Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And Remember:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



What are you guys talking about? Our education system is fine. Really.


I just love getting the spoils after a victorious Wreckporter's first hunt. Here's what Lillian J. had to say:

"I thought that being a wreckhunter would be challenging, to say the least. There really couldn't be that many grocery store bakers that were as artistically challenged/borderline illiterate as your blog would suggest, right? After all, you have the agents fanning the entire country hunting down these elusive gems! I thought it would be months - nay, years! - until I saw one in real life. Still, I figured I'd give it a go. Imagine my giddy astonishment when I bagged this prime specimen on my very first wreckhunt!"

Excellent work, Lillian. You're a tiger. A wreck-hunting tiger.
Becky said...

Love it! Good work Lillian! I'm surprised it doesn't read "You're Vote Counst"

Alix said...

My eyes are bleeding - and yet there is so much truth in every vote counsting!

sciencegirl said...

be kind, people. the dyslexic need jobs too.

Chris said...

Graet Wokr!

Anonymous said...

Um, Lillian, I think you meant "elusive", rather than "illusive"... it's okay, I figure you were just excited at your first successful wreckhunt: good one!

Dawn said...

Oh, it's so bad that it's good!

Thanks for the election day laughs.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Maybe white icing instead of brown would have been more patriotic. Ha.

Mama On The Move said...

Or how about: Your Vote "Counts"

luna said...

maybe the wrecktastic cake designer was just trying to be shakespearean?

MonkeyPunk said...

**whispers** it's "elusive".

Duncan said...

Illusive? "Having the quality of an illusion"?

mcdrama said...

sorry to be a spoilsport, but you might want to check your spelling as well. It would be 'elusive', not illusive. Thanks.

marybindc said...

Wow, that is a new level of wreckiness!

mommyofthree said...

Good job Lillian! Excellent. Your hard work counst.

Anonymous said...

I heart this cake and its underachieving, error-prone maker.

Youngblood4ever said...

This is just sad. My heart hurts for the person who unknowingly buys this misspelled wreck! Don't forget to get out and vote today- your vote DOES counst... I mean counts.

yousuckatcraigslist said...

Sigh.

Elusive.

So, so close.

Good wreck find, though!

OM said...

See what happens when you don't vote? A child just got left behind.

Anonymous said...

That would be "elusive." Just sayin'.

- Grammar Police

Redheaded Mama said...

Dyslexic cake decorators shouldn't be allowed to do writing.

Tonyia said...

Aaaaaaaahhhh hahahahahahahahaha!

Oh. Thank you. I needed that this morning!

peter said...

Jen thanks for this 'tribute', your cake wrecks brings a smile to my face. From some of them it's not just a smile but ROFL.

AmySprite said...

And THIS, my fellow cake lovers, is why America is in such desperate need of change....

John (the hubby of Jen) said...

To the comments about "illusive" great catch. I sometimes think we all rely on spell check too much. At least it's a word. Not the right word but hey, who's countign?

john

Maire said...

Love it! I especially think that the icing is appropriate because clearly, much like the decorator's spelling abilities, the chocolate is a reminder of what is going down the toilet.

Mari said...

Ha Ha Ha! I laughed so hard I cried. I am going to the grocery store right now and I am taking my camera, yeth, I am.

Lose That Girl said...

Did George W make that cake?

Anonymous said...

I'm a 1st-time commenter, but long-time lurker here. I LOVE this blog. Jen, your commentaries rock my socks off. Keep up the good work!............Lyn

amy said...

No child left beehind!!!
I would be tempted to buy that cake...

rlshiffrin said...

i'm surprised it doesnt say "you're"

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Best election post I've read today!

FreedomFirst said...

Oh, the misery. That makes me want to cry.

rrr said...

PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!

curdiemer said...

(wiping away tears)

Thank you Lillian and thank you Jen. That just made all the political phone calls worth it.

Beckster said...

this seems to be along the lines of "Can I aks you a question?"...

UUUUUUUUUGH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Remember, YoU're "voTe" counst..

Beth said...

Even worse, it could say "Your Vote Cunst"

Dots said...

Oh my!! very very funny! :-)

ros said...

I think American needs a new policy of 'No Baker Left Behind'.

Poetikat said...

Give that girl a PRIEZ!

Fantastic!

I think I'm going to have to start packing my camera in my purse.

Kat

What's Her Face said...

That's awesome!

asillylittlegirl said...

Oh, crap!! I wish I had read your blog BEFORE I went to vote. I wouldn't have voted no on the education issue on my ballot! Apparently they do need more tax money to go towards education.

Tiff said...

LOL that is too funny!!! I found your blog the other day and have thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Dea said...

LOVE IT!!! LMAO!!!

(not to mention the color palette....lovely, eh??)

A Paperback Writer said...

Every vote counts, but apparently, it can't spell.

janet said...

O.O

I thought the cake said something obscene at first...

Fluffy Cow said...

*shakes head in disbelief*

Emily said...

I found something for you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cpd6rHIfyA&eurl=http://lj-toys.com/?journalid=1463561&moduleid=2953&preview=&auth_token=sessionless:1225850400:embedconten

Laura, Ben, and family said...

Your vote counts, your spell check doesn't.

Laynie said...

Let's be honest, it's almost a given that you're going to misspell something when you're criticizing spelling/grammar on the internet!

Anonymous said...

Great link Emily!
Semi-homemade shouldn't look 90% store-bought and 100% slopped together. Perfect for CW, though, and w/o any writing. Not always a simple feat. Kudos, semi-lady.

,,You're Vote Counst!"

Alli said...

All that is missing from this wreck are quotation marks and capitalized letters that are not the first.

heartafire said...

Thank you for all of those who pointed out the illusive/elusive error, but I'd just like to AKS you one question:
Have any of YOU on the Grammar Patrol found a wreck as wonderful, as TOPICAL, and as brimming with chocolatey sincerity as this one Lillian J has bagged for our enjoyment?!

Lord Alford said...

Your vote counts unless you live in the Middle Ages, then your count votes.

mp. said...

i am reminded of a teacher who, on a class field trip, ordered "a hot dog, without the apostrophe." (hot dog's, as the sign said.)

while my blatant disregard for capitalization drives others mad, at least i'm not trying to SELL my mistakes.

oh well... at least it was good for the laugh! keep them coming.

Tee said...

i am glad they didn't leave out the "o" eek.

bitethisspam said...

I FIGURED IT OUT PEOPLE!!!...These bakery people aren't stupid!!! They are actually very bright...This is how it works:

1. Create a cake too ugly or misspell the message.
2. Deny any of the work done "I don't know who made that" (in case the boss asks)
3. Wait for the customers to NOT BUY the monstrosity and boss asks which staff member wants to take unsold cake home for free.
4. Laugh hysterically all the way home in the car how you wrangled yet another free cake for the family this weekend.

MYSTERY SOLVED!!

ps. as I write this...how ironic that the word verification is 'convic' Convict? Criminal or press charges on these cake free loaders? LOLOLOLOL

Carl Weaver said...

Counst - that sounds like it's past tense. Or maybe that's, "Your vote counsted." Yes, that's right.