I'm with dontcry and chained--never, everbogart all the crunchy stuff on the top of a casserole, or the pepperoni on the pizza.
As for pointing the brie: I've never heard of this, hernesheir, so I've probably committed a cheesy faux pas or two. However, pointing the pie is absolutely, positively forbidden in my neck of the woods.
Or taking someone else's pepperoni when divvying the pizza slices. One must always, always properly apportion the rightful cheese and pepperoni detritus. In fact, this situation is exactly why the word "rightful" was coined.
"Removing the tip from a wedge of brie (the most desirable part)"
Is this received wisdom handed down from on high by the Select Council on brie-manging? Is there no room for a kind of Jack Sprat & consort scenario wherein peace would reign supreme and pointing would be irrelevant? Frankly, I've never given all that much thought to which part of the brie I was nibbling.
Hernesheir: Rumor has it that the mathematics department in Berkeley has been collaborating with local dairymakers in the construction of - fractal cheese wedges ! So that might pose some problems for your algorithm.
Brie bought in wedges. Now that's a problem. Happily, the mathematicians have an answer: calculus. They're forever dividing portions of circles and wedges into a infinite number of slices they like to call "dx" - each tiny slice along a radius of brie would include its proportionate portion of the point of the brie wedge. Heh - it works out with pencil and paper....
This is interesting. Earlier, I put half a round of left-over brie on the counter to warm up a bit for my little pre-dinner happy hour. When I returned to the kitchen a few minutes ago, my daughter's boyfriend had hacked it up like some kind of animal. Seriously? It looks like the dog got hold of it. What's worse, he gouged out all the middle part. I'd like to give his 'brie' a good pointing!
One way of avoiding "pointing the brie" is to follow the convention of paring slices off the edge of a brie while it is still in the round. This also assures that the skin is doled out more or less equally.