Re: I'm no Sandra Lee...

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"Spring break!"


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:19 PM
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So cute, HG. LIGHT AND FUN. SO DELICIOUS.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:32 PM
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HG deserves to be famous after that performance.

(Also, you managed to create something that, while looking inedible, really doesn't seem nearly as bad as the Kwanza cake. Who doesn't love Lucky Charms?)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:34 PM
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I am happy to mail the top eight bidders a slice of St. Patrick's Day Cake.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:35 PM
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What really makes it great is the froggy high chair (?) watching the whole thing with an unwavering expression of happiness and anticipation.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:42 PM
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DOESN'T THAT LOOK GOOD?

Love it.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 1:47 PM
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I could not love that more.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:03 PM
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My favorite bit is the "Dum-ping. Dumping dumping dumping dum-ping."


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:27 PM
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I guffawed at "There's nothing worth than pausing to take a breath during your monologue."


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:29 PM
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Excellent.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:30 PM
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"Light and fun." So much win!!!


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:38 PM
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I enjoyed the "extract" drinking.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:41 PM
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I find that this goes really well with . . . just drinking in general.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:55 PM
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I like imagining that Heebie talks to herself like this whenever she's in the kitchen.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:57 PM
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"You're probably thinking, 'I've got this hole,'" laydeez.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 2:59 PM
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Either auto-captions are not very accurate, or this is a weird fucking monologue.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:02 PM
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Hooray! I'm glad you guys are getting a chuckle out of it. I may sound vaguely deranged free-associating like this when I teach as well, although not quite as peppy.

16: How do you get auto-captions?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:05 PM
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OMG, the CC is hilarious. I like that it says she talks about drinking while she's drinking when she says nothing about it.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:06 PM
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"I'm a little nervous at first I think about keeping up the church entered his back object...

in her case allied itself with the love and singing really is the plan.... the shi'ite it La and Michael Kinsley.... the extraction into rwanda I think it"


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:06 PM
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in the youtube page (not the embedded one) the "cc" button now has a menu.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:07 PM
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It's all "Michael Kinsley" this and "Shi'ite" that.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:07 PM
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Either auto-captions are not very accurate, or this is a weird fucking monologue.

Oh my god the the auto captions make it even better. "The church enters his back object".


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:08 PM
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"The United States mind it is a husband and a half."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:09 PM
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... and in the menu, if you pick "transcribe audio" (and then acknowledge that it is only in beta and is not guaranteed) it plays them.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:09 PM
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The auto-captions clearly show that speech-recognition software still has a long way to go.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:09 PM
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(I can make caption files, but someone else would have to do an actual transcription with timecodes. If anyone's bored)


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:11 PM
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Wow. Those subtitles are inaccurate. In fact I never mentioned the extraction into Rwanda or the radiated runs.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:11 PM
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It's nice when HG says, "Doesn't that look good?" and the CC says, "doesn't look good."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:12 PM
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The auto transcribe feature does seem to have a political bias.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:12 PM
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but you were talking about how Michael Kinsley is a shi'ite, right?


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:12 PM
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26: So if you had a transcript you could make subtitles? I could transcribe, except you should be braced for a lot of rambling nonsense.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:13 PM
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I can't listen to the sound but I so hope Heebie is really saying "I'm a little nervous at first I think about keeping up the church entered his black object."


Posted by: robert halford | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:13 PM
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29- I think most speech/monologue type files of this sort are probably politicians or newspeople talking about politics. If there was music in the back ground it might be different?

Quick, Heebie! In the name of science! Add a background song to the video and upload it again; maybe in that version you'll be talking about being on a boat and/or being a baller!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:15 PM
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31: yes. I need the time code for when each chunk of words (sentence, or paragraph, or whatever) starts and ends.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:16 PM
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Also, HG says, "Some worms!" and CC says "why on earth." Oh lord I have work to do but this is hilarious.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:17 PM
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I never mentioned [...] the radiated runs

You get those from yellowcake.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:18 PM
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That was excellent, heebie. Simply excellent.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:19 PM
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I can't watch the video from work, alas, but I can mention that I first heard about the captioning thing just the other day.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:27 PM
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So awesome. What's the next major holiday you can make a cake for?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:34 PM
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What's the next major holiday you can make a cake for?

March 28th is Something on a Stick Day.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:39 PM
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Baking TIPS I said.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:39 PM
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Wow. That's a riot.

