Monday, March 14, 2011

The WHAT of the Irish?

Monday, March 14, 2011



St. Patrick's Day is coming, and you know what that means, right?

Yeah, well, neither do these wreckerators.



"Ok, team, time to show our Irish spirit!

"Now, quick, make a bunch of dead leprechauns!"

I like it.


"Now the Geico Cavemen!"

Balancing eight apples on your head: so easy, a wreckerator can do it.


"Now the banana split!!"

Uh, boss? Don't you think these designs are getting a little str...


"NOW THE WHEELED SHAMROCK PIGGY OF DOOM! OF DOOOOM, I SAY!
AHAHAHAHAAA!!"

Um.

So.

You guys enjoy your St. Patrick's day, hear?


Thanks to wreckporters Mimi C., Lisa P., April A., Sara F., & Melissa B., who don't think the Irish seem quite so lucky anymore.


Update from john: Some of you have sweetly pointed out ("...and you call yourself a geek?!?") that today is Pi Day. Sadly, we have nearly 14,000 cakes in our archives but very few explore the mathematical joy that is "Pi." However, that's not to say we don't have any Pi Wrecks:

You're welcome.
Pamela said...

Ahh!!! Donkey Kong ate the leprechauns!! What did they ever do to him?

loborthel said...

That last one is a little odd! A pig on a gingerbread cookie, and a shamrock? Wow.

DangGina said...

That first one's kind of cute...in a hideous sort of way, I mean...

Amy said...

I love how all wreckerators seem to think it's okay to use the gingerbread man cookie cutter willy-nilly through the year. Just because you slapped a huge, honkin' "shamrock" on it doesn't make it a St. Patrick's Day cookie. It makes it a gingerbread man with a huge, honkin'--dare I say--misshapen "shamrock" on it.
Merry St. Patmas, everyone!

peg said...

That last one is ...is... I have no words. I have never laughed like I did with that one. I actually laughed out a "ho ho ho, ha, ha, ha". I know, I even scared myself!

Lisa in TX said...

Gasp! No pies? Yeah, I know, it's Cake Wrecks, not Pie Wrecks, but it's Pi Day! Come on! (mutter, mutter)...and you call yourself a geek...

Loo-E Loo-I said...

ROTFLOL! Those were funny!

Cake 1: Looks like a McDonald's Fry Guy. With no legs.

Cake 2: He's not dead, he's just sleeping! I think passed out from the Irish Whiskey.

Cake 3: *giggle* @ Geico cavemen! Nice cauliflower ears.

Cake 4: Cupcake critters? There's 2 cupcakes under that mess? Ah Shamus, that be a banana in ye pocket o' ye just glad tah see me?

Cake 5: Um. Well, uh, I guess all I can say that boar hog may actually be useful. O.o

Ellen said...

Despite having read every Cake Wrecks post, I still can be amazed at the fact that someone will put things like this out and expect people to pay for them!

That last one -- wow, that's one happy shamrock!

wv-herdmeni

I've herdmeni laughs come out of my mouth while reading Cake Wrecks.

Anonymous said...

awwwww!! The green Tribble is deh cutes!

Loo-E Loo-I said...

I forgot my word verification...hymbil.

These wreckerators should eat hymbil Pi.

Pi-R-squared? No, pies are round!

Stella said...

I can't help but think the leprechaun is running away from those awful cc's or that last uhm, cake...

A.J. said...

The last one, dear God, what is that...thing?

Trevor said...

Um, that last one? Wow! I was literally saying "WTH?" It's awesome in it's tragicness.

PellaBoo said...

Lisa, I'm glad someone else noticed the lack of pies! Since Pi day is also my birthday I haven't gotten cake in years but I'm sure there are at least a few math cakewrecks out there

elissa said...

Hey! I've been to Scotland, which everyone knows is almost the same as Ireland, and that qualifies me to be mortally offended by the assault on the very noble and dignified tradition of eating leprechauns for St. Patrick's day. They're delicious!

;-)

BADKarma! said...

The wheeled shamrock piggie of doom is VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU. VERY. HAPPY.

Be afraid.

WV - strems: It's amazing the strems the truly talent-free will go to in making a "holiday" cake...

Anonymous said...

#1 - Oh, yum, broccoli. I used to stare at my veggies and now it's returning the favor.

Dead leprechaun - I hope there are cupcakes on top of that cake, otherwise that's two solid inches of icing.

The faces of the Geico cavemen are well done. If they had just left it at that.

