Guess what day it is? 3.1415926535897932384626433 something something something something something . . .

Yes, it’s 3/14/14. In a sense, this whole month can be a celebration of pi, because it’s 3/14, but today, 3/14, is the official day of celebration (set aside by Congress in 2009 in one of its least and most irrational actions to date).

Today we celebrate our pi and sing our pi, America’s favorite irrational thing that goes on and on (except, some would argue, for Ted Cruz). It’s the one and only ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter! Add an e to pi and you get either approximately 5.85987448205, or a delicious dessert. Pi is cool. Pi is one of the few mathematical constants that you can frequently spot at frat parties. Next year pi day will be 3/14/15, which is even closer to the decimal approximation of the elusive constant, so mark your calendars for that one. In the mean time, enjoy some pi-themed art.

(courtesy ms paint)
(courtesy ms paint)
Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.