PI DAY, BABY…. It’s March 14, and that means one thing: Pi Day.

Congress designated today as the official Pi Day to help promote math education. So, I feel some obligation to acknowledge the occasion.

In case you missed it, my friend Rachel Maddow had a fun little segment on the subject last night:

By the way, if you’re curious about the roll-call vote that Rachel mentioned on the Pi Day resolution, it’s right here. “Who votes no on Pi Day?” As it turns out, 10 Republicans do. I suspect most of them didn’t have as clever a rationale as the one offiered by Utah’s Jason Chaffetz. (If even one of the 10 suggests pi should just be rounded down to three, I support immediate expulsion. Who’s with me?)

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.