Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Earth Day to You...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hey everybody. This is john (the hubby of Jen) taking on today's post since Jen Yeah. So how 'bout that post yesterday, huh? It's like one minute everything's all hunky-dory, and then next thing I know Jen's threatening to strike over something to do with a Disney font. Last I saw, she was on the couch in her memory foam slippers with a pint of Chunky Monkey and watching SGA reruns. I believe her exact words to me were, "YOU write it!!!" And I see the facial tic is back. Greeeaaat.

Which brings us to Earth Day!!! (Wait. Why are we still doing Earth Day cakes? It was like a week ago. *sigh*) Earth Day!!! Who doesn't love cake for their Earth Day? I thought it would be hard to find Earth Day cakes but it turns out those kooky decorators are still making them!

Our first cake was actually made for some guy named Scopios. I mean, what a crazy name, right? But this guy must really love Earth Day 'cause someone got him a cake.

Too bad this decorator doesn't know how to spell!*

And how about this next one?

Hey Tori Beth! Earth Day's been around for a long time ya know. What, were you born, like, a year ago?

And finally, here's the last one, which is why it's called finally.

Who else thinks we should take the airbrush out of the hands of the bakers? Who's with me?!?! You know. 'Cause the meat folks could put them to better use. For ham glazes. And signs.

So that's my post. Hopefully Jen will be back soon, although I just heard her tell the cat "Spaceship Earth is IN Epcot" between mouthfuls.

Katie V., Chelle, & Sarah A., Wreck On!

*See, what I did here is I took the "B" out of the word "Birthday" to make it sound like "Earth Day" even thought that is clearly not what the cake was supposed to say. I did this because there were almost no actual Earth Day cakes submitted, which means that either a) they were all fantastic, b) there were none made, or c) everybody has thrown their batteries into a lake and, thusly, nobody has a working camera. Thank you and good night!

Michelle said...

Brilliant. Punny. And your photoshop skills are top-notch. :)

Poor Jen. Not long now until she's shuffling around town in crazy-lady fuzzy slippers, mumbling, "Epcot Schmepcot" over and over...

TheDaughterOfTyr said...

<3 Jen and John! <3
Looking forward to next earth day, I promise I'll make a cake just for you Jen - one that is distinctly NOT Epcot looking.

Dorci said...

Awesome job once again, John!

Jen, don't you let the man get you down, girl! You rock it!!

Hyena Overlord said...

Michelle said "Poor Jen. Not long now until she's shuffling around town in crazy-lady fuzzy slippers, mumbling, "Epcot Schmepcot" over and over..."

I'll get her a room with a view of the harbour at work. We have lots of people there walking around in pj's slippers and mumbling to themselves. As far as I know, they don't get cake.

I thought E***t was the Death Star.

Cookies, cake, sprinkles and the incorrect spelling of Scorpios. Ick.

Laughed at #2 cuz I figured it out there.

#3 looks like someone went cheap and tried to combine a cake with a chia pet. What is that green stuff anyway?

wv falitiou...fell...ermmm oh my, this is a family show. o.O

Cannwin said...

If there was half this much humor floating around my house my kids wouldn't have a sensitive bone in their bodies.

It's fun to see that both of you have an amazing sense of humor.

I also think Scopios is a bit of an odd name.

Baking and Mistaking said...

Oh Jen. Don't worry. Just do what Tina Fey did in her Golden Globe acceptance speech. You know, when she told all them internet haters to "suck it."

You seem far too nice for that though.
Good thing I'm not :)

Anonymous said...

There is a fabulous web comic that speaks about the "specialness" of yesterday's comments.

Amy said...

Awwwww Jen!!! We love you! I wasn't able to check CW yesterday *gasp* but I caught up today....I agree with the others who say people need to do their research. (((HUGS))) Jen......COME BACK TO US!!!!!!!

Tricia said...

What? Oh. What?

Holly Denghel said...

You know, if you go on strike for a couple days, all them epcot-haters will be begging for more cakes!

Wait, don't do that. i didn't do anything wrong, and that would deprive me too.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

Haha that's quite... bad :P

Hey OK just one thing. You know you (John) can make a seperate account right and then JOIN this blog as a co-author so whenever you are forced to- I mean you kindly take the task of posting an entry you won't need to explain who you are because it'll say "Posted by John" instead of "Posted by Jen" and all shall be simpler in the world and we can focus on the cakes and not the identity of the person providing us with said cakes... not that I don't like your introductions. They're fine. John's a pretty cool name. Not as cool as Scopios but then again what is?

LaurenH said...

