Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Day the Spaceship Earth Stood Still

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wow, is it Earth Day already? Hard to believe it's been almost a year since the Epcot Episode.

Yep, for you wreckies who've joined us in the past year, Epcot made its unintentional Cake Wrecks debut in honor of Earth Day, 2009. You can read the original post here, but in a nutshell: I posted a Spaceship Earth cake, and then made the mistake of calling it a Spaceship Earth cake. We then got about fifty billion comments (give or take fifty billion) telling us it was NOT Spaceship Earth, but Epcot. Many also helpfully pointed out that you could tell it was Epcot by the Disney font used on the cakeboard.


Now, as every Disney Geek knows, Epcot is the theme park and Spaceship Earth is the Big Golf Ball™ - and I am a huge Disney Geek. Plus, and here's the part that was especially painful/hilarious, John and I made the cake.

(Yeah, I know it's not great. That's why I posted it. However, I am one of only two or three people on the planet who've ever even attempted a Spaceship Earth cake. So, you know, I've got that going for me.)

Now, in honor of this auspicious occasion I would like to shower you with Earth and/or Spaceship Earth wrecks.

Erm...

Unfortunately, despite extensive research performed during the commercial breaks for Dancing with the Stars (Go, Niecy!), I couldn't find any.

Still, I feel you deserve some kind of reward for reading this far without any new wreckage. So, here, I found you another Disney icon that's gray and round:


Piglet! What have they done to you?

Wow. Just look at the size of that head! I'm not kidding, that is a huge noggin'! It's a virtual planetoid! It has its own weather system! And it's giving me an excuse to quote Stuart Mackenzie!

Oh, and if you look closely, you can see that he recently swallowed a small globe. Or has a globe-shaped tumor growing out of his shoulder - take your pick. Whichever: Hel-looo! Earth Day tribute!


Mandy P., try to work "like Sputnik: spherical but quite pointy in parts" into as many conversations today as possible. Because the earth needs you, that's why.

- Related Wreckage: Happy Earth Day to You...

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Palila said...

Poor Eeyore!

The Boob Nazi said...

Eeyore! I am so sad right now. He's looking even more depressed than usual. Poor guy.

Taylor said...

It looks like Eeyore's resorbed twin or something.

"Oh, look. I've gone too far. He's gonna go home tonight and cry himself to sleep on his huge pillow!"

Amanda Mac said...

"Heed! Down! Now!"

LOVE the Axe Murderer references. :)

and Eeyore... well, he's looking kind of rough these days. Poor thing - at least now he has something to be grumpy about.

Meredith said...

You'd better stop or he'll be crying himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillow. I can never resist a So I Married An Axe Murderer quote!

A Girl In Her Kitchen said...

Happy Epcot Day! Go plant a golfball!

http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Jen -- I think that second cake is Eeyore, not Piglet. See the donkey ear? And the donkey tail? But the poor critter looks even more unhappy than usual over being compressed into a little ball of @$$...

Lynn

Nostalgie said...

I'm a huge Disney geek too and I can't believe that people think that is Epcot itself. There is an actual ride in there (a particularly good one) and the structure/ the ride is indeed called Spaceship Earth. I too get a bit pet peevish when people make Disney mistakes so I'm glad it's not only me :) I think it's a rather nice cake.

knitwit said...

And now we know what it'd look like if Piglet and Eeyore had a baby. Mark my words, Emma will be explaining this to a therapist some day.

XOXO said...

Jen - every time I think I couldn't possibly love you more, you do something - like quote "So I Married an Axe Murderer" and make me love you just THAT much more!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I think Eeyore actually swallowed Piglet. So sad.

Tricia L said...

Did they only have one round pan to work with? Considering an average home baker can make a decent rabbit out of two round pans, I'm stunned. That's all I can say. Stunned. Poor Eeyore.

Danielle said...

I wonder how many comments you are going to get telling you it isn't Piglet?

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Oh Eeyore - did nobody warn you of the possible downsides to gastric bypass?

Budgyrl said...

To me it appears that poor Eeyore is being punched in the face. Is this one of those optical illusions? Very sneaky...

I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts!

bassgirl said...

Eeyore's favorite birthday present was a deflated balloon. I think we have a deflated Eeyore balloon here. Where's Christopher Robin? Eeyone needs you!

OtherRobert said...

Really? Calling it a Spaceship Earth cake was controversial? I thought that was common knowledge. Then again, EPCOT was my favorite park because it was so educational. With all the pavilions closing down and the Disneyfication of educational content growing (Finding Nemo Presents: The Living Seas, complete with holographic projections that scare the crap out of the actual sea creatures), I'm losing my favorite theme park in the world.

Of course, I look at that Eeyore cake and realize how much worse it could be. I'm not melting into a depressed puddle of goo.

Sheila Bennett said...

Now, how do you get Piglet out of that? Looks like it "may" be Eeyore, or an Alfred Hitchcock profile. You know, those two things are SO similar. lol

Anonymous said...

The red bit by the tail - is that a... prolapse?!

Anna

joyce said...

and how many of us will say, "looks like epcot" ? in honor of your post one year ago???

those of us that know if a cakewreck has a strange or hard to explain shape, we get lazy and say, "looks like epcot" knowing it looks nothing at all like epcot, but to remind you of that fateful post.

and 'cause we love you !

