Irrepressible Pacifica palindromist Alan Wald telegraphs the following news about Pi Day:
Woo-hoo! Trying to decide how you're going to celebrate Pacifica Pi Day (3.14) this year? Be sure to avoid the congested SFO airport and typical math holiday madness caused by too many smarties in the Bay Area. For starters, Pacifica palindrome lovers suggest we check in with Pacifica's fast new zoo director, who announced at her first staff meeting exactly one year ago that she had taken charge of the operation and immediately had ordered an increase in the number of hippos from seven to roughly 22: "I'm atop Op. Pi hippopotami!"
And who could forget the palindrome-loving chef on Pacifica PCT Channel 26, who explained as he prepared an exotic chowder (or distinctive surf-and-turf) recipe to celebrate Pi Day: "I pot cod, nag, and octopi!"
Perhaps the best news of all, Pi Day this year is two digits longer: 3.1415. So as we prepare to celebrate Pi Day, Pacifica palindrome lovers say, when offered a slice of celebration cake: "I prefer pi."
During the Fourth of July excitement, someone left a red Stanford-hat-style backpack with the name Lars on it at the ocean end of Rockaway Beach Avenue. When Alan Wald read about this on Next Door, he posted a comment that the lost bag might belong to a Viking sailor.
Pacifica palindrome lovers have confirmed this breed of camel—the palindromedary—as the source of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Notice how ornery it looks; it has no excretory tract. Alan Wald
Creative juxtaposition of issues by our Riptide palindromist Alan Wald:
"I read today that crowdsourcing is being used to pore over the millions of large-scale satellite images that cover the vast Indian Ocean, and it occurs to me that the chance of finding MH370 debris in one of those images is about the same as winning the Mega Millions lottery. So why not give the lottery and its players a useful purpose: Instead of generating random numbers, let's reprogram lottery machines to dispense random large-scale satellite images from the Indian Ocean? Find the debris -- win the jackpot."