So scanning through the comments I see the people that feel the need to tell you these have been photoshopped is significantly less than the amount that felt the need to say "ep**t" and "d**ney font"


jen bryner said...

wow. first it's the epcot ridiculousness (how hard is it to read the comments people???) and now some of you are actually NOT noticing that john did this post on PURPOSE?? oy! personally, i thought it was hilarious! clever john, very clever:) i didn't realize you had done it until the second cake. where is everyone's sense of humor???

Buffy said...

Is that "irthday" cake supposed to say "Scorpios"?

Nice job, John! But Jen, we miss you :(

Yota Armai said...

Ok hello, Did you guys not read the whole post? If you did you would notice this excerpt:

"See, what I did here is I took the "B" out of the word "Birthday" to make it sound like "Earth Day" even thought that is clearly not what the cake was supposed to say. I did this because there were almost no actual Earth Day cakes submitted..."

He did it on purpose.

Lots of of hugs Jen and John! I read yesterday's post, but not the comments. I had know idea people were that ignorant about Space Ship Earth. To those who don't know, Space Ship Earth is to Epcot what Cinderella's Castle is to the Magic Kingdom. (Not to be confused with Sleeping Beauty's Castile at Disneyland.)

Ok stepping off the soapbox now.

jackie31337 said...

Anonymous saidI think people should be required to read comments before making one. I can't believe the sheer number of people who said the SAME THING over and over yesterday!
Part of the reason for that is that comments are held for approval, so people might make a duplicate comment before the previous comment gets posted.

bella said...

Next thing you know, she'll be living in a van down by the river.

Unknown said...

Whoo-hoo, John! You did good in Jen's absence. Love the "irthday" attempts.:op

~Amy B.


Scopios isn't a weird name.

I totally know a Scopios myself.

We used to play Mortal Kombat together. That was until he kept impaling we with a knife-on-a-rope and telling me to "get over here". That guy was such a jerk. I can't believe someone got him a cake. e_e

Shelley said...

You guys are a match made in heaven. Love your work!

Suzy said...

I love the site- and I hate that everyone feels the need to 'correct' you about the spaceship earth. I didn't realize that was it at all! I thought it was a golf ball! (I didn't notice the font.)
Seriously though, the fake irthday cakes are hilarious!

Sorry for the haters- I guess you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't! :)

Kami said...

I was about to say what Jackie said, but luckily I refreshed to see if there were any new comments.

Jen. John. I love you. In fact, now I think I'm going to read all of the COMMENTS on your entries on TOP of the entries themselves JUST FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT.


I'm glad you guys can help me figure out how to better use my time during the day!!! ;)

The Sikorski Family said...

Keep up the GREAT work John and Jen! Reading your posts are the highlight of my day!!!!

loisgroat said...

I am desperately wanting to make a "Happy irked Day" cake for Jen.

Hugs to you, Jen. Thanks, John, for taking good care of her. Your post was fabulous. You fooled me on the first cake, but then I PAID ATTENTION* and got it!

*hint, hint to the idiot posters

Unknown said...

John, great post. Loved it. Took me a second to figure out what you were doing, but I'm blond and I can have a "blond moment" if I feel like it! :)

Dea said...

LMAO!! Ah, you rock!!

Oh, and BTW - did you know Spaceship Earth is a ride IN Epcot, which is a park that is PART of Disney World? :spittake:

My name is Michelle. said...

Hehehehe, love your work. I have a few photos hear that could use some help.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Trying out my new Blogger Id.


Marsi said...

I just discovered this site and I have to say it's FABULOUS!!!!

Happy Irthday Day to John and Jen!!!!

I have decided that I'm not going to read the comments anymore as some people are stupid and it bothers me more than it should.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Happy irthday to you too :-)
We love you guys!

Elessa said...

happy irthday to jen and john!

my day begins with a read of this blog. i love it.

i love that both of you have such a wonderful sense of humour and boundless wit. i laughed at the last post that john made awhile back as well.

i hope that this little irking is assuaged quickly with the chunky monkey.

you guys are a ray of sunshine.

B said...

I think some people need to take lessons in snark.

Anonymous, you're killin' me!

Heidi said...

You know what I woke up to on "irthday"? My kids screaming and punching each other and rolling around on the floor, arguing over whether or not to turn on any lights in honor of the day. I wish *I* had been given an "irthday" cake instead!

Mad skillz John, mad skillz :D

sendingtheclowns said...

Ahhhhh...Ben & Jerry's--good choice! Have you tried the "Yes, Pecan" flavor yet?
Come to Vt. and take the factory tour sometime--free samples!
I don't blame Jen one tiny whit for calling in too WELL to deal with us; no one could PAY me enough to put up with the INSANITY she has to, some days...I-YI-YI!!
Give her my best wishes for a speedy second wind, and John? Look on the bright side--at least the foam slippers are sufficing - no need for foam walls.

afterthoughtcomposer said...

