“They should be made in October but only if they are to be "fed" (ie gradually drizzled with brandy or any other liqueur of your choice, every couple of days). This makes them completely unsuitable for children, the very elderly and recovering alcoholics.
“I make a lovely, moist fruitcake, always have (secret: half a ripe banana, white chocolate ganache and the darkest Demerara sugar folded through the mix). My husband, after a childhood of having to eat his mother's dry, dusty variety - hates all fruitcake with a passion.
We compromise with homemade panettone, stollen and a plaited Chelsea bun version drizzled with strawberry syrup. And, as he's an Aussie - two types of pavlova.”
“Very well, Josh .. lets put it another way. You would have supported the RIGHT of those coffee bars to deny black people equal service? While deep down NOT supporting their reasoning (it being divisive and obnoxious and discriminatory and all). Yes?”
“In 1993, the American Government funded a study to see why the head of a man’s penis was larger than the shaft. After one year and $180,000 they concluded that the reason the head was larger than the shaft was to give the man more pleasure during sex.
After the US published the study, the French decided to do their own study. After 250,000 francs and 3 years of research, they concluded that the reason was to give the woman more pleasure during sex.
Australia, unsatisfied with these findings, conducted their own study. After 2 weeks and a cost of around 75 dollars and 46 cents, they concluded that it was to keep a man’s hand from flying off and hitting him in the head.”
“But they aren't the women the fashion industry generally uses. Those women eat cottonballs, purge regularly and faint from hunger. Like it or not, digestion is an issue they are not expected to cope with.”
“Have you noticed that the emphasis always seems to be on the physical state rather than the emotional readiness? On betrayal of family and God rather than a possible betrayal of self-respect or personal dignity?
I really do wonder who on earth has that unnatural level of personal investment in the state of their daughter's hymen. And why.
It might be time to get a hobby. Or another, slightly less creepy obsession.”
“Quite aside from the horrible sentiment, that is a particularly amateurish job of cake-decorating. The baker deserves to go out of business for that reason alone.”
Prolixity Split on Dec 1, 2013 at 15:47:04
“I'd be willing to bet that this is actually a cake-making minion mistake. Someone wrote the description "Lesbian anniv. No balloons." on the cake instructions and some cake-making minion wrote that on the cake, instead of the inscription that was intended, giving it zero consideration.
This is why someone should always check the finished product before it is made available to a customer. This is also why Cake Wrecks has a steady supply of wrecked cakes.
“Possibly better considered a congregation, it could be that this an effort to achieve something that many churches manage - quite separate from religion - a sense of social cohesion and unity of shared ideals.
Many people confess to attending church, not out of faith, but out of a desire to belong. In some small communities, it is the only way to have any social life at all.
It could just as easily be a church of philosophy or ethics. Hopefully, the coffee and cake will be just as good.”