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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Let's Play Telephone!

"Hello, and welcome to the Systems Calibration Registry for Engineering Wireless Upgrades!
As you all know, this is a big year for our Brunswick team: they successfully released version 2007.18 last week!

[polite applause]

"Great job, guys!

"Now, before we get started on our exciting 5-day agenda of software and development lectures, why don't we break the ice with a good old fashioned game of Telephone? Johnson, you start."

Johnson whispers to Carrier:
“Thanks and congratulations 2007.18 upgrade team.”

Carrier to Dorsman:
"Thanks and graduations! 2007 ate lean, up late teen."

Dorsman to Yates:
"Fangs and Conga lactations, tooth house and 7up! Clean up, laid Queen."

Yates to Lau:
"With all due respect, Governor, I do not own the rights to this monkey."

Lau to Mangan:
"Thanks and congratulations 2007.18 upgrade team."

Mangan to Gjertsen:

"BWAHAHAHAHAAA!! AHAHAha...ha...hee...hoo...

"Wait. Who ordered the cake?"

Enjoy the convention, Ashley M! We'll be lecturing on Day 4 in the North Wing Restroom at 4:30 pm. See you there!

And yes, the cake really was supposed to read "Thanks and congratulations 2007.18 upgrade team."

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Reader Comments (53)

They released version 2007.18 last week? Sounds more like another company we know.

Perhaps the cake is the output from (and refers to) their "CakeWriter Pro" (version 2008.x still in beta). The intent is for it to be able to decorate cakes from phone orders in real time, but the voice recognition obviously still needs major debugging.

wv: rettive. What wreckerators accuse complaining customers of being.
"Why are you so rettive?"
"Do you mean 'retentive'?" "Whatever."

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Note the random punctuation marks.

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Anonymous, 1:02pm: You're right, it was pretty major! We're a strong city though and the recovery made in just one week is so inspiring. Most schools re-open tomorrow, and the city is slowly coming to life again. There are thousands of volunteers out there doing such amazing work too; real back-breaking stuff like shovelling the tons of mud that just welled up out of the ground and submerged so many homes. It will take some years to come back fully from this, and so much of our beautiful heritage is gone, but....

*was about to type something about the aftershocks being pretty much gone so we can all get a decent night's sleep, and we got a HUGE one eeek!*

My cat is so much more cuddly this week. That's gotta be a plus :P

I always come back to the CW comments because sometimes they're nearly as good as the posts! Such witty readers here :)

wv: coudo .... These wreckerators coudo done with a hearing aid maybe?

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarlyNZ

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