Can I share the youtube link?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:40 PM
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And Google has over 3000 hits for "cake on a stick". So.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:41 PM
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42: Sure.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:42 PM
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From some random website I found so it must be authoritative, tomorrow is:

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Awkward Moments Day
Companies That Care Day
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
National Biodiesel Day
Flag Day (Aruba)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:46 PM
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Oh and, good patter--harder than it looks in my experience.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:47 PM
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You need to make an Awkward Turtle Cake, heebie!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:48 PM
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47: Or—here's an idea—make two Awkward Turtle Cakes, see, and name one of them Tor...


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:50 PM
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Is there an awkward turtle cake recipe?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:50 PM
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Or two?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:50 PM
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Combining Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Forgive Mom and Dad Day, and Awkward Moments Day into one cake wouldn't be too hard, but getting it on a stick will be a challenge.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:53 PM
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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Awkward Moments Day

"Try this goat curry I made specially for today, it's absolutely incredible. Wait, you mean that's not...how totally awkward!"


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:54 PM
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51: And if you bake it in memory of Natalee Holloway, you've got you're Aruba Flag Day covered.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:56 PM
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49: Are you telling us you were working from a St. Patrick's Day cake recipe in that video?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:57 PM
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It was a modified Kwanzaa recipe. Try to keep up.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 3:58 PM
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49: Awkward Turtle Cake--you can reuse existing materials.

I was on a trip with this guy i liked, and was taking around the remains of the cake from our mini birthday party for my friend. The plate was empty and i decided to run up and scare him. I ended up throwing the cake crumbs all over him. Everyone just stared and i felt really embarassed. Awkward Turtle!

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:00 PM
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I have a good Turtle Cake recipe. If you made it badly, that could be awkward.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:01 PM
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Good recipes are fine, but are they quickly executable? Perhaps that's what would make it awkward.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:04 PM
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55: I figured you could use the same recipe as a base for exploring all sorts of holidays and themes.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:05 PM
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So now all ethnic holidays are the same to you? Racist.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:06 PM
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59: Trying to put a live turtle in the whole in the middle would be pretty awkward.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:07 PM
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58: Sure! Very easy, and, coincidentally, vegan.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:07 PM
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61: We're talking about your cakehole, not your whole cake, M/tch.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:08 PM
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Even with the turtle?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:08 PM
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62: So you only use mock turtles?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:09 PM
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Awkward Turtle Cupcakes.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:13 PM
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The problem with this recipe is that it's not terrible, but I'll share anyway.

1 c. toasted pecans
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
3/4 c. veg oil
2 T. white vinegar
2 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped chocolate or chips
1 1/2 c. caramel sauce (homemade or storebought)

Oven to 350. Grease 13x9 pan. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, salt, and whisk together. Add 2 c. water and oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until just blended.

Spread 3 c. batter into the pan and bake for 15 min. Sprinkle pecans, chocolate, and caramel sauce on top, then add the rest of the cake batter. Bake another 35 minutes.

So you'd need to pause for the two baking parts. But it's deliciously awkward.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:14 PM
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OT: I so love the doctor on Arrested Development. "He's gonna be all right."


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:19 PM
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1 c. toasted pecans tin Planter's Cocktail Peanuts
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa Nesquik Chocolate Milk Powder
2 t. baking soda small bags Pop Rocks
1 t. salt
3/4 c. veg oil
2 T. white vinegar
2 ¾ teacups Wishbone Italian Dressing
2 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped chocolate or chips crumbled Chips Ahoy!
1 1/2 c. caramel sauce (homemade or storebought) a bunch of Kraft Caramels


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:26 PM
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The video's amazing. I fully support store-bought-dessert-enhanced blogging.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:43 PM
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The one thing in the video that keeps bothering me is that no one ever needs to "cut a sandwich" along the horizontal plane to "cut it into two pieces."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:46 PM
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The one thing in the video that keeps bothering me is that no one ever needs to "cut a sandwich" along the horizontal plane to "cut it into two pieces."

If you are cutting a sub or deli roll to make a sandwich you would cut it along the horizontal plane.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:48 PM
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To make a sandwich, yes. But one doesn't cut the sandwich.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:50 PM
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"Ireland! Ireland! Ireland! Who wins? We all win!" is so bizarre. Gawd. SO GOOD.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:52 PM
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HJ, this is the greatest thing ever.
Snake and rats. All right!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 4:57 PM
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71,73: The price you pay for choosing to do a single take. It's a Dogma cooking show.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:00 PM
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To make a sandwich, yes. But one doesn't cut the sandwich.

One creates the sandwich by the act of cutting it. Like cutting a switch.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:12 PM
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You could make open-faced sandwiches that way.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:18 PM
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Heebie Geebie: my highly specialised faculty for distinguishing American accents tells me that you are from ... Ohio.