JoMama said...

Poor Eeyore! He has saggy boobs!

mimi said...

I'm going to ignore the comments today to avoid seeing how many people don't "get it" and try to correct you that it is not piglet!

Jen and I have the same sense of humor. Intentionally saying the wrong thing when we in fact know what it is.

wv: sanes ~ Last year's EPCOT fiasco is driving all the sanes out of my brain.

Amy said...

No wonder Eeyore is always so sad! People make cakes that look like THAT!

The Wife Icon said...

I think your Spaceship Earth cake is pretty damn good to be honest with you. And I also get annoyed when people make Disney mistakes, like calling the Magic Kingdom, Disney World. The whole thing is Disney World! *deep breath*

Also...a So I Married an Ax Murderer reference? Really? One of my favorite movies ever? I need to read this blog way more often...

And Eeyore, there are just no words.

Amanda in Dallas said...

The idiotic comments about Spaceship Earth being "Epcot" and "SEE THE FONT MAKES IT SO" is blowing my mind! It would be funny if it weren't so sad. I, too, am a die-hard Disney fan and somewhat in shock at the sheer number of people repeating it...I need a drink...

Tiffany said...

HE kind of looks like Fetal Eyore!

franticallysimple said...

Um Jen? Hate to break it to you, but that is EPCOT, I mean Eeyore,not Piglet. I know because I am a huge Disney fan.
P.S. Tell me you and John did not make that one too...

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Tiffany,

"Fetal Eeyore"

Awesome!

john

Karen Kraft said...

Oh my gosh, Jen - you're a Neicy fan! Now I love you even more!

Nancy said...

Clarise, it looks like it's Piglet wearing Eeyore skin.

Here in Austin, TX, Eeyore's birthday party will be held in 2 days! Old hippies, young hippies, costumes, silver man, Leslie (cross dresser who ran for mayor and came in 3rd), drum circle, all sorts of craziness. 47th year and proceeds got to charities. Happy Birthday, Eeyore!

I never got to go on the original 'Living Seas'. They remade it just before I went for the 1st time. I was as sad as Eeyore.

Receptionist Row said...

It's not Piglet and it's not Eeyore. It's there love child, Pigyore!!! And he is ppppppppissed!

Rebecca F. said...

Well, I love the Epcot/Spaceship Earth comments and ongoing silliness. Thanks for being such a good sport about it all!

Kenny Kup-Kakesters said...

If only you had a triangle decorating tip! From what I see on the net frosting only comes out of tips in a circular fashion. (Damn you physics!)
Or you can stamp out 100s of triangles in some white fondant.
I challenge you to make another one for next earth day, since you seem to think this one is a "wreck." I rather quite like it, to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the So I married an ax Murderer quotes this morning! One of my favorites and now I will be thinking of it on this very special Earth Day:-)

angieruns.com said...

Poor Eeyore. No wonder he always looks sad. He gets no respect.

Gina said...

Um... hmmmm... yep, no words.

Robin said...

I watched that whole Epcot episode go down last year. I couldn't believe how many people felt the need to correct you...when they didn't know what they were talking about!! I am a native Central Floridian/Disney buff, and it was driving me crazy.

Love today's post! Can't wait to see how many people feel the need to correct your intentional mislabeling (is that a word?). Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know it's Eeyore, not Piglet, and I got that (and he's a very sad-looking, disfigured Eeyore, at that). What I really loved was Jen's VERY low key homage to "Caddyshack" - LOVE IT!!! I'm a huge "Caddyshack" fan, and any quote from Bill Murray's character (or any other, for that matter) is FABULOUS, in my book.

Keep up the awesome work, Jen. You rock!

Anne-Marie

ViiriƤinen said...

But Jen - you did find an Earth wreck. Or what was "Happy irthday" supposed to stand for? ;)

wv: sabile. Poor Eeyore is feeling very very sabile today.

Amanda said...

Oh NOOOOOOOO! Eeyore has elephantitis!

E.M. Green said...

I stopped at Kenny-Kup's comment because I totally think you should try EPC--er--Spaceship Earth again.

In fact, I really really REALLY want you to try it again. You can't go wrong, really. If it's great, you will have succeeded and if it sucks it's another fabulous wreck that succeeds just as much.

I think you should do Spaceship Earth at night so you can do more colors than gray!

...Not that you're necessarily going to do it.

But it would be so KEWL!

WV: skies...wow, it's actually a word. How boring.

ksaldria said...

Poor Eeyore. Looks like someone stole his stuffing :(

On the other hand, that Epcot/Spaceship Earth cake doesn't look too bad!

LaurenH said...

In retrospect though, aren't you glad for Great Epcot Fiasco '09?

It certainly works to diffuse any tension when people start getting too snippy about what's right and wrong here. Just say "The Epcot Threat Level is orange!" and everyone laughs :)

jj said...

Ahaha! Now I'll be singing along in my head with The Bay City Rollers all day long, and looking into starting the Garth Brooks juice diet.

"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y...Night!"

Craig said...

Hey, that's not Piglet. It's Eeyore. You can tell by the...Oh, I see what you did there. Well played, Jen. Well played. :)

Brian said...