I kind of wonder if "Scopios" is actually supposed to be "ScoRpios" (minus the capital, of course); you know, as a generic, "there are too many of you having a birthday to fit all your names on this little cake I bought, so I'm generalizing" type thing.


Anonymous said...

Aaah yes... the SGA reruns help.
Watch season 5 episode 16 (Brain Storm), that one always gets me in a good mood!
And don't forget to eat some cake while watching :)

Jules said...

man. Please tell Jen that (as a Disney-loving Floridian who has maybe been to EPCOT too many times) I immediately knew what the hell she meant! also, y'know, if you're going to take a day off, SGA sounds like a fantastic way to spend it. so hopefully that will all work out well for her anyway.

I have not seen Earth Day cakes in my grocery stores. I did see one of those awful shaggy dog made of icing cakes, though. D:

Glassgrrl Studios said...

There's really nothing I wanted to say that hasn't been covered by others, but when I saw the word verification was 'eptol' I couldn't resist.
Do you take eptol bismol for a Disney cake wreck upset stomach?

Melissa (& Billy) said...

If this were my blog, I think I would have run for the hills screaming (as illustrated at 00:40 of this little SFW clip =) after reading yesterday's comments. Mine were in that group so...yeah. =D Anyway.

Although your Photoshop skills are...distinctive, John...gluing cookies on the side of a cake--a misspelled cake, no less!--isn't my idea of appetizing. The lettering on the last one is cute, in a way, but I detest airbrushed color on a cake almost as much as I detest the whipped cream frosting it's usually on.
So yes, this was a post in the finest Wreckiest tradition!

Please convey our best wishes to Jen for a speedy recovery. ;)

Cake for Breakfast said...

Jen and John - You guys rule. Thanks for keeping the laughs coming - you are very appreciated! Might I recommend Phish Food for the next ice cream course - just keep it coming.

Jayme Q said...

Honestly Jen, I don't blame you.

Reading the comments yesterday and today are making ME crazy.

ATTENTION READERS: Read the WHOLE post before you make uninformed comments. Jen clearly referenced "Spaceship Earth" in her post yesterday and John CLEARLY said today that he edited the photos to fit the "Earth Day" theme.


Anonymous said...

I thought the "Spaceship Earth" bit was a pretty good pun - but then again, I actually knew it was called Spaceship Earth (it's only one of my favorite rides). G'derr. Stupid people. Do your homework before you try to correct someone else.

jengersnap said...

Can anyone bake a cake shaped like a hug for poor Jen? As a Florida born native I just cringed with every "enlightening" yet unresearched reply about the big silver ball. I guess it could have been worse, it could have been a Captain EO cake, with everyone telling you NOOO! THAT'S MJ!

Unknown said...

What a nice husband you are. :)

I hope the facial tics subside soon.

Sheila Bennett said...

OMG - the comments, both yesterday and today, have been SO entertaining!! Never ceases to amaze me how "clueless" some people are - and how do they SURVIVE in this world???

Sorry to say that I normally read your posts in my Mail (RSS) program, and never see the comments. So glad that I'm following you on Twitter and you mentioned them yesterday. :)

Whitney said...

Hi Jen and John! Thanks for keeping up such a great blog. It has become a favorite of mine. I hope you feel up to posting again soon, Jen! Thanks for filling in while she recovers, John!

Sheila Bennett said...

Was just thinking ... maybe you can start another blog for 'Comment Wrecks' - you have some fabulous examples to start with. lol

Anonymous said...

Too funny Jen's hubby!

I got the Spaceship Earth thing...

I feel ya Jen. Not many people get my sense of humor. It's a rare one indeed. :) Ben and Jerry's does help though.

This blog makes me laugh every day though, so please, please, keep it up!!

Josie Riordan said...

SGA! SGA! Ok Jen, Just imagine Joe Flannigan popping out of that accursed fuzzy golfball with cake crumbs in his cute sticky uppity hair and telling all of the grumblers to shut up in his annoyed with Rodney voice.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone who kept commenting over and over about the "Epcot center" fiasco are hiding themselves as anonymous now saying "i knew it was spaceship earth!"

where are the apologies is what I want to know.

and, p.s. everyone who is pointing out the photoshop mistakes ::facepalm:: is this your first time on the internet?? the b is missing for 'earth day' get it? irthday? now don't you feel foolish

Unknown said...

I think that I might be a little bit in love with "Anonymous" that posted at 1:12. <2

lindalou said...

