This is Pi Day

Welcome! This is Pi Day is an independent web comic about fatherhood, running, video games, science, art, independence, integrity, imagination and just generally … family adventure. It is drawn and published from Edmonton, Canada.

The life of a dad is full of stories, and we’ve been banking geeky dad experiences for a decade. The result: a web comic… This is Pi Day is a little bit serious, a little bit autobiographical, and a little bit blueberry pastry stains on the front of your shirt. All of it is built upon a foundation of math, science and technology pop culture … and of course an irrational number of terribly punny dad jokes.

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Strip: This is Flying (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #015.a

Remember, if you get sick at the airport it could be a terminal illness.

It is probably possible to draw some kind of graph that illustrates the usefulness of a kid (or anyone really) in solving a real world problem. On one axis would be a gradient of their willingness to talk to a stranger, driven either by sheer lack on inhibition or perhaps because they personal compelled to reach a solution to a problem. On the other axis would be their general capacity to understand the problem and the nitty-gritty nuances of said quandary.

Unsurprisingly there would a whole region on that graph where the helpful tot would be likely to do more harm than good… no matter how much you love them for the effort.

We hit that region on the graph more frequently these days… and I don’t really know why. A courageous little kid mashing up against the limits of her own comprehension, I suppose. As a good dad, I should applaud the effort even while I’m mopping up the mess.

Comic: Checked Mate

This is Pi Day #015

Kid: Can you tell me an airplane joke?
Dad: I would, but it would probably be over your head.

If you don’t get it, then you’ve never travelled with kid… a kid to whom the companionship of her parents against the vast uncertainty of the universe is nothing in comparison to the security granted by a stuffed toy.

She did this once… forgot her toy… somewhere. If only she’d JUST checked it. Either way, it was darn near the end of the world, y’know.