"'Epcot' is my favorite ride in 'Disney'"

seriously, SSE (shorthand) is my favorite building in the universe, and EPCOT is my favorite place on earth, even though it has been watered down a bit over the past 15+ years. It bothers me that people are so clueless--or, really, just don't care. And yet they INSIST they are correct about being COMPLETELY wrong. (Tea Partiers anyone? Can we do politics here? ;)

Jen - I love your blog; a nighttime SSE cake would be AWESOME - a mix of orange & purple fading towards dark blue at the top. That would be neat!

thisamericantourist said...

Poor Eeyore. I keep staring at him with my eyes crossed, like Magic Eye, thinking that maybe he'll start looking like himself instead of the reject from the Disney Beach Ball Factory that he is.

Amy said...

Poor Eeyore!! That epcot ball looks pretty good!

Tiffany said...

Happy Epcot Day Jen and John! :)

Love you guys!

Lurky Mommy said...

This is what happens when Picasso reads A.A. Milne

Jess R. said...

I'm laughing SO hard at some of these comments. If there had been coffee in my mouth I would have spit it all over my monitor at Nancy's comment:

"Clarise, it looks like it's Piglet wearing Eeyore skin."

OMG. Because every time I see/hear the name Clarise it's always in HIS voice.

TheAngelForever said...

LOL - Now we know why Eeyore is positively pessimistic!

Mama_Ashley said...

I bet he cries himself to sleep at night on his huge pillow!

Hee hee... my favorite movie.`

Janelle said...

I asked My 5 year old if that was Eeyore and she said that she didn't know what that was but it wasn't Eeyore!

5feet9 said...

Maybe we should call this sad offspring of Eeyore and Piglet "Eyelet"?

FiberQat said...

Eeyore's melted in a pool of tears. Or is it in my verif word alkyal.

Anonymous said...

this is what would happen if piglet and eeyore made an eeylet. NO CROSSING BREEDS!!

Ingeborg said...

Happy Epcot Day!

LOL, oh my god. I think Eeyore is actually in the process of eating Piglet. *screams in terror*

Caroline said...

I like the spaceship earth cake! How did you put it together? 2 semicircular cakes?

Anonymous said...

To me, the Eeyore cake looks like someone frosted a baseball mitt...

Saralyn said...

We are major Disney geeks in this family, and my husband is big on word plays. Thanks to him, we now call it Spacious Berth instead of Spaceship Earth!

Culinarychiq said...

So Eeyore ate Epcot? (ducks and runs;)

A question about the Spaceship Earth cake, how the hell do you get gray icing?

Happy Earfdae everyone:)

Satin said...

Jen, It is so spectacular that you guys made the SSE cake. I can't imagine your combined chagrin and hilarity as you received and approved all of those comments. HAHAHAHAHA!!

Oh, btw, my best friend from high school came over a couple weeks ago and laughed until he cried reading your book (my livingroom coffee table selection) while I was getting ready. :D

I so love your sense of humor.
Blessings.
L~

B said...

Happy Eeyorth day Jen and John!

jengersnap said...

Look at the gaping wound on the side of young Jay Leno! Someone, he needs stitches, STAT!

That is Jay Leno, right?

Nothing else could have that distinctive double chin.

Poor Jay. He looks so (greyish) blue! Maybe he would like a trip to Epcot?

Caroline B said...

Wow, look at the size of that goitre...poor Eeyore....

Trillion said...

My first thought upon seeing that cake was: "On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you..."

Poor Eeyore...he's become one of the bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous Vogons from H2G2.

tully monster said...

Huh? The jokes are going clear over my head. Never been to Disney World, don't plan to, but when I google on Epcot Center, images come up that look remarkably like the cake above. So nice job!

(I'm a Studio Ghibli fan, so other than the fact that Disney distributes their films in the U.S., I couldn't care less about Disney. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around rabid Disney fanhood, which to me, as one of the unenlightened, seems like rabid loyalty to McDonald's or Microsoft, I'm afraid.)

Jenny said...

He almost looks like a Picasso- the blue period!

DaysieD said...

I too am a Disney fan! I am also a former cast member. I loved working there...it was like playing each day. Jen, I think your version of SSE is very well done. If you do decide to recreate it, I'm going to challenge you to add the hand with the wand and the EPCOT title that now accompanies SSE. Can't wait to see it.

Wendy said...

Love the blog, rarely comment but had to say "Yay!" for the A. Murderer movie quotes - that made my day. And I am glad to see so many other people love that movie too - most of my friends have no idea what I am talking about when I refer to it.

"Light a match!"

"Oh, I hated the Colonel with his wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"

Vanessa said...

I still think that you should have had a cake decorating contest in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Just because you would have had an avalanche of submissions is no reason not to challenge your readers. Hmph.

The Black Dog said...

What happened to his hooves?!

Anonymous said...

I actually like the Spaceship Earth cake - you've already mastered the spherical cake; I would LOVE to see you attempt an actual globe!

Kate M said...

That isn't Piglet! It's the result of a crazy night of tequila that Piglet, Eeyore and Dumbo aren't willing to talk about.

jeff said...

That's not Eeyore, that's Spaceship Earth! See, you can tell by the Disney font in the upper left...

- Jeff

Bree said...

Because a kid's birthday is not complete without a cake of Eeyore melting due to radioactive waste.

