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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:53 PM

Obama Passes Cognitive Test by Reciting the First Fifty Digits of Pi

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Barack Obama recently passed a cognitive test that required him to recite the first fifty digits of pi, the former President has disclosed.

Obama took the test voluntarily, he said, in order to reassure his employers at Netflix that he was “of sound mind.”

“Netflix has made a big investment in me as a producer, and I thought it was important for them to know that I was all right upstairs,” Obama said.

The former President said that he enjoyed taking the test, including a section that required him to memorize and then recite a hundred verses of the Iliad.

“That was actually a lot of fun,” Obama said. “Greek is such a beautiful language.”

Although he passed the test, Obama said that there were moments when he felt “rusty” and “not as sharp as I was back in the day.”

“I definitely need to do some more mental exercises,” he said. “One hour of three-dimensional chess with Bill Gates every morning isn’t getting it done.”

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/obama-passes-cognitive-test-by-reciting-the-first-fifty-digits-of-pi

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Reply Obama Passes Cognitive Test by Reciting the First Fifty Digits of Pi (Original post)
Zorro Jul 25 OP
dhill926 Jul 25 #1
Gothmog Jul 25 #2
intrepidity Jul 25 #3
Karadeniz Jul 25 #13
Throckmorton Jul 25 #17
Talitha Jul 25 #18
Dr. Strange Jul 25 #4
Mr. Ected Jul 25 #10
crickets Jul 25 #5
malaise Jul 25 #6
Disaffected Jul 25 #7
Dem2theMax Jul 25 #8
hay rick Jul 25 #9
Ilsa Jul 25 #11
klook Jul 25 #19
Buns_of_Fire Jul 25 #12
sarge43 Jul 25 #16
soldierant Jul 25 #21
keithbvadu2 Jul 25 #14
louis-t Jul 25 #15
progree Jul 25 #20

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:13 PM

1. a classic laugh out loud from wife and I....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:13 PM

2. I love good satire

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:26 PM

3. Trump responds by naming five flavors of pie nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:46 PM

13. Brilliant!

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:20 PM

17. One of which is actually a frozen custard.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:21 PM

18. Hahahaha!!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. I've actually memorized the first 10,000 digits of pi.

Although I memorized them in alphabetical order. It turns out to be easier that way.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:18 PM

10. You are quite funny.

And you dropped your quip in the perfect place. Kudos.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:31 PM

5. Thanks for the laughs today, Borowitz. Love it. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:33 PM

6. The Con responded saying

that he ate the Pi

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:42 PM

7. Pi is an irrational number,

so it ought to appeal to Trump as well.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:15 PM

8. What I really love about this is that Trump may hear about it,

and think it's true!

He won't understand any of it, but he'll think it's true.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:17 PM

9. Reminds me of Steve Martin's sobriety test in "The Man With Two Brains."

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:31 PM

11. "Greek is such a beautiful language." LOL.

Chew on that, donald.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:41 PM

19. The Iliad was written in Latin, but I'll give Borowitz a pass.

I spent many tortured hours translating it into English in high school!

And trust me, Vergil was never as funny as Andy Borowitz.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:32 PM

12. Oh yeah? *ahem* Two all-beef patties. Special Sauce. Lettuce.

Cheese.
Pickles.
Ohions.
On a sesame-seed bun.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:51 PM

16. Word is he warmed up by reciting the entire US Constitution n/t

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:11 PM

21. I once heard a joke based on that with the premise

that a bus driver who gradually pick up a number of people , starting with a woman who said her named was Patty (and she happened to be quite heavey),bu t I have completely forgotten what came after "yeah, the bus is full ... I've got two obese Patty's, ..."

Reconstructing it might e a fun quarantine activity, but not for me.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:47 PM

14. First fifty digits? - What a nothingburger!

First fifty digits? - What a nothingburger!

Trump brags he can recite the last fifty digits.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:50 PM

15. Pie are round. Cornbread are square.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:52 PM

20. Bull. I heard Obama CALCULATED the first 50 digits of Pi using an infinite series in his head of

course.

Leibniz formula for π
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leibniz_formula_for_%CF%80

There are others but this one was the first Google hit. But it gives one the idea.

Barack Obama recently passed a cognitive test that required him to recite the first fifty digits of pi

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