach perfect roundness.
    (When devouring calories, beware of endless numbers. )

    1. Am I misunderstanding (or misremembering) something here? Wouldn’t d/r = 2?

      1. oops, you’re right ! That should have been c/r .
        Terrible typo !

  8. My pie of choice is usually Lemon Meringue. If sticking to fruit pies, peach.

    And I know those are supposed to be cherry pies, but in the third panel, with Fox chewing on one, it looks positively Sweeney Toddian.

  9. You knew someone was going to check and see if that was .14 of a panel. Well played.

    French Silk, especially from one the few remaining Bakers Squares, that’s my pie.

  10. I used to be proud that I could recite Pi to the 14th digit. Curtailed’s Pi day commentator’s records quickly turned my smile upside down. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™

  11. Maybe you’re right, Seley. Maybe you’re pie! Pie be your pie!

    Poor Fox – getting squashed by a comic panel claims around one life every year!

  12. I work on Pi day. And 3:14 is mid shift for me.


    I am so bringing Pie to work!

  13. Also, don’t forget to eat PIes in front of PewdiePIe’s videos (at 03:14) and make some PIe charts.

    Happy PI Day to you!

  14. I just try to remember Pi to the first zero, so


  15. At least you know that with Fox around, you life will never be boring. ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Fox is somewhat mistaken, I believe one should eat a half a pie on pi day as 180 degrees = pi radians. Thus if the two of you divided a whole pie in half, each of you would eat pi radians of pi. ;^)>

  17. I am late, i know, but i was busy… So happy Pi day to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. If I was thinking, I would have watched Pi on Pi Day. Been meaning to sit down and watch it.

  19. You Americans and your weird holidays… ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I mean no offense by that, it’s just that you’re the only ones who can celebrate said holiday, because you’re the only ones who write the date backwards ๐Ÿ˜€
    Everywhere else in the world it was 14/3/17 and because there are only 12 months it will never be the 3rd day of the 14th month.

    1. Agreed. We in Scotland cannae have this holiday….sob…and I do so love a decent Pie.

    2. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      …p.s. Pi Day is not an -actual- holiday. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I assume you actually know this; but, just in case… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  20. Heh heh. I don;t blame you, Mandy.

    Strange, I never heard of this holiday until it was the 12th.

    Also, I now have to decide which is my favorite. Raspberry and Rhubarb, or Apple.

  21. That poor pie in his maw, I know they’re meant to be eaten, but the themed color accent of the day/leaking pie filling–makes it look so brutal. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    I was thinking about dinner that evening, it was Taco Tuesday as well; taco pizza pies I’ve been told were a thing. No one nearby was serving any though.

    1. XD Well, Taco pizza is certainly a thing. That I can confirm.

    2. Also, one of the creme pies are my favorites. Banana creme or coconut creme. I couldn’t decide. When the Yule holidays are aroundโ€ฆ pumpkin pie. :9

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