Christina said...

I'm a huge Disney geek, too, so I know your frustration!!

Oh, and poor Eeyore! My daughter was a little scared of Eeyore on our last trip (who knows why an 18-month-old is scared of certain things... he's actually one of my favorites) so I can't let her see this or she'll never get NEAR him ever again!!

Andrea said...

I love your blog Jen. It makes me smile every day (even Saturday, because I just read Friday's again :)

Stefanie said...

As a former Disney cast member, I must tell you that you are correct in calling it Spaceship Earth. However, the "Disney" font is Mickey's handwriting. FYI.

Mrs. Flax said...

I remembered that post, and remember being shocked at how many people (1) didn't know that Spaceship Earth *IS* the Epcot icon and, (2) chose to high handedly correct you without at least googling the reference first.

I heart Epcot. Now I am going to have to try my hand at one of these babies. . . .

Anonymous said...

I don't think its Eeyore-I think its ferdinand the bull who only wanted to smell the flowers

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday, to you, Emma!

Here is a depressing rendition of the most clinically depressed and paranoid character ever created in children's literature.

Let's Party!

Onyx said...

At his point I believe poor Eyore is quoting the Wicked Witch of the West "I'm melting, melting. . . "

Just a mixed movie metaphor

Thanks for making me laugh

Gary said...

That first one is really supposed to be Spaceship Earth at Epcot.

Whew! Good to get that out of my system.

Momcat said...

The Eeyore cake is actually a great tie-in with the cakes from the last two days - I dimly recall that the greeting presented to Eeyore on his birthday by his friends Pooh, Rabbit, Owl and Piglet read "Hippy Pappy Bthuthday." Maybe the best segue' ever!

Kris said...

You're all wrong. That is not EPCOT. That is not Spaceship Earth. That is Duff Killigan's giant golfball from his previously foiled evil plan. Have none of you other Orlando natives done the Kim Possible missions?

Laura said...

My beloved Eeyore was reduced to THIS?!?! Oh, the shame!

RosieLB said...

"It doesn't matter. No one is looking at me anyway."

April said...

I had to comment, just to get in on the Ax Murderer quote action: "Look at the size of that boy's head. It's like an orange on a toothpick." "HEAD, MOVE!"

flying gargoyle said...

Eeyore meets Puck meets Miss Piggy...er, um...what?! Wait, and he is *smiling*?? He really shouldn't buy those anti-depressants from spammers.

Citysqwirl said...

Oh, people, that IS Piglet. He was described as a baby pig in WINNIE-THE-POOH, which was published in 1926. The pig is now in his mid-80s. Let's see how YOU look when you're over 80!

Jessics W said...

LOL Jen and John, I love how you turned that whole episode into such a wonderful running joke. My husband and I even joke sometimes now about "EPCOT level orange!" We will be going to Disney World for the first time in June and you can bet I'm taking a picture with Spaceship Earth just for you. :)

And all I can say about the that cake is, no wonder Eeyore feels so unloved.

Brian said...

DaysieD: I hope you're kidding; the gigantic mickey arm and wand that were next to SSE were dismantled several years ago. Thankfully!

but that wand would turn this beautifule SSE cake into a cakeWRECK, for sure.

Danielle said...

It definitely looks like Piglet and Eeyore's "love" child...and I'm not kidding, it's like an orange on a toothpick!

Leah said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say actually think this one is clever. And I'd rather see this than a plastic gimmick any day. So there.

msyendor said...

*sigh*
Bet that's how it felt after the billionth epcotsode & a gallon of ice cream comfort.

wv: worsor -- oh, come on security, you're not even trying here. 'swear the 'bot zombies and script kiddies these days ....

Anna said...

I think we - as Wrekkies - need to petition for a Cake Wreck day at DW. Ahhh, I have "It's a Small World" stuck in my head already :D

Susan said...

Spaceship Earth Day may have been one of the funniest CW days ever! (except, It was really annoying at the time...) I'm glad we can all look back and have a giggle about it.

PS my captcha word today is "dejectem" <--sounds appropriate.

clan of the cave hair said...

I think Eeyore got all crumpled up inside one of those pathetically small "reusable" gift bags like they sell at Target in an attempt to trick you into thinking the rest of the merchandise wasn't made in a third world country where they can pollute to their heart's content, and thus cause you to feel superior to all your party mates who fell for that paper-crap which will decompose in minutes after it gets wet with party punch.

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Uhhh...

Uhhh...

(that's all I can say looking at this wrecky Eeyore!)

Nancy D. said...

Glory be. I don't think I've laughed so hard at righteous indignation as I did over the "It's not Spaceship Earth, it's Epcot" comments! And THEN someone gets all huffy about not knowing the difference.

Google is your friend.

And btw.... that's not Piglet. That's EPCOT.

Let Them Eat Cake said...

Wow, Jen. Kudos for revisiting this ugly little episode. As I recall, it drove you to drink last year. Hmm, were you just looking for an excuse to drink this Earth Day?

Well, whatever the motivation, well played indeed.

Anonymous said...

I am stymied how many people thought that Spaceship Earth was EPCOT. It actually makes me angry...very angry. And a little sad.

The "globe"/"golf ball"/"ball" at EPCOT (or EPCOT Center if you're old school) IS called SPACESHIP EARTH. It is a ride. It is a wonderful ride...or at least it was when Jeremy Irons used to do the narration.

