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October 16, 2005 6:12 PM   Subscribe

3.141592653589793238462643383279 [Quicktime; some mild language and wizard-related violence]
posted by neckro23 (61 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool. But neckro23's right, everyone. There is some EXTREMELY mild language here. Be warned.
posted by brundlefly at 6:20 PM on October 16, 2005


[this is mathamagical!]
posted by thewittyname at 6:24 PM on October 16, 2005


did someone say pi?
posted by Kifer85 at 6:25 PM on October 16, 2005


Unless I am mistaken, that is from Square1 television...
posted by subaruwrx at 6:27 PM on October 16, 2005


No. Not pi. PIE!
posted by brundlefly at 6:27 PM on October 16, 2005


This is the most brilliant thing I have ever seen. In my life.
posted by agropyron at 6:28 PM on October 16, 2005



posted by brundlefly at 6:30 PM on October 16, 2005


I think its more a parody of Square1 or Zoom! A very well done one.
posted by fungible at 6:30 PM on October 16, 2005


fungible: Yeah, right down to the identical shirts.
posted by brundlefly at 6:31 PM on October 16, 2005


mmmmmmmm, Pie!
posted by blue_beetle at 6:31 PM on October 16, 2005


Wow, that's... different, and strangely hypnotic.
posted by musicinmybrain at 6:41 PM on October 16, 2005


That made me very happy and I thank you.
posted by neek at 6:47 PM on October 16, 2005


poor steve... and I want a copy of that song.

I love it
posted by edgeways at 6:53 PM on October 16, 2005


Without Metafilter I would never find the cool parts of the net. Thanks neckro.
posted by Popular Ethics at 6:54 PM on October 16, 2005


Wow, that was awesome.
posted by thecollegefear at 6:56 PM on October 16, 2005


9:01 ... press return.

After I bookmark this.
posted by thanatogenous at 6:59 PM on October 16, 2005



posted by spazzm at 7:02 PM on October 16, 2005


9:01 ... press return.

After I bookmark this.


Well played.
posted by rafter at 7:02 PM on October 16, 2005


Incidentally, no matter what encoding you choose the above sequence will be encoded an infinite number of times in pi. And so will this sentence.
posted by spazzm at 7:03 PM on October 16, 2005


The pi rap has changed my life. Thank you, Metafilter.
posted by RokkitNite at 7:10 PM on October 16, 2005


follow the links, th' fellow has some other vids. The Pi is the best imo, but there is some other good stuff
posted by edgeways at 7:12 PM on October 16, 2005


I'm pretty sure that rapper was the dude from the arcane short-lived series on MTV called Austin Stories.
posted by any major dude at 7:13 PM on October 16, 2005



posted by wendell at 7:17 PM on October 16, 2005


I see pi

Do you see pies?
posted by lalochezia at 7:19 PM on October 16, 2005


beee-autiful.

and my physicist friend would like to add that "nothing in the world has explained less about pi than that."
posted by piratebowling at 7:25 PM on October 16, 2005


awesome.
posted by boo_radley at 7:28 PM on October 16, 2005


Wow. That was absolutely fantastic. Kitschy, catchy and cool.

And now I'm going to have to check out more of his videos.
posted by vernondalhart at 7:28 PM on October 16, 2005


That was really, really great.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:31 PM on October 16, 2005


Wow, Zoomeriffic, right down to the WGBH take-off logo at the beginning.
posted by jessamyn at 7:38 PM on October 16, 2005


Incidentally, no matter what encoding you choose the above sequence will be encoded an infinite number of times in pi. And so will this sentence.

While that's true about almost every real number, noone has yet proven it for pi specifically.
posted by Aknaton at 7:39 PM on October 16, 2005


Pie are round.

Cornbread are square!
posted by longsleeves at 7:40 PM on October 16, 2005


drat! should have posted this when i first saw it... it is pretty genius. great post!
posted by cusack at 7:42 PM on October 16, 2005


These are the guys that did Rodeohead! Awesome.
posted by painquale at 7:49 PM on October 16, 2005


"I know this pi shit backwards and forwards."

Well said, my friend. Well said.

