1. Today is Pi Day
. I shall eat pie to celebrate :D Random fact: I used to work with a guy who had the first 100 decimals of pi tattooed on his upper arm. In an office full of mathematicians, that's pretty fucking badass.
I have to tell you, pi is not my favorite irrational number, however I appreciate its simplicity and accessibility. One of my favorite things about mathematics is when complex problems and ideas can be broken down into elegant, simplistic components, and for all of its many applications, pi is nothing more than the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Every circle, everywhere. It's kind of amazing when you think about it. STILL NOT MY FAVORITE IRRATIONAL NUMBER.
In case you were wondering, my absolute favorite irrational number is phi
, my second favorite is e
, and √2 is tied with pi for the number three spot. Alas, no one celebrates these clearly superior
irrational numbers, which okay we couldn't even if we wanted to because there is no January 62nd or February 72nd or January 41st, but WHATEVER.
And since we're already on the subject of math, I know I've mentioned this before, but I really love the idea of how mathematical concepts can be applied to the business of extraction. I would die a thousand geeky deaths if anyone ever wrote up a post on the topology of dreamsharing. And before you say anything, this really should be done by someone who is not me. I am, at the end of the day, an applied mathematician, and therefore only professionally qualified to do stochastic modeling of fandom and not topological analysis, haha.
sdkghsl ANYWAY. THAT IS ENTIRELY ENOUGH GEEKERY FOR ONE DAY.
2. Can I segue from irrational numbers to pretty boys? You know what? I THINK I CAN.
Oh, JGL. I love you for being mathcurious, and you have excellent taste in irrational numbers ♥
3. In my poll from the other day
, eye crinkles beat crooked teeth. Bradley and Tom are really sad about this, jsyk. BUT LET US GIVE THE WINNERS A MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
Oh hi Colin. How are you so adorable.
I cannot stay sad about my beloved crooked teeth for long when they have such happy making happyfaces :D
4. The comments of yesterday's post
are full of amazing Tom Hardy pics. GO ROLL AROUND. IT IS AWESOME. I decided that of all the options, today I shall post this one, in which Tom looks adorable and snuggly and not at all bitter that more of you are not in love with his delightfully crooked teeth.
HEY GUYS. How are you celebrating pi day? What's your favorite irrational number? AND HOW WILL JOE AND COLIN COMFORT TOM AND BRADLEY IN THE FACE OF THEIR DEFEAT?