OTOH...that is one messed up donkey!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that first cake the thing from Epcot?
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Rebekah said...

LMAO at RosieLB!

Anonymous said...

It looks like Eeyore went on the Biggest Loser and lost too much weight too fast and has extra skin that will need to be surgically removed...

sendingtheclowns said...

What an eyesore of an Eeyore.
At least he's gray; the Marketing Wizards usually make him blue.
(Is it to convey "being blue" or sad?)
He's not sad; he's just a pessimist.
I have always loved Eeyore..but I wish that it had been PC in his day for him to have had access to a bit of counseling...maybe some meds. (Yes, I know he's *eternal* and current, and Forever...but I think of him as veryvery aged. He's been around since even before me...)
I know some humans who have his *outlook* on life--which could be called their "downlook"-- and they are, frankly, a pain in the tail.
With or without nail.
Frankly, I've come to look at that nail as representing a symbolism OF a P. I. A.
(How very Freudian, Mr. Milne...!)
MAN, that's a freaky-looking cake.

=^e.e^=

diddleymaz said...

Picasso made cakes??

Elissa said...

Eeyore as depicted by Picasso. See? It's Art!

Julie said...

It's like they were going to make a 3D Eeyore, but then flattened him out... poor Eeyore!

Meg said...

I was recently at Epcot and I made sure to go on spaceship earth just for you!

Rebekah said...

Stuart Mackenzie FTW!

sneece said...

Jen -

I knew we were kindred spirits for other reasons besides making fun of other people and their silly cake creations. The Axe Murderer quote clenched it! BEST, MOST APPROPRIATE movie quote/cake reference ever. I'm touched. :)

Jessica said...

Bahahaha, my 4 year old came in here while I was reading today's post and he says to me "Who is that?" I respond "I don't know, who is that?" He tells me "PIGLET!"

See, Jen knows what she's talking about!

jennylou303 said...

Oh my gosh.. I just read through all of last year's EPCOT/Epcot Center/SSE/Disney debacle and I have to say that it was the best laugh I have had all week!
I am not a huge Disneyphile but I know my Disney and a few of those comments cracked me up... the things people come up with to say.

MrsCyg said...

Do I get points for catching the Dr. Horrible reference? Right... Freeze Ray!

Kimberly said...

Eek, Eeyore has goiters!

My favourite part of that scene is that LaPaglia was clearly totally cracking up for real.

Anonymous said...

Eeyore must have been heading to a costume party and the only thing the costume shop had available was this over-sized pig snout.
http://www.anytimecostumes.com/ecommerce/control/product/~product_id=0035641

Yeah, that HAD to be it! No other explanation!

wv: nonses = nonsense (wreckerator inspired missing letters)

Sharon's Edible Art

sendingtheclowns said...