Fantastic link.
posted by dsword at 7:57 PM on October 16, 2005


That is the greatest thing I have ever seen/done/eaten.
posted by jefgodesky at 7:57 PM on October 16, 2005


I'm baffled by the sword fight, and vaporizing of little kids. Everything else is pretty much what you'd expect in your standard pi KLF/rap video.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 8:19 PM on October 16, 2005


I love this.

Anybody know what the hell was going on with the girl walking off-stage only to be turned around by a furious adult?
posted by odinsdream at 8:54 PM on October 16, 2005


These guys also did the excellent Rodeohead compilation/remake. Very cool. They seem to have taken down the original MP3 ...
posted by mrgrimm at 8:56 PM on October 16, 2005


Anybody know what the hell was going on with the girl walking off-stage only to be turned around by a furious adult?

I think it was ...

Girl: Yo, that shit is hella wack. I'm outta here.

Female PA: What are you doing?!?! The wizards are coming!
posted by mrgrimm at 8:59 PM on October 16, 2005


WTF? When was that made? Tremendously bad. And painful. Astonishing someone would go to that much trouble to win up with that.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:45 PM on October 16, 2005


That was beautiful.
posted by uni verse at 9:57 PM on October 16, 2005


wind up

The Web site of the creator suggests it was done in the last year or so, but where did that hair come from?
posted by ParisParamus at 10:04 PM on October 16, 2005


That was random, bizarre and mostly pointless. I loved it.
posted by blendor at 10:18 PM on October 16, 2005


I liked the 3 feet deep video a lot, but the other stuff is meh.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:53 PM on October 16, 2005


odinsdream: I can only assume that that child was overcome when presented with the infinite. As anyone might be.
posted by brundlefly at 11:22 PM on October 16, 2005


I think this is a case where people either saw the original 1970s show "Zoom!" on PBS (created at WGBH in Boston) or they did not.

If you did, and remember it, it's spot-on and brilliant and funny and a nice homage.

If you didn't, it is entirely bizzare and out there and hopelessly "inside".

And so it is, so it will be. All hail Shofield.
posted by jscott at 12:12 AM on October 17, 2005


Fantastic.
posted by Kwantsar at 2:48 AM on October 17, 2005


Am I the only one who noticed that at about 2:48 into this video, the "robot" sounds like it's saying 53581 instead of 53589? c.c
posted by joquarky at 5:33 AM on October 17, 2005


Never saw "Zoom!" yet still got the joke...
posted by jefgodesky at 6:14 AM on October 17, 2005


I can only assume that that child was overcome when presented with the infinite. As anyone might be.

brundlefly++
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:31 AM on October 17, 2005


yes. yes. yes.
posted by punkbitch at 9:39 AM on October 17, 2005


am i now in another universe after having watched that? i mean...wait, what? dude, pass that....

i'm edgar.
posted by lord_wolf at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2005


Thanks for the Zoomerific link
posted by Outlawyr at 10:24 AM on October 17, 2005


Fabulous link, thanks.
posted by livii at 10:34 AM on October 17, 2005


You can find the rodeohead file at http://homepage.mac.com/lsinger9404/iMovieTheater71.html
posted by adzm at 10:50 AM on October 17, 2005


Incidentally, no matter what encoding you choose the above sequence will be encoded an infinite number of times in pi. And so will this sentence.

I choose an encoding in which your sentence is represented by an infinite string of zeroes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:06 AM on October 17, 2005


I choose an encoding in which your sentence is represented by an infinite string of zeroes.

Then you would have an infinity larger than the original. No problem there.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:20 PM on October 17, 2005


Mmmm, Pie
posted by grateful at 12:55 PM on October 17, 2005


Incidentally, no matter what encoding you choose the above sequence will be encoded an infinite number of times in pi. And so will this sentence.

The basis for many a failed universal compressor :)
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:59 PM on October 17, 2005


i'm edgar.

Now there's a computer that knows how to write a song.
posted by afroblanca at 9:09 PM on October 17, 2005


Then you would have an infinity larger than the original. No problem there.

Huh? I'm not following you.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:03 AM on October 19, 2005


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