In the pantheon of fictional detectives, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe is among the best. If you haven't met the fat, cranky, sedentary, orchid-loving gourmand of a detective, and his street-smart, wise-cracking, witty right-hand of an assistant, Archie Goodwin, this introduction to the pair
may be of use. Between 1935 to 1974, Wolfe and Goodwin solved mysteries, captured criminals of all ilks, and on one notable occasion, got the upper hand on J. Edgar Hoover. The books are very much of their time. [more inside]
posted by julen
on Jul 25, 2014 -
This is what pi sounds like.
At least, that's one person's interpretation. There are certainly plenty of others
, including touchtone pi
, hammered dulcimer pi
, violin pi
, smooth techno pi
, crazy awesome pi
, vaguely unsettling pi
(sounds best with headphones), and lots of piano pi
. Pi has even done a duet with its buddy e
. Nothing here that tickles your fancy? Think you could do better? Why not make your own pi song
? Hell, make two
! If you're having trouble remembering all those pesky digits, don't worry: there's a song for that, too
.(pi as music previously on metafilter)
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Mar 8, 2011 -
"This day may be celebrated in a variety of ways. Pause and give thought to the role that the number pi has played in your life. Imagine a world without pi. Attempt to memorise pi to as many decimal places as you can. If you're feeling creative, devise alternative values for pi. Go to a party (I will). Or just celebrate in the time-honoured fashion of ignoring Pi Approximation Day altogether."Happy Pi Approximation Day
. [more inside]
posted by swift
on Jul 23, 2009 -
. Sing about π
. Wear π
. Learn the digits of π
. Watch the wonder of π
. Be vexed by the implications of π
. Get slightly embarrassed for π
. Give all your love to π
. Happy Pi Day. Nerds rule!
posted by moonbird
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Very few people will ever need to learn the value of pi
beyond a handful of digits, but some people are more obsessed than others. They call themselves Piphilologists,
and all the pi-memorization writings you could ever possibly want have been compiled into one massive Piphilogical text file.
And today, Piphilologists the world over must surely bow in tribute to Akira Haraguchi, who has just recited pi from memory to 83,431 places
posted by Faint of Butt
on Jul 4, 2005 -
ð = "moderately pinocle mollify backup ammonium freshen chromium famine."
Or 3.141592653589793238462643383279...whichever is easier for you to remember.
tries to make it easier for you to memorize numbers by having you memorize words instead.
posted by Su
on Apr 25, 2002 -