@ Brian,
who said:
"And yet they INSIST they are correct about being COMPLETELY wrong. (Tea Partiers anyone? Can we do politics here? ;)"
~~~~~~~~~~~~
See, if the Baggers were actually insisting that they are completely wrong, they WOULD be correct!
I DON'T like the idea of politics here...(or in general, really)...beCAUSE...welll... a certain person only has to open her (did I say, "her"?) mouth to turn my brain into a pretzel'd-up, goose-bumpy, quivering mass of "IIIEEEYYEEE!"....
....don'tcha know.
Better leave lousy enough alone.

Now, back to the FUN!
=^6.6^=

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To me, the Eeyore cake looks like someone frosted a baseball mitt...

I agree! Are there mitt-shaped cake pans?

Jen, after your So I Married an Axe Murderer comments, I thought maybe the Eeyore cake was made from Stuart Mackenzie's beloved Haggis. Blech!
I love your blog!
-joules

WV: ingloqua ...Ingloqua We Trust.

sendingtheclowns said...

Susan said...
"Spaceship Earth Day may have been one of the funniest CW days ever! ... I'm glad we can all look back and have a giggle about it."
===============
"Speak for yourself!!!" she said, sputteringly aghast...

"That whole sordid EPisode has left a planet-sized, gaping hole in the epcot center of my BRAIN."
(!!!!!!!!!!)
=^e.e^=

Jeremy said...

It's like Picasso's Guernica featuring Eeyore :(

Allison said...

So, hey, um, Jen, I just thought I'd let you know, 'cause I'm sure no one else in the 100+ comments before me has pointed this out: that weird squished-up Disney character is actually Eyeore, not Piglet.

I know because I'm a Disney fan.

Makena said...

My favorite Lost blog referred to Sayid as "Iraqi Eeyore" this week. It appears I have stumbled on a theme. Oh, bother.

Anonymous said...

The hunchback of the 100 acre woods meets his not-so-sad, cakey end.

Aubrey said...

It's like an orange on a toothpick! Thank you for quoting that. It made me laugh more than normal. :)

Anonymous said...

All I can say about that second one is that I'm happy it's only Emma's second birthday... With any luck she won't remember the cake and be traumatized for life...

WV bobbl - how appropriate...

hmmm... I did something wrong... second WV is canit - let's hope it can...

sendingtheclowns said...

5feet9 said...
Maybe we should call this sad offspring of Eeyore and Piglet "Eyelet"?
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THAT is H'EYE-LARIOUS.
I L'EYEk it !!!!

Can't you just imagine the possiblities?

Eyelet could have a sister named "Veyeolet" and a brother named "Geyelet."

=^>.<^=

Tiffany B said...

All the Disney geeks should know that the park is actually The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, or EPCOT, not Epcot!!!! (who's the geek now ;))

Jeanette said...

Well *I* know the difference between Epcot and Spaceship Earth. Good for you Jen! (And I thought it was a cool cake.)

justme said...

Oh, Eeyore. I know you're sad, but eating your troubles away isn't the way to fix things. You're setting a bad example for the kiddies! WON'T YOU THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?!

SunKrux said...

*Arnold* - It's not a tumor */Arnold*

ap said...

"I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Now that was offside, wasn't it? He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow."

Melvira said...

Anything that leads to a Stuart quote CANNOT be a total loss. (But have you TRIED the Garth Brooks, Weekly World News juice diet?)

Julia said...

This is an early Picasso rendition of Eeyore. Marvel at it's pre-Cubist qualities: disproportioned body shape, questionable appendages (are they legs or...), the shape of the face into the body (where is the actual lower mouth chin), etc. Exquisite my dear.

Fanboy Wife said...

Perhaps the "Happy Irthday" cake would have been appropriate for today.

Charlene said...

Oh, look! It's Eeyore, Salvador Dali style...

Anonymous said...

I don't know that you're going to get 'Eeyore' to become the new 'Epcot' for this next year, but I'd like to say that 'Epcot' has brought me a lot of laughter.

(Although, was that ONLY a year ago...) :D

Melanie said...

If Eeyore is so depressed, it might have something to do with the large goiter he's become.

Jessie Elyse said...

Poor Eeyore...and as an EPCOT cast member I giggle every time I hear people calling Spaceship Earth EPCOT. Oh sillies! :P

Love you guys!
Jessie

Trish said...

I think that Epcot planet thing rocks! I mean, how are you supposed to make that boring thing better than that? For a replica of a boring giant ball, it's pretty damn amazing. And good disney writing too. Poor self-deprecating cake-wreckee.

Kristan said...

OK, so I went back and read the comments on the Spaceship Earth cake in your original post. I too am a Diz Geek or dizzy geek whichever it may be!!! :), and I think they must not be afterall.

OH, I am friends with the voice in the Spaceship Earth ride. OK so not the voice itself, but the man with the voice of SSE.

I like the cake and I think you did a good job personally.

Anonymous said...

Poor Eeyore! I think he may need a breast lift! Don't be sad, Eeyore... plastic surgery is your friend! Hollie

purplewowies said...

I think it's supposed to be a (misshappen, circular) baby Eeyore.

No, I know. IT'S EPCOT. You can tell by the decorator's attempt to include a Disney character. You know, Eeylet?

What do you mean that's not a real character? It's a unique and logic defying amalgam of Piglet and Eeyore. Some people call it Pigyore (which can also be used as an insult. And insults are AWESOME).

Kaolinmommy said...

LOVE the Heed references. Hilarious!

WV: "Savas"

Lord, savas from the people correcting you about Eeyore... ;)

Heather said...

I had been wondering what the Epcot references were all about, but going back to last year's Earth Day post had me CRINGING for you guys. Good Lord, people! It's hilarious in a painful kind of way... or painful in a hilarious kind of way?

gclyne said...

love, love, love the Axe Murderer lines, which are the most oft quoted in our house!

Grace

shadow said...

Wow. Has it been a year already since the Great Epcot Debacle? That's incredible.

I don't think I ever knew, or at the very least I didn't recall, that you made the infamous Epcot cake! It's pretty cool. :)

And poor, poor Eeyore. I won't show this to my father. :( He'd be so sad.

Emily C. said...