Two hats and two, um, er, yes, bananas.

Another example of solid icing. *smiles innocently*

D.B. Echo said...

The first one looks like it's from a production of Salomé, with Oscar the Grouch as John the Baptist.

NYCGirl said...

I believe the dead leprechaun is actually squeezing his eyes shut and shielding them against the horror. As are we all.

Dharmamama said...

I was going to say that 4th one looks like the melted Wicked Witch - just hat & shoes - but there are two hats there! Looks like a boob cake gone bad!

flying gargoyle said...

Ummm...so that last one is The Gingerbread Man incognito as one of the Three Little Pigs wearing a "shamrock" right? Oh, I knew that his $500-a-day frosting habit would lead to a life of bank robbing crime in the wilds of South Boston!!

Nimras said...

What, nothing for pi day?

Than again, I suppose π cakes are hard to come by...

Yottabyte said...

Great post, but I think you are forgetting a different holiday that should be commemorated on this day. I know you are a cake site, but what about Pi day?

Oldish Lady said...

On that last one, see the Celts venerated the boar. And a boar is really just a wild pig. And boars were considered a fertility symbol, so the--uh--happy shamrock is--well symbolical.

And the wheels are some sort of sun thing for the return of spring.

Either I've been reading too much Celtic mythology lately, which is entirely possible, or I've been taking CW too seriously.

I'm going to go sleep for a while.

WV: drazones. "Then the drazones attacked."

Me said...

When I think of st patty's day...I think of bananas?

Patty said...

Where's the PI day cakes??? Or, at least PI day pies??? With all your sci-fi and geek references, I expected more from you, Jen (shakes head).

GrnEyes said...

Ah poor little leprechaun, and he looked like he was in the middle of doing "Riverdance" too!

Potato said...

I cannot believe that today's post was about St. Patrick's Day. Today is PI DAY, people! It's 3/14! You guys needed to post about Pi. I'm sure there are some horribly mishapen pi cakes out there. Go and find them!
Happy Pi Day everyone!
3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510

Boy George said...

Cake #1 looks like the "Cousin Itt" version of a leprechaun!

Caroline B said...

We unexpectedly came across a huge pre-St.Patrick's Day march & gathering in London yesterday (those Irish know how to celebrate....) and while we saw all sorts of green headgear, face paintings, pipes, and many other green/Irish objects, there weren't any bananas wearing hats.......

H, R, E, and C said...

At first I thought the leprechauns had rollers/curlers in their hair.

Anonymous said...

Pyrex - love it!

Travlnbard said...

For those of you looking for Pi cake... http://redglassfire.deviantart.com/art/Pi-Day-Cake-115953210

Of course the only wrecky thing about it is that there is math all over it.

Catherine said...

pyrex! lulz.

Anonymous said...

The decorators who would recognize pi day as the celebration that it is are able to calculate how to properly execute their designs. The sin(e) of pi is 0.

Anonymous said...

Two hats+two long things = major wreckage

Meredith said...

Dear John,

Thank you for the Pi Wrecks joke. It made my day. Seriously. It's been a while since I've heard a good pun and that was pretty awesome.

M

Nydia said...

Love the pi wrecks visual pun! :-)

Anonymous said...

As an Irish ginger, I had to comment. I'm ashamed of these wreckerators, destroying my heritage. Ashamed!!
Love the blog (and Epbot) and am grateful you brighten up my day with the hilarity. :-)

Michelle said...

It took me 10 full seconds to get the Pyrex one, but then I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Pi Wrecks!!!! Love it!!

min said...

I tried soooooo hard not to laugh at the Pi wrecks, but I'm ashamed to say that 5 minutes later I'm still giggling.

Christy said...

Pie Wrecks. Groan!

Dave said...

Hey guys, John is going to approximate Pi Day later this year, on 22/7.

Anonymous said...

I'm just thankful the "shamrock" on the pig wasn't upside down.
((shudder))

wv: inalos
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated inalos of places around the world.

Abi said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Thank you for making my day. You really did. I was having "that" kind of day, and this just totally changed it. THANK YOU!!

PS My dog is looking at me funny because I'm still chortling over that Pi Wrecks joke. :-D

john said...

Would it be correct to call the pig-faced thing a leper-con?

Anonymous said...

