It is known as the most prolific irrational number in the universe (No, not the number of American 'progressive' obama voters - that's a close number 2).
Welcome to Pi Day, a day set aside by math nerds who love a number a smidgen over '3' with an infinitely huge tail (no, not Kim Kardashian, although a paparazzi would need an infinitely wide-angled lens to capture either in their entirety).
Pi Day, or as the Mexicans refer to it, "Catorce de marzo", is calculated by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter, leaving the resulting ratio as 3.14 blah blah blah. It has been 'computed' to over 2.7 TRILLION digits and the Supercomputers are still crunching. I, for one, am infinitely thankful these Supercomputers are doing the work most Americans (or illegal immigrants for that matter) won't do.
Side note, Obama spends $Dollars faster than these Supercomputers can do the math. Cool, aint it?
Pi day just happens to fall on a Friday this year (its always on March 14th. Get it?), but I have always celebrated my favorite Pi almost every Friday for the past few decades. That's right. Pizza Pi. But since its Lent and I can't eat meat and don't like anchovies (or meatless pizza), I will fire up the oven for today's picnic Pi holiday family celebration consisting of frozen fish sticks.
I will remind my kids about the sacrifices of Pi and it's constituting of a 'countable' infinity, and surmiss the joy of infinite pizza. I will tell my kids that when they get tired and feel like quitting, to just think of Pi hanging in there and continuing to grind the sausage with another number.
There is no "I" in "Pi"... errr... OK, maybe there is, but there is no "quit" in "Pi". May we conservatives adopt Pi's tenacity in the long fight ahead. Please join me in this non-synchronized moment of silence in deference and honor to that number that just refuses to give up. [Pause] Amen.
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