Saturday, June 20, 2009

Keep It Stupid, Stupid

Saturday, June 20, 2009

When April W.'s mom ordered a Father's Day cake last year, the clerk seemed to think that a name should go on the cake as well. Since there was more than one Dad in the house, though, April's mom insisted that the cake only say Happy Father's Day.

Or maybe her exact words were "Father's Day Only" - it's kind of hard to say...



I realize this is going to seem nit-picky, but I really want to know why the "t" is the only letter not capitalized. Seriously. Does that strike anyone else as odd?

There are perils in the world of random capitalization, though:

See? In addition to being ugly as original sin, this CCC [pthoo!] looks like it says "Worid's Best Dad". Not good.

A simpler way of expressing Dad's superiority might be the ol' standby: "#1 Dad", or "Dad is #1". So let's see how the modern Wreckerator is able to screw even those up, shall we?

[sigh]


Yoda strikes again?

Ok, obviously these inscriptions are just too long and complicated. So let's cut out all the extraneous stuff and get right to the heart of the matter:

Perfect.



Justin F., Kristina B., Mike H., & Erin H., Wreckporters!


- Related Wreckage: Dial-A-Wreck
Etiquette Bitch said...

oh, you made me laugh today. the last cw is perfect. thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

For the 2nd one: That couldn't possibly be Earth - it's obviously the planet Worid. It's not really a wreck - some little Woridians got that cake for their Daddy. Awww, how sweet.

wv: unces - what the Woridian neces and nephes call their parents' siblings.

Anonymous said...

I'd put that last one on a T-shirt and give it to my dad. :D

Anonymous said...

I think the last one is pretty cute, actually. :)

stormoftara said...

Haha, I love the first one. "Father Day Only" That's so funny.

Karen Francis said...

1 Dad is Dad?
Dad 1 is one?
I have 1 Dad?
Dad 1 I Have!

Dr Suess, eat your heart out! (or perhaps not...seeing as we have pictures of one here recently)

Karen Francis

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Yes, but we can forgive the decorator of the third cake since it has a Smurf joystick on it.

VeggieT said...

or maybe the store was having a "Father's Day only Sale" and the decorator took it literally

Thomas Westgard said...

I like the 1# Dad, with a drawing of a blue "member." I guess it probably weighs about a pound.

Anonymous said...

The capitalization goofs do make you wonder. But, um, what's up with the pitted gray icing on the Yoda cake? Blech!

theadmiral said...

The 3rd one is quite CLEARLY saying 'One Sharp Dad!'... hence the tie!

Dana said...

I like the last one also.

Hypatia said...

The lowercase "T" was the first thing I noticed, actually.

Anonymous said...

The last one looks like it's wearing an 80's headband!!! (If we could see it's feet, it would probably be wearing knee-high tube socks with red stripes.) I seriously just had a flashback to my childhood.

Hales said...

Haha! SO MANY WRECKS!! those GAC workers are really falling off thier wagon!?!
(GAC= Great American Cookie) :)
AND 6th to comment yeah!

Christa said...

at first I thought the "WORiD" cake said Wario...I was like the game huh?

Amy said...

Oh, so Dad's a Smurf, now??

What's so hard about putting the # sign in front of the number? SIGH

~Amy B.
wv: moderets: moderets vs. conservatives.

selaura said...

Um...it's the "L" that isn't capitalized, not the "T." Yes, I'm being nitpicky!

Lynn said...

I usually just put sprinkles on Father's Day cakes...easier and safer too !

FreedomFirst said...

Oh man. That is so sad.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

My dad only gets a card.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Amber said...

Obviously our little friend Worid has several dads, but he wanted to get a cake for his best one.

becca.elpy said...

I think yoda would have said, "#1 Dad is." (sheepish blush)

The Worid cake is a huge strike against CCCs.

TeeVeeEll said...

Is it just me, or is it the 'L' that isn't capitalized?

Natalie said...

Yes, I noticed the random lower case letters immediately. They are IRRItATING. I've been inspired once again. I'm off to go frost and wreckorate my cake.

Happy Falker Satherhood to all those dads out there!

Jimh. said...

Awesome cake this is for Dad; number 1 is he!

Love it!

Kari said...

Your typo ("lowercase t" instead of "i" had me really confused there for a minute. :-)

LB said...

Does anyone else notice the weird yellow & brown dots on the 1# DAD cake, below the "tie" (and I use that term loosely)?? What the heck is that?

Also, @selaura & @TeeVeeEll ... Jen's comment about the lowercase 'T' is in reference to the first picture; the lowercase 'L' is in the second picture. :)

wv: pition - Lord have pition the poor 1# dads who get these caKes on Sunday

Anonymous said...

The lower case "t" is on the first cake, folks.


wv: messe- these wreckes are very messe

Kamity said...

If it's not the planet Worid, then it's Worid the foster child's best dad. Worid would definitely know WHO his best dad was after being bounced around between so many homes.

Poor Worid.

And "doatable" is a really interesting word verification.

WM said...

Really...it should be so easy...

Jen...your photo credit for the first Dad cookie cake (Friday) with the falling D should be for Jenny W.

WV: CHANTSKE...Do you think there is a chantske the Wreckorators can every get right?

2slippers said...

As I am viewing this entry, there is an add in the left sidebar for Trojan condoms. What a lovely addition for Father's Day!

Miss Kolleen said...

i alwayss capitalize my Rs. always. but never write in capitals. so i guess i can fprgive that T.

Anonymous said...

I love the last one, it made me smile big time :)

PointlessPedant said...

OK, it's not that the typo by itself. I mean anyone can mistake an i for a t. I guess.

What is totally amazing is how many people agreed, "Oh yeah, hahaha, that lowercase t really stood out!"

