Showing our different personalities and interests yesterday, Mom read me a limerick (she’s the poetry queen and getting ready for April and poetry month). I countered by singing for oh, the 400th time “Pi pi mathematical pi.”

Now, on to the fun of the day … witty cartoons! I kind of went nuts and found a bunch of news ones, cracking myself up and remembering again the joy God has woven into so many nooks and crannies of creation.



Mind blown indeed! It’s kind of like the mid-80s when you could supposedly get a message from the devil if you played a record backwards … only SO. MUCH. BETTER. Or when you’d be bored in math class and punch in 0.7734 spelling hello to your friend and wait for the teacher not to be looking so you could flash your calculator at said friend. Or when you’d cuss saying “there’s going to be 7734 to pay!” OK, maybe no one else did these things. Did I mention I’ve been a math geek for a while?


Did anyone else mistake Pi for a turkey at first glance?

What? No. OK, moving on.



Ha ha! Not the Life of Pi, but the Wife of Pi.

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I guess you can’t really make a cartoon of carving pi out of French silk and expect anyone to get it :).



I love explaining the above to Chinese friends because they don’t grow up with middle names that are only used in formal situations. The idea of our full name and trouble is fairly universal for those of us with middle names :). Not that my parents ever needed to use mine. Yeah, right …




OK, that one was kind of a groaner but it reminds me of a scene from the U.S. Television Show The Neighbors. I have tried and tried to find the clip to show you. But alas, I can’t find it. Reggie Jackson is a alien who has taken an Asian body and is trying to figure our human ways. He’s in the mall with his human neighbor Amber. She’s telling him she wants to be “hot” and he needs to give her a number and she’s aiming for a 10.

He said, “Amber, you’re pi.”

What? She was annoyed. Just a 3?

“Amber, you’re infinity.”

She turns from him and a smile cracking at the corners of her mouth.

(That scene gets me every time!)



Which pie would you pick? I love peach pies in the summer. YUM!


This one seriously about got me on the floor. Oh my cow. So funny.


Another knee slapper :). Haha. Get it?



My favorite pumpkin is the last one! I think I need one of those “until” pumpkins.




Which cartoon did you like the best? Bonus points if you laughed out loud! Happy pi week everyone :)  Amy



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  1. Debbie Marshall March 11, 2015 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Aarrr, me matey! Stumps me how squaring half of the diameter could be funny. :D

  2. Debbie Marshall March 11, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Aarrr, me matey! Stumps me how squaring half of the diameter could be funny. :D
    =,=,=,= (That would be laughing out loud in Chinese)

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      Amy March 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      That one cracks me up too!

  3. Lew Bassin August 24, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Wife of Pi gets my vote. It was mildly amusing until I noticed Scott put the formula “pi/4=”. if you good at trigonometry, then you know tangent(pi/4) =1 and arctangent(1) = pi/4. In order to get more math in the cartoon, the counselor’s name could be changed to R.K. Tan. A second panel could be added with PI responding, “She doesn’t understand. She is too square!”. The dialogue could continue with the revelation that PI is actually a trans(cendental) and that it can be proved. Eventually, Four writes a Dear PI letter. I haven’t figured out the dialogue that would be mathematically sound. It does go on and on.

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