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:32 PM
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Caroline came home from school today with a St. Patrick's day project: a piece of brown construction paper cut into the shape of a potato. On one side it said "facts" and then listed things like "From 1845 to 1847 Ireland's potato crops were destroyed by disease."

The other side was labeled "opinions." Some of the items on the list are things like "potatoes are fun vegetables to grow." But the list also includes "More people like baked potatoes than potato chips" and "Potatoes are everyone's favorite food in Ireland"

Its wrong in so many ways.

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Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:38 PM
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79: Better look into calibrating that faculty a bit. Heebie is from Florida, as she has mentioned several times.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:40 PM
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Ah, Caroline's teacher explained an opinion as "Something that might be true or might not be." Now the assignment makes a little more sense.

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Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 5:48 PM
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Her accent, however, is basically General American with no obvious regionalisms. At some points in the video she is clearly imitating Sandra Dee's southern-ish accent.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:02 PM
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Sandra Dee is notorious for transmuting base metals into cake.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:03 PM
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And vice versa.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:05 PM
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82: Still very unhelpful for those of us who have to put up with this fact/opinion crap when they come out the back end of K-12


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:08 PM
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s/b Sandra Lee, obviously. I'm a little tiercely.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:17 PM
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I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking cake!

P.S. Awesome.


Posted by: Samuel L Jackson | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:19 PM
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The one thing in the video that keeps bothering me is that no one ever needs to "cut a sandwich" along the horizontal plane to "cut it into two pieces."

AWB is quite right here. Only I thought I was being funny.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:42 PM
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That was fantastic!


Posted by: Boo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:44 PM
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JP pwned me way back at 41. Also, having Pandora on in the background while this was playing worked pretty well. It's amazing how well the unrelated musical transitions end up syncing with the video.


Posted by: persistently visible | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:45 PM
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It was funny! But it still bothered me!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:45 PM
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81: 79 is not so far off....Ohio was the Florida of 2004


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 6:54 PM
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To terms of pacing!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:22 PM
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Ohio wears Florida like a detachable penis.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:24 PM
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86: I hate the fact/opinion divide that students come to college with, but the divide I try to replace it with is belief/justified belief. So basically Mrs Hervol was using the fact/opinion divide as the divide that I want to use.

The thing that bothers me is that the fact/opinion divide gets overlaid with the empirical judgment/value judgment distinction and the state of the world/belief about a state of the world distinction.

On the other hand, isn't talking about potatoes for St. Patrick's day a little like taking about watermelon for Black History Month?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:24 PM
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On the other hand, isn't talking about potatoes for St. Patrick's day a little like taking about watermelon for Black History Month?

Not really, no.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:27 PM
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Heebie Geebie, you are awesome on the internet.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:51 PM
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.com


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 7:51 PM
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Kobe.net!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 8:16 PM
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Are you happy now, M/tch?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 8:24 PM
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The seekrit meetup sign should read "mutombo.com".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 8:26 PM
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Rory and I laughed ourselves silly. Silly.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 8:37 PM
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I'm so glad I didn't watch that at work, as it would have been awkward explaining to my cow-orkers the fits of uncontrollable laughter and growing puddle of urine at my feet.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:04 PM
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Bave, I am leaving for your hometown tomorrow! If you have any last recommendations or requests, let me know.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:12 PM
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Another St. Patrick's Day Cake--Cookie O'Puss.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:21 PM
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It's cakes like Cookie O'Puss that lead people to believe that pies are better than cakes.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:33 PM
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Sadly, the tiki bar is demised.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:35 PM
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Pies are better than cakes.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:35 PM
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108: Sad!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:36 PM
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People who have not had really great pie think cakes are better than pies.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:36 PM
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They need to start making pies with icing. That would be the best of both worlds.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:49 PM
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105: Um, it's my hometown too. Just sayin'.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 9:53 PM
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I want a second helping of this post. So delicious!


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 10:16 PM
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Icing is mostly disgusting.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 10:20 PM
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115: It does slow down the flow of a good hockey game.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 10:25 PM
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actual tears are coming out of my eyen. bravissima!!


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 03-17-10 11:03 PM
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I enjoyed the "extract" drinking.

Seems to be a Sutter Home™ screwtop. Let it breathe, heebers. No need to re-cap.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:17 AM
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no one ever needs to "cut a sandwich" along the horizontal plane to "cut it into two pieces."

Sometimes I want a piece of bread with peanut butter. Sometimes I want a piece of bread with jelly. But sometimes, all I have is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:42 AM
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113: Feel free to advise! I don't have a car and don't really know anything about how easy it will be to get around or how much time I'll have, but! Advise me!