@Anon: It looks more like Corning Visions glass ceramic...Pyrex cookware is (if European) clear borosilicate glass or (if in North America) greenish soda-lime glass--the main difference between the Pyrexes is the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). The brownish color of Visions is from the phase-separated ceramic. The type of glass is important when it comes to baking, since the CTE (and therefore susceptibility to thermal shock) determines whether the glass will break upon cooling or heating. The scientists designing the glass must have had some understanding of pi to design the glass. It is a pie pan made using pi, which relates to St. Patrick's day because food could be cooked in it. Let's hope the bakers understood the difference between these types of glass or they could create a dangerous wreck.

Anonymous said...

Wow, didn't get the Pi Wreck one until I read the comments. Sigh.

I actually did make a math cake last summer! My significant other is a physicist, so I wrote out "Happy Birthday (his name)!" in mathematical symbols that roughly looked like the letters. I don't think it's a wreck though! He really liked it. And since I'm fully a humanities person who barely understands basic algebra, it was quite an undertaking for me.

So yeah. There's one math cake in the world. And it was red velvet.

--kate

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 1:46,

Actually, it says "Pyrex" on the bottom.

john

Analise said...

After staring at the last picture for a few seconds, i had a lightbulb moment and my "HA!" scared the cat right off the couch. Love it when that happens.

Knit Wit said...

*snicker* He said, "Pi Wrecks"! GOAL!!!

Monica said...

Sooo that pig is really for frosting your own cake with these convenient blobs of frosting, right?!?!

dustin said...

I'd already had my fix this morning, but I just somehow knew I needed to check back in to CW! Thanks for the snappy Pi Wreck addition John. You rock!

Anonymous said...

I love the pyrex = pi wrecks.Thank you for that laugh!

KP

Lindsay said...

I made a chocolate cream pie with PI on top of it once, for a book club meeting about the Life of Pi, but I didn't get a picture of it. :(

M said...

That last one. Uh, Piglet with a third (green) nipple? I dunno.

chocolateknits said...

Love your Pi Wrecks!!

naadhira said...

Pyrex... ROTFLMAO. Seriously. I fell out of my chair. Not sure if it was that good a pun, or I just desperately needed a good laugh. Either way - thanks!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about the pi wreck is that at first glance, John appears to be offering up a few Vienna sausages, which after a moment do look like fingers, after all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for that, John!!!

KatjaMouse said...

@ Oldish Lady and anyone else talking about the pig:

The pig is a good luck sign in German culture. It means prosperity and wealth, more so around new years though. Giving someone a little candy pig with a shamrock is wishing them good luck and much prosperity for the coming year. May your proverbial pig get fat and you remain secure.

KEI said...

Pi Wrecks...Pi Wrecks...OH, PYREX! Bwahahaha!!!

Thanks, I really needed that one today!!!

Hyena Overlord said...

Hyena Overlord here. Can't remember my login.

The Yuck of the Irish is right!

wv: megato: The name of the new pig/leprechaun pokeman character unveiled in cookie form here on CW.

Queen Julian XIII said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Pi Wrecks!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! John, I love you, man.

AlisonH said...

You excavated a Pi Rex egg? What a great arcakeological find!

Anonymous said...

The leprechaun isn't dead--He's drunk!

Skwishee said...

uhm... so... a gingerbread pig with a giant, misshapen, gangrenous uhm.. "unit"? How is that Irish, exactly? Just wondering.

KittyKat said...

What? People actually expected PIE to show up on a cake blog?

That would be completely inappropriate!

Anon @ 1:46
I cook quite a bit, and I must say NONE of my Pyrex glass cookware is green or brown. My mom has some of the brown Pyrex though. I've seen blue and red Pyrex in the local stores in the baking supplies aisle.

And with that I am off to check on the chicken I am cooking for the chicken pie I plan to serve for supper.

wv:entic

The hilarious entics of the wreckerators never fail to make us laugh.

Lisa said...

Oh goodness...it took me WAY too long to "get" that last joke. Aha ha ha. Good one.

KatjaMouse said...

Also, I am wearing this little necklace today for Pi/Pie Day. Made it a couple of years ago but I think it's fun!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=38207522&id=25506411

Maya said...

*groans loudly*

I had to say "Pi Wrecks" out loud to myself several times before I got that. And now I cannot stop laughing.

I think the cakes cracked me just a wee bit.

Or maybe I was cracked anyway. *lol*

veronica said...

#2...definitelt insulting...looks like a DRUNK Leprechaun to me...My oh my! LOL!

Wendy said...