The comments are almost as funny as the actual post. Nice job on irth Day. I'm thinking it could catch on and replace the other Earth Day. Think how much could be saved if we celebrated with one less letter.

Pilgrim said...

Wow...the photoshopping on those Irthday cakes looks so....PROFESSIONAL ;)

Funny post, John!

Anonymous said...

The first one looks like it has a half eaten cookie on top. Blech.

El Comodoro said...

Oh, we are streeeeetching, aren't we?

Strategically speaking, it probably wasn't the smartest thing to dedicate an entire week to a non-holiday for which almost zero cake-related content exists.

I almost think the insanity-inducing repetitive comments were a form of blogger karma.

This too shall pass, guys.

joyce said...

Sadly, I noticed this about the readers a month or so ago when a commenter asked what a CCC was, and I jumped in and answered in a comment, and lo and behold, someone asked again about what in the world is a CCC not ten comments after.

I LOVE the comments, as they are entertaining, and most see stuff I missed. But, thank you, John for teaching folks oh, so gently, with a great and funny post! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And can I ask for forgiveness ahead of time when we misspell and use bad grammar??

Giusi. said...

bahahahahaa omg this cracked me up. i can't believe all the people so quickly pointed out that it was EPCOT and how OBVIOUS it was with the Disney Font even.. *HIGH FIVE*

i love it cuz Jen plainly wrote it's name out (spaceship earth).. and btw.. i went on there recently cuz we went to Florida for new years.. and that space ride thingie in there is pretty damn cool. yep. true story.
but people were OH-so-informed enough to point out that "oh.. that's Epcot".. but clearly had no idea what the hell that big space ball thingie was actually called to completely not even notice that she wrote it plain as day right underneath it.

props to you Jen!! hehe

haha anyhoo.. you guys crack me up.
keep it up!

poor Jen.. lol

WV: crottio

is that like a crotch?
el crotcho? hahaha

joyce said...

I was sorely tempted to send in a scan of the Walmart newspaper insert which featured a cake with a paper doll as the "topper". The paper doll's skirt was folded like a fan and she was lying down on the job. I wonder if Walmart inserts are the same all over the country?

lisadh said...

Super post John! Jen, I felt your pain yesterday. Please come back and we promise to restore your faith in your readers.

May your future be full of buttercream, puns, and laughter!

Thank you for all your hard work!

Unknown said...

maybe we could petition blogger to replace the word verification with something more like 'basic intelligence verification' or 'reading comprehension verification'... Of course that would take away the fun of having a 'comments wrecks' blog, but might help a bit with retaining the sanity...

meowsqueak said...

It always amuses me how residents of a certain continent require those "after-mirth" explanations after a joke in order to "get it". Amusing :)

About Me said...

Hey John, those cakes are photoshopped.

You're Welcome

Anonymous said...

this message is for Jen, so, John, please go away.
ahh, nothing better than some Stargate Atlantis and the hotness that is Joe Flanigan (and his hair), and the hypnotic hands of David Hewlett to escape all the crap that lands on you on the bad days. sigh. ok, i think i have just talked myself into a couple of episodes of season 4. cheer up! season 5 dvds comes out this summer. mine is on pre-order at Amazon. cant wait.

(pssst. if the ice cream isnt doing it for you, have you seen the infamous beach photos?)

Din Din Check! said...

I can't wait until my Irthday...:) hehe

Unknown said...

Okay... I am going to come clean. I was one of THOSE people that commented on it being Epcot, but at least let me defend myself.
1. I did not know what Spaceship Earth was.
2. I wasn't "correcting" Jen, from the caption, I thought she was guessing...Usually I can pick up on her jokes...I guess I was a little slow that morning.
3. Even though my comment showed up as around the 25th, when I went on there were zero comments made. least for myself, I thought I was being helpful (like how we all were trying to figure out the smoking lamb). I apologize and Jen, this is the best website ever!!! You rock!!

Becky said...

Aww, don't be upset, Jen! Although I have to say I approve of your way of blowing off steam. May your SGA reruns be full of blowing up Wraith ships and other things that will relieve stress. ;)

Also, I love your blog and your sense of humor. Please don't stay away long!

*James* said...

you should make a rule:
Mr/Mrs Anonymous who posted at 10:39 A.M.-he did it on purpose!! If you had read the whole post you MIGHT have figured that out! grr..some people...*shaking head furiously back and forth*

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

To dear Rebecca and the others from yesterday's post,

You guys are awesome. Jen and I know that ya'll were just being helpful and it was totally our fault for not moderating comments quickly enough. (Side note: We really do have to moderate comments. Trust me. Most of you wouldn't like what the trolls write.)