119: Awesome.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:16 AM
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Without a car, it will not be easy to get around. Just as a general rule. If you can find someone who has a car, though, there's plenty of stuff to do. I see from Facebook that you're staying at the Hilton?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 5:11 AM
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Seems to be a Sutter Homeā„¢ screwtop

Ha! I too thought it was vanilla extract.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 5:19 AM
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Drinking vanilla extract straight from the bottle would be pretty hardcore.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 5:20 AM
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See, 121 is a good example of violating the Sanctity of Off-Blog Etc.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 6:45 AM
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The price you pay for choosing to do a single take. It's a Dogma cooking show.

It's like Rope. You've murdered a cake and stuffed it in a box.

The CC is hilarious. One sentence was " ... something something Clintons something something cake ..."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:26 AM
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124: Guilty as charged.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:30 AM
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Are you happy now, M/tch?

I just can't get enough.com.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:39 AM
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I missed the origins of this .com joke. Is it I'm Oscar Dot Com based?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:48 AM
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M/tch stole it from some kids.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:49 AM
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Is it funny?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:52 AM
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Judgments vary.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:56 AM
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ANSWER HAZY. TRY AGAIN LATER.


Posted by: EIGHTBALL.COM | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:24 AM
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129 is incorrect. It originated in the presence of some youngsters, but Sir Kraab and I were the inventors/discoverers.

It's much funnier in real live spoken conversation. In fact, it's really not funny at all in writing. But trying to make something that's not funny work can be kind of funny.

We'll demonstrate it for you next time we see you, heebs. And we'll even give you a special Sanctity of Off-Blog Communication Exemption so that you can then tell everyone here how incredibly funny it really is.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:36 AM
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It originated in the presence of some youngsters, but Sir Kraab and I were the inventors/discoverers.

Ah. That was ambiguous in the linked comment.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:40 AM
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133: No. That Diablo Cody comment I made was not for nothin'! It's in Juno -- more than once, I think.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 1:58 PM
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135: Well, the one I remember is "You need to move on dot org!" or similar. So maybe not quite the same.


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136: Not quite the same at all.com.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:34 PM
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Also, thanks for 135. I had no idea what your Diablo Cody reference meant, but I was just sure, considering the source, that it meant something good.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:35 PM
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but Sir Kraab and I were the inventors/discoverers.

Great minds working independently and all, but my cow orkers and I used it ten years ago, in my one job in the dot-com world.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:37 PM
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139: OMG that's so dot com!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:14 PM
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139: And clearly you people didn't have the persuasive and trendsettin' skillz Sir Kraab and I do. Because now dot com is here to stay.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:15 PM
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dot omg!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:17 PM
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141: When we were steeped in bullshit all day long (the three of us were the online journalism wing of a small-cap stock analyst company), and everything was dot-com this and dot-com that, it came naturally. I'm surprised it didn't become widespread years ago, to be honest.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:25 PM
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Some of my cow-orkers may grow concerned, as I've been sitting at my desk for the last several minutes saying aloud "Dot Com, Dot Com" in the manner of the gentleman who's always standing outside the music club in DC saying "Black Cat, Black Cat."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:28 PM
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Independently widespread.com this side of the pond.

And we definitely need a new .omg TLD. Call ICANN now!


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:39 PM
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I drop dot coms like gumdrops, fool.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:40 PM
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130: Is it funny?

Not as funny as an Awkward Turtle Cake video would be.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:27 PM
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144: Inured.com by now.com I'd think.com.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:39 PM
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136, 137: not Juno. Jennifer's Body.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:53 PM
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149: Ohhh, right. Thank you, Herr Sifu.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:06 PM
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I finally got to watch the video. Laughed myself silly. It was awesome.

Coincidentally, yesterday as I was enjoying a break from the spirited and constructive discussion over on the "Snicker" thread, I was confronted by a piece of St. Patrick's Day cake all too reminiscent of something from the Sandra Lee milieu (and much less fetching than Heebie's creation). It was dyed green, covered in a -- "slimy" is the most polite description I can think of -- green icing of indeterminate origin, heavily admixed with jelly beans, and being proffered by a proudly-beaming acquaintance who'd apparently been wanting to show me what good baking was for some time.

I smiled and ate it. She watched me as if to make sure I was actually swallowing it, and I'm pretty sure I still haven't fully digested all of it. So I really connected emotionally with this video. Light and fun. So delicious.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 11:38 PM
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She watched me as if to make sure I was actually swallowing it

I hate people who think that being hospitable means actually forcing you to eat something they've made, complete with strict verification that you've actually eaten it. There seems to be a strong correlation between this personality trait and being a dreadful cook. We have a fair number of employee potlucks at my place of work, and there always seems to be one of those types around to make things unpleasant.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-19-10 6:57 AM
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