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Mary Poppins Soundtrack

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Ah, pi. Staple for all types of geekomedy. Wrote this for ARML, but it never came to fruition...saddening.
Come hear a little ditty sung about pi,
Come hear a little ditty sung about pi,

If I round it properly, I’ll mutilate the whole rhyme,
If you go by radians, its measure is a straight line,

One itty bitty ditty sung about pi,
One itty bitty ditty sung about pi,

I found a circle’s area when I was just a lad,
Tried squaring the diameter, was off by just a tad,
My teacher came and said to me that I’d left something out
Its symbol’s this odd table thing, its value is about…

Pi is pretty neat, and I’m not talking about key lime,
Got an awful lot of digits, i squared is its cosine,

One itty bitty ditty sung about pi,
One itty bitty ditty sung about pi,

And if you multiply by e, it’s spelled the proper way,
If calculated out, it’s just a little over eight,
But though a tasty pastry is to many a delight,
The number is a godsend even to the neophyte!

Try to say it properly and you’ll just waste a lifetime,
Somehow it’s contrived to be a function that just counts primes…
Yea, π(x) is actually a legitimate function, the so-called prime-counting function, giving the number of prime numbers less than x. There's your fact of they day ;)

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 22

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   1
 3   1
 4   1
 5   17

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John Barry - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Clever, funny, but, I think, incomplete. 5s all the same.
Wendy Christopher - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, being a Maths Bimbo I would never be able to memorise it in order to sing it to my friends... but I applaud your brilliance and award it 5's... you scary numbers genius, you!
Serafina - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a little trouble trying to sing it, but it's great! Math wasn't my absolute best subject, but I did well overall. I'm voting 5-5-5 on this.
Agrimorfee - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
i agree wholeheartedly with John Barry. ("You know you could memorize it to 20 places such as xxxxxxxx, but that's going a bit too far don't you think?" "Indubitably!")
Peter Andersson - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
i squared multiplied with i squared multiplid with five - and that times three
Electrical Engineer - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Its j, not i, dammit!
Tommy Turtle - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Great minds must think alike: At Double E's parody, "Mathmatical Pi" ( there was a comment (cough) that took the form of a Pi parody to this OS, Supercal. Very flattering to see if fully executed. What John Barry said. Vote = 7.4736987292991014397822098012003 ^ π.
Guy - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
All those numeros can leave one pi eyed. Cheezy - You are a person after my own heart. I must have written 20 parodies on this site about Pi. Always room for one more (digit). Fine execution but I'm going to have to stop the division at 3.141 FIVE. else I'll never get around to voting. Fine write!
Jonathan S. - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Some would say is scientifically impossible, but your parody is better than Spaff! (Of course, his paroides that he wrote for this tune are horrible, but I'm talking about in general!!!!) 556 cubed. I crown you Sir Cumfrunse of Amiright.
Cheezmeister - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Glad you liked it, all. I was afraid some of the more obscure jokes would be lost on people, i.e. the arithmetic value of pie...but I see we have first-class geeks in the house. Thanks for the comments!

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