• Thus proving that “pie” and “pi” are interchangeable

In honor of Pie Week on the blog and wasting-time-on-the-Internet day here in the office (Wednesdays are good for this since they come right after deadline day, but any day will do), I decided to look up pi jokes. It’s not Pi Day—that, of course, would be March 14—but I remembered seeing some funny stuff in honor of the occasion in the past. Either I’m remembering wrong or the good jokes are hard to dig up, because the majority of what’s out there is pretty lame—not to mention repetitive. (Warning: I’m not kidding about the lameness of what’s posted below. If you want something that’s not a waste of time, check out Cliff Doerksen’s Beard Award-winning feature on mince pie, “The Real American Pie.”)

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi.

Q: What do you get when you take a bovine and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Cow pi.

Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter?
A: Pi a la mode.