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Oh-oh, they're going to practice their "rhythm" by dancing. Then her doctor friend (Ted, is it?) will see them through the window and another trivial confrontation will take place. Worst thing, though: We'll have to see it.
They should watch re-runs of "Challenge" on Food Network for cake moving tips and tricks.
'Make sure our rhythms match.."? Oh, come ON! And the way those two are leaning in to each other. It begs the question: is Moy messing with us, or is Uncle Joe messing with Moy?Are we headed for "Fifty Shades of Pinkcake", here? (Or would that be fifty layers?)
I guess carrying the PRACTICE cake is out of the question? Well then maybe they could practice for this major league event by carrying waiters' trays full of food and drinks. Or a pyramid of Mary's best china teacups? Or a couple of her precious swans, or maybe just rearranging the furniture? In any case, they'll need to warm up first with several sets of squats and deadlifts. And do this 3-4 times a week. Oh, and use your knees, not your back!
While practicing carrying the cake (or whatever that monstrosity is...), Mary and John teeter precariously on their way to their destination. Mary's knee buckles and John, trying to catch the falling mess-terpiece, stumbles. Mary falls backwards and John lands face-first into the cake. They pause, look at each other and start laughing maniacally. Mary scrapes cake off John's face and they stare into each others' eyes. Cue curtain...
"Carry the heavy cake." Is that what the old folks are calling it these days?
Sadly, any of the alternative endings presented here will be better than what eventually struggles to life in this "plot."
The syntax of John Dill's statement in Panel One is horrifying. And let's remember: this whole story is about cake. It started off being remotely about John Dill fulfilling a dream, but now it has been reduced to some pedestrian tedium about the mechanics of cake transport.I used to like cake.
Ha ha, "mess-terpiece" - thanks, @Anonymous at 8:23 AM!Is that cake made out of lead? How heavy can a two-tier cake be, for Pete's sake? Can John and Mary top the Little Rascals' classic cake? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0xaWkKhaQA
Sure. If you have found a way to arrest the aging process for 6 decades, then having a baby at age 127 is a snap!
Mary says, "IT HAS TO BE WEIGHTY BUT DELICATE."Says who? Is there some sort of minimum weight requirement in the cake contest rules? In addition to all these practice cakes they're making, perhaps Mary should be hitting the gym.
Something else I've been wondering about: This is a cake DESIGN contest, not the Pillsbury Bake-Off. If the cakes are judged solely on appearance, couldn't they be made out of styrofoam or some other substance?
The innuendo is quite titillating today!
I guess we're in for the Sante Royale version of the original "cake-walk."Check this out:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cakewalk
What happened to John's idea of adding a Mother Nature candy figurine to the cake? Was that just another way of dragging out an already too long plot? Or did Moy change her mind, deciding to take this story in another direction?My PYNAR word today was "tcupdat". Maybe John and Mary should take that as a sign and make their cake smaller.
I've never watched a cake contest but why does it have to be "transported" by the bakers? And from where to where? Do they bake them on camera? And, no. please don't suggest I watch a cake contest. Just answer my questions. Thanks.
Oh Mary, you sly vixen. Good 'ol loyal, stable, Citizen Cane can be a tedious irritation when "carrying the heavy cake". Who could resist matching rhythms with the dangerous risk-taker-baker on the side?
Rhythm is Gonna Get you....
@Yahoonski at 8:46 -- please don't make me laugh that hard! I've been in bed for three days with the flu, and laughing induces painful coughing.Happy to be back on my feet and reading everyone's comments. I think I can catch up on the plot if I put my mind to it.
@phoebes and KitKat: I have watched a few cake design contests on the Food Network's Challenge shows. The cakes have a theme, height requirement, and most of the finished cake must be edible. The contestants work in their respective kitchen areas and when the time is up, they must move the finished cakes from the work areas to their display tables. Sometimes when the cakes are really tall, there is an accident during the moving process and parts of the cake will fall off. Here is an example:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVvdLeRHQoQ
Has that song about leaving the cake out in the rain been added to the jukebox yet? If not, please may we add it?
Maybe the DillWorth team could add wheels to the bottom of the cake as part of the design, and then the could just push it around.
@Gina--The song is "MacArthur Park" and it has that great lyric that is so apt here, so good call:Someone left the cake out in the rain/I don't think that I can take it/Cause it took so long to bake it/And I'll never have the recipe again/Oh no...
Shouldn't the phrase, carry the heavy cake, be in quotes.
Wow--never put 2 and 2 together that the 'MacArthur Park' Richard Harris was the (original) Aldous Dumbldore Richard Harris. Not nearly as cool as Creed (Bratton) from 'The Office' being in the Grass Roots, but fun nevertheless.
@Thorpnotized, thank you for the info. I sure hope that John and Mary have a disaster like that! What cliches or platitudes would Mary spout as John's cake dream crumbles? "Let them eat cake"?
By studying his cake carrying rhythms, in the event that the cake doesn’t turn out exactly to Mary’s specifications, she can plan to have the cake take a tumble on its way to the judging platform in a way that seems to be entirely John Dill’s fault.Mary is so clever...
Can't they just put the cake on a cart and wheel it around?I shudder to think what they're going to start doing with the pastry bags...--Beagle Vet
Poor Dr. Jeff will have work on his rythms by himself it appears.
I'm confused -- which I'm sure is a common state in the world of Santa Royale. Did Mary go on her coffee klatsch and then return to make a second tier of cake? For some strange reason I can hear Rosemary Clooney singing, "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake."
@kitkat at 1:33---- I'd imagine as after the cheek cup we'd have a shoulder shrug with finger up in the air as Mary exclaims, "That's how the cookie crumbles!"
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