It’s time again for another episode of Shagbottom Theater!
Who doesn’t love pie? Oh, wait…it’s Pi, not pie. Pi Day. That’s too bad. I suck at math. Can’t imagine Fionn is much better. Oh, wait…looks like our Theater Star, Fionn, was more prepared than I. Maybe he ought to direct the theater instead? Honestly, he should do some of these introductions, but the ham likes to let others wax about him before he does his thing. He says it puts him in the frame.
Anyway, you all are probably familiar with the 1998 film Pi. Would you see Fionn in the part of Sol? Well that’s the piece he chose. Of course we accommodated him. Supporting roles can be the juiciest. He also liked Mark Margolis’s performance in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Here he is giving a go to Margolis’s character for this year’s Pi Day…
Sol Robeson: Have you met Archimedes? The one with the black spots, you see? You remember Archimedes of Syracuse, eh? The king asks Archimedes to determine if a present he’s received is actually solid gold. Unsolved problem at the time. It tortures the great Greek mathematician for weeks – insomnia haunts him and he twists and turns in his bed for nights on end. Finally, his equally exhausted wife – she’s forced to share a bed with this genius – convinces him to take a bath to relax. While he’s entering the tub, Archimedes notices the bath water rise. Displacement, a way to determine volume, and that’s a way to determine density – weight over volume. And thus, Archimedes solves the problem. He screams “Eureka” and he is so overwhelmed he runs dripping naked through the streets to the king’s palace to report his discovery.
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