Thursday, March 19, 2009

Falling off a log

Is pie, in fact, easy? If so, which is easier, pie or falling off a log?
— Steve Gimbel

from Seemingly Trivial Unanswered Problems In Discourse: Easy Edition, Philophophers' Playground

Easy as falling off a log

A play on the word logarithm. This has to do with the shape of the graph y = log(x). If you stand on it anywhere near the origin, it is easy to fall off into the infinite abyss.

Easy as pie

A play on the word pi. The easiest shape to draw is a circle, and the length of the curve is pi times its diameter.

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I have no clue
If false or true.
Is it a lie?
Easy as pie!
Still in a fog?
Fall off a log!