FYI - for anyone interested in ACTUAL pies for Pi Day - there is a baking contest running until Match 20 over here:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/03/enter-the-2011-pi-day-pie-baking-contest-serious-eats-instructables.html

Amber said...

I like the update of the pie wreck! LOVE you guys for keeping up on funny posts... even if some people don't get that it's a joke and take things WAY to seriously.

pikkewyntjie said...

I teach online college classes and I had a student who said she learns about other cultures by watching movies, such as the fact that Ireland has Leper Cons! [I'll let that sink in a moment.]
Really? I'd like to see the film about Irish convicts afflicted with Hansen's disease, because I totally missed that one! Must have been an indy film. Maybe that's what the second cake is about. His fingers look kinda stubby and he was probably shot by prison guards while attempting to escape. Totally makes sense now!

Do Leper Cons use Pi Wrecks?

Anonymous said...

I hope this doesn't end up being an epcot comment, or triggering a facepalm (or an eyetwitch) because I missed the joke, but...

There's only 7 cupcakes on the "cavceman" cakes.

NiteNurse said...

Thanks for the giggles. Much needed.

Can I just say I've never understood the green beer phenomenon for this holiday . Huh? GREEN beer?

Well, goes with these cakes.

Terrell

Margaret said...

That green monstrosity up top is NOT a cake, it is a recurring monster in the closet type nightmare. Whoosh! -Mrs. R.

Anonymous said...

oh, you mean the irish aren't known for their banana cream pi...?

wv: appers. my favorite pie is appers - a la mode.

dutchkiwi said...

My daughter's birthday is St. Patricks Day, if her cake turns out anything like these, I'm going to jail for murder.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. *snorfle* Pyrex. Love it.

Merry from Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

Courtney said...

Your Pyrex joke made me laugh the most. Good work. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I totally missed the pi wrecks joke. I'm ashamed.
But the leprechauns wearing apples made me think of a favorite book of my children: "Apples, apples, up on top! We are so good we will not stop!"
Oh, and @Anon: I have a Pyrex dish exactly like that, as far as I can tell from the picture, and it is, indeed, Pyrex. I just checked.

Kiwi said...

Heee! We should celebrate Pi wrecks every year now! :)

maka said...

for those who were wishing for pi cakes...

pi cake!
another pi cake
wow, there's another pi cake
pi-rate cake!
more pi cake
pi birthday cake
pi cake that looks like pie
pi cheesecake
fondant-tiled pi cake
star-tip pi cake :)
pi! with sprinkles!
more pi cake
gel icing pi cake
polka-dotted pi cake
three tier pi cake
adorable pi cupcake!

Rita said...

Oh dear... I just laughed so hard I think a bit of wee came out...
Well, maybe not but you get the idea.
Hehe pi wrecks...
Snort...
Hehehehehe...
And anon- our Pyrex is brown too. Lol @ your wrongness!

Chocolatier said...

Call me stupid, dense, whatever you want: I do NOT get the pi joke. Why is that picture so bad?

Alison said...

*groans at the Pi Wrecks*

(But good one!)

Jessie said...

Every day I love you more and more. Pi-wrecks... genuis.

BigTerKC said...

OH NO THEY DIDN'T!
:-)

Karen said...

Pyrex, PI Wrecks! Made my day!
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196
....

cq75 said...

Okay...I now have "The Pi of the Irish" (Eye of the Tiger) stuck in my head. Thanks for that.

Karen said...

Chocolatier:
PYREX is an oven-safe glassware made by Corning. It is pronounced like PI WRECKS, hence the joke. PI is the part of the equation to get the circumference of the circle: PI times the radius squared. PI equals 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651... and the fraction can be continued on infinitely. Today is March 14th, or 3.14, which is what most people remember for PI.
Today, 3.14 is a PI day! There are several jokes inside this joke.

Anonymous said...

GOOD LORD, THE DEAD LEPRECHAUN! It's like he's dancing and so deeply focused on his little magic dance, because he just can't believe how lucky he is.

Fragrant Liar said...

Aaahahaha. That first one looks like Cousin [Paddy] It.

Linda said...

Remember the saying, "As Irish as Paddy's pig?" Well, that was the pig.

The said...

pi wrecks? PI WRECKS?

ok, you win teh interwebz.

thanks for the best laugh I've had today :)

Tori said...

It took me a minute...but I got it :)

Sarah said...

