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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

Chasing Shadows, Part Deja Vu

[alarm clock clicking to 6:00 AM]

[Sonny & Cher caterwauling to I Got You, Babe]


Ok, Campers, rise and shine! 'Cuz it's Groundhog Day!

Or, as Brenda here knows it:

"Groad Hogs Day"


Today is the day that we celebrate the.. having this cheeky little fella:

aka "the guy with the crappy back end":


"Did I do that?" around town with Bill Murray looking for a weather forecaster who has no shadow. Which I think makes the weather forecaster a vampire.

 Ah, American holidays*.


Today is also the day when we find out if winter will end soon or not.


 [clickety click click click]

via one year and 12 hours ago

Yeah. Good luck with that, every-state-but-Florida.


So, unless shadowless weather forecasters are run over by rodent and celebrity driven automobiles, I'd say most of you are due to see a lot more of this:

"Squashed octopodes?"

Er, no. I mean this:

"Blue crabs?"

No, no, no!


[crickets chirping]

Oh, never mind.

Happy Grounn Dhog Day, y'all.


Thanks to Brenda M., M.Z., Melissa B., Saundra, Karen C., Jamie, & Kevin H., who would like to remind you to never drive angry. Especially with a quadruped

See you tomorrow, campers!

*Actually, I hear Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day, too. Except their vampire weather forecasters use beavers** to raise the stakes. [insert beaver joke here] [insert 'BWAHAHAHA!' here] [insert apology for beaver joke here]

**May or may not be entirely untrue.

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Reader Comments (63)

Oh, please, please, please, please, please re-post this one tomorrow!! OMG It'll be like the super secret club where only the cool kids who read the comments get the joke. (hysterical giggle) Plus, we need a really good Epcot. (waves HoHos and Oreos in air)

@Kimberly Chapman that joke is like "Super Bowel" and never gets old. I remember seeing it in the theater and giggle/snorting my drink all over myself and my boyfriend. Good times.

Also, I now need to have pancakes for dinner tomorrow.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Oh no! It was a whole Groundhog YEAR!!!!??? I'm surprised more people didn't notice. Does that mean that only a few of us are stuck in the cycle? Help! HELP! LET ME OUT!! I really don't want a repeat of last year!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDom

Lol ah well groundhog day seems to forecast the same thing every year. Should just go watch the movie again lol.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I didn't even know this was something people celebrated with cake. o_0

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

Hurrah for octopodes! No "not octopi!" rant from me for once (it's a highly specialized pet peeve).

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlittlefoot

Having moved from the west coast of the States to the east coast of Canada a few years back, I have to say it's a holiday that gets about the same amount of respect on both coasts/sides of the border. I live in Quebec and I've never heard of a Quebec version of the critter, however I maintain that they're just making Shubenacadie up.... that can't be a real place :P

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie B

Not to rain (or snow) on anyone's parade, but it's been in the 60's here in Oklahoma for the past month.

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Came here to go "yay for octopodes!" and saw @littlefoot already had. Octopodes, REPRESENT. :D

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAriel

I live in the Oklahoma City area, where the Snowpocalypse storm of 2011 originated. We were out of school for a straight week because not only did we get a foot of snow/ice, it didn't melt right away because it stayed cold. You see, we don't have plows here, so the method of snow removal is usually "wait until it melts".

What I wouldn't give right now for a Snowpocalypse right now.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCokewithdrawl

My 3 year old keeps asking when the "warthog with the underground house" will come out again.
Apparently that means groundhog up here in Canada!

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday

just commenting to high five you on using the correct plural form of octopus.

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteradrienne

Nobody said Happy birthday to Brent Spiner, who is turning 63...
(i wonder if he got a nickname from that)

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterdiehardTREKKIE

I know it's well past Groundhog Day now, but I only just saw this. I just have to complement you on using the correct plural form of "octopus". I have never seen anyone do that before!

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharity

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