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Today, March 14 is Pi Day: Go Have Pie!
General/Chat Vanity | 3/14 | Xzins

Posted on 03/14/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT by xzins

March 14 or 3/14 is pi day, or 3.14

Celebrate with your favorite PIE!


TOPICS: Food; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 314; pi; pie

1 posted on 03/14/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

My #1 is Lemon Meringue


2 posted on 03/14/2014 10:51:55 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

To Obama every day is pi in the sky day.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

but he’s too bitter to enjoy it

Happy people enjoy pie.

He ain’t so he don’t


4 posted on 03/14/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

True.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 10:56:56 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: xzins

In one of those classic moves that proves government ain’t that bright National Pie Day is Jan 23rd. I’ve never bought a pie for that pie day, I always get a pie for pi, and put it on our pi plate.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 10:58:12 AM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: xzins

More accurately, Pi is 3.14159....

So, is next year Pi day/year, or is it the year after that (rounds to 3.1416)?


7 posted on 03/14/2014 11:01:59 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: xzins


8 posted on 03/14/2014 11:02:32 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: xzins

My youngest grandson took a Pie to school today along with 5 or 6 other kids in his math class for a Pi lesson, he was looking forward to the eating part. LOL!


9 posted on 03/14/2014 11:03:43 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: justlurking

If you like pie, just make it both years. :>)


10 posted on 03/14/2014 11:07:28 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: shibumi

Had to schedule it during Lent, didn’t they?


11 posted on 03/14/2014 11:10:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shibumi

12 posted on 03/14/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
"Pi-in-the-Sky"
13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:11:34 AM PDT by mikrofon (Veil Nebula)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

NEVER give up pie during Lent.

AND, if PIE isn’t SPECIFICALLY in the contract, then you didn’t really give it up!


14 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:25 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mikrofon

PIE in the sky

15 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:59 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Cantaloupe Custard Pie

1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked

1 cantaloupe
1/2 cup white sugar
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp butter flavored extract

3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons white sugar

Peel then cut cantaloupe in sections, remove and discard
seeds, and dice into small chunks into a saucepan. Place
over medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil. Mash the
cantaloupe as it heats. This should make about 2 cups of
pulp.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt. Add to heated
cantaloupe and cook, stirring, until thick. The amount of
flour seems large, but it takes considerable thickening to
obtain the correct consistency.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks; add water to yolks. Add a
little of the cantaloupe mixture to egg yolks in order to
heat yolks gradually. Stir egg yolks mixture into cantaloupe
mixture. Continue cooking, stirring, until thick and creamy.
Remove from heat.

Add butter or margarine and flavoring to the cantaloupe
mixture, then pour into baked pie shell.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together until frothy.
Continue beating, adding the 6 tablespoons sugar gradually;
beat until thick peaks form. Top the pie with this meringue.

Bake at 400F until top is lightly browned. (The crust and
filling are done, so you are just cooking the meringue.)

(as a final note, some people can and will try to eat the
entire pie themselves.)


16 posted on 03/14/2014 11:15:55 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: xzins

I had 3 pi’s last week and 14 the month before. Last year I had 159 down from 265 the previous year and 359 the year before that.

I’m pi’d out.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 11:20:43 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

When referencing pretty girls (or pies) the rules REQUIRE pics.

Do you wish to be known as a rules breaker?!@


18 posted on 03/14/2014 11:21:10 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: justlurking
So, is next year Pi day/year, or is it the year after that (rounds to 3.1416)?

Nah, we can celebrate it next year at 9:27...
19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: xzins

If You Like Your Pie.... You Can Keep Your Pie...and Eat It Too!


20 posted on 03/14/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: xzins

It doesn’t really help in this case, as it is either covered by meringue, or it is a flat topped custard pie. But it makes up for taste for what it may lack in decor.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 11:24:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: MeshugeMikey

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

But you can have your pi and eat your pie....have it and eat it too.

The superiority of Pie!


22 posted on 03/14/2014 11:25:19 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Cantaloupe is one of my favorite fruits. That pie sounds amazing. I’d never heard of it before.

Thanks for the recipe.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

If it weren’t for pi, pies would be square.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 11:29:36 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao
If it weren’t for pi, pies would be square.

Instead, they are so hip

25 posted on 03/14/2014 11:32:20 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Instead, they are so hip

That's where most pies go to on me.

26 posted on 03/14/2014 11:38:04 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: xzins

No offense to pi, but I think tau ( 2 x pi ) is a better ratio. See here:(hips4h0y.tumblr.com/). So I will celebrate on June 28th. Unfortunately eating pie on that day doesn’t fit.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 11:43:06 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG7vhMMXagQ may work better for you. ;^(


28 posted on 03/14/2014 11:47:18 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: xzins

And here we thought it was green cheese ... Who knew!


29 posted on 03/14/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (Moonce Meat?)
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To: xzins

30 posted on 03/14/2014 11:52:23 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Slings and Arrows

31 posted on 03/14/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: BikerJoe
Nah, we can celebrate it next year at 9:27...

AM or PM? And in what time zone?

32 posted on 03/14/2014 11:54:30 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: xzins

Pie r not square.......


33 posted on 03/14/2014 11:55:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: JoeProBono
How did we miss this one?


34 posted on 03/14/2014 11:56:11 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Hot Tabasco

35 posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition; fhayek

I don’t celebrate Pi Day.

It’s irrational.


36 posted on 03/14/2014 12:15:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: xzins
PI IS NOT 3.14. It is the ratio of the circumference of the circle to its diameter. The reason a symbol is used is that it's an irrational number, so any number used involves rounding off. Besides which, the symbol can be "undone" exactly in a problem in which it divides out.

grrrr..... <^..^>

37 posted on 03/14/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

sounds like you need a piece of pie!


38 posted on 03/14/2014 12:26:37 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Some snails are irrational too. :)


39 posted on 03/14/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: grania
Let's all sing together....*Kumbyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa****


40 posted on 03/14/2014 12:29:18 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: xzins

Next year is more accurate: 3.14.15


41 posted on 03/14/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: justlurking
Nah, we can celebrate it next year at 9:27...

AM or PM? And in what time zone?

AM, Zulu.
42 posted on 03/14/2014 12:40:09 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: BikerJoe

You can always celebrate it each year at 3/14 15.926 Hours local time (which is just about now here! ;)


43 posted on 03/14/2014 12:42:10 PM PDT by mikrofon (Weekend BUMP)
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To: Daffynition

44 posted on 03/14/2014 12:46:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Yummmmmmmmmm! Here's dessert!


45 posted on 03/14/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

He has transcended such things.


46 posted on 03/14/2014 12:56:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

47 posted on 03/14/2014 1:05:26 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: xzins
I prefer to look at it as ½ Tau day

Time to dump Pi

48 posted on 03/14/2014 2:39:19 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: 1Old Pro

that will be Year. . Pie every day


49 posted on 03/14/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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