Holy cow! That last pic is the best!! As someone who ADORES puns and is a big cooking/baking geek, this was amazing. Although it did earn me a verrry strange look from my husband when I burst out laughing and almost was in tears from how hysterical this was to me.

Anonymous said...

There is another holiday that is celebrated today. It involves steaks... but you'll have to google the rest. Try Urban Dictionary for March 14. I don't think it involves cakes though. hmmm, I'm sure it could involve lots of wrecks.

Becky said...

hahaha nice Pi wreck:)

Joni said...

I confess I had to say Pie Wreck out loud before getting the pun, but I definitely groaned out loud at it. Your purple Pyrex sure is purty, though - I've never seen that color! P.S. The wrecks were funny too! What on earth is that first one supposed to be?!?!?!

nathan said...

About the pig, as far as anatomy is concerned, there are supposed to be only two globs of icing above the green "stem" if you so call it.

Rogue Artist said...

I love the Pi Wrecks! LOL!

The first one is totally a green Tribble that is finishing eating the leprechaun.

wv: dried - I have dried and dried and dried, and this is the first time I've ever had a real word for my wv.

stuckinmypedals said...

Yikes, that first one made me jump!!!

elecblueis said...

I have to disagree with Anon @ 2:39, my first thought was carrots arranged carefully in the bottom of the covered bowl. I couldn't figure out how that related to dead leprechauns or bananas with hats.

Oh and speaking of bananas in hats, can someone explain what makes them critters? Or can someone explain to the bakery why they are not critters?

wv - ovabind: Bakeries ovabind perfectly good cupcakes with too much frosting to try to pass them off as cake.

pam said...

ouch.

that hurts.

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Ah... Pi Wrecks. BWAHAHAHA!!!

Camichic said...

Camcat
Thank you for the best really bad pun I have "seen" in a long time. Still howling. May the Pi be with you.

Manda said...

I am lol-ing my pants off right now.

Anonymous said...

PI WRECKS! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

Ellen said...

It is always worth checking Cake Wrecks more than once a day!

Love the pun, and I have that "pi wrecks" dish in pink, brown and blue!

Auntie J said...

John, I must applaud your choice of Pi. Or Pi Wrecks, as the case may be.

Best pun I've seen in WEEKS.

Marnie said...

Pi Wrecks...that is Gold! Made me laugh more than anything else and I was already laughing at the Irish piggy of doom. Thanks for making my evening more mirthful!

Bethany said...

I have to admit, I didn't get the Pi Wrecks joke. It just wasn't funny. That is, until I went to pull my pies out of the oven and grabbed the handles of my new Pyrex pie plates.

Ha. Ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Omg the bananas...the piggy with the frosting what?? N the pi wrecks....thanks for tha laugh!!

DJ Twisted Sister said...

No need to be cake fussy on St.Paddy's day. As long as it's a green enough cake deco and served with plenty of proof, it'll do...

Donna said...

Pi Wrecks - hee hee!

Arlene said...

Aieeeeeeeeee that first one looks like a melting Oscar the Grouch! And lol at the pi wrecks..lovely dish hehe. Also I fear the pigheaded uh green poo creature. I think I would run away if presented with it lol.

Anonymous said...

freakin' read the update THREE times, John, before Pi wrecks clicked!! stupid daylight savings time be messin' with the pun lobe of my cerebral cortex.

(that's my story & I'm sticking to it)

As for the cakes: WOW (Way Out Wrecks)

the 1th one is a reject from the movie Critters

-Barbara Anne

@BADKarma!You are awesome

Craig said...

Well, at least there are no clovers today. I'm so glad that got cleared up -- people who come to 'Cake Wrecks' to do scholarly research on symbolism could be irreparably confused.

#1 Another vote for broccoli, in its ever-unpopular (and redundant) closet monster guise.

#2 Poor fellow was caught out in the open, and is hoping to escape another EPCOT.

#3 Speaking of which, the eighth (apple, cc, whatever) is under the buckle, @Anonymous @ 4:04. Nice try.

#4 Exactly what sort of 'critter' is this -- a rare Irish Mastodon in need of some tusk whitening? A Bammat, perhaps? (A little Manly Wade Wellman reference, there.)

#5 Ok, points for the cross-cultural luck-wishing, but that 'shamrock'... I'm glad it isn't a side view.

#6 And finally, Pyrex! It comes in *lots* of colors. I have several official Pyrex pieces that are white (not greenish-white) and some that are clear. I even have a Pyrex measuring cup that says 'Pyrex' right on it. I may even have a red casserole dish or pie thingy, or whatever it is called. Just in case anyone cares.