So please, continue to be part of the comments board. Days like yesterday keep it interesting.



Skywalker said...

That second cake looks photo shopped.

Anonymous said...

Great post :)

sendingtheclowns said...

Re the couple of comments referring to the "crazy cat lady" scenario: it's a myth! There's nothing crazy about having cats around.
Cats have a very calming, soothing influence on the nerves, and have even been shown to lower blood pressure.
My prescription: cats ala mode.

Anonymous said...

It's funny because I was at EPCOT today and rode Spaceship Earth. <3

Unknown said...

John, your post today made me laugh out loud, at least half at myself because I didn't realize you photoshopped until the second photo.

B.O.B. - *you* made me spit on my computer. Mortal Combat - knife on a rope. Scopios. Love it.

wv- weavo (n.) a cake decorating technique,particularly favored in 1980's wedding cakes, usu. basket-weavo

twinkle teaches said...

Happy Irthday! :)

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

Hey wow you DO have a user for yourself John (Hubby of Jen). I should've checked that before commenting (although it has been relevant in the past! I'm just a bit slow to mention it :P) OK well have a nice day.

Such poor photoshopping... lol.

Heidi said...

I read the first 12 comments or so on the last one and my head about exploded...poor Jen. Get well soon.

Lady in Waiting said...

To everyone saying it's photoshopped:

::epic facepalm::

As someone who uses Photoshop every day as part of my job, let me just explain to you ... very slowly ... that it takes less than five minutes with the program to learn that there's this nifty little tool called the Clone Stamp that would not only be easier to use than cutting out and enlarging/moving a circle, but would also produce results so believable that you'd be tempted to call the "wreckmaker" up yourself and tell her what for.

I have faith in him that, had he wanted you to believe these were actual wrecks while photoshopping them, he could have made them at least mostly convincing.

He didn't.

Dea said...

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct
19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty
7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's
3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

sapna said...

oh, goodness. I am very discouraged by stupid people. I love the "irthday" joke and the photoshopping, but some of these comments are killing me....

1)the one for the one year old is a phony.. looks like they photoshop/cut n pasted the upper righthand corner of the cake over the B in birthday. Jen and john, you guys need to screen better, or your site will lose it's cred.

2)That second cake looks digitally edited to remove the "B"

john-- I am sorry your humor was lost on people. isn't it rough to be called out by people who are wrong(jen agrees, i know)? Funny that they only noticed the "problem" with one cake. sheesh!

Daddy said...

The Tori Beth cake... that is a bad case of PhotoChopping.

Only because I do a lot of this for side work, I noticed that the candle that sits where the 'B' should be is actually a clone stamp of the red candle in the upper right corner (Look hoe the counter is in the middle of the cake in a nice perfect semi circle)

Not to say it isn't still a wreck, but the misspelling is more photo editing than mistake I think.


Violet de Stefano said...

nice photoshop John! i couldnt do better! "Irthday" Hilarious!!!! when i first saw the Irthday post i was like, "Huh!" cause i forgot to read the post!!!


Mag's Nags said...

No it's Spaceship earth
No, It's EPCOT
Epcot isn't capitilized anymore
Epcot Center?

NO, you idiot, it isn't called "center" anymore

But it is Spaceship Earth @ Epcot?
Who's on first
You photoshopped so you could be first didn't you?

Crikey, no wonder Jen's incommunicado
*heads for the closet for the big, fuzzy, St. Bernard slippers, then to freezer for some Cherry Garcia*
Move over Jen, I brought "I, Mudd."

Lacey said...

All 3 of those are very bad fakes. Detracts from the site as a whole! Let's go out and find real earthday wrecks.

Anonymous said...

Um, not to be the devil's advocate, but the last two cakes on this post were photo shopped. It's quite obvious...sorry.

Anonymous said...

Dea (How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?) - that made me LOL even more than the posts!

Can't help wishing I'd see the post before all those comments were deleted. The mind boggles.

WV: expat = EPCOT!

VeggieT said...

Wooow, I feel like writing a song "Where have all the posts gone?" I was just reading the FAQ which has the question on EPCOT? So now I am reminded again how the craziness ensued. I find it interesting that no comments were deleted from the previous days post. I only hope that none of the hilarity was deleted. Thanks Jon, and Jen for such a great blog, keep going strong 'cuz you never know when there might be another EPCOT right around the corner.

Steeev said...

This post has not been removed by a blog administrator.


Cupcakes Lady said...

Thats a lot of deleted comments on this page....nasty people.

I got the Spaceship Earth thing... ;) xx