And that concludes today's lesson on The Aversive Power of Cognitive Dissonance. Thank you for your attention.

Bekah said...

Not so much a lesson on The Aversive Power of Cognitive Dissonance, as your simply not realizing Jen was referring to the lowercase t in the "Father's Day Only" cake. The l in the "World's Best Dad" one was supposed to be another example of random capitalization.

Now I want to make an appalling cake. And it's a good thing, is anything better than appalling is beyond my reach!

Ruth said...

"As ugly as original sin" is definitely one of my new favorite sayings.

unstoppable.zanmato said...

The third one... Maybe Dr. Manhattan had a kid?
Who really wanted to convey the message that pants are great items to wear?

Anonymous said...

The last one cracked me up. I would totally buy it for the humor factor alone!

diddleymaz said...

Is it just me who thinks the ties look like diseased willys ?

Steveman said...

I think you meant to say that the "l" isn't capitalized, not the "t", though you did write in the "worids" part

roni said...

what was that blurred spot on #4*???? Plus I have a weird feeling of da-ja-vuo**




*HA someone can do it right
** ok I stink at speeling

Kath said...

I noticed the lowercase t immediately as well.

Funny thing, when I visit this blog, I look at the pictures and read the commentary. I wish everyone would do the same.

Nicki said...

My goodness, the amount of icing on the "world" cake make me wanna barf!

- By the way, i LOVE your blog, and have been reading for a long time, but this is the first time i've posted. :)

Amy said...

The lowercase l is a worldwide plague... http://lowercasel.blogspot.com/

Zweiradler said...

Help! I can't stop laughing at those silly word verification jokes ... :-)

Jennifer said...

so i think that the last one totally looks like a snood character!

Belle Epoque said...

These's Father's Day cakes are pretty madcap...

Dr. Shrinker said...

Umm...that last "Dad" looks like the final scene in an adult film...

wildmaven said...

So.. let me get this straight. The decorators weren't confident enough to actually write "Father's Day Only" on the cake itself, they had to write it on some chocolate thing and then plonk it on the cake? Outstanding!!

Susan said...

#1 is Dad.
#2 is mommy's new boyfriend?

ardie said...

I concur that the white glare on the last cake looks startlingly similiar to something dirty yet completely natural that helps create children, thus also Dads. Ahem.

~Ardie

Morgan the Muse said...

well, if my dad was a big blue oval with pointy hair, then that would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

delurking to LOL that the shine on the last cake looks like a streak of sperm. gross, i know. i just took a biology final :)

thanks for the daily laugh!! this blog rocks. u really lighten up this student's day... and if i really want to avoid studying, i go through the archives. multiple times. and still giggle maniacally at the photos and at your writing. keep it up! <3

Anonymous said...

Okay, I understand that cake decorators don't work in an office with a dress code, but seriously, do they not know what a tie looks like? If there's any confusion, you could always head over to the mens secton of a department store. Heck, even Wal-Mart has ties (in the month of June, there is a rack of them up by the cash registers in my local store. In PLAIN VIEW of the bakery counter)

Of course, there is always the possibility that these decorators are on the cutting edge of men's fashion. Perhaps these odd ties will be the big thing in 2010.

Anonymous said...

At first, I thought the first cake said "Fat Her's Day" which of course was not right. Then I thought it was a restriction.

The second cake for the one pound dad had me rolling around, crying, I was laughing so hard.

Not that roar out loud kind of laughter, but the gut deep, unable to take a full breath, no talking kind.

-A.

mariahconley said...

It is just me, or is that last one cross-eyed? x)

jackie31337 said...

A father is you!

EP said...

LOL!! the last one should be on a t-shirt!

Anonymous said...

On the 4th picture, is it paté on the top ?
I'm french and I would like to know what is this curious recipe ?
:)

Bree said...

I bought a Father's Day cake at Weis yesterday, and I was actively looking for wrecks, but all were spelled correctly with no weird stuff on them, and no CCC's. Mine says #1 Dad, with some flotsam tools on it.

Now, you should have seen the Father's Day cake my local Wal-Mart made. It was a deer head peeking out of some purple crosshatch thing. If I had my camera on me, I would have taken a pic.

Oh, and the third cake is pretty cute, but I seriously hope that's not the baker's representation of his/her dad!

Yarnjeannie said...

Reminds me of the clerk who took the order for an anniversary cake for my sister and brother-in-law. My brother, when placing the order, asked for it to say "Happy Anniversary, ______ and ______" (names omitted to protect the embarrassed). The clerk asked about decorations on the cake. My brother said "Anything for a wedding".

When he went to pick up the cake, it was inscribed "Happy Anniversary, _____ and ______ Anything for a wedding

Renee said...

My DD wants to know why the last cake has Heart monitor lines for hair?!?!?!

Perhaps dad might have a corinary when he sees the cake?

Anonymous said...

The "L" is lowercase, not "T"

Anonymous said...

@PointlessPedant bwahaha. people like you make me laugh. It's not so much a lesson on "The Aversive Power of Cognitive Dissonance" as it is a lesson in "Looking Pretty Dumb Because You Weren't Actually Paying Attention To What You Were Seeing and Reading Because You Were Too Quick Trying To Be Superior To Everyone Else."

You (and the other people who made the same comment), in essence, became a living representations of this whole site. haha

And I agree with anonymous! That's the FIRST thing I thought of wen I saw that cake! I think it's a sperm inside an egg!!

Anonymous said...

What if I was born on Father's Day? Someone out there is denying me my birthday every so many years with their "FAtHER's DAY ONLY" cake.

Miranda said...

I love the Charlie Brown circlet the blue-faced, cross-eyed "Dad!" is wearing. I think it's just the right touch to show people that this is a sensitive, butch, insane, dad, possibly suffering from a medical skin condition.
Wonderful! :D