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Song Parodies -> "n d.p. of pi"

Original Song Title:

"Seven Seas of Rhye"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"n d.p. of pi"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Pi, as any fule kno, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, an irrational number that will go on forever, so we always use an approximation. i.e. pi to whatever number of decimal places is appropriate.
Measure the ratios of circles
Circumferences over radii
By measurement or keys on calculators:
5 d.p. of pi

Pi: we need it for spheres and circle formulae
22/7, we can try
Or 3.132 is the square root of g
(the force of gravit-y)
An' that's pretty close to pi

System? It's irrational
List 'em? Don't even try
For the line of pi numbers goes
On and on forever (ever, ever...)

Sum of n from zero to infinity
-1 to the n over 2n + 1
(ain't it fun? so much fun?)
1 minus a third, plus a fifth etc. makes quarter pi
Liebniz got that

3.14159 265
3589 7932
384626 4338
To finish with: thirty d.p. of pi

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Pacing: 2.4
How Funny: 2.4
Overall Rating: 2.4

Total Votes: 10

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 1   6
 2   0
 3   1
 4   0
 5   3

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Timmy - January 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Now my head is spinning and I remember why math was so confusing. I remember teachers saying to think of 22 divided by 7, but that isn't quite right but close as you say in your parody. Who came up with this in the first place? Anyway, you get 176.6617685173263 x Pi for your score - sorry, it is a tad shy.
Leough - January 15, 2015 - Report this comment
No matter how you slice it, this was great!
Louse - January 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm sorry, Phil, but this is a big nit to pick: Pi is equal to the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter, not its radius. Therefore, my confidence in your other formulations is diminished.
Phil Alexander - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Oops.. Louse, you're absolutely right, it's half the ratio of circumference to radius, but your lack of confidence is misplaced - I must've been concentrating so hard on getting Leibniz' formula to scan & getting the phrasing on the numbers that I overlooked the obvious.
Giorgio Coniglio - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
It' s easier in Alabama, where legend has it that pi = 3. But you deserve the whole pie for this hi-larious song. Fives for each of the pi categories.
Meriadoc - January 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I'll send you a pie on March 14, but for now this comment will have to do. ;)
Phil Alexander - January 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I suppose this ought to have been submitted on 14 March, but as a Brit I think of that as 14.3.15, which doesn't have quite the same relevance :)

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