3.14159/Pi

Jenny Jenny, you should know better; This is not just another Greek letter. It’s a term that relates two important parameters; If you know the circumference, you can find the diameter. Jenny, you need this number; You should keep it in mind. Jenny, plug in this number: Three point one four one five nine. (Three point one four one five nine.) Three point one four one five nine. (Three point…

Mindset List for the Class of 2009

1. Andy Warhol, Liberace, Jackie Gleason, and Lee Marvin have always been dead. 2. They don’t remember when “cut and paste” involved scissors. –Mindset List for the Class of 2009 (Beloit College) Always worth a read.

Elmo Is an Evildoer

When I watched “Sesame Street” in the ’70s, the human cast and the Muppets were quirky adults who didn’t talk down to me with baby voices. Now the human cast gets almost no airtime, and the show is dominated by Elmo, Baby Bear and, now, Abby Cadabby — preschoolers enamored by their own adorable stupidity. The lesson they teach — in opposition to Oscar, Big Bird, Grover or Bert —…