BTW, July 22 is also a pi day, but only in places that put the day first when writing the date: (22/7). Yes, I know it equals 3.1428..., not 3.14159...

MissNay said...

*snickering* You have acheived a new level of aweso-Hey....Where's the Boob Nazi?

amyandtenaya said...

the last one looked like a big giant green you know what, lmfao

Toria said...

Pi Day isn't until 22 July, so you have plenty of time to find a pie wreck. 22/7 is a far better approximation of pi than 3.14

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the attempt at a π wreck!

Beth said...

I just wanted to let you guys know that no matter what you are posting (and it is all good!) this blog (and the other one!) are part of my morning routine :) Thanks for helping me get started in a good mood!

Tara said...

What exactly do two bananas and a very uncomfortable looking bra have to do with St. Patty's Day???

Anonymous said...

Making puns with geek material?!? How uber-geek is that! Pi wrecks cracked us up! Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Pi Wrecks. HAHA! I love you guys.

diddleymaz said...

I love Pyrex, have loads of lovely Autumn Gold pattern and use it every day, plates.casserole dishes lovely!
By the way as USA insit on putting dates the wrong way i understand why you have this idea that March 14th is mathmatically meaningful but over here not a lot.We have 14/03/11
and did that person read all my stuff about welsh americans her comment really annoyed me!

Anonymous said...

oh, JOHN!! GROOOOOOOOOANNNNNN!!!!!!

Pi wrecks.... and the colored kind, too!!


ROFL!!!

The Black Dog said...

Anything that uses the word DOOOOM! is an automatic win, well done!

Anonymous said...

I'm dubbing the first cake Fuzzthulhu.

Now, okay, weird and misplaced shamrock on gingerbread, I can understand that, but the pig? What's a pig got to do with anything?

john said...

@Karen:

Okay, I'm going to be "that" guy.

πr² is the formula for area.
Circumference is 2πr (or πd).

And because I know you're wondering*,

Area of sphere: 4πr²
Volume of sphere: 4/3 πr³

I hope no one will suggest that π is "exactly" 22/7, because it's not. Pi (π) is irrational, which aside from being like a wreckerator with PMS, means that is cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers.

I guess this is where I say "ahem ".

*Actually, you're probably wondering how to type symbols in standard text. Hold the ALT key and type on the numeric keypad (the numbers above the letters don't work--don't ask why, they're just different). And, use of preceding zero matters, too.
π = ALT+227
² = ALT+0178

Anonymous said...

As a math teacher, I respectfully disagree with Karen (3/14 5:53pm)who said: "PI is the part of the equation to get the circumference of the circle: PI times the radius squared. PI equals "

The circumference of the circle is pi times the diameter or 2 times the radius times pi. Pi times the radius squared is the formula to find the area of the circle. And since I'm being picky, Pi does not EQUAL anything, it's an irrational number, so it is only approximate, not exact.

We celebrated pi day in class yesterday by eating pie (after calculating the area and circumference first!)

Puppygirl said...

The pi wrecks pic was the best.
(Actually, what was the best was that my husband didn't get it and I had to explain it to him.)

Mary Jane said...

Just catching up on the last couple days posts... have to say, kudos for the pi wrecks! Took about 20 seconds for it to register then had that "Oh!! Ahahaha!!!" moment... too funny and very well played!

"pi wrecks" - I'll be giggling about that one for days! Thanks! :D

BigMomma said...

Well at least the pig looks happy about it. ;)

Eve said...

The banana split - does anyone else think that someone drew that design intending for those 'bananas' to be rainbows? You know, leading from the leprechauns (or their hats, at least) to the gold? And they handed it to someone else to color and failed to explain properly?

Eh, who knows. It's a theory. ^_^

pikkewyntjie, the Leper Cons thing cracked me up. (Are you sure you teach college, not third grade?) But I'm sure she meant leper conventions. You know, so all the Irish folk with Hansen's disease can get together and watch presentations about new developments in treatment and new convenient tools to help you live with your limbs falling off.

Kimberly said...

Is it just me or does #2 look like he's having an attack of explosive shamrock diarrhea?

ouresco: Hopefully a better decorator will come to ouresco.

Psicomom said...

Pi Wrecks? Ummmm......that statement just sparked a thought, Pi cakes......new catagory, new theme, recipes based on Pie are Squared! Oh my, I could go on!