Goodness me. Poor Eeyore has traded in his Prozac for doobs. Now he's just another statistic!

lauren said...

In case anybody is interested, the Weekly World News is now just a pull out section of the Sun... best crossword puzzles ever.. and hey, they have BatBoy.

Anonymous said...

I had to look up the original post for old times sake (apparently, I enjoy cringeworthy experiences.) I think I only managed to read about 20 comments. I don't know how you guys endured comment moderation that day. How many margaritas did you plow through? Whatever the number, you earned every one.

"See how it's in Disney writing?" Dear me.

--kate

Twirly McSwirl said...

April 28, 2009 - NEVER FORGET!

akprincess72 said...

I love that movie...

Anonymous said...

First - Love the Spaceship Earth cake! It's wonderful! The Eeylet cake.... uhm.... yeah best not think too much about that one.

But I do have to kind of correct Stefanie, I know from the Disney tech people that the official name of the font is Walt's Signature Font. (Yes, I'm nitpicking I know)

Me! said...

the Spaceship Earth ride has always been my favorite ride at Epcot!!!

and...poor Eeyore...looks like he had WAAAAYYY too much to drink last night!

Nicole said...

I never comment on things, but I just came over from Reader to find out how many people told you it was Eeyore and not Piglet...

Just because it's text doesn't mean you can't convey sarcasm, people!!!

Anonymous said...

Eeyore, i would be sad too if i had that many fat rolls......oh.... i do.... :(

Anonymous said...

My name just so happens to be Emma...and it just so happens that I am TOTALLY requesting that cake for my birthday next year. My birthday will not be complete without an obese Eeyore with a possible cancerous growth.

(P.S. "It's like an orange on a toothpick!"

Lela said...

Looks like what Eeyore would have looked like as painted by Picasso.....

SarahPants5 said...

I really hope Niecy stays, (DWTS) she's hilarious, fun to watch, and a total sweetheart. Just like your blog! :D

And wow, I hope Eeyore's tumor is taken care of...yikes. :( No wonder he's so depressed...

GroovySooz said...

I usually just lurk here and lmao, but...OMG!!!!

As the most hugest Winnie-the-Pooh fan in the entire universe , I must inform all of you that Jen is correct. As any REAL, TRUE A.A. Milne geek would know, it's the entire theme park that's called Eeyore, while the ride depicted in this cake wreck is indeed called Piglet.

And now a personal lamentation: why oh why did the powers of the universe let Disney get its hands on the Hundred Acre Wood and all its inhabitants???

Or, as Eeyore would say, "Ohhh-kayyy, thanks for noticin' me..."

PS wv = omerry
LOL how very ironic.

Arlene said...

Quick call the plastic surgeon! His face is sagging so badly I doubt even a surgeon could save him poor Eeyore!

Red Wolf said...

I think Eeyore swallowed Piglet-- that's what that lump is, not a globe. ;)

WV: canxfor, as in, "I canxfor more than that-- oh, wait, yes I can."

rascalmom said...

I'm kinda worried about his droopy...well, er, lady areas. I think they were meant to be limbs...but he looks the way I imagine some 90-year-old women look in front there....:)

Jen & John, I think you have opened up some sort of portal for lost soul mates here...I never knew how many people were also total Disney geeks as well as fans of Axe Murderer. About which, two further notes: 1. My son (3) has had a heed like that since birth and his father and I continually say those lines to him and 2. My hubby got Amanda Plummer to autograph our copy of the movie one year when she was in Austin for the film festival. He went to a panel she was at and said she's pretty much as weird in person as in her movies...freaky.

And now, I must get to my Pentavirate meeting (I replaced Colonel you see).

We have a piper dooown...a piper is doown; it's all right, he's just pissed.

Anonymous said...

ITS LIKE AN ORANGE ON A TOOTHPICK....oh just reading that made my day. YAY for Stuart Mckenzie From Lesley a Scot in NZ :)

Leslee said...

He's going to cry himself to sleep on his huge pillow! GO STUART!!!

keegirl said...

I think its a painfully obese version of Eeyore

anadandy said...

I'm with Taylor, that Eeyore has an absorbed twin.

The "Epcot" thing slays me. I never understood why people feel the need to dogpile like that in comment threads - I mean even if they were right, don't they think the first gagillion comments would have tipped you off? I'm another Epcot is my favorite person, especially SSE - I love the fake charred wood smell in the burning of Rome scene :)

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

It may be helpful to clarify a little, for those who haven't visited Epcot. Spaceship Earth is a ride *inside* the big silver ball that is Epcot's center most famous landmark.

Christina M. said...

Does anyone else think he looks suspiciously like a Vogon?

Quick! Cover your ears before he starts to read his poem!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I hope you got 150 comments saying, "WAAAAAH! That's EEYORE, NOT PIGLET!!!"

Seriously...the Epcot post from last year STILL makes my blood boil a little...

Anne said...

I missed the Spaceship Earth/Epcot post from a year ago but let me say two things: 1.) you are correct. The ride housed in the dome is Spaceship Earth. 2.) I think Bucky would be pleased with the cake homage.

Lilli said...

It's Eeyore meets Jabba the Hutt.

Carol said...

Oh Sally Comes Unraveled .....really? REALLY?!?! Ok, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epcot and then look at the caption UNDER the picture on the right.


"Spaceship Earth is the icon of Epcot"

Jen even clarified it.....IN HER COMMENTARY!!

:) It's ok. It's Friday. I've had a few moments this morning myself!

Anonymous said...

I love this blog. LOVE IT. The fact that you just quoted my favorite parts of SIMAAM made me love you even more! You made my day....

--Melissa

Stoich91 said...

What?! While everyone is going head over heels over the engorged (or fetal/impregnated?) Eeyore, I am more interested in the fact that YOU both made the Spaceship Earth Cake! :D How awesome; a cake on your site finally made by you! And it rocks; ironic how it became a legend (next to carrot jockeys, of course).

Also, don't worry about being a Disney geek. If you live in Orlando for too long, you are, by nature, forced to be an obligatory Disney geek, and I think you *also* earn the official right to make fun of tourists getting lost/over-spending/acting geeky, although I'm still waiting for my certificate to arrive on that... :)

Maniah said...

That isnt Piglet.. Thats Eyeore.

Anonymous said...

I remember last year's post. I'm a Disney Geek too and while I don't cringe *every* time someone pops off with incorrect Disney fact, I thought at the very least people knew that the "gray/silver, golf ball sphere thingy" was a ride and not the park itself.

The other cringe-worthy misconception that I hear on occasion is that "Disney World" is a park. For some reason, people think the Magic Kingdom is called Disney World. Weird. ;)

Late said...

Looks like Eeyore/Pumba needs some help there...

Ashley said...

People are clowns! That's spaceship earth.

kara said...

ok, the SIMAAM quote almost made me cry. . . thanks for the laugh

Amaranthine said...

Has it really been a whole year?
At least you got a ready made earth day post out of it!
I can imagine Jen tossing and turning in bed, "Epcot, epcot, spaceship earth NO NOT THE DISNEY FONT!"

Well, be proud that people recognized your disney font.
how DID you do that?

Lisa Voth said...

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y! NIGHTS!
Um...you're awesome. You had me with the Princess Bride quotes, and now this.
"That boy's head's like an orange on a toothpick! Aw, now that was off-sides, wasn't it? Now he's gonna go cry himself to sleep on his huge pillah!"

Cat said...

Spaceship Earth! Yay! I wants it!!

It makes me laugh that people see it and yell EPCOT. Do they even know what EPCOT stands for? Or what it even was supposed to be? (FYI huge disney geekery coming..)

EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It was actually supposed to be a self contained CITY that Walt wanted to built. (you can find a ton more info here.

Also, I gotta love the Axe Murderer and Hitchhiker's Guide references on poor Eyelembo (I've decided to take the joining of Eeyore and Piglets names and add in their third, Dumbo, as someone suggested).

Anonymous said...

I just read every post on last years Epcot fiasco and found it painfully funny.

Can we summarize all bajillion posts briefly here:

2000 people want you to know that the cake is actually EPCOT Centre not Spaceship Earth

2000 people want to correct the first 2000 by saying that the "golf ball" is called Spaceship Earth and is located in EPCOT Centre

and all 2137 of the Dis-Heads (like myself) want everyone to know everything about Disney and to refer to everything in only the proper terms such as:

It's one of the Disney parks and is called Epcot, not EPCOT or Epcot Center. The former meaning (experimental proto-blah blah blah) isn't used or hasn't been referred to in over 15 years....and other "i know more than you do about Disney" type stuff

Jen knows her Disney stuff so don't bother to correct her. For all the Disney nuts on here just remember...someone always knows more about Disney than you do so politely inform people without sounding too pious...especially since some of the people correcting have then later been corrected by someone else.

It's making my eyeballs ache

btw, I think you did a great job on the SSE cake

Anonymous said...

That's not Piglet!!! That's Eeyore!!!!

Scarlett Robyn said...

These are SOOOOOOO funny!!!!!!!!
Poor old Eeyore!
HILARIOUS as always, thanx!

sendingtheclowns said...

Nicole said...
"Just because it's text doesn't mean you can't convey sarcasm, people!!!"
******************
YAY! You just made my day, because roughly 7,204 times a day I read things here & there where people write: "Stop laughing people!" [Why? What did they ever do you you?] or "I'm kidding people!" [Nice to know that you can't be trusted!]..and my personal favorite: "Come on people!" [Uh. No, thanks.]
You get what I mean. Such a tiny little thing, the comma--but a big annoyance, to some!
=^~.-^=

----------------------

@ GroovySooz
who said...

"And now a personal lamentation: why oh why did the powers of the universe let Disney get its hands on the Hundred Acre Wood and all its inhabitants???"
****************
I'm with you on this one. My older kids grew up with some Disney Pooh, in the way of stuffed animals & such, but they also got a lot of the REAL stuff, which I got from my Mom. She met my Dad when they were both in the Navy, and she got HIM into all of it, over time. Classic.
=^u.u^=

Crystal said...

Your Spaceship Earth cake is quite awesome! Any chance you can tell me how it was done? My DS would love this cake. He is 4 and Epcot is his favorite

Heather T. said...

I thought EPCOT stood for 'Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday" or "Every Person Comes Out Tired" or "Every Parent Carries One Tot" or... ;)

cwb said...

i cannot believe anyone but me or my husband can quote So I Married an Axe Murderer from memory. not sure what scares me more--the cake or the quote... however I am certain that I <3 CAKE WRECKS!!!

and that...i hated the colonel, with his wee beady eyes--ohh, you're gonna buy my chicken!

Hillery said...

I thought you were joking about the "Epcot" cake, then I went back to read the old post and saw the comments, and kept reading waiting for someone who knew their Disney to chime in. I think it was the saddest I've ever been reading your blog!

Nicole said...

I made an Earth cake once...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nledrew/3090893939/in/set-72157611136988495/

It is freaking hard to decorate a cake that just wants to roll away!

Jolene said...

OMG...you quoted Stuart MacKenzie...only from the BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

pandorasinbox said...

Hi Jen, Mandy P here! I missed this on Earth Day but I will bookmark it and try to remember to do this next year. Hopefully I'll have another cake to send at about the same time! ;)

Thanks for featuring it. It gave me nightmares for weeks...

-em said...

Just remember that Epcot is NOT Walt Disney World. Thats where the castle is...

Julie said...

is it just me or did they use a football helmet mold to make the eeyore cake?

Cate said...

I love you so much for quoting Axe Murderer!!! Thats one of my favorite movies!!

Ali said...

Well, at least your "Epcot" didn't come out like this...

http://app.zannel.com/content/VZ1Y2/Image-160x120-P-JPG.jpg

Or this...

http://nuwen.net/polyimag/epcot.jpg

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